Apple Watch Parody Video

Parody video slams the Apple Watch: ‘You didn’t really ask for it, so here you go’

By on September 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Parody video slams the Apple Watch: ‘You didn’t really ask for it, so here you go’

Is the Apple Watch the next big thing? Or is it just another smartwatch that people might buy, use a couple of times and then stuff into their desk drawers? A new parody video from jacksfilms makes the case that the Apple Watch — and smartwatches in general — are overhyped products that have questionable utility and that meet a demand that simply doesn’t exist. Or as the video’s mocking slogan puts it, “You didn’t really ask for it, so here you go.” More →

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BlackBerry 10 Vs. iOS 8

BlackBerry tries to combat the iPhone 6 with one of its patented ‘fact checks’

By on September 9, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

BlackBerry tries to combat the iPhone 6 with one of its patented ‘fact checks’

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot of media hype surrounding a little device called the iPhone 6 that was just unveiled, but BlackBerry wants you to know that you shouldn’t even bother to get it, especially with the BlackBerry Passport just around the corner. In a new “BlackBerry Fact Check” post that went live on Tuesday, BlackBerry tried to give enterprise customers the facts why they should stick with their BlackBerry devices instead of moving over to iOS 8. More →

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Apple Watch Design Poll

POLL: What do you think of the Apple Watch’s design?

By on September 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

POLL: What do you think of the Apple Watch’s design?

Although Apple fans have a reputation for blind loyalty, it seems that the Apple Watch’s design has sparked some controversy among some fans who were expecting more from the device. Over at Reddit’s Apple community, the reaction ranges from people who “really like” the Apple Watch to “IT’S HIDEOUS” to a whole bunch of different opinions in between. More →

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Apple CEO Cook Memo

Tim Cook pumps up Apple employees after ‘exciting,’ ‘amazing’ media event

By on September 9, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Tim Cook pumps up Apple employees after ‘exciting,’ ‘amazing’ media event

Tim Cook will never compete with, say, Steve Ballmer when it comes to projecting raucous energy. That said, the Apple CEO did send out a memo to employees after the company’s big media event on Tuesday afternoon that praised them for their work over the lats several months and thanking them for helping him deliver an “exciting” presentation of “amazing” products. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs. Galaxy Note 4

The truth hurts, Apple fans: You can thank Samsung for your big new iPhone displays

By on September 9, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

The truth hurts, Apple fans: You can thank Samsung for your big new iPhone displays

Now that Apple has finally taken the wraps off the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple fans are going crazy with anticipation over the largest iPhones ever released, something needs to be said. And that something is, “Thank you, Samsung.” More →

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Apple Watch Release Date Price

Apple just unveiled its Apple Watch – here’s its release date and price

By on September 9, 2014 at 2:42 PM.

Apple just unveiled its Apple Watch – here’s its release date and price

So Apple just unveiled the Apple Watch, its first major new product category since the release of the first iPad in 2010. But when will you be able to get this device and at what price? Apple says pricing for the watch will start at $349 and will be available starting in early 2015. This lines up with earlier rumors we’ve heard about the watch not being ready for mass production until later this year. With a $349 starting price point, the device is more expensive than other smartwatches on the market, including the recently released Moto 360. But given that Apple products are more expensive than other products as a rule, this shouldn’t be at all surprising. More →

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Apple Pay Mobile Wallet Announced

Apple unveils Apple Pay, its bold new service the replace your wallet

By on September 9, 2014 at 1:49 PM.

Apple unveils Apple Pay, its bold new service the replace your wallet

Apple’s big media event is underway and the company has just announced its hugely ambitious project to kill off the wallet. Although Google has tried to do this in the past with its Google Wallet app, Apple is going to try to take advantage of its hundreds of millions of iTunes accounts to get the job done. The new service will be called Apple Pay and it aims to take all of the pain points from having multiple credit cards and identification cards in our wallets. More →

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iPhone 6 Sapphire Glass Display

Why a sapphire iPhone 6 display could be Apple’s greatest engineering feat

By on September 9, 2014 at 12:01 PM.

Why a sapphire iPhone 6 display could be Apple’s greatest engineering feat

If Apple really does take the wraps off an iPhone 6 with a sapphire glass display, it will be an even more impressive engineering feat than you think. MIT’s Technology Review has talked with a couple of engineering experts who say that sapphire is a particularly tricky material to work with and that Apple has very little room for error if it wants to use it to mass produce large smartphone displays. More →

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Gold iPhone 6 Leaked Pictures

Leaked pics may be our first look at the gold iPhone 6

By on September 9, 2014 at 10:41 AM.

Leaked pics may be our first look at the gold iPhone 6

We’ve seen leaked pics of the iPhone 6 from just about every angle imaginable so far but this is may be the first time we’ve seen it in gold before. Nowhereelse.fr has posted some new pictures that purportedly show the iPhone 6 in the champagne color that Apple first trotted out with the iPhone 5s last year and it looks just like you’d expect it to. More →

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Apple Customer Service Is The Best

The anti-Comcast: Apple’s secrets to making you a happy customer

By on September 8, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

The anti-Comcast: Apple’s secrets to making you a happy customer

Apple customers are fanatically loyal and one way that Apple keeps them that way is by offering terrific customer service at its retail outlets. Business Insider has talked with Carmine Gallo, who has just written an entire book on Apple’s customer service called The Apple Experience, and he dishes some interesting information about how Apple makes its retail experience as pleasant as possible. And you’ll be amazed to know that, unlike Comcast, it doesn’t involve constantly trying to upsell the customer on services they don’t need. More →

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Amazon Fire Phone Price Cut $0.99

Amazon’s Fire Phone is officially as big of a flop as the Facebook phone

By on September 8, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Amazon’s Fire Phone is officially as big of a flop as the Facebook phone

We already knew that Amazon’s Fire Phone was doing very poorly but now it’s reached a grim milestone that’s reminiscent of the HTC First, a.k.a., the Facebook phone. Per Business Insider, Amazon has now slashed the price of the Fire Phone down to just $0.99 with a two-year contract with AT&T. This price cut comes less than three months after its official release, when it came out priced at $199.99 with a two-year contract from AT&T. For perspective, the HTC First got slashed from $99.99 on contract to $0.99 on contract just a month after its unveiling, so at least the Fire Phone hasn’t bombed quite that quickly. More →

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Apple Marc Newson Watch Design

Watch Apple’s most important new hire talk about designing watches

By on September 8, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Watch Apple’s most important new hire talk about designing watches

Late last week we learned that Apple had just made a crucial new hire in famous industrial designer Marc Newson. Although Apple didn’t specify what Newson would be working on while at Apple, there’s a good change that he’ll be working on some kind of wearable computers given his background in making watches. In a video posted two years ago on Vimeo, Newson ran through his full portfolio of timepiece designs, ranging from his earliest watch designs in the 1980s to his work making large clocks on behalf of Swiss watchmakers.

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