Sad but true: People think old iPhone 4 is new iPhone 5 [video]

By on September 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM.

Sad but true: People think old iPhone 4 is new iPhone 5 [video]

iPhone 5 Spoof Jimmy Kimmel

There’s only so much Apple (AAPL) can do to refine its iPhone. Yes, the iPhone 5 might appear boring because it takes the iPhone 4/4S design and gives it a growth spurt and trimmer chassis, but that’s the point; every Apple product is a refinement of the original. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel decided to see how people would react when handed an iPhone 4 that was being pawned off as an iPhone 5. As you would expect, the reactions are hilarious. There are really people who genuinely don’t know that they’re looking at a two-year-old iPhone.
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Apple iPad 2 video review emerges (not really)

By on February 22, 2011 at 5:30 AM.

Apple iPad 2 video review emerges (not really)

As we can plainly see in this iPad 2 video review, Apple’s second-generation iPad tablet truly is magical. Though previous rumors suggested the iPad 2 would be roughly the same size as Apple’s first iPad, we now see that Apple has opted for a slightly larger form factor. The new 27-inch iPad 2 is still extremely portable, however, and it’s sure to be just as popular as its predecessor. We’re particularly excited about the iPad 2’s new voice-powered photo editing capabilities and the new video editor, which appears to be even more advanced than top-tier professional editing suites. Hit the break for the full video review and prepare to be wowed. More →

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New video promo reveals the truth about the white iPhone 4 delays

By on October 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM.

New video promo reveals the truth about the white iPhone 4 delays

Allow us, if you will, to inject a little humor into your Friday afternoon. The comedy troop over at JLE have uploaded a “Banned White iPhone 4 Promo” spoof to video-sharing site YouTube. The video has some amazing one liners and lets you know that “if you’ve waited for the white iPhone, you’re an idiot” as you’ve “waited for 5-months for a phone that is a different color that you’re just going to put a cover on anyways.” The three minute spot is after the break, enjoy! More →

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U.S. Congress passing law banning Caller ID spoofing, pranksters weep

By on April 15, 2010 at 11:01 AM.

U.S. Congress passing law banning Caller ID spoofing, pranksters weep

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Look, we’re pretty sure most of you out there have tried this a couple times or are at least familiar with the concept — you use a VoIP service which routes your call through a server that’s usually using Asterisk — you can have any number show up on the outgoing caller ID. Unfortunately for you malicious and deceiving individuals out there, Congress has just passed the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010, and it makes it 100% illegal to use a service like this. Here’s the breakdown:

To cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller ID information, with the intent to defraud and deceive.

There are exceptions for blocking your own caller ID and for law enforcement usage. In the past, as we’ve understood, this was a grey area, but it was still considered against the law to spoof someone else’s number. Though, we had heard that if you spoofed your own number, it wasn’t illegal (say you’re at the beach drinking a Mojito and need to call a client, you can spoof your office phone number from your cell phone), so we’ll have to see how this pans out. Sorry, SpoofCard.

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Circuit City Can’t Take a Joke; Pulls MAD Magazine then Crisis Control Kicks in

By on August 5, 2008 at 5:48 AM.

Circuit City Can’t Take a Joke; Pulls MAD Magazine then Crisis Control Kicks in

Too funny. Circuit City headquarters recently had a fit when it discovered that the latest issue of MAD Magazine, a publication that it offers in its retail stores, ran a spoof called “Sucker City”. The four-page feature pokes a bit of fun at Circuit City and apparently when some higher ups caught wind of it they were none too happy. Our favorite quote from page one of Mad’s spoof:

Visit our new store on Rt. 17 directly across the street from Best Buy or visit any of our other 600 stores directly across the street from 600 other Best Buys!

Outstanding. As soon as headquarters was notified of the Circuit City spoof, it removed the magazine from inventory systems and issued an official notice to all stores. In a nutshell, the memo stated that all copies of the current issue of MAD should be destroyed immediately and discarded. Shortly after the internal memo was released publicly however, Circuit City PR kicked in and went into crisis control mode. They did a pretty good job actually, issuing a comical public statement and informing the original post author that affected stores would be replacing the magazines on store shelves immediately. Good show fellas. Hit the jump for page one of Mad’s feature, a copy of the internal memo issued by Circuit City headquarters and then the body of the clean up letter.

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