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Don’t Shoot an iPhone 5 with Lasers [Video]

Oct 4, 2012 - 16 Comments
iPhone 5 lasers

The iPhone 5 may be a lot tougher than it’s predecessor, but apparently it’s no match for lasers. For some reason or another someone decided to shoot a bunch of lasers at an iPhone 5 to see how it would hold up, and what do you know, it ends up destroying the iPhone. Entirely pointless, … Read More

Another Unaired Macintosh Commercial from 1983 Featuring Andy Hertzfeld [Video]

Sep 29, 2012 - 3 Comments
Andy Hertzfeld of Apple, early Macintosh days

Another piece of early Apple history has been uncovered in a newly found unaired commercial for the original Macintosh computer. Filmed in 1983, the video features original Macintosh software designer Andy Hertzfeld discussing what he expects of the Macintosh, saying: “I expect to be totally amazed at what people are going to do with Macintosh. … Read More

iPhone 5 Humor Roundup

Sep 17, 2012 - 2 Comments
iPhone 10

We’re all very excited about the iPhone 5 around here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good laugh at the expense of ourselves and the device itself. We already shared a pretty funny video of people who think an old iPhone 4S is an iPhone 5, but here’s a collection of iPhone 5 … Read More

Watch People Who Think iPhone 4S is the New iPhone 5 [Humor]

Sep 13, 2012 - 9 Comments
People who think iPhone 4S is the new iPhone 5

What happens when you give someone the now old iPhone 4S and tell them it’s a brand new iPhone 5? Late-night talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel finds out, and the results are pretty funny. With people commenting on the supposedly bigger screen, being sturdier, and feeling lighter, perhaps Apple doesn’t need to redesign the iPhones often … Read More

Bring Retro Macintosh Sound Effects to OS X

Aug 23, 2012 - 7 Comments
Get Classic Macintosh System Sounds in OS X

If you’ve been using the Macintosh platform long enough you’ll undoubtedly have fond memories of the classic Mac OS system sounds like Quack, Wild Eep, moof, Boing, Droplet, Monkey, Laugh, and Logjam. Those sound effects from the wee old days of System 6, System 7, and System 8, echoed throughout many school computer labs throughout … Read More

The Mars Curiosity Rover is Basically a PowerMac G3 with Wheels

Aug 11, 2012 - 12 Comments
Mars Curiosity Rover is a PowerMac G3 on wheels

We already knew that NASA used a lot of Macs during the Mars Curiosity landing event, but hardcore Mac geeks will be interested to know the Rover itself is running on both hardware and software that Apple used not only in consumer Macs of yesteryear, but that Apple still uses today! In fact, the setup … Read More

Run an Apple II Simulator on the iPad and iPhone with XScreenSaver

Aug 10, 2012 - 2 Comments
Apple 2 Simulator on iPad

iOS users who long for 1979, it’s time to rejoice. Just like you can run an Apple II simulator in Mac OS X, you can now run that same piece of computing history right on your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone. It’s all part of the free XScreenSaver package for iOS, which includes a huge … Read More

This Original Macintosh Commercial from 1983 Never Aired [Video]

Aug 10, 2012 - 6 Comments
Andy Hertzfeld in 1983 Macintosh Commercial

A never-before-aired commercial for the original Macintosh has surfaced which any fan of Apple history should get a kick out of it. Coming in at just over a minute long, the unaired TV ad includes some big name early-Apple employees, including Andy Hertzfeld, Burrel Smith, George Crow, Bill Atkinson, and Mike Murray, all describing Macintosh … Read More

This Is What 100 Brand New MacBook Pro’s Look Like

Aug 7, 2012 - 7 Comments
100 MacBook Pro's from Kent College

Ever wondered what it would look like if you ordered 100 MacBook Pro’s? Now you know. These neatly arranged boxes aren’t from the living room of some eccentric Howard Hughes-esque Mac fan though, they’re Kent College’s fresh batch of MacBooks for the incoming student cohort this Fall. Each new student there gets a 13″ MacBook … Read More

NASA Used Tons of Macs & iPads for Mars Curiosity Landing

Aug 6, 2012 - 25 Comments
Mars Curiosity rover

Any Mac fan watching the Mars Curiosity landing last night probably noticed the abundance of glowing Apple logos on the desks of NASA engineers and scientists. Exactly how all the Macs participated in managing Curiosity from millions of miles away is unknown, but the overwhelming presence of MacBook Pro’s should tell you they played an … Read More

“Please Do Not Print Large Jobs” [Apple Humor]

Jul 27, 2012 - 7 Comments
Do Not Print Large Jobs humor

One Apple fan didn’t take kindly to the office message of “PLEASE DO NOT PRINT LARGE JOBS” (all in caps of course!) and decided to take on the note quite literally, printing an enormous rasterbatored image of the classic Steve Jobs portrait. The original message was obviously aimed at preventing ginormous print jobs that hog … Read More

Fake a Phone Call to Your iPhone To Get Out of Awkward Situations

Jul 19, 2012 - 6 Comments
Fake an iPhone phone call

We’ve all been in an awkward situation where we wished we could get out of, whether it’s standing around the watercooler listening to Bob discuss too many details of his dermatologist appointment, sitting next to the crazy guy on the train, or you’re just on a horribly bad date that couldn’t end soon enough. Actually, … Read More

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