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A Very Dumb Yet Amusing iMessage Prank: Infinite Typing Indicator GIF

Dec 4, 2013 - 5 Comments
iMessage sending animated gif

Now that the iMessage protocol supports animated gifs, you can play an incredibly stupid prank on your friends by sending them this amusing animated image of the infamous “typing” animation that plays when the person on the other end of an iMessage conversation is in the midst of a reply. All you need to do … Read More

This Goofy Mac Bug Lets You Freeze a Window Askew While Remaining Functional

Aug 16, 2013 - 1 Comment
Skewed window bug in Mac OS X

A quirky bug in Mac OS X lets you freeze any window half-way through the minimize animation, providing for a completely askew window that retains the intended functionality of that minimized window. Obviously freezing an animation mid-animation isn’t particularly useful, but it can be fun to use, it looks pretty silly, and maybe it has … Read More

Turn the Terminal into a Matrix-Style Scrolling Screen of Binary or Gibberish

Aug 15, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Scrolling Matrix terminal window

The command line is usually thought of as serious and we usually only cover useful terminal tricks that are fairly advanced, but not everything in the Terminal has to be useful. To prove that, we have three command strings that when pasted into the OS X Terminal, do nothing but scroll screenfuls of random text, … Read More

Rickroll the Terminal with curl

Apr 1, 2013 - 6 Comments
Rick Roll the Terminal

Ever wished you could find a new creative way to rickroll your particularly tech savvy friends? Just about nobody is fooled by the random YouTube links anymore, and URL shorteners alone aren’t always enough, but now you can bring the persistently annoying rickrolling to the Terminal of OS X and Linux by running a simple … Read More

The Ultimate Mac Fan Thanksgiving Recipe: A True “Apple” Pie

Nov 22, 2012 - Leave a Comment
Thanksgiving Apple Mac Mini Pie

Alright Apple fans, if you’re running late on the Thanksgiving cooking and haven’t made an Apple pie yet, you should probably toss whatever idea you had out the window and take the extra time to make this super geeky and cool Apple logo apple pie. The Mac Mini Apple pie is basically your standard delicious … Read More

OS X 10.9 Longcat [Humor]

Nov 6, 2012 - 32 Comments
OS X 10.9 Longcat

Now that OS X 10.9 is regularly appearing in usage logs, we thought we’d take a stab at the naming convention. How about OS X Longcat? Yup, we’re bored today and diving straight into the pool of Longcat memes, and there’s nothing better than boredom and some Pixelmator fun to create something totally stupid. Don’t … Read More

Protect Your iPhone 5 From Scratches with a Terribly Ugly Half-A**ed Free Solution

Oct 9, 2012 - 9 Comments
Ugliest scratch protection for iPhone 5 ever?

Worried about scratching the back of your beautiful iPhone 5? Don’t want to wait for an official InvisibleShield to be released from ZAGG or the other film protector companies? Maybe you’re just cheap and don’t feel like shelling out the $30 to protect your $200+ iPhone investment? Well, if you don’t mind having an incredibly … Read More

5 Stupid Terminal Tricks to Keep You Entertained

Oct 5, 2012 - 19 Comments
Star Wars in Terminal

Bored? Launch Terminal and get ready for some completely stupid tricks to keep yourself entertained. You’ll be listening to Horse Ebooks blab away, watching Star Wars in ASCII, playing retro games, toasting your CPU cores with a repetitive phrase, and even talking to a virtual psychotherapist. The hidden joys of the command line are upon … Read More

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

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

Jul 27, 2012 - 8 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

Maps Icon in iOS 6 Has Directions Driving Off a Bridge [Humor]

Jun 15, 2012 - 19 Comments
iOS 6 maps icon driving off bridge, oops

iOS 6 includes an impressive Apple-baked version of the Maps application, but the new Maps icon shows some less than impressive directions. Anyone familiar with Cupertino, California and 1 Infinite Loop should immediately identify the problem here: the Maps icon is directing traffic to fly right off the De Anza blvd overpass and into the … Read More

Stupid iPad Tricks: Open a Beer Bottle with the iPad Power Adapter

May 3, 2012 - 12 Comments
iPad charger beer opener

The next time you’re in desperate need to crack open a beer bottle, reach for your iPad power adapter. Say what? Well, apparently it can double as a bottle opener, not that we’d recommend that. This may be the ultimate Apple-geek party trick and I’m sure college students the world over are rejoicing in their … Read More

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