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By @iGriever

There, buy the one you want, it’s your money. Grow up, get a life, and shut the fuck up.

Via Macgasm




It’s funny when looking back how many cried epic fail for Apple products that went on to sell millions. This just reminds me of movie critics slamming the number one flick that breaks all kinds of records.

Inside Apple’s Live Event Stream Failure, And Why It Happened


Apple’s live stream of the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and Watch was a disaster today right from the start, with many users like myself having problems trying to watch the event. While at first I assumed it must be a capacity issue pertaining to Akamai, a deeper look at the code on Apple’s page and some other elements from the event shows that decisions made by Apple pertaining to their website, and problems with how they setup storage on Amazon’s S3 service, contributed the biggest problems to the event.

A very complete explanation of how the streaming of Apple’s event yesterday became a disaster. I assume there are a few positions available at Apple today. This was embarrassing.

Wireless wheels

The Economist

“Connected cars”—which may eventually evolve into driverless cars but for the foreseeable future will still have a human at the wheel—can communicate wirelessly with each other and with traffic-management systems, avoid pedestrians and other vehicles and find open parking spots.

I have a hellish commute daily, which involves a 30-40 minutes in a traffic jam caused by stupid road planning and way too many cars going the same way. If my car could drive itself during that time, allowing me to do anything else, that would be a dream come true. I’d still waste time in the damn traffic jam, but maybe it wouldn’t bother me so much.

The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung’s most beautiful phone ever (Really The Verge?)

The Verge:

This is what smart, efficient design looks like

Let me fix the headline and the subtitle for you The Verge:

The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung’s latest attempt to copy Apple’s design.

This is what smart, efficient design made by Jonathan Ive at Apple looks like when copied by the Xerox of smartphone companies.

If copying is the most sincerest form of flattery, I think Apple is overwhelmed at this point by Samesuck. At least they kept the only original part of their crappy plastic fantastic design, the Band Aid back. So elegant and sophisticated. Stupid company.

Update to Celebrity Photo Investigation


Update to Celebrity Photo Investigation

We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple’s engineers to discover the source. Our customers’ privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.

To protect against this type of attack, we advise all users to always use a strong password and enable two-step verification. Both of these are addressed on our website at

Weak passwords and naked pictures that you want private inside a device connected to the internet which relies on external servers you don’t control. What could go wrong?

iCloud vulnerability leading to naked celebrities photos leak, patched by Apple.

The Next Web:

Users on Twitter were able to use the tool from Github — which was published for two days before being shared to Hacker News — to access their own accounts before it seems Apple patched the hole today. The owner of the tool noticed it was patched at 3:20am PT.

Sad to see this happen to all involved, but really, it’s 2014 and people should know better. If you don’t want any of your intimacy leaked online for all to see, either don’t take the pictures, or at least don’t use an electronic device that can connect to the web in any way. THERE IS NO FOOLPROOF SYSTEM! Anything can be hacked eventually. Common sense people.

This kid has one awesome dad.

Geek Tyrant

Check out this amazing Boba Fett costume created by a dad for his six-year-old son. The costume is a replication of the Lego Boba Fett that was featured in the 9496 Desert Skiff LEGO set.

This kid has a very talented and loving father, who put a lot of effort and talent on this costume.

iPhone 5s continues reign as world’s best-selling smartphone.


For nine months straight, in any given quarter, no phone has sold more units than the iPhone. Or so says Counterpoint Technology Research Firm. That’s especially impressive when you consider that in our modern technology world, the iPhone 5s is now “old” and our attention has turned to the hotly-anticipated iPhone 6. And considering how many challengers have come along and threatened to dethrone the aging 5s, most notably the Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s even more impressive.

So, the Next Big Thing was not that big then? Anyway, we all know Apple is doomed no matter what. Right?

Most World Cup teams used Mac-only software from Sportstec to improve game performance


Out of the 32 teams that qualified for the 2014 World Cup, 18 used Sportstec software for statistical analysis, in-game tracking, and more. Of the final four, Brazil, Argentina, and the Netherlands all employ Sportstec technology.

They don’t mention Germany, they are using some technology from another dimension apparently.