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1 week ago

Weird Al's newest song 'Tacky' skewers Pharell's 'Happy'

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Weird Al's newest song 'Tacky' skewers Pharell's 'Happy'

Weird Al Yankovic is kicking off a full week of new songs from his album Mandatory Fun, and the first one is called "Tacky". The song lampoons the hugely popular song "Happy" by Pharell Williams, and there's a decidedly colorful music video that goes with it. Big names like Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler, Kristen Schaal, and others dance shamelessly towards the camera just like in the Williams original. As always, the lyrics have been twisted in an entirely new (and hilarious) direction.

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1 week ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Double Layer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for iPhone 5C

Deal of the Day: Amzer Double Layer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for iPhone 5C

For today only, grab the Amzer Double Layer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for iPhone 5C and save 54% off the list price!

This hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that's useful for viewing media hands-free. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

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1 week ago

Touch ID trademark application rejected, cites likelihood of confusion

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Touch ID trademark application rejected, cites likelihood of confusion

The United States Patent & Trademark Office this week published a letter on their rejection of Apple's attempt to trademark the "Touch ID" name given to their fingerprint-sensing home button authentication system. The rejection comes over a likelihood of confusion with a trademark granted to Kronos Technology Systems of Massachusetts for… Touch ID.

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1 week ago

Three UK makes 0800 numbers free on new SIM-only plans

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Three UK makes 0800 numbers free on new SIM-only plans

UK mobile operator Three has announced new SIM-only plans, enabling consumers to save on calling 08- numbers. Free 0800 calls will be included, while other 08- numbers (084, 087, etc) will cost 5p per minute. The network will also be introducing new spending tools, which will prevent customers from exceeding allowances and limits on premium numbers. On top of all this, new allowances for tethering will be rolled out.

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1 week ago

President of Beats by Dre defends the quality of its premium headphones

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President of Beats by Dre defends the quality of its premium headphones

The president of Beats by Dre, Luke Wood has defended the quality of branded headphones. Opinions have been voiced that the headphones are too heavy on bass, something Wood disagrees with. The Beats brand, while a popular source of headphones for consumers, has had its quality previously questioned with opinions shared that the headphones are not priced accordingly. This didn't halt Apple entering into a deal to purchase Beats Electronics for $3 billion.

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1 week ago

Apple launches new iTunes Pass service in Japan to let you top-up on credit in-store

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Apple launches new iTunes Pass service in Japan to let you top-up on credit in-store

Apple has unveiled a new iTunes Pass service, enabling consumers to add credit to their Apple account by purchasing funds from sales representatives at an Apple Store. Using an iPhone or iPod touch, the sales rep scans in the amount through Passbook, which can then be utilized on the App Store. This saves the consumer from having to use a debit (or credit) card attached to the account or having to redeem cards. Unfortunately, this service appears to be limited to Japan for the time being.

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1 week ago

Former U.S. press secretary Jay Carney's name NOT 'bandied about' for Apple PR job [Updated]

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Former U.S. press secretary Jay Carney's name NOT 'bandied about' for Apple PR job [Updated]

Apple's long-time vice president of PR, Katie Cotton is gone and that means someone is more than likely going to replace her. Rumor has it Apple is looking to bring someone in for the job, and now a compounding rumor has it former Obama White House press secretary Jim Carney could be a potential candidate.

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1 week ago

The TV Show podcast episode 9: 24 hour 11, The Leftovers 2, Doctor Who season 2

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The TV Show podcast episode 9: 24 hour 11, The Leftovers 2, Doctor Who season 2

The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching on the console in your Apple TV or streaming to your iPhone or iPad, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene try to figure out what the hell happened in the penultimate 24, what the hell's happening in The Leftovers, if anything at all, and talk Doctor Who season 2: Tennant begins!

Support the TV Show: Go to fractureme.com to get your photos printed in vivid color, directly on glass. Order with Need and then send an email to hello@neededition.com with the subject-line, "No Spoilers." to get a bunch of extras thrown in!

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1 week ago

Australians can now take part in the Apple iPhone trade-in program, get up to A$250 off a new iPhone

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Australians can now take part in the Apple iPhone trade-in program, get up to A$250 off a new iPhone

Continuing the roll out of the iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program that started last year, Australians can now get up to A$250 towards the purchase cost of a brand new iPhone in-store. Any customer can bring in an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5.

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1 week ago

Could Beats' Jimmy Iovine be Apple's next ad man?

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Could Beats' Jimmy Iovine be Apple's next ad man?

Apple is rumored to be shaking up its advertising effort and speculation has it that longtime creative agency partner TBWA Media Labs may be out in favor of Beats' Jimmy Iovine. Apple had acquired Beats for a cool $3 billion, and it looks like that money will net Iovine a posh office heading up Apple's "Madison Avenue" efforts as the iPhone-maker is looking to reignite its marketing campaigns.

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