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Monday Humor: iPhone Attacked! Cartoon Short

Our public frenemy number one, Kevin from CrackBerry.com rubbed his nefarious hands, squealed in sinister glee, and shot off this link to a video showing all the jealous, outdated smartphones ganging up on our elegant, perfectly balanced iPhone for a little cartoon chaos. (Also: someone dubbed -- poorly -- some kind of Brooklyn accent on our iPhone hero: everyone knows he really speaks like a chorus of Steve Jobs).

The language is NOT appropriate for children, so stay away if you're not old enough to play.

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Simpsons, eh? Apple Will Remember that Name!

Steve Jobs is likely set to unleash the hounds on Fox's The Simpsons TV show, after they thoroughly lampooned the iPhone and all things Apple on last night's episode. Check out both videos after the break. (Via Gizmodo)

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College Humor: Android vs. the iPhone

Okay, phew, it's not just us. Seems everyone is being swept up in the iPhone vs. Android hype, including the fun(nerer)-loving folks over at College Humor, who wrote in to tell us:

Yesterday, Google introduced their new Android cell phone platform, which is expected to bring big competition to the iPhone, but people are already starting to notice a few glitches with the new phone's features. Specifically the Did-You-Mean feature.

Visual hilarity ensues, so be sure to go check it out!

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How to Keep your Apple Gadgets

Chances are, if you're reading this you've been in this spot: a loved one suddenly wises up to your gadget addiction and is forced to call you out on it. Looking into your desk drawer and the tangle of USB cables snaking out of your computer, you're forced to agree that, yes, perhaps you don't need all these iPods.

Above, the heartwarming tale of how Paolo dealt with his familial intervention. The next time you realize that, yes, you maybe didn't need to buy that 2nd iPhone to back up your first, we guarantee Paolo's method for resolving the issue will get you out of the bind. Well, maybe we don't guarantee it, but it's certainly worth a shot.

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Humor: How iTunes Genius Really Works!

Joy of Tech are geniuses. Read their cartoons. Laugh. Or just smile knowingly. 'Nuff said!

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Colbert Threatdown: iPhone Kills! + Zune... Does Nothing

(US IP's only, Canadians can check it out here at 10:00 in. If any international readers can provide additional localized links in the comments, it would be appreciated!)

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Calvin and Jobs

Calvin and Hobbes ties with Bloom County as my all-time favorite strip cartoon. Two Xmas' ago, my friends bought me the fancy collected edition and I spent a week pouring over it. Killer imagination. Killer.

And while notorious recluse and rights reserver Bill Watterson would probably unleash all kinds of fury at the Apple-based, real-world intruding, Silicon Valley send-up, Calvin and Jobs, for those who follow the tech industry, it's unique combination of nostalgia and "inside baseball" humor is compelling.

(Via Gizmodo)

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iPhone As Learning Tool and Refrigerator Art. Children Outsmarting Parents

Rakesh Agrawal’s 3 year old daughter devised a clever means for watching instructional videos on her father's iPhone using common refrigerator magnets to mount the device on the fridge. Positioned for just her height, the industrious little scamp uses her iPhone to learn Yo-yo techniques by watching How-to videos from Veronica Belmont of Mahalo Daily. I'm betting Mom and Dad won't be so proud once the 3 year old realizes her invention is patentable and a lucrative product market, enjoying fabulous wealth while her parents are left staring at a empty refrigerator.

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Jailbroken iPhone at Apple Store

Someone has snapped a picture of the iPhone with the 3rd party application installer.app icon at an Apple store. It's kinda funny, it really hits home that jailbreaking right now and installing 3rd party apps is as simple as pointing an iPhone at jailbreakme.com.

In other news, February is just 91 days away.

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My Second iPhone Has Arrived, Kool-Aid Never Tasted So Good

Boys and girls, let me tell you it ain't easy living without your iPhone for more than a week. The phrase Testicular impact comes to mind. It feels like eternity has passed since that dreaded day my inquisitive mind and impatient nature claimed the life of my iPhone. Rather than wait around for iPhone Dev Team to create a resuscitative baseband update, I applied my $100 Apple Store coupon towards the puchase of a second iPhone and succumbed to the siren call of Marimba ringtones.

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