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Watch Every Apple Commercial Ever

November 28th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple commercials are so popular that they're like a TV series all by themselves. A YouTube user collected all the Apple commercials—iPad, iPhone, iMac, iPod, etc.—in a giant playlist for you to watch every single one. You can see the themes develop for each product and laugh at the horrible mistakes Apple made (those Genius ads, for instance) and the celebs they get to shill for their products.


Bloomberg: Apple Fires Guy Responsible for Crappy Apple Maps

November 27th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

The world hated his creation, and now Apple is giving him the boot: Bloomberg News reports Apple exec Richard Williamson, the name behind the ill-fated, Internet- ridiculed Apple Maps just got fired. The canning comes just after the ouster of Scott Forstall , another high profile Apple figure whose name was unfortunately associated with many of the functional (and cosmetic) black eyes in iOS 6.


Those Skinny New iMacs Go on Sale November 30

November 27th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

You might want to make an addendum to your Christmas list. Those impossibly slender new iMacs go on sale November 30 . Announced in September at Apple's iPhone event, the latest desktop machines are just 5mm thin.


Apple Had to Acquire Its “Lightning” Trademark From Harley-Davidson

November 26th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple's controversial Lightning connector has a name that nicely matches up with the Thunderbolt data connection. But its name caused Apple some trouble—because it had to buy the trademark from Harley-Davidson. The EU Patent & Trademark Office has published trademark applications for Apple's Lightning connector, reports Patently Apple


You Can Buy a Fake New iMac Before Apple’s Has Even Gone on Sale

November 23rd, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new iMac is taking its time to arrive in stores. But if you're bored of waiting, you can already get a dodgy Chinese fake of the sleek new computer—before anyone has managed to get their hands on the official product. But let's face it, you'd be buying this for its looks—and it really does look like the new iMac.


Apple Finally Fixed the iMessage Bug That Let Stolen iPhones Receive …

November 21st, 2012 | by Gizmodo

iMessage, which can be a fickle bitch sometimes, had an annoying, downright scary flaw that remained unfixed for too long : if your iPhone got stolen, the stolen phone would keep receiving messages sent via iMessage even after a remote wipe out and deactivation. That meant the thief who stole your phone, could see your messages.


Nokia Maps for iOS: Why Is Something So Good So Ugly?

November 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Nokia Maps (officially titled "Here") is a potential godsend for anyone fed up with Apple's subpar offering. It's blazingly fast, routes via public transportation with ease, and doesn't mix up Manhattan with Siberia. Unfortunately, it's bogglingly hard on the eyes.


HTC: No Way Are We Paying Apple $8 Per Phone

November 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Earlier this month it was announced that Apple and HTC reached a patent settlement which would see the Taiwanese phone manufacturer enter into a 10-year licensing agreement.


Apple Is Selling Stuff on eBay Now

November 19th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

What does Apple have in common with your stay-at-home aunt who loves cats and knits you sweaters in her spare time? They both sell their goods on eBay now.


Apple iOS Chief Leaves, Jon Ive Takes Control

October 29th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

At an as-yet-unknown date sometime in 2013, Apple's Senior Vice President, iOS Software Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple. Forstall's role is being reduced immediately, and Jony Ive will be taking over leadership and direction for Human Interface.



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