By Christian Zibreg on Sep 3, 2013
You’ve likely learned by now about this morning’s surprise Google announcement, clearly conceived as a novel way of busting up Apple’s news and diverting attention from the brightening of your day.
I’m talking about the upcoming Android version 4.4, code-named KitKat after the famous chocolate-covered wafer biscuit which has apparently “been a favorite candy” on the Android team.
The though process behind the delicious partnership has now unravelled itself in a cringeworthy KitKat clip.
Not only does it spoof Apple’s elaborate product videos, it does so by ridiculing the way Jony Ive and his industrial design team go about agonizing over the minutiae. Wait, a confectionery maker is parodying Apple’s presentation mojo? What has this world come to? Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 25, 2013
Joy of Tech has weighed in on the iPhone 5S/5C memes. As per usual with their illustrations, the comic treads the fine line between poking fun and being downright hilarious. My favorite is their take on the rumored iPhone 5S in gold/champagne color: make it so the gold peels off revealing a layer of chocolate.
Oh, and the box should include the iGoose, a golden case that lays a golden iPhone and lets you recharge it by “stuffing the phone back up the goose’s butt”.
I’d hate spoil the fun for you prospective buyers so jump past the fold for the full table… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 23, 2013
Earlier this week, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook came to Washington and escaped unscathed. The focus of media coverage has now seemingly moved away from Apple to the greater tactics some of the well-known corporations use to funnel their money using the world’s tax havens – and perfectly legally, too.
But the hot topic isn’t going away as the nearly bankrupt government seeks ways to tax hundreds of billions of dollars kept overseas. And per usual, the American political satirist and the Daily Show host Jon Stewart has jumped on the opportunity to exploit the controversy.
I don’t want to spoil the fun for you, but he’s asserting U.S. senators are Apple fanboys. The clip is right after the break… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2013
Apple’s Siri isn’t just known for her witty responses, but also for a few Easter eggs Apple intentionally included in the app. One of the more famous is Siri’s response to the marriage question. When asked “will you marry me?”, Siri responds that “my End User License Agreement does not cover marriage.”
Nokia even accused Apple of recalibrating Siri to name iPhone the best phone rather than its own Lumia 900 handset. And, a law student took an issue with sponsored Siri responses to questions like “what’s the best smartphone/tablet ever?”
Looks like Samsung’s own voice-activated digital assistant, dubbed S Voice, could find itself under similar criticism as bloggers discover some interesting Easter eggs in the software. One of the funnier S Voice responses unsurprisingly covers topics such as Apple’s iPhone and Siri… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 18, 2013
This photo is gold. Twelve of the most important people in Silicon Valley gathered for a dinner tonight, hosted by Nextdoor CEO and longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur Nirav Tolia.
In attendance was Apple’s design guru Jonathan Ive alongside a few other Silicon Valley celebrities.
Most notably, these include Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Google X director Mike Cassidy, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and CEOs of Yelp, Dropbox (“you’re just a feature”) and Path. Ive is just behind Yahoo’s Marissa on the right.
Such a rare photo-op, and with an informal Jony Ive as a bonus? Priceless. At any rate, it’s nice to see the world’s most acclaimed industrial designer hanging out with Silicon Valley’s most influential entrepreneurs, even if he doesn’t look like he’s having much fun. Perhaps you could write your own caption? Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 9, 2013
Los Angeles-based stand-up comic, actor and writer Chris D’Elia is funny as hell and he sat down with Conan O’Brien to talk pranks involving reaching someone’s unlocked iPhone and tweeting out something very embarrassing, probably involving your parents. Your video is right past the fold… Read More