Apple Discovers Child Labor Issues at Overseas Factories

Apple Discovers Child Labor Issues at Overseas Factories
I went over to my parent’s house for dinner last night, and as we were sitting around the table making conversation, my mother says to me, “Kevin, did you hear that Apple employs child workers?” To which I respond, “Well no, that’s not exactly the story. In fact, I’m writing a post about that tomorrow.” Read more…

Don’t Miss a Score with the Hockey News App

Don’t Miss a Score with the Hockey News App
As the U.S. hockey team is poised to battle with the Olympic powerhouse, in team Canada, there is one App that is a must have: “The Hockey News” application. When an entire game might consist of sixty minutes and just one pivotal goal being scored, does the hockey fan risk missing such an incredulous feat, Read more…

Let the Siri App Become your Personal Assistant

Let the Siri App Become your Personal Assistant
Find me a taxi ASAP. Then get me reservations to a Malaysian restaurant in Manhattan…and make it close to my current locale at MSG. Done. With the “Siri Assistant” application, that is free for the iPhone 3GS, your wish is the Siri genie’s command. The “Siri Assistant” is exactly what it is advertised as…a remarkable Read more…

App Store Adds Explicit Category, Then Takes it Away

App Store Adds Explicit Category, Then Takes it Away
[image from MobileCrunch] Earlier today, there were reports across the net that Apple had added an explicit category to the App Store submissions page, and in the Internet tradition of “screenshot or it didn’t happen,” they took a screenshot and, well, it happened. Except now it hasn’t. MobileCrunch has both sides of this drama, and Read more…

Me.com Updated for Mobile Safari

Me.com Updated for Mobile Safari
MobileMe is a lot like my Uncle Norman. I never see or think about him, until that one time of year when he sends me a birthday card, or someone opens up a scrap book from when I was three and there’s a picture of him right next to that one of me with diaper Read more…

Apple Hits 10 Billion iTunes Downloads: I Plan My Shopping List

Apple Hits 10 Billion iTunes Downloads: I Plan My Shopping List
Well, you may not have heard, but iTunes just hit 10 billion songs downloaded. Actually, you probably did hear, because I mentioned it last week. You also know then that Apple is giving away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to anyone who’s bought a song from the service in the past few days. Of course Read more…

Philosoraptor App is a Dino Guru for the iPhone

Philosoraptor App is a Dino Guru for the iPhone
“If rhino horn is an aphrodisiac, how come rhinos are nearly extinct?” “If a cow laughed, would milk come out of its nose?” These are just two insights posted by the famous Philosoraptor. Take the infamous star of the “Jurassic Park” movie trilogy and provide her with the microphone as the “Philosoraptor” App for the Read more…

Don’t Worry, They’re Here to Save the Apps: Wholesale Applications Community Formed

Don't Worry, They're Here to Save the Apps: Wholesale Applications Community Formed
I’m a firm believer in competition. It makes companies innovate, it pushes new ideas, and it gets things done. But sometimes, the competition does things that are so stupid that it defies belief. CNN is reporting the following: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and 24 other companies have formed what they’re calling the Wholesale Applications Community, they Read more…

Phil Schiller: SI & Playboy are Good, Everything Else, Not So Much

Phil Schiller: SI & Playboy are Good, Everything Else, Not So Much
I’m not a prude. In fact, I’m a pretty typical heterosexual guy who likes women in all different manners of dress. Of course, I’m not everybody, which brings me to a story. I know a family of people who are super nice and have very well adjusted children, who are 11 and 9 or so Read more…

Filed Under Funny: Cracked Magazine’s 5 Reasons You Should be Scared of Apple

Filed Under Funny: Cracked Magazine's 5 Reasons You Should be Scared of Apple
I did a little bit of stand-up about 5 years ago. For a year or so, I did some local gigs, performed at some horrible bars, and never got paid for a bit of it. I had a bunch of fun, but I decided I’d rather be snarky in print or online instead. Cracked has Read more…