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Apple in Your Eye

Children Just Won’t Stop Spending Enormous Amounts of Money on Virtual Goods

So are you gonna gimme your credit card or what? (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

The iPad makes a pretty great babysitter for about 15 minutes. Unfortunately, if you leave the kids alone too long you’re likely to end up broke.

The Telegraph reports that a couple of parents in the U.K. are livid, after their six-year-old twins managed to spend almost £979.90 on virtual pets and clothing in two online games. (This is not the first time this has happened.) Their father complained to the paper: Read More

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Crybabies Now Claiming iOS 7 Is Making Them Physically Sick

Ruined everything. (Photo: Apple)

Brats have been whinging about iOS 7 since its debut, but now, they’re taking their kvetching up a notch by claiming that the new interface is making them physically sick.

“The zoom animations … are literally making me nauseous and giving me a headache,” an Apple forum user wrote, according to the Verge. Literally, yall. “It’s exactly how I used to get car sick if I tried to read in the car.” Read More

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Error In Apple Maps Causes Motorists to Drive Across Active Airport Runway

The major error. (Photo: BBC)

It’s been roughly a year since Apple released its botched Maps app and it’s still ruining lives. Most recently, drivers in Alaska were (mis)directed to drive across an active runway at Fairbanks International Airport as the app mistakes it for a regular road.

The BBC reports that the airport had to close the road that had been accidentally used by three motorists since the flaw was discovered on the app. A complaint filed by the airport to Apple says the app directs people to drive across the runway, rather than a nearby taxiway.  Read More

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Once Again America Forgets That a New iPhone Is Released Every Year

"Definitely not blessed are the patient, for they shall inherit technology that is no longer worth bragging about." (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Well, here we are again at the secular saints’ day that is the release of a new iPhone. Once again, adults across the land have completely lost their shit, racing to get their hands on a snazzy product that–let’s face it–will be outdated within twelve months.

Without the option of pre-orders, lines formed outside Apple stores all over America. In Soho, the wait was longer for iPhones than cronuts. In Atlanta, hundreds of people were waiting in the Lenox parking lot at dawn, like a Walking Dead outtake.  In Palo Alto, the San Jose Mercury News reports, Tim Cook showed up and walked among his adoring acolytes. When the doors opened, “the hundreds of customers lined up were rewarded not just with a new iPhone purchase, but with a sighting of CEO Tim Cook, who stopped by the store for the launch.” Read More

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Feast Your Eyes on Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the First Jobs Movie Trailer

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs

Today the world got its first glimpse of Jobs, the soon-to-be-released biopic of Apple’s legendary late cofounder. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, the film stars Ashton Kutcher in the title role and Josh Gad (of Book of Mormon fame) as the lovable Woz. Viewers will watch Mr. Job’s journey from brainy college dropout working in his parents’ garage to world-renowned head of a multi-billion-dollar tech company. Read More

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Tim Cook Is Totally Judging Your Ugly Google Glasses

Wealthy man, Mr. Cook (Photo: News.au)

Someone sounds a little dejected that their Project Glass submission was rejected.

Speaking at yesterday’s (biweekly?) All Things D Digital Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook threw shade at Google’s face computer, saying that he doesn’t think it will hit mainstream appeal because no one wants to look like an insufferable ass if they don’t have to. Oh, and the steep $1,500 price point could be a hinderance. Read More

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Apple is Giving Away $10,000 to Someone For Doing Absolutely Nothing

This all could be yours?

Did you wake up today thinking that winning a $10,000 iTunes gift card could help your crappy life? You’re in luck! Apple is giving away that awesome prize to whoever downloads the 50th billion app at its store, which is expected to happen sometime later today. Just like your third-grade softball league, Apple is also giving away a $500 gift card to those who come in second through 50th place after it reaches its goal. Read More

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All It Takes to Have Coffee with Tim Cook Is the U.S.’s Median Household Income

(Photo: CharityBuzz)

Look, Apple CEO Tim Cook is a busy guy. He does lots of important stuff, like announcing that there will be announcements in the future. His time is worth a lot. So CharityBuzz, an online charity auction, is hosting a very generous offer from Mr. Cook: people–rich people, specifically–can bid to have coffee with him at Apple headquarters. The “estimated value” of this presumably hour-long (tops!) outing? $50,000, which is just $2,762 dollars shy of the U.S.’s median household income. Read More