Microsoft continues and expands attacks on Apple

Microsoft has accompanied the third of its anti-Apple commercials with a creative document detailing what it calls the ‘Apple Tax’. The latest ad follows the same theme: ‘ordinary’ shoppers (this time a mother and son) head out with a $1,500 budget and wind up choosing a PC over a Mac. This time the requirements are […]

iTunes abandons flat-rate pricing and DRM protection

Apple’s decision to switch to variable pricing for iTunes tracks has led to general price rises among its competitors, though there’s something of a price war. From yesterday, iTunes tracks no longer costs a flat rate of 99c. That’s now the standard price for most recent songs, but older tracks are down to 69c, while […]

Next-gen iPhone rumors include FM broadcasting and video editing

If the gossip-mill is true, the next incarnation of the iPhone and iPod touch will see the devices add “car stereo” and “moviemaker” to their repertoires. We reported recently that new generation models of both devices look to be in the works given the version numbers referenced in the newest edition of the iPhone operating […]

Microsoft commercial concedes Macs are sexy

Microsoft has launched another commercial attacking Apple products – and this time it’s gone straight for the jugular. Last week’s initial ad featured a shopper who said they couldn’t find a Mac to meet their budget and mocked the cool image the firm has among shoppers. The follow-up is even more to the point. This […]

Friday Afternoon Humor: Steve Wozniak is Footloose

Now that Zac Effron has dropped out of the new Footloose remake, guess who’s gonna be his replacement? Yes folks, the one and only… Steve Wozniak!

Six of the best April Fool’s Tech Jokes

It’s that day of the year again when journalists fear to print any story in case it proves to be an April Fool’s Day hoax. Here are our picks of some of the day’s most notable pranks in the tech world: Best cross-media hoax: British newspaper The Guardian reports that it will become the first […]

Steve Wozniak – Dancing with the Stars: Week 2 and 3

We’ve shown you Woz on his disastrous first week on Dancing with the Stars, now here’s Steve on his second and third week, dancing the Quick Step and the Samba respectively. The Quick Step The Samba & The Worm

Microsoft includes Apple stores in TV ad

Microsoft’s latest TV commercials take a stark step forward for the firm: it flat out acknowledges Apple. In the past, Microsoft advertising had always focused entirely on its own products, unlike Apple which runs the direct comparison tactics of ‘PC vs Mac’. Even when Microsoft threw in a not-so-subtle reference in its ‘I’m a PC’ […]

Apple coding hides mystery device

Apple is planning to release an iProd. And no, that is not a typo. The device is one of four works-in-progress which have been exposed by those folks who enjoy nosing around the coding of the iPhone operating system (as opposed to, say, making phone calls or listening to music). They’ve noticed the upcoming third […]

Oregon Trail Makes the Long, Arduous Journey to iPhone

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] My iPhone says I’ve died of dysentery. Though somehow, the fact that it comes from a cute little cartoon makes the blow a little easier to take than back in a computer lab twenty years ago with the green-and-black pixels of the original Oregon Trail. Last week, Oregon Trail […]

Girl Band iPhone Jam Session

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I really kind of dig this video. The Mentalists performing live playing only iPhone apps that simulate musical instruments: Ocarina, Retro Synth, miniSynth, and DigiDrummer Lite. She plays the ocarina much better than I do.

Woz Dances with the Stars

Well folks, Steve Wozniak was introduced on Dancing with the Stars last night, and to tell you frankly, I can’t really tell you how he did. I was far too busy watching his partner dance. Yes, I know, shame on me. I’ll let you watch his performance and be the judge for yourself. Enjoy the […]