iPhone killer? The NoPhone allows you to stay connected with the real world!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 26 September 2014

Described as a ‘technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact that allows you to stay connected with the real world’, the NoPhone promises to help wean you off your addiction to clutching on to ‘smooth, cold plastic… without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment’.

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Just 24 hours after Apple’s iPhone announcement, ‘Scarf Guy’ has taken over the Internet

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 11 September 2014

Whether or not you tuned in to watch Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 6, you’ll probably recognize this guy. The Internet have dubbed him ‘Scarf Man’ and it’s quite obvious why-just check out that huge, overpowering scarf. And that rockin’ haircut. Social media caused a storm yesterday over Scarf Guy, with Twitter accounts named after him, costumes already set up to recapture the moment Scarf Guy took to the stage, and a few companies even got in on the Scarf Guy action by posting their own Internet memes.

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A name card from Apple can be sold for more than US$80,000

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Monday 11 August 2014

It can be a bit awkward if your name is Sam Sung and you are employed at Apple. But not for former Apple store employee Sam Sung who used to work at the company’s Pacific Centre store in Vancouver, British Columbia. He said, ‘I had a great time working for Apple and would recommend it to anyone. I hope my old business card will go to another fellow Apple enthusiast with a sense of humor and the desire to help raise some money for a good cause’.

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Apple came up with some pretty weird products back in the 80s

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 11 August 2014

Apple might be one of the largest tech companies in the world, but did you know that way back in the 1980s, it also tried to be one of the largest general merchandise companies? In an old catalog called ‘Apple Collection’, the company tried its hand at selling Mac-inspired products like surfboards, toy trucks, baseball […]

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What do you mean, iconic? Unimpressive Apple products from the 80s and 90s

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 19 February 2014

DesignTaxi recently called our attention to these forgettable Apple products that were launched in the last thirty years, but were deemed too blah by consumers to make much of a dent in their pockets. Goes to show nobody always wins in life.

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Apple’s first employees

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Who’d have thought that back in 1975, two dudes working on a computer in a garage would someday change the world and build a brand that’s become a quasi-religion? Before the billions of dollars, the world-changing innovations, and the mass following, Apple was only a small start-up back in 1977 with a handful employees and […]

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Hail the guy who hooked up his 27-year-old Mac to the Internet

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 25 December 2013

Jeff Keacher, who’s an engineer, has done the coolest thing: he has hooked up his first computer, an ageing (but still functioning) 27-year-old Macintosh Plus with its outstandingly grand specs of 8 MHz processor, 4MB of RAM, 512×342 resolution 1-bit screen and all to the Internet. He did it with Raspberry Pi, serial adapters, voltage converters and some software tweaks. Slow clap, really.

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Steve Jobs’ donut-shaped spaceship HQ for Apple is nearly a reality

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 24 October 2013

Ever wondered why Apple products are so expensive, and according to some, overpriced? It’s to build a donut-shaped spaceship, that’s why. Apple’s proposed new corporate headquarters has come one step closer to fruition. The Cupertino council has unanimously approved the plans and will have one final vote to take place in November 2014. The late, […]

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Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson colloborate on a one-of-a-kind Leica camera

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Saturday 12 October 2013

This super sleek Leica Camera is unlike any other in the world! Designed in collaboration between Apple’s senior vice president of design Sir Jonathan Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson, the one-of-a-kind piece will be auctioned to raise money for the (Red) campaign. After an intense 85 days, 561 different models, and 1,000 prototype parts, this aluminum camera is […]

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Avid Japanese Apple user camps out a week before iphone 5s release

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Apple fanboys everywhere, you have met your match. About a week before the new line of iPhones are set to be released to the public, one fanboy from Japan is already in line. Meet 44-year old businessman Tetsuya Tamura, the first person in the queue for that brand new iPhone 5S or 5C. Camped outside […]

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Light paintings of a MacBook and its electromagnetic field

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 10 July 2013

The Apple Macbook has an electromagnetic field, and two designers from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Luke Sturgeon and Shamik Ray went on to create some beautiful light paintings to represent it. It’s pretty as well as ghastly.

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Awkward Apple ads from the 80s and 90s

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 28 June 2013

Apple’s kind of cool at the moment, but there was a time when it was a gawky teenage brand sporting some rather awkward and horrendously cheesy ads. Bet you didn’t know it even had a Nyan Cat moment in history. Here’s the evidence.

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Jony Ive Redesigns Things

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Thanks to the crazy colours that iOS 7 is fast becoming unmistakably synonymous with, people are taking this to the extreme and out of context by imposing hyper colors on everything under the sun and blaming it on Apple’s SVP of Design Jonathan Ive. Yup, anything goes, really.

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Will the iPhone 6 have a projected keyboard?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Saturday 8 June 2013

As tedious as it is to type long messages proficiently on an iPhone, it’s no wonder YouTube user Sonitdac created a dream iPhone 6 concept with a large, light-projected keyboard. The phone would be able to project a full sized mac keyboard onto any surface allowing users to type more quickly with their phones. Your iPhone […]

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Steve Jobs, the action figure

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Hey okay, so we’re a bit late to the Steve Jobs idolatry party. If you’re like us, know that Legend Toys is accepting pre-orders for an ultra-realistic Steve Jobs 12-inch action figure that will cost anywhere from US$180 to US$210. Even comes with a miniature leather sofa, an ‘apple’ (depending on which picture you look […]

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