Vacation season is winding down. Some will be heading back to school. Others, will head back to work. Back to the cruel, harsh world we go. A world populated by PC users who believe that Windows rocks and think that harping on and on about it, will make that deluded dream come true.
We know it won’t of course, that’s why we’ve created our list of reasons why those people should shut their pie-hole. Check it out after the jump.
Justin Long does Apple’s masculinity quotient no favors—and he’s just one of many somewhat, well, “precious” expressions of the Apple brand. Now, we love Apple just as much as you do, but there’s no escaping the fact that a broad cross-section of Americans associate Apple products with rampant artsy-fartsyism. In other words: Apple says VW Beetle, not Chevy Camaro. Apple says miso-glazed sea bass, not double-bacon cheeseburger. Apple says Moby, not the Crüe.
DJ Charlie Darker mixing at the Poleng Lounge in San Francisco.
It’s midnight at the Poleng Lounge in San Francisco and walking beyond the entrance is a challenge for partygoers, the place is so packed they have to wait in line to walk a few feet. The dance floor is so crowded dancers can miss a step and not fall down until the music stops. A young woman waiting at the base of the DJ’s platform wants to talk to the DJ spinning. Several minutes pass, finally DJ Charlie Darker leans down to listen to her, she wants him to play some hip-hop. Darker tells her “I am playing hip-hop.” Oh Dang! Where the hell has she been? Darker has been spinning hip-hop since he fired up the turntables and his MacBook Pro.
iPhone developers wasted no time creating bootleg apps for the wonder gadget when it launched last year. Now will they storm the App Store or stay “underground” and keep offering nonsanctioned apps that defy Apple’s attempts to control the way the device is used?
There comes a time when an iPhone just isn’t enough. Sure, it’s the best phone on the planet, but some users want to go beyond Apple’s arbitrary rules and restrictions. Maybe they want to run the phone on a network other than AT&T, or maybe they want to use apps that you just can’t find on the App Store. When that happens, it’s time to go underground.
We’ve already implored you to recycle your outdated tech gear, but now we can offer an incentive for those of you who need more than a gentle nudge. There are new ways to earn cold hard cash for your cold dead e-carcasses. They can be refurbished and resold, and you can do your bit to help save the planet--and have extra beer money.