Yep. What you're seeing here is really happening. This afternoon, Apple Store dancing sensation iTr3vor paid us a visit to our own studios and did a little jig with Executive Editor, Susie Ochs, and Associate Editor, Nic Vargus. Press play to take a gander. We'll have a full interview up later on!
Angry Birds is the most overrated game of all time. I mean it. It’s true that I’ve always been something of an anti-Angry Birds evangelist, but my reasons are honest: it just isn’t that good. If I heard as much critical acclaim for an Xbox game as I do for Angry Birds, I would punch myself in the face, throw away my controller, and join up with Jack Thompson for tea. Hit the break to read the seven reasons it's the most overrated game of all time.
We couldn't help ourselves. This morning, we discovered this gem of a Sesame Street clip over at Mashable and we haven't been able to get the song out of our head since. The Sesame Workshop are definitely ones to harp on an internet trend--let us not forget the Old Spice commercial with Grover--and we're glad for it. Check out the video after the cut as Sesame Street's residents, including Telly, sing about the iPogo and its many apps.
Y'know, when we first laid eyes on the new iPod nano in clock mode, we definitely thought that it resembled a twentieth century pocket watch. Well, apparently it doesn't have to stay in your pocket. The new iLoveHandles "Rock Band" turns your iPod nano into a wrist watch, so you can use your nano to check the time or keep it clipped onto your wrist for easy playlist access. Also, we got some sweet email from a reader who fashioned his own iPod nano wristwatch.
Xzibit wishes he came up with this one. If you want to make your iPhone 4 work with a tripod, but think those overpriced tripod and case combos are too pass, then how about ripping apart a SLR camera to make a nice case for your iPhone? That seems perfectly normal to us, and that's exactly what one iPhone 4 owner did.
The Jersey Shore is a complete anomaly. It’s a reality television show, but without any semblance of actual reality. Regardless, we still wish that we could tan like those guys--or at least fake it. Fortunately, there's an app for that.
With Jersey Shore Tan, you too can oversaturate your photos (and your skin!) to a wonderful orange glow. And if orange isn't enough for you, then fist bump up the tan a few more notches, until you’re a cool crispy brown and resemble the color of perfectly cooked bacon. Mmm, bacon.
You may remember that Apple actually approached Verizon first about being the exclusive iPhone carrier. Verizon, realizing that having a incredibly successful phone would bring network traffic to a screeching halt, wisely said, "Nah, we're cool with the phones we have." So Apple cruised on over to Cingular and hammered out a deal with them. Then Cingular became AT&T, and we all bought iPhones and broke the network in major metropolitan areas.
Since that moment over three years ago--in Internet time, that's 300 years--anyone with even a slight interest in the iPhone, and access to the Internet, has speculated on the iPhone jumping to the Verizon network. Imagine seeing that guy with the glasses doing his whole,"Can you hear me now?" schtick with FaceTime.
That's a million dollar idea Verizon, I expect a large check in the mail when that ad starts being skipped-over via TiVo.
Anywho, in the interest of posterity, we've compiled a handy infograph to outline the current status of the iPhone on Verizon.