The truth behind the recent Apple-related events, uncovered by Taiwanese TV

Apple (aka Jobs Vader) pays Jason Chen a visit

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, a video must be worth a million. And this one really IS; even without English subtitles or voice-overs, you should have no troubles following along. Finally, a quick and simple (albeit painful) answer to the iPhone 4 reception issues. You really have to hand it to those Taiwanese… Video after the gap!

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Hanvon: iPad smash now!

Two of Hanvon’s Old Boys smashed an Apple ice sculpture in a funny reminder that Asian manufacturers still don’t get it. Firstly, smashing an icon is adolescent fun that might lube up two old blokes, but doesn’t solve anything. Second, if you’ve got to make a spectacle, make sure you’ve got something to offer. The Hanvon TouchPad B10 is not that something. It’s another in a long line of silicon and plastic wannabes that tout the most tablet-useless software ever: Windows 7.

Personal problems with Windows 7? None – on the desktop. It is a fine mouse-driven OS, but move its silly icons to a touch screen and you have an Ice Age of potential crap. HP’s Slate has changed sides. Android and Chrome are on the prowl – all mobile-driven OS’es. Why does another Asian manufacturer lose site of clever market trends and release another blow-chunks POS? At least they got the female-hygiene nomenclature down pad.

Spec and hands-on video after the gap:

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Steve Jobs to apologise for ‘Get a Mac’ ads

Spurred on by comedian Ellen DeGeneres’ recent repentance for her iPhone spoof, the Big Apple, Steve Jobs, will apologise for Apple’s spurious Get a Mac adverts. The now quaint campaign painted Microsoft-powered PC’s as hard to use, prone to viruses, and outmoded. Needless to say, Microsoft aren’t amused.

Similar to last year’s iPod touch P announcement, Steve Jobs, Mr. Macintosh himself, has officially retracted his company’s salacious campaign. He opened up to TMA via email with this poignant explanation:

Apple may rock, but its not cool what we did with the Get a Mac ads. I wanted to ‘boom!’ attack those bald Ballmer bas*ards at Microsoft for their incompetent dominance. Get a Mac did the trick. I mean, come on, Apple is way better. We got iPhoto and the world’s best most innovative music/movie/podcast/app/book/advertising/ripping software/genius/search engine installed on every Mac.

We’ve got no viruses. We’ve got no repellent Authorize or Deny system. But the really neat thing is that we still create new platforms. Think iPad. Think iPhone. Think Different.

Still though, I think we need to back off Microsoft. Apple may not be able to take a joke, but Microsoft can’t handle the competition or clever advertisement campaigns.

TouchMyApps (haha, love the name – it reminds me of… naw, shouldn’t say that), please get the word out. I really am humble pie.


Though a little late, look for Steve Jobs to apologise to Microsoft at the Steve Jobs Show aka the WWDC this summer.