Tag Archive: Crappy


5 Apple accessories every bit as crappy as the iPhone battery case

The consensus view of Apple’s newly launched hunchback iPhone battery case is that it should ideally be hidden from human view, spending its life in isolation ringing bells in Notre Dame. Immediately upon release, the Internet filled with loud, angry protesters saying this kind of thing would never have happened in Steve Jobs’ day (and […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Chipgate: How to tell if your iPhone 6s has a crappy A9 chip

Not all iPhones 6s units are created equal, and yours just might have a weaker processor thanks to Samsung. Chipgate rocked the Internet with the revelation that Apple used two different suppliers for the A9 chips in its latest iPhones and one processor looks like a serious under-performer. Even though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s 14-nanometer […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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How Apple keeps crappy cases off its shelves

Apple put up a new page on its website detailing the qualifications that third-party iPhone and iPad accessory makers must meet before the company will start selling those products in retail stores or online in the Apple Store. It’s not exactly the easiest…

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How Apps Turned My Crappy Old Ride Into A Smart Car

This story first appeared in Cult of Mac Magazine I was almost out of gas. I was also almost out of cash. I needed to find the cheapest source of fuel for my beat-up ride so I could get downtown…

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Belowrez Turns You iPhone Into A Crappy VGA Camera

IMG_2632If ever proof were needed that pixel art’s deceptive simplicity requires a huge amount of work and skill, it’s here in the form of Belowrez, an iPhone camera app that measures its pixels not in the millions but in the tens. Belowrez turns the beautiful flow of photons falling on your iPhone’s camera sensor into […]

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Forget The iWatch: Brando’s Crappy ‘Fashionable Bluetooth Vibrating Bracelet’ Is Here Right Now

Waiting for Apple’s iWatch? Good luck with that if you’re expecting anything fancier than a fitness-tracking iPod nano with a wrist strap. You should save your money, your hopes and your time and buy Beloved Crapware Vendor™ Brando’s Fashionable Bluetooth Vibrating Bracelet + Watch instead.

This piece of plastic tat connects to any smartphone via Bluetooth (the battery sucking old Bluetooth, not the fancy new everlasting low-energy Bluetooth) and vibrates for any incoming  [Read More…]

Siri Will Now Laugh At Her Own Crappy Jokes [Image]

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Siri’s got a ton of talents. She’s an amateur movie critic. She knows all about robotics. Plus, she’s pretty decent at her main job as a personal assistant.

Siri’s never been a great comedian, and whoever was put in charge of making Siri more witty and conversational  is just making her look more dorky. Now whenever you ask Siri to tell you a joke, she replies with, “Get Siri-ous. Ha ha!” The  [Read More…]

Samsung: We’re Wasting Half Of The Galaxy S4′s Flash Storage On Crappy Features No One Wants

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when you buy a 16GB iPhone, iOS 6 takes up roughly 1GB of space on the device, leaving about 15GB or so to spare. Buy a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4, on the other hand, and you get just 8.49GB!

Why? Samsung says all the bloat is because of the nonsense, half-baked “software features” they keep on baking in.

In a statement to CNET, everyone’s favorite Cupertino copycat said:

“For the Galaxy  [Read More…]

Samsung: We’re Wasting Half Of The Galaxy S4′s Flash Storage On Crappy Features No One Wants

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when you buy a 16GB iPhone, iOS 6 takes up roughly 1GB of space on the device, leaving about 15GB or so to spare. Buy a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4, on the other hand, and you get just 8.49GB!

Why? Samsung says all the bloat is because of the nonsense, half-baked “software features” they keep on baking in.

In a statement to CNET, everyone’s favorite Cupertino copycat said:

“For the Galaxy  [Read More…]

This Crappy Game Is The Most Shameless Abuse Of In-App Purchases You’ll Ever See [Video]

The game in this video is called Super Monster Bros By Adventure Time Pocket Free Games. Yep, that’s the entire title. Bodes well, doesn’t it? I bet you’re itching to play it. Sadly, though, you can’t. Apple’s already yanked it from the App Store. You probably didn’t want to play it anyway, though: it has to be the most shamelessly abusive examples of in-app purchases that mortal mind can comprehend.

The game itself is just a lame Super Mario  [Read More…]