Tag Archive: Francisco


Hunting For a Gold iPhone At the San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]

imageSAN FRANCISCO — The gold iPhone 5s is rarer than, well, gold. If you wanted to snag a gold-colored iPhone 5s this morning, you had to start lining up outside the Apple Store at 7:30 p.m. the night before. Apple had only 20 or so at the flagship Apple Store, which was a lot compared […]

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Thieves Are Teaming Up To Take Your Smartphone In San Francisco

OtherNews1Thieves in San Francisco are reportedly forming teams and developing new ways to steal your smartphone. The various schemes they’ve devised usually employ one person to create a distraction while another nabs your device and takes off with it. But a more recent trend uses a phony good Samaritan who will actually return your device […]

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San Francisco Starbucks Still Haunted By The Ghost Of Steve Jobs’s 2007 Prank iPhone Call

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During the historic 2007 iPhone keynote, Steve Jobs famously called a local Starbucks and made a prank order for 4,000 lattes… enough for everyone at the Moscone Center to enjoy. He then said, “Just kidding. Wrong number. Goodbye!”

Amusingly, that quick prank call to demonstrate the iPhone’s Maps and Phone apps is still resulting in prank calls six years later. And even more incredibly, the barista who originally took the call still works at that Starbucks!

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Sprint Finally Turns On LTE In San Francisco, New York City and Washington D.C.

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Sprint has been racing to catch up with Verizon and AT&T with LTE coverage over the past couple of months, and while they don’t have nearly as much coverage as the two cellular giants, they’re starting to get LTE into some of the most important U.S. metropolitan markets now.

This morning Sprint activated their LTE coverage for San Francisco, however it’s not in full bloom just yet.

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Apple Buys Particle, A Small HTML5 Web Development Company From San Francisco

How will Particle’s talent integrate with Apple?

Apple rarely buys other companies, so when the Cupertino giant makes an acquisition, it’s worth noting. CNET is reporting that Apple has recently purchased Particle, a small creative consulting company based in San Francisco that specializes in HTML5 development. Particle is a relatively small firm, but it has done some big projects for companies like Google, Sony and even Apple.

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Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Drops $17 Million For A Classy House In San Francisco

That’s ‘Sir’ Jonathan Ive to you.

Renowned and long-time Apple executive Jony Ive has purchased a $ 17 million home on San Francisco’s exclusive “Gold Coast.” The 45-year-old designer behind products like the iMac, iPhone, and iPad is now the owner of a7,274-square-foot abode overlooking the bay area.

Given Ive’s British heritage, it’s only fitting that his new house features its owncourtyard garden and “cathedral” ceilings. Not too shabby, even for a  [Read More…]

Scenes From The iPhone 4S Launch In San Francisco [Gallery]

What a difference a week makes. Last week I went to the San Francisco downtown Apple store to take pictures of the sad Steve Jobs memorial. This week it was a different world at the iPhone 4s launch. Business as usual. There was only one reminder of Steve, a single bouquet of flowers stashed in the corner of a window. [Read More…]

Sad Goodbyes To Steve At The San Francisco Apple Store [Gallery]

I went to the downtown Apple store this morning. It was raining. Sort of fitting for the mood at the store. Several people braved the downpour to pay tribute to Steve. Messages on Post-it notes were covering the front window. It was quite moving actually. Candles were lit and flowers were scattered on the ground. When it started to hail briefly, I went inside. The mood  [Read More…]

Windows of San Francisco Apple Store Covered in Fan Tributes

This is what the San Francisco Apple Store looks like tonight. Fans have plastered the windows in sticky-note tributes. Heres a Twitter search listing some of the other store memorials popping up all over the world. Photo by patr1ck.

San Francisco Police Wants CCTV Footage for Lost iPhone Investigation

San Francisco Police have requested surveillance footage from the bar in which an fifth-generation iPhone prototype was reportedly lost by an Apple employee back in July. The footage wont be used in the iPhone investigation, however, but rather an internal probe into how the police assisted Apples search for the device. The SFPD want to see CCTV footage from the Cava 22 bar in San Franciscos MissionDistrictfrom July 21 and July  [Read More…]