Tag Archive: Lives

Robert F. Kennedy’s optimism lives on at Apple, Tim Cook says

Tim Cook accepted the Ripple of Hope Award in New York last night. During his speech at the the benefit for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, the Apple CEO touched on a number of world issues, from protections for the LGBT community, to the Syrian refugee criss. Cook also cited […]

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

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Siri adds ‘saving lives’ to its list of tricks

An accidental Siri “butt dial” recently saved a teen’s life by allowing him to dial 911 while trapped under a truck, with his arms pinned down. The 18-year-old teenager was fixing his truck in Tennessee when it fell on him. Unable to summon anyone to help, the teen was rapidly running out of options until […]

The Apple Watch is already improving the lives of deaf users

For many years Apple has been a great company when it comes to pushing the accessibility of its products for disabled users — from features like VoiceOver, which allow for descriptions of apps to be read aloud for the blind, to FaceTime which… Read more ›

Apple Watch takes an Olympic-size plunge, lives to tell about it

Summertime is finally upon us, and here in the Valley of the Sun, that mostly means one thing: cliff-jumping season. I’ve been worried that my Apple Watch might not survive some of the 50-foot cliffs my friends and I like… Read more ›

Once-famous robot lives quietly away from limelight

America’s oldest surviving robot no longer smokes cigarettes.   There are no more long lines of people to see him, topless women haven’t danced around him in years and his legs have been broken since that amusement park gig. But… Read more ›

Radio Shack may die, but its ’80s-era portable PC lives on

Some journalists remember the day the future arrived: We felt like James Bond on special assignment when our editors, playing the part of provision master Q, handed us the portable device that would allow a story to be written in… Read more ›

Stunt driver takes blind dates on ride of their lives

Blind dates can be full of surprises. But few ever end with the man crapping his pants – and with cameras rolling. Such were the scenes created in a Ford Motor Co. promotional video posted on Feb. 6 to YouTube… Read more ›

Apple fans in Japan risk their lives for a Lucky Bag

How much would you endure to get a cheap deal on a new Apple product? When we wrote about the traditional Japanese “Lucky Bag” special offer — which gives customers the chance to buy a $ 300 gift bag, containing cut-price… Read more ›

People save and change lives in Apple’s newest iPhone 5s ad

Apple has a new TV ad out for the iPhone 5s, and it’s the fourth installment in its “You’re More Powerful Than You Think” campaign. The ads have previously shown people using the iPhone to do stuff like play music,… Read more ›

Gripster Case For iPad Mini Lives Up to Its Name

Native Union wasn’t kidding around when it chose the name “Gripster” – this thing can be gripped and grabbed any way you like. Hell, even a Dolphin could get a purchase on this thing with its slippery flippers. The case,… Read more ›