Tag Archive: Russian


A young Russian woman who posed for a selfie with a 9mm handgun accidentally shot herself in the head on Thursday. Police report that the 21-year-old found the weapon in the building she worked in after a security guard left… Read more ›

Some people just won’t let go, will they? Still upset about Apple’s much-maligned U2 album giveaway last year, Russian politician Alexander Starovoitov has come up with a new complaint we’ve not heard before: That by gifting Songs of Innocence to millions… Read more ›

Did ‘bug’ cause Russian Siri to be homophobic?

Apple’s Russian version of Siri launched earlier this month, and while the presence of Apple’s virtual assistant in Russia is certainly welcome, its early bigoted views (apparently now fixed) are not. According to one YouTube user, Siri not only refused to… Read more ›

LAS VEGAS — What if your entire life was like a Russian dash cam? Our phones already know where we are and what we’re doing every moment of the day, but the Narrative Clip takes things to the next level.… Read more ›

Apple Putin up prices in its Russian online store

Apple has re-opened its online store in Russia after temporarily closing it last week following “extreme” fluctuations in the valuation of the country’s currency, the ruble. But while that’s good news for people wanting to order Apple goods over the holidays,… Read more ›

Apple fans in Russia can no longer buy new iPhones or Macs, reports Bloomberg. The company has stopped all sales in the country due to ‘extreme’ Ruble fluctuations. All Apple products were pulled temporarily from the online store in Russia this… Read more ›

Russian Government Ditches iPads For Samsung Tablets

Russian government officials have ditched the iPad in favor of Samsung-made tablets according to a recent report. The move was supposedly made to “ensure tighter security.†Russia’s telecoms minister Nikolai Nikiforov notes that Russian officials switched over to Samsung tablets… Read more ›     

Apple is well known for its often inconsistent approach to app acceptance or rejection (more on than in this week’s upcoming Newsstand magazine), but this is a bit silly. According to Apple, Hunted Cow developer Andrew Mullholland had his app… Read more ›     

Greetings, comrades! This time on CultCast: we travel to mother Russia and dance with gogo dancers (no, really); Apple talks to Tesla, we talk iCars. Plus, for the first time, Apple brings the iTunes Festival to the United States; Facebook… Read more ›     

spekulantyVimpelCom, owner of Beeline, Russia’s third-biggest mobile carrier, has cut its ties with Apple and decided it will no longer offer the iPhone. The company reportedly feels Apple’s conditions are too “harsh,” and so it has inked a deal with its biggest rival instead. VimpelCom isn’t the first Russian carrier to walk away from the […]

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