The Apple executive responsible for the colossal failure of Apple's new Maps app was fired for reportedly refusing to apologize to Apple's customers.
Scott Forstall convinced Apple execs to replace Google maps on the new iPhone 5 cell phone with his Apple Maps, which turned out to be a disaster.
Not soon after the iPhone 5 launched, consumers began reporting problems with Apple Maps. Well-known streets and even entire towns were left off of the Maps navigation. The app quickly became a target of late night talk show hosts.
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US president Barack Obama is shaping up to be the biggest liar ever to occupy the White House. A bigger liar than even Bill "I did not have sex with that woman" Clinton.
It would be too time consuming to list all of Obama's untruths, so let's just skip ahead to the latest piece of fiction to come out of his mouth.
If you recall, Obama said this during the Commencement address to the Hampton University graduating class this past weekend:
"With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," Obama said at Hampton University in southeastern Virginia.
Well, as others have already pointed out, the Huffington Post, ran this piece about Obama listening to Jay Z on his iPod. The same iPod that Obama claims he doesn't own or know how to work.
You might say lying about an iPod is such a small thing. But Obama lies about everything. How can we trust a man who can't even tell the truth about an iPod?
He lies all the time He lied about how often he attended services at Jeremiah Wright's church; he lied about how his parents met; how his uncle liberated Auschwitz; how his dad came to this country. The guy just lies about his own background and life. What a phony...and, btw, for someone who decries people's use of IPODs, why did he give one to Queen Elizabeth as a diplomatic gift - one filled with his own speeches. How priceless! Source
According to the Village Voice, Rikers Island corrections officers conducted a surprise inspection of rapper Lil Wayne's prison cell and found earphones and a charger.
No audio device was found in his cell, so officers searched the cells of the other inmates until they came up with the missing mp3 player.
Before turning himself in to begin serving a 12-month prison sentence on weapons charges, Wayne told Rolling Stone magazine that he planned to keep working while in prison: "I'll have an iPod, and I'll make sure they keep sending me beats."
The only problem with that is, inmates aren't allowed to have electronics such as iPods or cell phones in their possession.
The MP3 player was discovered in the cell of another inmate in the unit. And, in a kind of tragic detail, it turns out Lil Wayne had hidden the original contraband--the charger and headphones--in a snack bag in the garbage can of his cell.) He's being charged with an infraction--possession of contraband, says our source. Inmates are allowed to purchase an AM/FM player and earphones from the commissary, but what Wayne had wasn't authorized. Before you yawn, realize that everyone in Rikers--even the celebrities--is forbidden to possess any form of non-sanctioned mobile electronics, whether cell phones, videogames, or otherwise, and the fact that Lil Wayne was found with an iPod in his cell means that someone had to smuggle it into him.
Weezy's minor infraction will probably mean additional time tacked onto the end of his sentence. Last month prison officials fired an overeager female prison guard who entered an unauthorized area to peek in on Wayne. The former guard is filing a wrongful termination suit against the city.
So yesterday I met up with an old friend who brought along her Louis Vuitton messenger bag to our lunch date. Inside the bag was her brand new iPad.
She happily told me she wasn't following the crowd because she had resisted the initial onslaught of overhyped iPad ads for at least a month before she finally gave in after reading on my blog that her favorite singer Monica had an iPad. She said she loves it.
Me, on the other hand, I still have no use for an iPad. I already have a MacBook Pro (which I'm typing this post on) and a HTC smart phone, which I hate, but it serves my purposes when I want to browse the Internet while out & about.
I simply can't see myself dragging that monster iPad out of a bag just to check the sports scores -- unless I just want the people around me to see that I have an iPad -- and I am not that vain.
US president Barack Obama probably feels the same way. He doesn't own an iPad either.
Obama told the graduating class of Hampton University today (April 9) that the iPad is just another useless invention that will only lead them to distraction as they try to find work in a dismal job market.
Last week Apple CEO Steve Jobs bragged that his iPad sold over 1 million units. With over 300 million people in the US, I am not impressed.
Besides, that figure doesn't include all the replacement iPads exchanged by clumsy owners who dropped and broke their first units.
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Rap Diva Trina wanted the world to know that her reunion with former boyfriend Kenyon Martin was not a ploy to help promote her new album. So she packed him off to Atlanta yesterday to sit by her side while she signed CDs at DTLR sporting goods store in Camp Creek (a suburb of Atlanta).
This is how closely Trina monitors Kenyon's every move like a hawk! My spies tell me that while Trina was signing autographs, Kenyon received a call on his iPhone. She immediately jumped up and demanded to see his phone. Once she was satisfied that the call was innocent, she resumed signing CDs.
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R&B Diva Monica is currently on a plane flying from the west coast to her next promo stop in Oklahoma where she's performing at Langston University tonight!
Monica's gold selling CD Still Standing is flying off the shelves, and Mo is in high demand right now.
But she knows how much you guys love her. So before she boarded her flight, Monica logged into the comments section to drop you a note to let you know how much she appreciates you!
Kanye West left L.A. on a private jet yesterday afternoon after bonding out of jail following his dust up with paparazzi at LAX (click to watch Kanye boarding private jet).
'Ye landed in Hawaii and literally walked off the plane holding his $1,600 MacBook Air like, 'see, I'm working! I don't have a ghost writer!'
I guess appearances really are important to 'Ye because he wants it to appear that he wrote 10 posts on his blog yesterday before, during, and after tussling with the paps at the airport.
His juvenile antics ended up costing him almost 30Gs for a leased jet, jet fuel, two licensed pilots, and a $20,000 bond. All because he can't control his immature, volatile temper. I can see why Alexis left that ass.
GET HELP, 'YE!