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I want to start off by thanking those loyal followers on Twitter and WordPress that can now also follow along with everything that goes down on this blog (and more) on Facebook! With over 750 MILLION active users, I figured it was time to make the leap and launch our very own fan page dedicated to everything we talk about on the blog + more.
The intention of the Facebook page isn;t about being a stand-alone place, separate from the blog, but rather a place for friends and family of existing followers that aren’t sure if they’d benefit from subscribing to the blog, they can now contribute and comment on topics, just as they would, right here, on the main site.
If you’ve already clicked “LIKE” on the page – THANK YOU!, and if you haven’t yet, please click here to do it now. It would mean a lot to me as I look forward to keeping this blog consistent and up to date.
Once again thanks for the support and I’ll look forward to seeing you on Facebook and here!
Is your girlfriend’s birthday approaching and you’re fresh out of ideas on what to get her? Here’s an idea; Introducing the Angry Birds bra.
Since “Angry Birds” first made it’s appearance on an Apple-relatied product, the iPhone, I figure it fits my blog nicely. The bra, available on etsy.com, available in sizes 34A-38DD.
Details from the site itself:
This bra features the red bird and green pig from everyone’s favorite game, Angry Birds! Hand painted using acrylic paint with a textile medium. It is permanent and washable, and it will come with care instructions.
But if you’re just dying to get your hands on one of these, you may have to wait a little longer – they are currently sold out. Judging by the high demand and success though, I’m sure we’ll see more available in the future.
So what’s next? – How about an Angry Birds bikini?
I remember when the Steve Jobs action figure was release back in November 2010 and I hesitated in ordering one, because I figured ‘there’s time to order it later’ .. well, a few weeks later, of course, Apple lawyers took action and removed the action figure due to impersonating a person (Steve Jobs) without consent.
The doll, made of plastic, resembled Apple CEO almost exact with the trademark black turtle neck, blue jeans and New Balance 991 sneakers. All the way to hair cut and removable rimless glasses. You could even go as far as interchanging speech bubbles that have become known as Apple-speak like Jobs’ “One more thing…”
Weeks later, the same company that developed the original figurine, named M.I.C., began selling the “Pineapple CEO” doll online for $89 which was basically the original doll, but this time disguised as a ninja with a cloth around it’s head and could be changed to hold ninja stars, instead of the iPhone. The base was also modified so you could ‘mix and match’ and that way didn’t appear like the Apple logo… but yet once again Apple’s lawyers stepped in
Mr. Jobs has not consented to the use of his name and/or image in the Product. Unauthorized use of a person’s name and/or likeness constitutes a violation of California Civil Code Section 3344, which prohibits the use of any person’s name, photograph or likeness in a product without that person’s prior consent… The figure and its stand are replications of Mr. Jobs image and Apple’s trademark. The thin attempt to “disguise” the figure in its current iteration does not impact the fact that you are plainly trading on Mr. Jobs image…
While the site is still up, the dolls are listed as discontinued. (Sorry guys and girls) It was a nice run and I’m kicking myself in the butt for not managing to get one before they stopped selling them, but this truly was a (very) limited edition figure.
Would you buy one, if they were available?
I ask myself this question everyday, and if you’re reading this blog post, you’re likely a hardcore iPhone, iPad or iPod lover. All these have had the “touch” or been graced by Steve Jobs. Would Apple be able to keep going if Steve (we’ll use first name basis when naming people) was unable to return from a medical leave of absence?
I think it all boils down to the fact that Steve is the face of Apple and firmly moulded into what Apple identifies itself as. His image has created a perception of the brand where they put people first, they allow design to lead technology, and having the courage to do things a little differently. Always keeping focused on their vision, even though sales may suffer for a while.
What we have to all remember, is that Steve doesn’t lock himself in a room for weeks/months on end thinking about what people may want, and then emerge with the iPad. There’s a team of many people (even trained by Apple people) that clearly understand what Apple’s mission is. Sure, Steve oversees all talks and demands perfection while developing the next product, but I think it would be outlandish to assume that if Steve didn’t return, Apple’s ‘team’ would all of a sudden forget what they learned from him.
They understand what makes Apple, Apple and would continue to work on products at the same high level we’ve come to not only know, but expect from Apple. About 20 years ago when Steve was forced out of Apple, he wasn’t in firm control, and Apple failed because the brand relied heavily on User Groups not the culture it’s established today.
Failure would be highly unlikely at this point.
Stumbled on a cool site that asks you a series of questions to determine how addicted you are to Apple products. I took the test and didn’t score as high as I thought I would.
Created by OnePlusYou – Free Dating Site
Take the test and comment on what scored on the Apple Addiction test.
PS: When your score is revealed you’ll be prompted to click on the ad to see your score, but in the bottom right corner there’s a link to bypass this ad and go straight to your results.