What is the future of the Apple Store? The answer is directly tied to another question: what is the future of mobile app technology? Put on your imagination cap for a moment. Imagine an Apple Store that doesn’t sell only tablets, computers and smartphones, but an Apple Store that sells appliances that will interact with your iPhone and iPad through apps tailored to those objects. This may sound a little nutty, but we’re closer than you think. Apple stores will soon start carrying a unique brand of lightbulb called Hue. These LED powered bulbs will not only last for 15 years, but they will allow you to change their brightness, intensity and color from your mobile device. We’re quickly heading for a future where you wil adjust your lights, air conditioner and washing machine from your tablet…and Apple is leading the charge.
This Craigslist ad for a used Samsung Galaxy Note is full of foul language and therefore possibly NSFW depending on your office, but for those with an immature and silly sense of humor (like many members of the Rocksauce team), it’ll sure make you giggle.
Apple and Microsoft have been rivals for years, but now things are just getting catty. Our official stance on stuff like this is “Keep it behind closed doors, guys!” but if we were to be perfectly honest with you, there is something tabloid-tastic about this that directly appeals to the parts of our brain that contribute to us not being perfect specimens of humanity. In short: we’ll take all of the tech industry gossip we can get.
This is fascinating and, when you think about it, not surprising at all. Netflix viewing increased 20% during Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, evidence that millions of people on the east coast were coping with the Frankenstorm by batting down the hatches and curling up with some Instant Watch.
Just when you thought there were no more unique takes on the smartphone case, behold the latest Case-Mate protector for the iPhone 5, which utilizes Super Advanced Technology (actually, it’s just a snap bracelet) to create a quick and easy to use stand for your smartphone.
We don’t know about you, but we think this funny Conan O’Brien spoof of an Apple commercial is pretty funny…and we think the fake tagline they use should be adopted by Apple. Because they can.