(You're reading all posts by Traci Dauphin) Traci Dauphin is the office manager and all round organizer at Cult of Mac. She keeps the trains running on time. Traci also writes product reviews and shoots great galleries of events like Macworld.
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What a difference a week makes. Last week I went to the San Francisco downtown Apple store to take pictures of the sad Steve Jobs memorial. This week it was a different world at the iPhone 4s launch. Business as usual. There was only one reminder of Steve, a single bouquet of flowers stashed in the corner of a window.
To honor Steve Jobs, a local San Francisco radio station, 997 NOW, is playing a version of the Nicki Minaj song “Fly” remixed by Sketchomatic. Its a super sappy top 40 hit mixed in with Steve Jobs’ inspirational words of wisdom. I heard this in the car this morning driving the kids to school. I was struck by the first line, “No one wants to die, but death is the one destination we all share.” Have a listen and tell us what you think in the comments below..
I went to the downtown Apple store this morning.
It was raining. Sort of fitting for the mood at the store.
Several people braved the downpour to pay tribute to Steve. Messages on Post-it notes were covering the front window. It was quite moving actually. Candles were lit and flowers were scattered on the ground.
When it started to hail briefly, I went inside. The mood was somber. The usual high-fiving employees were quiet. One of the employees told me that when they arrived at the store this morning the notes were covering the door. They carefully removed them one by one and placed the notes in rows at the bottom of the window.
While in the store, the David Bowie song Changes started playing. It was sad to hear but fitting. Apple has changed, at least how we know it.
Please check out the rest of the pictures and their captions below. This isn’t a sight exclusive to the San Francisco Apple Store. Similar tributes are happening at Apple Stores all around the world. If Steve was the heart and soul of Apple, even Apple’s fingertips are in mourning today.
Come Party With Some Fellow Mac Addicts At San Francisco’s Il Pirata On Thursday [Cult of Mac Party!]
Boring your family and friends with all your Apple talk? Come hang out with some kindred spirits… and maybe get drunk and score some free swag at the same time. Yeah, that’s right: Cult of Mac is having a party on Thursday June 9th at the Il Pirata bar in San Francisco, and you’re invited.
Feeling lucky? You can win a bunch of gear at the first CultofMac.com WWDC meet & greet during this Thursday June 9th, at Il Pirata bar and restaurant in San Francisco.
Metro-Envelope iPad Bag by Peasants & Travelers
If you can’t justify buying the iPad 2 because you recently purchased the original model, or you just can’t afford it, don’t despair. Instead, give your original iPad a mini make-over by purchasing one of these four cases. They are way cheaper than the new iPad 2 and won’t add anything to landfills.
Here’s how to give some new life to the poor old iPad.
If you’re a packrat like me, and you need a really big bag for your MacBook plus everything else, you should seriously consider the Alix Laptop Tote Bag from J’Tote (pronounced zhe-tote).
I have been toting the Alix around for a month now. I have to say that this bag is my new favorite. It can take a beating and still looks great. If passion is your fashion, this bag is your match.
Lucky me. I got the husband’s cast-off iPhone 3GS. But only after my old Razor phone fell in a lake. Although I do love the iPhone (who wouldn’t?), I am often forgetful and lazy with it. Meaning that I never charge it and never download photos to the computer.
This is where the Iomega’s SuperHero Backup and Charger for iPhone saves the day. This small portable dock charges your iPhone and downloads your data simultaneously.
So when I inevitably drop my iPhone in the garbage disposal, at least I won’t lose my address book.
Dude, Valentine’s Day is like four days away! Haven’t bought your sweetie a gift yet? Don’t despair, we have some clever gift ideas that will make you look like a hopeless romantic. Or at least you won’t be in the doghouse!
Above: When saying it just isn’t enough, show her how much you love her with the Love Quotes Wallpaper for Valentines day. With over 450 glow effects in 24 patterns and 20 colors, you are sure to find something for your sweety. The more sickly sweet the better! You can even share by Facebook, Twitter and Email.
Love Quotes Wallpaper for Valentines Day App is available from iTunes for free
SAN FRANCISCO, MACWORLD 2011 — Even without Apple, Macworld 2011 was packed and there was a great vibe. Check out some of the most interesting products on the show floor.
Above: These wholesome twins at the ShedWorx booth were so nice. ShedWorx develops VoltaicHD video conversion software for the Mac.