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Timbuk2 Factory Tour Highlights Offshoring Issues at Apple [Gallery]

Timbuk2 Factory Tour Highlights Offshoring Issues at Apple [Gallery]

SAN FRANCISCO — American companies are rightly proud to show off any manufacturing facilities supporting jobs during the current recession, and San Francisco-based Timbuk2 is no exception. This week, the company known for its messenger bags showed us the hangar here in the Mission district where workers cut and sew colorful swaths of material and help contribute to the local manufacturing economy.

As a group of reporters was ushered through the trendy open-plan set-up, it made us think about what a factory tour of Apple’s manufacturing plants would be like. We’ll never know, of course. Tim Cook would never allow a tour like this one.

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BMW: Apple Made White Cars Cool

BMW: Apple Made White Cars Cool

If it weren’t for Apple, this car would probably look awful to you.

Steve Jobs never got the chance to build the car of his dreams, but he has still had a huge affect on the car industry. Why? Because he made white cool. Before Apple began making white computers and accessories, white was a color only associated with boring products like refrigerators — and nobody dreamed of owning a white car. Now it’s the most popular car color in America.

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The 30 Most Patriotic Wallpapers For Your Mac Or iPad [Gallery]

The 30 Most Patriotic Wallpapers For Your Mac Or iPad [Gallery]

What’s better than watching fireworks blow up while chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!” with a thousand strangers in the park? Nothing, that’s what. But the next best thing is a huge gallery of wallpapers you can dress up your iPad or Mac with to get patriotic for the Fourth of July. We’ve scoured the internet and found 30 spectacular hi-res wallpapers that represent what makes the U.S.A. one of the best countries in the wold. Check em out:

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Hong Kong, Not America, Has More iPads Per Person Than Any Other Country

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We’re all aware of how popular Apple’s tablet is. It spawns endless lines outside of Apple stores for days after its launch, and it no other tablet is anywhere close to being as successful. Apple’s iPad is so popular in fact, that one in six Hong Kong citizens own the device.

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