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Why Were 127 iPhones Run Over By This Russian Excavator? [Video]

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A mass graves for (fake) iPhones.

If you’re an iPhone lover, this video of an excavator destroying one hundred and twenty-seven iPhones underneath its treads is sure to stand your hair on end. It’s like watching a bulldozer dig a mass grave.

Don’t worry, though: these aren’t real iPhones, convincing as they might seem. They’re merely convincing replicants.

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In Russia, iTunes Store Is Now (Accidentally) Serving Up Porn

In Russia, iTunes Store Is Now (Accidentally) Serving Up Porn

Our friend Aleksandr Piterman of Ukranian iPhone has emailed us to point out what appears to be an amusing and saucy bug in the recently-launched Russian iTunes store: iTunes is now offering porn to users. Pictures below the fold (NSFW!)

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Apple To Hold Russian iTunes Event On December 4th [Report]

Apple To Hold Russian iTunes Event On December 4th [Report]

In Russia, you don’t buy music… you pirate it, along with pretty much everything else digital. That could soon change, though, as Apple is apparently now inviting a small group of Russians to an iTunes event scheduled to take place in Moscow tomorrow, December 4.

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Russian Orthodox Christian Priests Upset Because The Apple Logo Is A Symbol Of Sin

Russian Orthodox Christian Priests Upset Because The Apple Logo Is A Symbol Of Sin

Some radical Orthodox Christians in Russia are starting to have a hard time with Apple’s logo that decorates every iPhone, iPad and MacBook. These Russian Orthodox believe that the half-bitten logo is anti-Christian and represents the¬†act of original sin committed by Adam and Eve in Garden of Eden when they first bit into an apple from the Tree of Knowledge.

To get past Cupertino’s symbol of evil while still using their products, many radical Orthodox, including priests, have swapped the Apple logo out for the much more “holy” image of the cross, a symbol of Jesus Christ.

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More Macs Than They Can Count: Inside the Moscow Apple Museum [Gallery]

More Macs Than They Can Count: Inside the Moscow Apple Museum [Gallery]

Behold: The Moscow Apple Museum

At first glance, it looks as if someone’s raided a high street Apple Store, stolen all the iPhones and iPads and MacBooks Air, and dumped a load of retro computers in their place.

Look closer, and you’ll begin to understand what a remarkable achievement this place is.

Welcome to the Moscow Apple Museum, owned and operated by 46-year-old computer engineer Andrey Antonov. If ever you felt the need to explain to your kids how Apple got where it is today, this is the place to take them.

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iTunes Store Getting Ready To Launch In Russia, Tracks To Be Cheaper Than $0.99 U.S. Price Tag [Rumor]

iTunes Store Getting Ready To Launch In Russia, Tracks To Be Cheaper Than $0.99 U.S. Price Tag [Rumor]

Apple still has a lot of growing to do in Russia, but the good news is that the iTunes Store may finally be launching there in the coming months. The iTunes Store has not made its way to Russia after all these years mainly due to the country’s pervasive culture of copyright infringement. As part of the company’s continued rollout to new international markets, Apple is reportedly in talks with the Russian music industry to allow iTunes digital downloads. Not only that, but the price of a song on the Russian iTunes Store may be less than the traditional $0.99/track rate found in the U.S.

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Russia To Get First Ever Apple Store In 2013 [Report]

Russia To Get First Ever Apple Store In 2013 [Report]

In Russia, the only place to buy Apple products are third-party knock-off Apple Stores like this one.

It’s hard to believe, given how many Apple Stores are constantly opening their doors, but Apple’s only got official retail presence in 13 countries. That’s nothing: a mere 6% of the world. Chances are, then, that unless you live in America or Western Europe, you don’t have easy access to an Apple Store.

Luckily, that’s a problem Apple’s looking to change, one country at a time. Next country on the list set to be transformed by the Apple retail experience? Good old Mother Russia.

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This Incredible Vintage Apple Collection Is Probably The Biggest One Outside The U.S. [Gallery]

This Incredible Vintage Apple Collection Is Probably The Biggest One Outside The U.S. [Gallery]

Andrei Antonov is a huge Apple fan and has been an avid collector the last three decades. He’s got a certified crap-ton of old Apple machines, Newtons, Pippins, even random peripherals and Steve Jobs figurines. The guy has seriously got so much Apple stuff that he used it all to launch the Museum of Apple Technology where visitors can come in and actually touch the machines and play games like Prince of Persia and Mario on the oldest Macs you can find.

It’s an impressive collection to say the least, and some people think it might be the biggest collection of Apple hardware outside the U.S. Who are we to doubt them? Take a look at the pictures and see for yourself.

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Russians Use iPhone App To Publicly Shame ‘Douche’ Parkers

Russian news website The Village got sick of douche parking (apparently a big problem there) and decided to do something about it. How? By using an iPhone app tied into social media sites.

The app lets users snap photos of badly parked cars and upload them, but what happens next is pure genius.

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Tochki: A Simple Concept, A Lot Of Fun [Review]

Tochki: A Simple Concept, A Lot Of Fun [Review]

A simple, strategic puzzle game

An email arrived at Cult of Mac headquarters the other day: “Can you please let me know if it possible to make a review of our game on cultfomac site?”

It was from Andrey Uchaev, one of the team at Russian developers Manera Software, letting us know about a free iOS game called Tochki Online. We don’t often do reviews of free, ad-supported games, even less often about ones like this that we’ve never heard of and that have no user reviews in the App Store. So why are we reviewing this one? Because it’s fun.

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