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Watch devs read 1-star reviews of their apps


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Everybody hurts sometimes.
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App developers may be rich, charismatic, good-looking and able to code (OK, so a significant portion only fall into one of these categories), but they’re also human — and that means criticism hurts.

With that in mind, a new video mines devs’ negative user reviews for comic gold by getting indie developers to read their own negative feedback in the App Store.

Check it out below.

How to make your own iPhone 7


Installing an extra camera is super easy.
Installing an extra camera is super easy.
Photo: PeripateticPandas

The grand unveiling of the iPhone 7 is still a couple months away, but if you can’t wait to get your hands on an iPhone with a dual-lens camera it’s actually incredibly easy to make one at home.

All you need is two iPhone 6s units, some special tools and a little attention to detail to create your own version of what will likely be the most boring iPhone update ever.

Here’s how to do it:

If God and Steve Jobs had a podcast this would be today’s episode


Steve Jobs wants Bill Gates to burn in hell in this parody.
Steve Jobs wants Bill Gates to burn in hell in this parody.
Photo: Funny or Die

Ever wonder what it would be like if God had a podcast and invited Steve Jobs to be a guest in anticipation of the big iPhone 6s reveal? The folks at Funny or Die have created a hilarious animated short with that exact premise, where His Steveness plays devil’s advocate and asks God how many iPhones it would take to send Bill Gates to hell.

In ‘Good God! with God,’ God tries to talk Steve about what Apple has in store for fans at its September 9th keynote, but things get off track when the Apple co-founder tries to put the Microsoft co-founder in hell forever, then God takes a shot at Tim Cook and the Apple Watch and things get really weird.

Check it out:

Siri’s dance jokes are only one step up from dad puns


Not only is Siri helpful, but she's got some bad puns to share as well.
Not only is Siri helpful, but she's got some bad puns to share as well.
Photo: Apple

Apple Watch owners have to rely on Siri more than iPhone users do, what with the lack of the keyboard and such. However, Siri’s got some funny easter eggs built right in, and it’s fun to try and figure them out.

Use your Apple Watch to ask Siri to show you her dance moves and she’ll bust out some lines that are funny, sure but end up sounding more like dad jokes, to be honest.

Granny mistakes piece of Christmas chocolate for an iPhone



If you’re like me, you’ve probably had that experience of giving an older relative a gift of tech for the holidays, only for it to go unappreciated. In this absolutely priceless video, though, one family turns that situation on its head, tricking their very sweet grandmother into thinking she’s been given an iPhone she has absolutely no use for… until she discovers it’s made of chocolate!

Funny things to ask Siri, from jokes to Easter eggs [iOS Tips]


Siri Funny Questions

There are plenty of funny things to ask Siri. One of my daughter’s favorite things to do with Siri on my iPhone, besides rename me all sorts of ridiculous names, is to ask it questions.

“Siri,” she’ll say, “what is your real name?” Siri will reply with how she really doesn’t like talking about herself. Hilarious, right?

I’m almost afraid to show my daughter this tip, because she’ll now have a ton of funny questions to ask Siri, getting truly cute and laughable responses along the way. I may never get my iPhone back.

Here is a list of some of the best funny things to ask Siri. We’ll leave finding out the answers to you.

How To Set Up An Airport Extreme Base Station (Like A Total Doofus) [Humor]


What's wrong with this setup? (Hint: track the blue cable from end to end.)

Our fearless commander-in-chief Leander Kahney is a strange cuckoo. He is, of course, a dashing and famous technology journalist par example, while his family is inexplicably a bunch of Luddites.

So check out what happened when Leander tried to coach someone in his family how to set up an extra Airport Extreme base station over the phone. No matter how many times he explained how to do it, it wouldn’t work… so Leander drove over to see what the problem was. This is what he saw.

What’s the most ridiculous tech support problem you’ve had to solve for a family member? Let us know in the comments.

Forget OS X Lynx, These Are The Best Mascot Ideas For OS X 10.9 [Gallery]



Last week we had a lot of fun coming up with our vision for the next Mac operating system, OS X Lion-O. We then turned to our amazing readers and asked you guys to dream up the the perfect mascot for the next version of OS X.

We had a ton of readers submit their entries to our new Flickr Group, and the results were amazing. We’ve selected five winners who will get a free copy of Photoshop Touch for iPhone or iPad, along with our grand prize winner, who will get a free copy of OS X 10.9 when it comes out.

Here are the best mascot ideas for OS X 10.9:

This Is How Apple Should Improve The iPhone’s Low Battery Notifications [Humor]




So you went out to drink with your friends and you forgot to charge your battery. What an idiot. At one point in the evening you know you’re going to get one of those dreaded “20% of battery remaining” notifications, but by that point you’ll probably be too drunk to care about conserving battery.

Maybe if the iPhone’s low battery notifications had a little bit more sass we’d listen to them more? I don’t know. But it sure would be a hell of a lot more fun if they were like these mockups from College Humor.


Source: College Humor

Via: Gizmodo

The Best Accidental iPod Engraving You’ll Find [Image]



Be careful what you request on Apple’s website. While you might think you’re passing on the opportunity to get something beautiful engraved on your iPod, you might actually be requesting it.

That’s what happened to one unfortunate redditor who swears he totally didn’t want Apple to engrave anything on his iPod. This joke has been around for years, but it’s still funny, right?

Source: Reddit

Via: Gizmodo