Fake AirPods stickers are the best way to infuriate people


Fake AirPods stickers are the best way to infuriate people
Get ready to annoy those around you.
Photo: Pablo Rochat

Everyone loves the AirPods. They’re one of Apple’s most popular accessories, and those who don’t own them lust after them. Which is exactly why cold-hearted Twitter prankster Pablo Rochat created life-size AirPod stickers to place around his neighborhood.

Because the only thing better than an AirPod is watching random strangers try and pick up an AirPod that’s not there.

Ms. Pac-Man invades Google Maps for April Fools’


google maps pacman
Get your PacMan fix in Google Maps.
Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

There’s just one day left in March which means a cornucopia of horrible tech “pranks” are about to be unleashed on the internet. Google is getting its gags out early and this year, the company’s April Fools’ Day prank is actually a lot of fun.

Google Maps added a new feature for users this morning on both iOS, Android and the web that allows users to turn city streets into a giant game of Ms. Pac-Man.

New iMessage hack lets you crash friends’ iPhones via text message


It's really easy to crash other people's iPhones.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

A new nefarious text message has been discovered that has the power to completely crash iPhones, even those running the latest version of iOS 10.

Instead of using infected links or weird text like previous iMessage hacks, this new one allows attackers to disable a person’s Messages app by simply sending a large contact file. When iPhone users tap on the file, it’s so big and complicated that it overloads the CPU and crashes the app.

Watch the hack in action:

Prank iPhone selfie prompts terrified mom to scream for ambulance


That's a pretty nasty reaction!
Photo: Twitter / @Clairey1x

Everyone likely remembers the first time they saw Apple’s Photo Booth app, and chuckled to their friends while contorting their features to resemble a chipmunk or big-eyed cartoon character.

An amusing new story reveals what can go wrong when sending such pictures, however: A mom in Edinburgh, Scotland, became convinced her daughter had suffered a terrifying allergic reaction after being shown one such image.

Hey, Siri: Play a fart sound


Farts are funny, alright?
Farts are funny, alright?
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

If you’ve got the future strapped to your wrist and an iPhone paired with said Apple Watch, you can prank your friends with the lowest form of humor imaginable: the fart sound.

You’ll also need Apple Music, as this trick relies on the sound effect albums therein.

Here’s how to fart at your friends without actually soiling your own shorts.

Stunt driver takes blind dates on ride of their lives


This stunt driver brought new meaning to speed dating when she took her unspecting dates for a ride in a 2015 Mustang. Photo: Ford
This stunt driver brought new meaning to speed dating when she took her unspecting dates for a ride in a 2015 Mustang. Photo: Ford

Blind dates can be full of surprises, but few ever end with the man crapping his pants – and with cameras rolling.

Such are the scenes in a Ford Motor Company promo video for the 2015 Mustang, in which a hidden-camera captures a gorgeous blonde stunt driver and her unsuspecting dates.

The video, which has racked up more than a quarter-million views since it was posted to YouTube late last week, runs just under three and half minutes. It shows technicians installing tiny cameras in the car’s dash.

Glitter bomber gives up on popular prank service


The creator of shipyourenemiesglitter.com is selling the service.
The creator of shipyourenemiesglitter.com is selling the service.

As promised by the web service, a glitter bomb sent to an enemy can be a real nuisance.

But the glitter that just wouldn’t go away turned out to be on the hands of the man who created shipyourenemiesglitter.com, who after a few days of viral attention and web-site crashing orders begged off.

“Hi guys I’m the founder of this website,” wrote Mathew Carpenter on Product Hunt last week. “Please stop buying this horrible glitter product — I’m sick of dealing with it. Sincerely, Mat.”

Some quick cash might be the remedy to remove the glitter off Carpenter’s hands.

His site went up for sale on flippa.com, receiving more than 300 bids and quickly exceeded the $60,000 reserve bid.