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    September 13, 2012

    iPhone 5 Release: Indolent Consumers Can Now Hire Someone to Wait in Line for Them

    Wouldn't it be great if Siri could go pick up your new iPhone for you while you loaf away on the sofa?Well, maybe she won't, but guess what -- someone will. With a few taps of your iPhone 4, you can hire local "TaskRabbits" (aka unemployed people) to wait in that long-ass line so you can g ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    Summer Audio Roundup: Headphones and Amps For Out-and-About Listening

    Summer is the season of getting pumped, and that doesn't just mean showing off all the work you put into getting in swimsuit shape. Summer is the season of the pop song, of high energy exploding from every open window, of Carly Rae Jepsen and Japandroids and Rita Ora and Calvin Harris and Passion Pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Frustrated New Yorker Sues Apple, Claiming Siri Doesn't Understand S**t

    ​Earlier this week, Apple's latest gadget, the loose-lipped and prudish Siri, was slammed by the Northern California ACLU for knowing a little too much about you -- and then sharing those personal tidbits with Apple. But over on the East Coast where people are arguably less patient, Siri users are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Even Siri Pisses Off the ACLU

    ​As mouthy as the saucy Siri can be, it's no wonder Apple's latest gadget has gotten herself into trouble with the notoriously offended American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU of Northern California penned a very pointed press release today detailing all the ways in which Siri is more nefarious t ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Apple Settles 'Death Grip' Lawsuit over iPhone Service

    ​Apple has settled multiple class-action lawsuits alleging that holding the iPhone 4 in a certain way cut off service to the popular smartphone -- what plaintiffs in the case called a "death grip" causing the loss of the phone's signal.As Courthouse News reports, customers in the 16 separate feder ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Chinese Consumers Go Crazy for iPhone 4S, Apple Stores in Bejing Shut Down

    View more videos at:'s not often -- in fact, it's unheard of for a store to close shop because of too many customers. But an Apple store in Bejing never even opened this morning, saying they were worried about the big crowd of Chinese consumers camped outside the store, wait ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Sergio Calderón, S.F. Man Whose Home Was Searched for Missing iPhone Prototype, to Sue Apple

    The elusive Siri​Sergio Calderón, the San Francisco man who got tangled up in an Apple scandal, says he will sue the Silicon Valley-based company for what his lawyer is calling an "outrageous" and illegal search. CNET reported the news today, detailing that negotiations between Calderón, 22, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Ridiculous Weight-Loss Procedures From a Soviet Textbook (pics)

    A lot of us believe that the wealthiest .01 percent of people are conducting class warfare on the human species. Have you noticed that ass warfare (keeping us all worried about our weight) is a big part of their world-domination plan? Let me demonstrate: In the United States, Americans spent $60.9 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Steve Jobs: Inside the Inbox of Apple's CEO

    ​Mark Milian, a tech writer for, released his e-book yesterday titled Letters to Steve: Inside the E-mail Inbox of Apple's Steve Jobs, which chronicles -- among many things -- the prickly side of Jobs that we all found so endearing. In an interview with SF Weekly, Milian tells us how he re ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011
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    November 4, 2011

    John Theriault, Apple Security Official, Quits Amid Lost iPhone Prototype Controversy

    John Theriault​The head of Apple Security Operations has reportedly left the tech company following a scandal over a lost iPhone prototype in San Francisco earlier this summer.9to5mac broke the news that John Theriault, vice president of global security, was the latest Apple executive to leave the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Steve Jobs' Last Words: "Oh wow. Oh Wow. Oh Wow."

    He certainly had the wow factor ​Steve Jobs' sister released some intimate details of the final moments of the high tech guru's life. In his eulogy, which was printed in the New York Times over the weekend, his biological sister explains how Jobs spent his last days and how he left us with some ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Apple Will You Help Find Your Friends ... And Cheating Wife

    ​Just like iTunes put record stores out of business, the new iPhone app, Find My Friends, will likely mean less work for private investigators. According to Forbes, a man might have busted his cheating spouse using the new Find My Friends app a week after Apple released it. The app is supposed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Steve Jobs Has Died

    ​Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has died. Media outlets are reporting that Apple announced the 56-year-old tech guru died peacefully today surrounded by his family. Jobs died a day after Apple released  the iPhone 4s and nearly two months after he resigned as CEO of the company.Apple's Board of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Apple Unveils iPhone 5 iPhone 4S Today

    ​Unlike Apple CEO Tim Cook, we're going to cut to the chase and tell you what you really want to know from the Let's Talk iPhone event that kicked off at 10 a.m. today at Apple headquarters in Cupertino. For the tech journalists who sat through the three-hour conference, perhaps a more fitting nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Apple Closes Stores, Puts iPhone 5 Rumor Mill in Motion

    Guess we'll have to go buy a PC then​The temporary shutdown of several Apple stores has people wondering whether there's a connection to the highly anticipated iPhone event to be held at Apple headquarters in Cupertino on next Tuesday.Considering that a number of stores have closed and reopened p ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011
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    September 2, 2011

    Lost iPhone 5: Bernal Heights Man Says Visitors Impersonating Police Searched His Home (Exclusive)

    ​A Bernal Heights man says that six officials claiming to be San Francisco Police officers questioned him and searched his family's home in July for a lost iPhone 5 prototype they asserted had been traced to the residence using GPS technology.The man's statements to SF Weekly in an exclusive inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Lost iPhone 5 Prototype: SFPD Says It Has No Records of Investigation

    ​Yesterday we related an interesting scoop that popped up on CNET: the tech-news site reported that a prototype of Apple's latest iPhone model had been lost in a San Francisco bar, echoing a similar incident last year that led to embarrassment for Apple and legal threats against the gadget blog Gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Tech Blogger Off the Hook for iPhone Exposé

    Screenshot from Jason Chen's video, April 2010​Gizmodo tech blogger Jason Chen has been let off the hook for buying and writing about an unreleased iPhone 4 prototype left in a Redwood City bar by an Apple engineer. Chen, a senior editor at Gizmodo, made headlines last April when he released photo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Please, Ban Video at Concerts -- It Will Improve the Experience

    Jane's Addiction at Google I/O: Look familiar?​ So Apple may be developing a technology that automatically turns off an iPhone's video camera when it's shooting a concert. The idea, reporters have surmised, would be to protect copyright holders (artists and show promoters) by limiting the free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Apple to Hold World Developers Conference in SF: Will Steve Jobs Reveal Plans for iPhone 5?

    What will the next generation look like?​Apple officials fired off an e-mail on Monday to developers, inviting them to the next conference where they can get a sneak peek at the future of iOS and Mac OS X and --as some analysts speculate  -- view plans for the iPhone 5. The e-mail was also th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    iPhone 5 Gets New Antenna Design, No More Dropped Calls...Hopefully

    The next generation ​To this day, one of the most widely read blogs on SF Weekly is a July 2010 story on whether Steve Jobs knew the iPhone 4 antenna was a lemon all along. And for good reason -- people are still pissed. But they might be somewhat delighted to hear that reports and rumors circulat ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    We Answer the Important Questions About the Verizon iPhone

    ​After years (possibly decades) of speculation, the iPhone 4 is finally coming to Verizon. Current iPhone owners must certainly be intrigued, because using an iPhone in San Francisco on AT&T's network is about as enjoyable as a fine winter flu. If you can even manage to get a signal -- and goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    AT&T Officially Sucks, Says Consumer Reports

    But this battle station does have weaknessess...​Earlier this year, Consumer Reports unloaded on the iPhone 4. Now the influential magazine has given the thumbs-down to the iPhone's obligatory service carrier, AT&T. Echoing the bellowed curses of legions of iPhone-wielding yappers, Consumer Re ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

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    November 10, 2010
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    October 6, 2010

    Study Finds Many iPhone Users Are Tea Party Supporters (Really)

    Apple's iPhone: The preferred mobile device of semi-literate morons​We certainly wouldn't have seen this one coming. A poll released today by the tech policy group reveals that iPhone users -- whom we would have firmly placed in the same consumer class as those who sip lattes and ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010
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    September 14, 2010

    Sprint 4G's San Francisco Future To Be Decided By Board of Supervisors

    Not here you don't...​San Francisco's route to really fast handheld Internet access has slowed to a crawl as activists in Bernal Heights have compelled a Board of Supervisors hearing over their concern that broadband antennae might shake loose in the event of an earthquake and accidentally zap res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Even Steve Jobs Can't Get a Table at Flour Water

    ​We all know how hard it can be to land a table at Flour Water if you don't have a rezzie, especially on a Saturday night. Now even Steve Jobs knows it. Having more money than God didn't help Jobs last Saturday night, when he and a companion tried to get a table. Flour Water publicist Lia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Baylinks: Safety Tips, Beach Bummer, iPorn

    Sand, sun ... sewage? ​SFPD warns late night walkers to put away their Blackberry [SF Appeal]Plan to hit the beach this coming sunny weekend? Maybe you should think twice [SF Gate]AIDS medication may become more affordable [CBS5]

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    July 27, 2010

    iPad Owners Sue Apple In Class Action Suit

    Steve Jobs -- and vampires -- need not worry about taking the iPad out in the sun...​If Steve Jobs has been slamming his head into the wall over the iPhone 4 "Antennagate" debacle, here comes another legal slap from unsatisfied customers: A trio of iPad owners are suing Apple in a class action law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    'There Is No Antennagate': Steve Jobs Wants You to Buy iPhone 4, Stop Bothering Him

    Bread, circuses, and free crap for all you whiners...​No longer able to ignore the mounting flack from the press for ignoring the cries of enraged geeks -- and the empowered geeks at Consumer Reports --  Apple CEO Steve Jobs today addressed the sea of complaints about the iPhone 4's spotty an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Did Steve Jobs Know iPhone 4 Antenna was a Lemon?

    This photo of Steve Jobs was taken a tad before he purportedly knew the iPhone 4 antenna is janky​What did Steve Jobs know and when did he know it? Bloomberg is reporting that Apple's chief antenna engineer told Jobs that the antenna design could lead to dropped calls very early in the phone's des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Baylinks: Make $1,000 Off Oscar Grant, Apple's iPhone 4 Conference, Missed Connection​Strapped for cash? Identify Oakland rioters [SFist]Interview with SF author Matt Stewart..over Twitter [The Bay Citizen] Apple holding special press conference about iPhone 4 tomorrow in Cupertino. Who's making bets? [SFGate]

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    July 13, 2010

    Consumer Reports' Thumbs Down on iPhone 4 an Old Media Throwback

    ​In a world of viral marketing where everyone with a computer and an opinion is potentially a widely read critic, Consumer Reports' message to hold off on purchasing an iPhone 4 was like something out of the way-back machine. While there have been class-action lawsuits claiming Apple's new gizmo h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Apple: Steve Jobs 'It's Just a Phone' E-Mail a Hoax

    ​Perturbed owners of the class action lawsuit-inducing iPhone 4 were probably none too pleased to see a purported interchange between Apple's Steve Jobs and an irate iPhone owner in which the CEO concluded by telling the man "Retire, relax, enjoy your family. It is just a phone. Not worth it."Hey, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    iPhone 4 Hit With Class Action Lawsuits -- First of Potential Cavalcade

    ​Pair of San Francisco suits regarding iPhone 4 join Maryland Suit.  Those holding their breath until a lawsuit was filed over the propensity of the new iPhone 4 to get poor reception or even drop calls due to a supposed antenna problem can finally exhale. Apple and AT&T were yesterday hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Video: Crazy Three-Hour iPhone 4 Wait at Apple Store

    Digg founder and Apple fan Kevin Rose just posted this video of the iPhone 4 line currently formed outside of the Union Square Apple store, which seems to be wrapped around multiple blocks. It takes Rose about two minutes and 35 seconds to go from one end of the queue to another, which he hypothesiz ... More >>

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