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Apple Products from 80’s and 90’s

These are some products that didn’t make the cut during the 80’s and 90’s. Luckily the iPhone eventually made it out into the public.

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SlickWraps for Apple TV Remote

company called SlickWraps has a new skin for the Apple TV remote that will make it much easier to find in the dark. The company is now shipping glow in the dark skins for the Apple Remote. The skins are available in multiple colors and stick on like a sticker.

The skins are available in glowing green, blue, orange, yellow, and purple. The wrap itself comes in three pieces and promises an easy installation. The wraps will glow in the dark for hours.

Like most glowing items, the glowing skins are charged by ambient light. The longer and brighter the light source exposure, the brighter the remote skins will glow. The glowing skins are available now for $9.95 each on SlickWraps.

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Apple Knocks Coca-Cola off the Throne as World’s Most Valuable Brand

The report, to be released on Monday, is from Interbrand, a corporate identity and brand consulting company owned by the Omnicom Group that has been compiling what it calls the Best Global Brands report since 2000. The previous No. 1 brand, Coca-Cola, fell to No. 3.

Not only has Apple replaced Coca-Cola as first among the 100 most valuable brands based on criteria that include financial performance, this is the first time that the soft drink known for slogans like “It’s the real thing” has not been No. 1….

… Last year, when Coca-Cola finished atop the Best Global Brands list for the 13th consecutive time, an executive at the Coca-Cola Company acknowledged the streak but noted that “nothing lasts forever.”…

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Make Your iPhone a Moon Rock

A collaboration between Realize Studio and Posh-Craft, the Luna Case covers your iPhone in a layer of would-be moondust.

The designers have said elsewhere that they stumbled on the idea during a spring-cleaning session. Amid piles of papers, they found a printed scan of concrete that magnified the material’s entrancing otherworldly qualities. They made the immediate connection or “leap” to the moon, and set off on prototyping the design. It took many tries before getting it just right. The final product, on sale later this month, will have the “refined attraction and [be in] perfect harmony with the clean and modern look of the iPhone.”

via: FastCoDesign

9 Ways Samsung Has Blatantly Copied Apple Over The Years

The voice recorder app on Samsung’s Galaxy S II phone looked just like the one on the iPhone.

The voice recorder app on Samsung's Galaxy S II phone looked just like the one on the iPhone.

Samsung’s charger port on its first Galaxy Tab looked just like the one on the iPad. Samsung has since switched to regular USB chargers on its tablets.

Samsung's charger port on its first Galaxy Tab looked just like the one on the iPad. Samsung has since switched to regular USB chargers on its tablets.

Speaking of chargers, Samsung’s old USB charging brick looks nearly identical to Apple’s.

Speaking of chargers, Samsung's old USB charging brick looks nearly identical to Apple's.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab packaging looked a lot like the packaging for Apple’s iPad.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab packaging looked a lot like the packaging for Apple's iPad.

Samsung has used similar icons for common smartphone apps like the phone dialer and notepad.

Samsung has used similar icons for common smartphone apps like the phone dialer and notepad.

 

9 Ways Samsung Has Blatantly Copied Apple Over The Years

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Samsung’s mini store within a Best Buy, where specialists can help you. It’s very similar to the Apple Store experience.

Apple and Samsung are the two biggest rivals in the hottest space in tech: smartphones and tablets. 

In fact, they’re the only two companies that make any real profit in mobile.

While Apple kicked off the modern smartphone revolution, Samsung was the one company that was the quickest to catch on and adapt. And a lot of that is because, in part, it borrowed many of Apple’s ideas for its own products and services.

The voice recorder app on Samsung’s Galaxy S II phone looked just like the one on the iPhone.

The voice recorder app on Samsung's Galaxy S II phone looked just like the one on the iPhone.

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Samsung’s charger port on its first Galaxy Tab looked just like the one on the iPad. Samsung has since switched to regular USB chargers on its tablets.

Samsung's charger port on its first Galaxy Tab looked just like the one on the iPad. Samsung has since switched to regular USB chargers on its tablets.

Speaking of chargers, Samsung’s old USB charging brick looks nearly identical to Apple’s.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab packaging looked a lot like the packaging for Apple’s iPad.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab packaging looked a lot like the packaging for Apple's iPad.

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Samsung has used similar icons for common smartphone apps like the phone dialer and notepad.

Samsung has used similar icons for common smartphone apps like the phone dialer and notepad.

Doesn’t the original Galaxy S phone look a lot like the iPhone?

Doesn't the original Galaxy S phone look a lot like the iPhone?

 

Samsung created Samsung Wallet, an app that stores coupons, tickets, boarding passes, etc. after Apple introduced Passbook for iPhone.

Samsung created Samsung Wallet, an app that stores coupons, tickets, boarding passes, etc. after Apple introduced Passbook for iPhone.

 

Samsung has tried to create a few stores that look just like Apple Stores.

Samsung has tried to create a few stores that look just like Apple Stores.

 

Samsung also has mini stores within Best Buys with specially trained staffers to help you with your Galaxy tablet or phone. This is a very similar concept to the Apple Store Geniuses.

Samsung also has mini stores within Best Buys with specially trained staffers to help you with your Galaxy tablet or phone. This is a very similar concept to the Apple Store Geniuses.

But things have gotten better! Samsung has done a pretty good job recently at differentiating its devices from Apple’s. Most notably, it makes phones with giant screens and includes accessories like a stylus.

But things have gotten better! Samsung has done a pretty good job recently at differentiating its devices from Apple's. Most notably, it makes phones with giant screens and includes accessories like a stylus.

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The Coating that Makes iPhones Touch Sensitive is Running Out

No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.

ITO comes from the metal indium, which must be mined. Prices are rising as it becomes more scarce; the U.S. government estimates that from 2010 to 2011, the cost for indium rose by 25 percent. The world could run out altogether in the next decade.

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via: GigaOm

Top 10 Projects, Features, and Tips Every Mac User Should Try

10. Master the Terminal

9. Get to Know the Secret Features of OS X

8. Clean and Speed Up Your Mac

7. Learn to Talk to Your Mac

6. Enable TRIM on Your Mac’s SSD

5. Learn All Your Mac’s Keyboard Shortcuts

4. Break Into Your Mac

3. Know How to Troubleshoot Most Mac Problems

2. Load Up on the Best Apps

1. Build a Hackintosh

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