Just the other day the Apple app store (used for getting third party applications on to non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads) refused an application which was designed to share a particular artists political satire cartoons. The internet erupted in protests about this latest bit of censorship from apple. A lot of people emailed Steve Jobs directly, to which one person received the following reply.
Fiore’s app will be in the store shortly. That was a mistake. However, we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone.
So basically, if you want porn get an Android. Well, thanks to some nifty programmers, Apple fanboys worldwide are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Thanks to him they can get their porn and keep their iPhone at the same time.
PlanetBeing has developed a way that you can install Android on to (and dual-boot) an iPhone! The fanboys will be extatic! They can eat their cake and have it too!
Go to PlanetBeing’s blog for more details and a video of it in action.
The cult of mac have released another product today, and as expected the news sites are filled with information about it as though it’s the only thing that has happened in the past month. It’s amazing how Apple seem to be the only tech company who can drum up the attention normally reserved for celebrities and drama queens. Even massacres and natural disasters struggle at times.
Along with all the media attention, the public has also gone in to a frenzy. Once again tied between the fanboys who think it’s the greatest thing since the last Apple release/the previous Apple release/the previous Apple release/rinse, repeat/sliced bread, and the Apple haters who like to counter the rabid Apple fans with equally rabid opposition.
What neither side seems to understand is that Apple products, like just about all products (IT and non-IT) have their place. They all have their purpose. When the MacBook Air came out we had the same thing, many people saying it was too limited, others saying it suited them perfectly. I’m in the camp of it being too limited for me, but just because it doesn’t suit me doesn’t mean I should be running around all but trolling those to whom it does suit. Read more…