Why Moquu Is My New Favorite App

An eagle-eyed reader tipped me off to a new app called Moquu that has some very special filter names. Check it out: “Jumble,” “Sugar,” “Aluminum,” “Biscuit,” “Coffee,” “Blue Orchid”… anyone else sensing a pattern? Yup, the folks at Pangalaktik Media (the Budapest-based creators of the app) are most definitely fans of Jack and Meg — …

MGMT Played Entirely on iPhone Apps

Saw this @jenc‘s tweet re: this video of a group of girls playing MGMT’s “Kids” entirely on iPhone apps. The group of ladies who are performing the song on their iPhones and iPod Touches are a British quartet called The Mentalists. The band, which was formed in 2006, cites MGMT among their influences alongside Jimi …

Call for Help: Missing CNET Editor and Family

James Kim, editor at CNET took a vacation with his family from on November 17th from San Francisco to Seattle, Washington. This family of 4 (parents James and Kati and their two young daughters, Penelope and Sabine) has been missing since Saturday in the Portland,Oregon/ San Franscisco, California area. They were supposed to arrive home …

Ouuuch. Apple’s Latest Ad Campaign

Hmm…anyone feel that Apple’s latest ad campaign featuring a “square” kinda middle-aged guy with glasses and a suit representing a PC and a “hip” scruffy, hoodies-t-shirt-and-jeans wearing dude representing a Mac is kinda…well…harsh and not at all funny? I’m sure there are a good number of disheveled young hipsters using PCs RIGHT NOW. Are you …

The Pope Gets an iPod Nano

Oh yes. The Nano has reached the Pope. I hear he downloads illegally ripped German death metal. A group of Vatican Radio employees gave Pope Benedict XVI a brand new iPod nano loaded with special Vatican Radio programming and classical music. To honor the pope’s first visit to the radio’s broadcasting headquarters, the radio’s technical …

Ben Gibbard Totally Bummed Out about Apple Ripping Off Postal Service Video

As you may have heard already, the new Apple commercial talking about the inclusion of Intel chips is almost a shot-for-shot reproduction of The Postal Service video for “Such Great Heights.” It was shot by the same directors, but that is absolutely no excuse. I thought these kinds of negative press publicity stunts were only …

Pete Tong’s Advice for Apple, DJs, and the Music Industry

Check out this awesome interview with internationally known dance music DJ Pete Tong from Wired. He has some really interesting things to say about how technology is affecting the art of djing, how aspiring spinners can start gaining a following, and what Apple needs to do in order to keep folks like him feeling good …

I <3 U. I H8 U. When Text Messaging Takes a Turn for the Worst

I absolutely love this article by Sandra Barron that appeared in the NY Times “Modern Love” section about the rise and fall of a relationship…all via text message. When I forwarded it to some of my friends, they loved it too…although for some of them the story line was a little too close for comfort.