Link takes on his most challenging journey yet in this short film that turns him into a paper version of himself that hops from one Apple product to another, just to get the girl. The paper bits that are outside of the various screens were made with Final Cut after the initial video, but the rest was a matter of carefully syncing every device so it looks like Link is walking from one screen to the next. Apple fanboyism aside, the timing is perfect and little paper link is adorable.
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I’ve heard so much bad press about Apple Maps that I’ve refused to upgrade to iOS 6 on my iPhone. The app is telling people places don’t exist, it’s directing them to places where there aren’t roads, and generally being the worst map app that ever existed. Batman didn’t get the memo though, and he’s having a hard time navigating around Gotham with the new software.
Watch the video after the break.
Once upon a time these Apple G4 towers were actual working pieces of computing technology. Not anymore. They’ve been repurposed as coffee tables that are perfect for Apple fanboys. Each table is individually handmade and includes different reclaimed materials so no two are exactly the same.
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Bring a little 80’s nostalgia into your life with this iPad case that looks just like a vintage Apple Macintosh. It’s got that old-school neutral color, a beveled monitor and even a mock floppy drive slot. And there’s no need to worry because this case not only looks cool, it will actually protect your iPad 2 or 3 with its 2mm hard casing.
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Steve Jobs studied Buddhism and some of his beliefs translated to the aesthetics of Apple products. A documentary about this period in his life has inspired an 80 page graphic novel, The Zen of Steve Jobs, produced by Forbes and JESS3. Author Caleb Melby reimagines the story of Jobs’ relationship with Zen Buddhist priest Kobun Chino Otogawa.
Kobun was a Zen Buddhist priest who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan in the early 1970s. He was an innovator, lacked appreciation for rules and was passionate about art and design. Kobun was to Buddhism as Jobs was to the computer business: a renegade and maverick. It wasn’t long before the two became friends–a relationship that was not built to last.
This graphic book is a reimagining of that friendship. The story moves back and forward in time, from the 1970s to 2011, but centers on the period after Jobs’ exile from Apple in 1985 when he took up intensive study with Kobun. Their time together was integral to the big leaps that Apple took later on with its product design and business strategy.
Told using stripped down dialogue and bold calligraphic panels, The Zen of Steve Jobs explores how Jobs might have honed his design aesthetic via Eastern religion before choosing to identify only what he needs and leave the rest behind.
View a behind-the-scenes short on the graphic novel after the break.
Toy company Inicons is gearing up to cash in on Steve Jobs legacy by offering a 12″ action figure of the Apple CEO, complete with the obligatory black turtle neck, circular rimless glasses and blue jeans. The intricately detailed figure also includes a pair of black socks, a chair, a backdrop that says “One More Thing” and two apples — one with a bite.
Steve Jobs action figures have appeared before, but Apple’s legal team made quick work of them – we expect that will also be the case with this example.
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Signal Snowboards takes pride in creating strange and unique boards – in fact, they schedule an event called “Every Third Thursday” which is focused on doing exactly that. This time around, they decided to create a custom snowboard with built-in iPad as a tribute to the late Steve Jobs.
In addition to the built-in iPad, the board also sports a beacon that lights up as well as an aluminum base. Check out the video after the break to watch the creative process and the board’s first test in Colorado.
Only massive Apple fanboys would be up to spending $160 on a Steve Jobs action figure, but some company is stupid enough to produce it anyway (despite the fact that other Steve Jobs action figures and products have been swiftly addressed by Apple’s lawyers).
At any rate, ToyHaven claims that this figure will actually see the light of day at some point, but we highly doubt that it will be available for long—if at all.
This letter from Sean Connery to Steve Jobs is blowing up Twitter—only it’s a terrible and incredibly obvious fake. Still, the story peddled by scoopertino about an exasperated Sean Connery refusing to take part in an iMac advertising campaign back in the ’90s is fooling a lot of people—even pros that should be hardened to this sort of thing by now.
Because Sean Connery would definitely type a letter on personalized 007 stationary to Steve Jobs proclaiming “You are a computer salesman-I am f*cking JAMES BOND!”