Tag Archives: Apple

Ask Dr. Ads: How Pretentious Is This iPad Air Spot?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I was just sitting there on Sunday watching the New England Patriots get shredded by the Denver Broncos when this iPad Air spot popped up:     … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The ‘Reform Government Surveillance’ Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I don’t read the New York Times much (I’m a Washington Post kind of guy), but I happened upon Monday’s edition and here’s … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With BlackBerry’s ‘Department of Defense’ Ads

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So I’m reading the New York Times the other day and what do I see but this full-page ad:   Wait – BlackBerry? Gold … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The New Apple Ads?

Well the Doc opened the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, Apple has always run breakthrough ads promoting its breakthrough products. But we think its latest campaign is kind of  . . . meh. What … Continue reading

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Data-Mining Kids: Internet Players Are Agile, Mobile, And Hostile

That’s what legendary Texas Longhorns coach Darrell Royal said he wanted hisplayers to be – except he pronounced it a-gile, mo-bile, and hos-tile. But that’s what the Federal Trade Commission does not want current kids’ app developers to be in tracking them on tablets and … Continue reading

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Tin Pan Valley

This is just cool. From the Wall Street Journal’s The Game column: Tin Pan Valley: The Coming Shakeout for App Makers Like the Early Music Industry, Today’s Apps Are ‘Made’ By Marketing, Sales They were 20-somethings emboldened by new technology. … Continue reading

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Just Don’t “Duets”

The new ABC show Duets is currently running this promo, a takeoff on Apple’s classic 1984 spot:   If that’s any indication of the show’s quality, the hardworking staff predicts it’ll go over like the metric system.   Originally posted on the Newer! Improveder! … Continue reading

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Apple, Schmapple: “The iPad of 1935″

From Smithsonian’s Paleofuture (via the Missus): The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nifty invention which was to be the next logical step in the world of publishing. Basically a microfilm reader mounted on a large pole, the … Continue reading

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Daisey Chain Entangles David Sedaris

The Mike Daisey rumpus over his fabrications about Apple’s manufacturing practices has put formerly bulletproof David Sedaris in the crosshairs. But not with everyone. From David Carr’s New York Times column today: Mr. Daisey’s one-man show, “The Agony and the Ecstasy … Continue reading

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