05 10 / 2012

whiterainbows:

Steve Jobs.

February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011.

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09 1 / 2012

Acer unveiled their new “AcerCloud” service at CES. A complete rip-off of Apple’s iCloud.

(Acer top picture, Apple bottom picture)


(Source: youtube.com)

07 1 / 2012

Apple’s Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (2010) vs. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab USB & SD Connection Kit (2011).

Couldn’t be more black and white.

23 10 / 2011

This is how you create folders in Android 4.0, also known as “ice cream sandwich”:

Tap and hold down on an icon, drag it onto another icon, a box expands around the apps and a folder is created, which you can the rename.

Seems awfully familiar to a feature Apple introduced over a year ago.

22 10 / 2011

Nobody goes to buy anything at Microsoft’s stores. So how do you get people to visit a Microsoft Store? Give away free The Black Keys concert tickets.

This is fail on countless levels. Not only did they copy the Apple Store concept, they copied the location. 

And all the Windows logos everywhere. Tasteless.

22 10 / 2011

Instead of inventing its own stuff, Google copied Apple, Oracle and Microsoft and multiple legal battles commenced, naturally. Now, Google tries to fend off patent litigations by defending itself with Moto’s patents. 

Google knows they stole the cake. Now they are trying to cover it up.

19 10 / 2011

Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung mobile chief on the just announced Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google’s new Android flagship device: 

The Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first handset built using a new version of the Android system called “ice cream sandwich,” is designed to bypass potential legal attacks from Apple Inc.

He’s basically admitting openly that they copy Apple and that they are trying to bypass their patents instead of being original and come up with their own stuff. Shame on you, Samsung. Shame on you!

Interesting rhetorics, Shin. Like Ben Brooks at brooksreview.net puts it: 

Interesting choice of words here: “bypass”. Whereby “not infringe” would be the correct thing to do, bypassing patents is more like: “sneaking around patents”. 

Exactly. I can just see the tagline of a Galaxy Nexus ad:

"The new Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus: built to avoid Apple patent lawsuits".

19 10 / 2011

Now, you may be wondering why I post this on a blog called “stop copying Apple”.

Until Android version 4.0, Google used the font Droid Sans as the operating system’s standard font. Apple has always used Helvetica in iOS (though they switch to the Helvetica Neue last year). 

Now Google uses their Helvetica copy in Android. Not that Apple owns the rights to Helvetica - arguably the world’s most famous typeface - but it’s interesting that Google now uses it too, albeit with their own copied version.

But Google is great a copying so perhaps that’s why they stick to that.

18 10 / 2011

Today, Motorola announced their iPod nano copy: the Motoactv. Good job, Moto.

(Source: The Verge)

17 10 / 2011

Holy f**cking Christ, Samsung has no shame in life! 
Not only did they copy Apple’s devices, filled their store with iPhone apps icons, copied Apple’s lawsuit against them, they even try to sell their iPod touch copy called “Galaxy Player” from their website by copying and slightly modifying Apple’s original maps user interface! Shame on you, Samsung!
For comparison, see Apple’s website.

Holy f**cking Christ, Samsung has no shame in life! 

Not only did they copy Apple’s devices, filled their store with iPhone apps icons, copied Apple’s lawsuit against them, they even try to sell their iPod touch copy called “Galaxy Player” from their website by copying and slightly modifying Apple’s original maps user interface! Shame on you, Samsung!

For comparison, see Apple’s website.