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YouTube Find: A crushing look at the iPhone 5s

There is no shortage of videos on YouTube that show the iPhone being blown up, blended or otherwise destroyed under extreme violence. Those videos have their own charm, but I enjoy this slow-motion recording from Dbrand that shows an iPhone 5s...

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YouTube Find: Line-waiting and cheering at the original iPad launch in NYC

Four years ago this week, Apple started selling its first iPad model.The iPad was announced on January 27, 2010, by Steve Jobs during an Apple press event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Pre-orders began in March, and the...

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Woz, Wigginton videos surface in 1984 user group talk treasure trove

TUAW reader Vince Patton provided us with several links to videos that he's uploading to YouTube. Patton's father had saved a VHS tape of a talk made by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to the Denver Apple Pi computer club at the Colorado School...

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YouTube playlist: Apple II games

Hey, it's Friday! Besides Tim Cook going on a media tour recently there's not much going on, so let's reminisce. I grew up with an Apple II and this video playlist of old games for the venerable platform had me watching in awe as someone with...

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Found Footage: MacPaint introductory video

Vintage Apple fans should check out Matt Pearce and his "Matt's Macintosh" YouTube channel. Besides current content, his channel is full of videos featuring his 1984 Macintosh 128K. He has a quick tutorial from earlier this year that showcases...

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Inside NeXT: Steve Jobs documentary video

The Next Web has a fascinating link to a video documentary about Steve Jobs's time at NeXT that gives you some further insight into how he worked, and his determined and sometime volatile personality. The NeXT episode was filmed by John Nathan...

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Should unemployed Americans buy Apple gear? The Onion weighs in

The Onion, one of our favorite sources for fake news, has done a talking heads analysis of whether the unemployed should buy Apple computers. In typical Onion fashion, they miss the point -- on purpose. The consensus? Of course the unemployed...

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Geek Squad founder reports breaking news with iPad, iMovie

According to TwinCities.com, Robert Stephens, resident of Minneapolis and co-founder of Geek Squad (now owned by Best Buy), was driving to work when he witnessed a rather large gas explosion. Without hesitation, Stephens grabbed his iPhone 4 and...

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A funnier iPad 2 parody video? [NSFW]

When we posted the banned iPad 2 video, a number of commenters wrote about a funnier one. Let's see if you think they're right. This parody introduction of the iPad 2 comes from dandobi and contains some salty language which is definitely not...

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Stephen Colbert can't sleep or eat until he gets his hands on an iPad 2

Last night on the Colbert Report, Stephen was beside himself with anticipation for the iPad 2. A desperate Colbert complains that Apple wouldn't send him one "through the TV," despite having the technology. After all, Colbert notes, its A5 Dual...

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The silly season: Two fun, fan-made videos of the iPad 2

With all the buzz of anticipation of the iPad2 expected release on March 2nd I thought it would be fun to put up a couple of videos circulating the Internets on just what to expect. The first one by Exkild is a full and detailed explanation of...

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Simultaneous voice and data: there was an ad for that

Who remembers the great carrier wars of 2009? Yes, back before Apple and Verizon became best buddies who worked together for years to create the ideal iPhone experience for VZW customers, Verizon was aiming for the jugular with the "There's a Map For...

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Found Footage: mashup fun with the iPad, iPhone and iMovie

Here's a fun one for the first Sunday of 2011. Ellen Hinton (Ellen Once Again) found herself talking with family and friends about how the iPad and iPhone were more than just "toys" and decided to prove it. With a MIDI interface, an array of music...

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Found Footage: iPad portrait of Woz

David Newman is an accomplished painter who's been using Apple computers since 1984. The above video shows him painting a portrait of none other than Steve Wozniak, which the Apple founder has started using as his Facebook profile picture. Newman...

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MacBook Air versus PowerBook 145B video smackdown

The oldsters at TUAW (yeah, I'm one of 'em) just love it when someone does a comparison of some nice new shiny Apple technology with Michael Spindler-era Apple products. Today's example comes from TUAW reader and Duke University sociology professor...

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Found Footage: Steve Jobs demonstrates NeXT Step

Here's a great piece of Apple history. In this video (check it out after the break), Steve Jobs gives a demonstration of a NeXT computer. You'll remember that Steve formed NeXT in 1995 after being ousted from Apple. Years later, in 1996, Apple...

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