Obama Got a Sneak Peek at the Original iPhone From Steve Jobs 

President Obama has been an Apple fanboy for a while now, according to the upcoming book Believer: My Forty Years in Politics from Obama's political strategist David Axelrod. In 2007, Steve Jobs gave then-Senator Obama a private viewing of the iPhone before it was made publicly available. » 2/05/15 3:28pm 2/05/15 3:28pm

The Psychology of a Fanboy: Why You Keep Buying the Same Stuff

None of us want to admit it, but chances are we're all fanboys of something. Whether it's a particular brand of software, gadget, or anything else, we often rally behind companies and ideologies without even realizing it. Here's why we become fanboys and how to prevent it from happening to you. » 9/12/13 4:35pm 9/12/13 4:35pm

How Every Argument About Xbox and PlayStation Ends

It doesn't matter if you're talking about the Xbox One versus the PlayStation 4. The 360 versus the PS3. Pitting Xbox Live against PlayStation Plus. Comparing Microsoft and Sony. Even including Windows Phone with the PSP. Whatever. Any argument between Xbox fanboys and PlayStation fanboys eventually reaches the point… » 8/29/13 10:00pm 8/29/13 10:00pm

What Every Fanboy Argument About Google Glass and the Apple iWatch Will…

Even though we're going to be whoa'd and inspired by the future that Google Glass and the Apple iWatch will bring, let's not kid ourselves. The most realistic future is going to be the silly arguments we all get into about Google Glass and the Apple iWatch... which will only get more ridiculous after Apple releases… » 3/08/13 8:00pm 3/08/13 8:00pm

Do You Ever Judge People Based on Only Their Choice of Phone?

In some ways, a person's choice of phone might say a lot about them. In other ways, it doesn't. And as much as you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, we're all guilty of it from time to time. » 12/09/12 3:00pm 12/09/12 3:00pm

Too Bad This Apple-Samsung Fanboy Peace Treaty Isn't Real

The smartphone fanboy wars seem both ridiculous and eternal. It's like everywhere you go on the Internet, a simple statement of preference—even one that isn't pig-head and disparaging—can serve as the flash point for a fanboy skirmish. Isn't it about time we signed a peace treaty? » 10/20/12 9:00am 10/20/12 9:00am

Surprise! Apple Fans Turn Samsung's iPhone 5 Attack Ad on Its Head

Samsung isn't taking the iPhone 5 launch lying down, and it shouldn't surprise you to learn that nobody else is taking anything lying down either, ever. Not long after Samsung released its hackle-raising iPhone-basher, the ad was being flipped on its head by ardent Apple knights in iPhone armor. » 9/16/12 4:00pm 9/16/12 4:00pm

The Fanboy and the Phone: A Love/Hate Story

In the ‘90's, no nerd-debate was more contentious than that over the "Best" computer operating system. Were you Windows or were you Mac (or Linux)? Rifts formed in communities, hateful epithets were hurled, and friendships were destroyed. It was the geek equivalent of the abortion rights debate. » 3/25/12 4:30pm 3/25/12 4:30pm

The First Pathetic iPad Line Goons Appear

The new iPad will arrive in stores on Friday. But hey, look at these idiots! They're ready, folding chairs and loneliness all packed, four days before launch. To camp out. For the opportunity to buy a thing. Days in advance. » 3/12/12 9:16am 3/12/12 9:16am

Don't Try to Convert Friends to Your Tech Religion

You probably love your phone, tablet, and other miscellaneous touchscreens—that's why you bought them. But now that we anticipate, live, eat, and sleep with our gadgets, they're being deified. Don't let your fandom turn you fanatical. Relax. » 10/28/11 4:14pm 10/28/11 4:14pm

Turns Out You Might Be in Love With Your iPhone

With iPhone day upon us, plenty of us are waiting with bated breath for what the iPhone 5 will truly be like. Even though, heh, we kinda already know. The New York Times has it that you're in love with your iPhone. Really? » 10/01/11 2:40pm 10/01/11 2:40pm

Fanboys Stick It to Apple By Sticking a Windows Logo On an Apple Store

You have to hand it to them for going ahead with the prank, but is Windows fanboyism this serious? Especially since they screwed up where the blue and green should be. Stupid. [Laughing Squid] » 6/05/11 6:00pm 6/05/11 6:00pm

The Seven Types of iPhone Users

Are there only seven types of iPhone owners like there are only seven types of Best Buy employees? I guess so! Well, what about the child iPhone user who just plays game and leaves your screen all gooey? That makes 8. » 2/05/11 3:00pm 2/05/11 3:00pm

A Look Inside the Obsessive Mind of a Fanboy

Are you a Mac? Or are you a PC? Are you an iPhone guy or a soldier in the Android Army? If you feel strongly about any of these questions, chances are, you're a fanboy. » 10/01/10 12:00pm 10/01/10 12:00pm

Are You a Fanboy (Or Fangirl)?

Fanboy. It's simultaneously the geek equivalent of calling somebody a racist on the internet and a badge of pride, the ultimate declaration of one's undying devotion to some greater entity. Are you a fanboy (or fangirl)? » 9/24/10 6:45pm 9/24/10 6:45pm

An Apple Superfan's 'Rudy' Moment

[Han Ziwen became the first iPad owner in mainland China today, and was carried out of the Beijing Apple store on employees' shoulders. He even made a t-shirt for the occasion: "I BUY IPAD NO 1". Image via Getty] » 9/17/10 7:00am 9/17/10 7:00am

101 Apple Fanboy Shirts Are 100 Too Many

When you see one relatively-clever Apple shirt, you can smile to yourself before moving on without purchasing it. But when you see 101 of them in one place? It makes you want to throw your MacBook out a window. [CotyGonzales] » 1/26/10 10:10am 1/26/10 10:10am