A decade ago, cutting-edge writers/publishers were crafting books that were physically works of art, in response to the rise of ebooks. Now, those same people are making apps. Miranda July, creator of the instant-messaging app Somebody, talks to Russell Quinn, co-creator (with Eli Horowitz) of The Pickle Index and The…
As you know, we took a lot of measurements this morning—height, weight, head circumference—and in most respects, your baby is doing great. There's just one thing, and it's not necessarily something to be concerned about, but we do need to talk about it: Your baby's Klout score is in the 25th percentile.
I didn't know this until I went to work for Apple Retail, but their credo is "Enriching Lives." I never had a job with a philosophy attached to it. I know the Marines have one. It's Semper Fi. If you see that on a bumper sticker, it's Latin for, "Mess with this car, and you're dog meat."
What, if anything, would you stand in line for all night? Front row tickets to your favorite band? A cameo on your favorite show? A spot for your child in that better school?
An Apple employee is never supposed to point when giving directions in their store. For example, when asked where the iPhone cases are sold, a specialist should either gesture with an open hand or, preferably, walk the customer to the proper location.
The only thing harder than math is math about real life. These Microsoft Word problems from our friends at McSweeney's are impossible:
You may have seen reports this week that a team at MIT is developing so-called "4D printing" technology, which would go far beyond current 3D printing technology's capacity to print three-dimensional objects with a machine. This team has stated that its fourth "D" involves objects self-assembling. I want to assure…
While data shows that overall happiness in your relationship fell 8 more points, there is still a 31 percent chance of makeup sex this Friday, depending on average energy levels after work and how proactive you're feeling (see chart). However, if you just order $18 of Chinese takeout like you did last weekend,…
Why, hello there!-I was just appraising some rare PDFs in the back room when I heard you come in. Feel free to peruse our inventory, and if you have any questions, please allow me-one of the world's foremost authorities on and purveyors of fine electronic books-to act as your steward through the wonderfully esoteric…
I hope you Apple Geniuses are up to snuff because I'm pretty sure my iPad's busted. No matter how much I use it to check email, surf the web, or tag photos on Facebook, I'm still gnawed at by a horrifying emptiness that no amount of fiddling with your magical gadget can fill.
Hats off to your laissez–faire attitude about the beautiful dinner you guys cooked up at the beach this summer. I was cracking up at the joke you made in the caption ("Looks like we're eating outside AGAIN. Oh, well…") under the snapshot of the gorgeous lobsters. The potatoes looked amazing fading off into the blur of…
McSweeney's always had a wonderful iOS app that acted as a mini-subscription to the engaging content that the publishing house tirelessly put out. But it used to cost money. Now? It's free. Sweetney!
After extensive testing, McSweeney's has declared "the Newspaper" the top e-reader. Despite using an older version of e-ink and lacking Wi-Fi connectivity, the Newspaper was lauded for the size and versatility of its screen and its fly swatting capabilities.
McSweeney's, the publishing house founded by Dave Eggers and responsible for McSweeney's Quarterly, The Believer, Wolphin as well as the awesome website and a slew of books, now has an iPhone app.
Did you ever wonder who covered the damage when Optimus and Megatron face off? McSweeney's intercepted this letter from Optimus Prime's insurance agent notifying him of his policy increase to $235,567.50.[ via ]