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Topic: Apple

Ad of the Day: Scorsese Narrates Apple's Oscars Spot About Not Just Dreaming but Doing

'If you're dreaming, you're sleeping'

Apple scored Hollywood royalty in the form of Martin Scorsese for its latest iPad commercial, which got prime placement on Sunday night's Academy Awards—with the legendary director narrating the 60-second…

Microsoft's Valentine's Advice: Break Up With Siri and Start Seeing Cortana

Timely love notes from m:united

Ever since Microsoft introduced Cortana, its personal assistant for the Windows Phone, it's been slamming Siri for her vanity and uselessness. Now, for Valentine's Day, it's proposing that you give…

Apple Lets Weed Apps Into Its Store After Petition from Pot Companies

'Rare' reversal following ban

Apples and pot have long been a popular combo—pot pipes fashioned out of apples are a thing—and now iPhones are a more versatile tool for enterprising marijuana fans. The company…

How Apple Became China's Most Coveted Luxury Brand

Lavish status symbols are giving way to the fusion of form and function

When a Chinese publishing group recently released its consumer survey of the luxury market in China, the top ranking wasn't held by a brand like Chanel, Louis Vuitton or Hermes. Instead,…

Apple's New China Store Has One Hell of a Beautiful Facade and a Great Story to Tell

A 2,000-year-old poem rendered in calligraphy

The new Apple Store in China unites ancient and contemporary design elements to striking effect—its modern steel-and-glass exterior draped by a simple yet elegant mural that contains the text, rendered…

Weed Apps Are Dazed And Confused Over Apple's Unpredictable Policies

Petition asks iPhone gatekeeper to chill out

Weed tech companies have an Apple problem. They face uncertain rules when navigating its App Store policies, and now a petition is circulating asking the iPhone maker to lighten up. These…

Here Are the Year's 10 Best-Perceived Brands

Companies focused on streaming video move to the top of the list

Amazon's foothold of the online retail space, as well as the company's success branching out into the media streaming space and telephone market, has earned it the top spot on YouGov's…

Apple Watch Isn't Even Out Yet, But Some Retailers Will Be Ready on Day 1

Marsh Supermarkets is an early tester

In terms of the burgeoning smartwatch industry, Apple already seems fairly well positioned to own the space, even though its watch won't go on sale until later this spring. But that's not…

Can Apple Do for Wearable Ads What Facebook Did for Mobile?

Marketers predict brands will latch onto smartwatches

TapSense this week unveiled what its programmatic ads for the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch will look like, exhibiting a buy-one-get-one-free mock offer from Starbucks. It's at least the second tech company…

The Myths and Mysteries of Apple's Apple

How a piece of fruit with a bite mark became the world's most famous logo

Earlier in December, conservative commentator Glenn Beck raised eyebrows when he managed to link Apple's famous logo to, among other things, Nazis, homosexuality and Benedict Cumberbatch. Beck had been sent…

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