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Apple Retina iPad advertisements finally cover the United States

Apple Retina iPad advertisements finally cover the United States

You might not have noticed it if your Apple sensor is as normalized as your love for great advertising, but billboards, bus stations, and print ads across the United States have finally switched from iPad 2 to the new iPad for 2012. Have a peek back at our report on when the states were still sticking with iPad 2 advertisements to see the oddity the vast majority of the USA didn't find necessary to notice, then take a peek at a few of the new ads up this week. They've been up for a couple weeks, actually, everywhere from Minneapolis all the way down to San Francisco!

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Why iPad 2 still dominates Apple advertising in 2012

Why iPad 2 still dominates Apple advertising in 2012

When the new iPad was released, we wondered how long it would be before Apple switched their billboard and bus stop advertising over to The New iPad - as it turns out, it doesn't appear that they ever will. Why is it that we're still seeing Apple displaying iPad 2 billboards across downtown Minneapolis, London, and San Francisco - aka across the United States and across the ocean to the UK? The answer is actually quite simple.

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BlackBerry ‘not a toy’ ads may save the company

BlackBerry ‘not a toy’ ads may save the company

In an earnings call detailing an abysmal quarter for BlackBerry, Research in Motion (aka RIM) this week made a perfect case for the necessity of their "toy" ads out on the airwaves now. These advertisements are representing the BlackBerry Bold line of devices and have celebrities as well as unnamed users stating "We need tools, not toys." As RIM stated this week, it's time for a shakeup, and the ad campaign we're seeing right here may well be it.

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T-Mobile upsets customers with notification bar ads

T-Mobile upsets customers with notification bar ads

While you could argue that Android is inundated with adverts in free games, apps, and search results, one area of the OS that has been off limits for the most part is the notification bar. KDDI infuriated Japanese users of Android handsets with push advertisement notifications from the Au One Market. The nightmare has apparently made its way to the U.S, with some T-Mobile users being struck with a similar fate.

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Google “without evil” philosophy rebuked

Google “without evil” philosophy rebuked

This week the "NEW" identifier on Google's newly revamped digital content store Google Play, formerly known as the Android Market, has drawn fire from those that would call it Evil. As any Google fan can tell you, one of the original sayings that made Google the company it is today was "Don't be Evil." Currently Google keeps this mantra alive in its extended "Ten things we know to be true" philosophy, one of which is "You can make money without doing evil." Google's front and center advertisement for their digital content store is being seen as a direct affront to that affirmation.

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Sony enlists Wes Anderson for Xperia S ad

Sony enlists Wes Anderson for Xperia S ad

Sony isn't leaving the success of its new Xperia range to chance: the company has turned to Fantastic Mr. Fox director Wes Anderson to create a stop-motion animation commercial playing up the Xperia S' "made of imagination" tagline. The advert - which you can see after the cut - is based on the robotic ponderings of eight year old Jake Ryan, and his guess at what's actually going on inside the new Xperia.

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Microsoft comes clean with Internet Explorer distrust

Microsoft comes clean with Internet Explorer distrust

This week the folks at Microsoft have finally come to terms with the idea that nobody other than hipster's mothers, uncles, and half-naked girlfriends use the web browser known as Internet Explorer. They've released a new commercial which features a therapist speaking with a nerd about how he "used to" hate Internet Explorer and how, now that he's gotten past his madness, he can move on the IE 9. When you accept that you have a problem, the healing can begin.

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Obama Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights announced and detailed

Obama Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights announced and detailed

One month and three days after Consumer Watchdog called President Obama to endorse "Do Not Track" and online privacy legislation during his State of the Union address, the President has proposed a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The White House has called upon Congress to pass legislation that will allow the FTC Federal Trade Commission as well as state attorney generals to support and enforce the framework of this bill. This bill will act as a guard for consumers rights, allowing consumers to say when, if, and how their personal information is both collected and used online.

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Lenovo V370 promotions begin with Bruce Lee, Angry Birds, and Zombies

Lenovo V370 promotions begin with Bruce Lee, Angry Birds, and Zombies

Behold the first absolutely wacky advertisement spot for the Lenovo slim notebook V370, complete with no less than Plants vs Zombies characters, Angry Birds, and an epic battle to the death with Bruce Lee! The point this particular spot appears to be trying to get across is that the V370 is both strong and slim, but you wouldn't know it was a commercial for a laptop if you didn't see the first and last 5 seconds of the video. Thus is the way laptops must be promoted in the fact of Ultrabooks, we suppose, now that strength beats down the traditional size and shape of a standard laptop.

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