Top 11
Top 11 Things Geeks Would Do After Being Rescued from a Mine
How White and Nerdy Are You?
Bush Proposes Faith- Based Firewalls for Government Computers
Microsoft Purchases Evil From Satan
Slashdot Story Generator
Which OS Are You?
Teen Using MySpace to Lure Bands to Los Angeles
The BBook of Geek
Mental Floss
Geek Press
Wil Wheaton
Jonathan Coulton
Jokes Gallery
Funny Pictures
More Links

Thursday, May 14 12:00 AM ET

Apple Releases Look At Me App to Counter Palm Pre Hype

By Brian Briggs


Cupertino, CA - Apple released an application to counter the growing hype about the Palm Pre, and to make iPhone users feel superior to all other smartphone users.

The app, called "Look at Me!" turns on the microphone and uses voice recognition technology to listen for any instances of "Palm Pre" being spoken. When the key phrase is detected, the iPhone begins to chirp "Look at me. Look at me." Continued detection of the phrase will raise the volume on the iPhone app, and bring up comforting phrases on the screen like, "Copy and paste is overrated" and "Keyboards are for the proletariat."

Unfortunately, the application cannot be active while any other apps are running, so Look at Me cannot be used while talking on the phone, or reading email.

The app is free in the App Store and will automatically be included in the next iPhone update.

"We know that iPhone users are becoming a bit uncomfortable with all the attention being given to the Palm Pre, and that's why we made this app," said programmer of the application, Rex Neuvirth. "Clearly the iPhone is the superior phone, but it doesn't hurt to remind people."

Related News

Nigerian iPhone App Banned from App Store

MyPrecious iPhone Virus Keeps Spreading

iPhone Hacker Headed to Guantanamo

Neuvirth denied that the application would suggest smashing a Pre if it was detected in the vicinity. "Even if we had that technology, I doubt most iPhone users would have the strength to lift a hammer, let alone be able to swing it with enough force to smash a Pre," said Neuvirth.

At Palm the app is called "iAttentionWhore" by employees. An executive in charge of the Pre launch said he was not surprised by the move. "Apple won't admit it publicly, but they are very threatened by the Pre. I wouldn't be surprised to see Palm Pre emulator apps in the app store soon."

The Palm Pre will be release on June 6 and the Look at Me application is available now.

Story Options:

Follow on Twitter Follow Us on Twitter
Facebook Fan Us on Facebook
Amazon Find the BBook


  Politics Contact FAQs

Copyright 1999-2023 by BBspot LLC
BBspot is a tech satire news and geek humor source, and meant to be funny.
If you are easily offended, gullible, or don't have a sense of humor, we suggest you go elsewhere. Those without the geek gene activated should also avoid this site.