PPF: Apple tells developers to stop using white iPhone images

Today’s ridiculous story comes from Michael Arrington on PandoDaily, reporting that Apple have told developers to stop using images of white iPhones.

Steve Jobs impersonated to sell another worthless Android tablet

A small Taiwanese company has tried to promote its new Action Pad tablet by getting an actor to portray Steve Jobs with wings and a halo. Disgusting.

PPF: Asus don’t recommend Transformer Prime

Hello and welcome to PPF: Product Placement Fail. In this feature we will highlight failed bits of advertising by tech companies. Please feel free to send yours in to digixav@gmail.com.

This time, we have a page from the Asus website¬†providing potential customers with a taste of the forthcoming Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The supertablet is the first to be announced with Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chip, codenamed Kal-El, with quad core power and superb gaming capabilities. The tablet looks set to ship with Android 4.0, codenamed in traditional Android fashion as Ice Cream Sandwich. Many see this forthcoming OS update as fantastic – but Asus don’t seem to agree. Their site-wide header, shown above, clearly shows that they recommend Windows 7. Jonney Shih needs to take a look at this fail or ship the Prime with Windows 8. I’d prefer the latter.

PPF: The TouchPad Zombie returns with David Guetta

Hello and welcome to PPF: Product Placement Fail. In this feature we will highlight failed bits of product placement by tech companies. Please feel free to send yours in to digixav@gmail.com.

First up is HP. The DOA TouchPad has been dead for 2 months, but that hasn’t stopped French music-maker (if you call his productions music) David Guetta from being paid by HP to feature one in his new video. The video for the ironically titled Without You hit YouTube last Friday, advertising a long dead piece of tech that had potential. Enjoy the PPF. The song isn’t good.