The answer is "pretty much as you might think." But we'll get to that. First:
The list of infected iPhone apps can be summed up as “nothing I use, so big deal.” But it could be something you use, so here’s the list. The apps were nastified by a cracked version of the programdevelopers use to compile the code, and according to Daring Fireball, Chinese developers used it because downloading the original from Apple took too long.
Here are some of the infected apps. Spot the fake one, if you can:
China Unicom Mobile Office
High German map
Medicine to force
Quick asked the doctor
Answer: they’re all real.
There’s one app that should give you shivers of dread: FlappyCircle. They’re still making Flappy games. In related news:
Did you think that plugging it in would add power? WRONG! Did you think that letting it drain and then plugging it in restores the juice? WRONG! Because EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG.
Everyone is wrong except internet headline writers.
70s At Mashable, Stock Photos of the 70s. There’s a contemporary feel to the art, but not the image; they don’t have the characteristics we’ve come to associate with “70s,” because they’re sharp and they haven’t faded. You almost suspect they’re modern shots made to look like 70s stock photos. But no: they’re the work of H. Armstrong Roberts, whose work goes back quite a a while.
Here’s a close-up.
It was a Gacyriffic recade. Related: Digg this morn posted a series of outtakes of “Man on the Street” interviews took in New York in 1973. I have taken the liberty of futzing with the color to correct for the ravages of time. It’s always startling to see how hairstyles seem to make people of the past look like archetypes that aren’t around anymore. It’s like looking at female actors in the films of the 20s: when did people stop looking like that?