Apple introduces new “adopt your own Chinese teen” program that includes new iphone every month

Last week Apple introduced an upgrade program available in Apple Stores in the U.S. that will allow buyers to enter into a 24-month payment plan with an option to upgrade for a new iPhone every year. It starts at $32 per month and includes AppleCare+. Then yesterday the company introduced the upgrade++  plan.  For $42 each month, Apple explained, you not only get AppleCare+ but you also get a dedicated Chinese teenager whose waking hours will be spent making you a new iPhone each month.

Coffee shop installs bag dispenser for your new App idea

Last week, several Boulder baristas and baristos took it upon themselves to do something about a situation that was becoming intolerable. “We had to trade 13 scones for this dispenser, but we wanted one that wasn’t going to break or run out of bags,” said barista Teri Pater.  “You’d be surprised at how many people come in here with an app idea they want to throw around, and then  they might have 2 or 3 more app ideas once they finish their double Americano.  We just figured, someone has to do something with the app ideas, and it’s not going to be them.  Here’s our suggestion: take a free bag.”

iTunes 11.3 (53) update simultaneously interrupted by both and 11.3 (54) and 11.3 (55)

“I lost track of which iTunes version I was on in 2004,” said Kerry McConnolly Wednesday as she attempted to get up to date on her iTunes versions. “I don’t want to be the one still using iTunes 11.3 (53) when everyone else is on 11.5 (98),” said McConnolly, 34. “So here I am, just kind of wandering around in a fog with my Air Jordans on and no idea what version I’m even running. Then I start downloading updates.  I just tell myself that if I keep downloading, eventually my songs will appear in a list on my screen. And when I click one, it will play. Well, you never know.”

Food company breaks snack-food ground with product they are calling “granola”

“What sold us on this concept was the idea of mixing oats and nuts together,” said a spokesman form Upton-Tebo Investors (UTI) Friday. “Once these guys suggested it, we were like, ‘yeah, that totally makes sense.’ We like to think of this product as blurring the boundary between breakfast category and snack category. You can eat it with your hands in the afternoon, but you can also eat it with a spoon in the morning. Did you get that? Spoon or hands. Hands or spoon.”

Mall escalator celebrates 5th year as public art installation Feb26

Mall escalator celebrates 5th year as public art installation

“When we first installed the ‘escalator’ exhibit, a lot of people thought it would be a way to travel between the 1st floor of the mall and the movie theaters,” said 29th Street Mall curator Desiree D’Nie-D’Napolo. “They didn’t understand that this piece was the physical manifestation of the idea of an escalator. They said ‘why would anyone put a complicated electronic piece of equipment outdoors in a place that gets about 4 months of snow in the winter, 100 degree temperatures in the summer,  and driving winds in the spring and fall?’ — which just goes to show that people in Boulder just don’t get art. I mean,  just look at all of those people still trying to use 36 as a highway.”

Boulder urban renewal to create safe neighborhoods for upper upper-middle class whites

While many Boulder residents are welcoming downtown urban renewal projects with excitement, some are worried about what rising home prices will do to the character of neighborhoods. “We value having residents who shop at Alfalfas, but also having residents who shop at Whole Foods,” said downtown Boulder neighborhood association member Nick Healy.  “The question is, how can we attract upper upper-middle class residents without forcing out the middle-upper class?”