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  • Textbook of the Future: The challenges

    01/30/2012 8:47:37 AM PST · by RicocheT · 13 replies
    ZD Net News & Blogs ^ | January 28, 2012 | Jason Perlow
    Summary: It’s actually cheaper to go to another planet than to give an iPad to every child. This month, Apple dropped a bombshell on the academic community by introducing iBooks Textbooks and iBooks Author. In combination, the two create a compelling framework for re-engineering the textbook in electronic form for K-12 students, permitting for rich color educational content and possibly an entirely new textbook ecosystem that could be made accessible to tens of millions of schoolchildren. The problems with Apple’s daring textbook plan are twofold. First, in that the iPad as a hardware platform is completely unsuitable to the needs...
  • In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

    01/26/2012 6:41:25 AM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 25. 2012 | CHARLES DUHIGG and DAVID BARBOZA
    The explosion ripped through Building A5 on a Friday evening last May, an eruption of fire and noise that twisted metal pipes as if they were discarded straws. When workers in the cafeteria ran outside, they saw black smoke pouring from shattered windows. It came from the area where employees polished thousands of iPad cases a day. (snip) In the last decade, Apple has become one of the mightiest, richest and most successful companies in the world, in part by mastering global manufacturing. Apple and its high-technology peers — as well as dozens of other American industries — have achieved...
  • Apple 1Q Results Blow Past Street Views, Stock Halted

    01/24/2012 2:22:11 PM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 1/24/2012 | Matt Egan
    Bouncing back from a rare earnings miss, Apple (AAPL: 420.41, -7.00, -1.64%) revealed first-quarter results late Tuesday that crushed Wall Street’s expectations, as the consumer-electronics heavyweight continues to capitalize on huge demand for its blockbuster products. Aside from announcing gigantic beats, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company reported all-time record sales for its iPhone, iPad and Mac devices as well as surprisingly upbeat guidance for the current quarter. Wall Street cheered Apple's impressive quarter, bidding the company's stock 8.69% higher to $457.05 in extended trading.
  • How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

    01/22/2012 4:48:02 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2012 | By CHARLES DUHIGG and KEITH BRADSHER
    When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley’s top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president. But as Steven P. Jobs of Apple spoke, President Obama interrupted with an inquiry of his own: what would it take to make iPhones in the United States? Mr. Jobs’s reply was unambiguous. “Those jobs aren’t coming back,” he said, according to another dinner guest.
  • This Article Explains Why Apple Makes iPhones In China And Why The U.S. Is Screwed

    01/22/2012 4:49:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 139 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/22/12 | Henry Blodget
    This Article Explains Why Apple Makes iPhones In China And Why The U.S. Is Screwed Henry Blodget | Jan. 22, 2012, 5:30 AM | 3,191 | The manufacturing processes of Apple and other electronics companies have come into sharp focus of late, with the revelation of more details about what life is like for the Chinese workers who make the world's gadgets. When one reads about these working conditions--12-16 hour shifts, pay of ~$1 per hour or less, dormitories with 15 beds in 12x12 rooms--the obvious assumption is that it's all about money: Greedy manufacturers want to make bigger profits,...
  • iBooks Author is cool, but will not save education

    01/21/2012 6:48:31 PM PST · by walkwu · 34 replies
    John's Wise Thoughts ^ | 21 Jan. 2012 | John Walker
    If you paid any attention to the rumblings in the technology industry this week, you would know that Apple released a piece of software that will supposedly revolutionize the educational industry. iBooks Author is the culmination of many years of internal developments at Apple. Modernizing education was, of course, the passion of Apple's late legendary leader, Steve Jobs, and was the project he most wanted to see come to light. Let me be clear, what Apple released Thursday, Jan. 19., is revolutionary. It will change many aspects of education within the United States and potentially worldwide. However, it will not...
  • Apple shareholders vote against Gore!

    01/21/2012 12:52:31 PM PST · by bukkdems · 8 replies · 1+ views
    1/21/2012 | Vanity
    If you own shares of Apple, use your proxy vote to eliminate Al Gore from the board of directors.
  • At $400 billion, Apple is worth more than Greece (Or Argentina or South Africa)

    01/20/2012 7:42:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/20/2012 | David Goldman
    Apple's value on the stock market briefly rose to $400 billion on Thursday, a record high for what was already the world's most valuable technology company. The company's market cap slipped below the $400 billion mark by midday as Apple's (AAPL, Fortune 500) stock fell back from the all-time high of $431.37 it set earlier in the morning. Shares ended the day slightly down, leaving Apple with a $398 billion market value. Still, that puts Apple in some pretty exclusive territory. Only Exxon Mobil (XOM, Fortune 500) has a higher valuation, at about $420 billion. PetroChina (PTR) is Apple's closest...
  • Fake iPad 2s made of clay sold at Canadian stores

    01/17/2012 2:55:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 01-17-2012 | By Eric Pfeiffer
    As many as 10 fake iPad 2s, all made of slabs of modeling clay, were recently sold at electronic stores in Vancouver, British Columbia. Best Buy and Future Shop have launched investigations into how the scam was pulled off. The tablet computers, like most Apple products, are known for their sleek and simple designs. But there's no mistaking the iPad for one of the world's oldest "tablet devices." Still, most electronic products cannot be returned to stores. For the the stores and customers to be fooled by the clay replacements, the thieves must have successfully weighed out the clay portions...
  • Apple halts sale of iPhone 4S in China

    01/13/2012 8:26:41 AM PST · by bigbob · 6 replies
    FT.COM ^ | 1-13-12 | Kathrin Hille
    Apple’s strategy of fanning Chinese consumers’ desire for its iconic gadgets has backfired as a riot at its flagship store in Beijing prompted police action. The company stopped sales of the iPhone 4S in its shops in China on Friday and the Apple store in the Sanlitun district in central Beijing stayed closed after a crowd waiting to buy the model pelted the shop with eggs and started fighting with security guards.
  • iPad 3 release date, specs, features 'revealed' at CES 2012 (iPad 2S?)

    01/11/2012 9:14:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | January 11, 2012 | Richi Jennings
    The iPad 3 release date will be this quarter, according to sources at CES 2012, who also blabbed about its specs and features. There seem to be few external changes, so, in IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if it'll be called the iPad 2S.
  • Have RIM, Nokia & Apple provided Indian Military with backdoor access to cellular comm?

    01/08/2012 6:57:42 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 7 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 1-6-12 | Manan Kakkar
    In exchange for mobile presence in India, RIM, Nokia and Apple have allegedly provided backdoor access for the Indian intelligence to spy on communication. On January 6th reports of Symantec (makers of Norton Anitvirus) being hacked surfaced. The group of hackers behind the attack were from India.
  • Why do Apple, Volvo and IKEA never fail?

    12/27/2011 10:36:30 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 30 replies
    12/28/2011 | WesternCulture
    In one word; marketing skills. No one actually needs French perfumes. Fancy a rum and cola? - Why bother about coke? This Christmas, I and my brother, a programmer (silly job, good pay), discussed the issue of how to define a 'smart phone'. I'm a simple cook, but my Sony Ericsson Vivaz can do everything his iPhone could do, however, at the end of the row, we both agreed Apple and their products are among the best marketed brands on Earth. IKEA is another example of companies that are more than companies. Everyone has experienced sad misfortunes with IKEA furniture....
  • Apple’s claims against Samsung's Galaxy Tab are rejected

    12/22/2011 2:16:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach
    The Inquirer ^ | Thu Dec 22 2011, 15:52 | Dave Neal
    FLOGGER OF SHINY TOYS Apple has lost in an early court decision over the future of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. The two firms have been battling over patents and designs for some time now, and last month Samsung said it was going to change the design of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet to get Apple off its back."The newly modified device will be renamed the Galaxy Tab 10.1N and we've made two changes to the design," said Samsung spokesman Jason Kim. "The design of the bezel has been changed and the speaker has also been relocated."Apple was...
  • Apple EU design patent could lose sway in Samsung case

    12/21/2011 12:05:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Wed Dec 21 2011, 13:53 | By Kate O'Flaherty
    Fresh evidence tips up in appeal A EUROPEAN UNION (EU) design patent that fruit themed Apple used to win a sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 could be of little value after new evidence was shown in an appeal of the decision.According to Bloomberg, Samsung bought in as evidence a US utility patent using a type of flat screen that was published 13 days before Apple filed its EU design patent.At a hearing in Dusseldorf, the judge said this could limit the protection that Apple gets.However, he said that Apple might still be able to rely on fair...
  • Apple partners with patent troll Digitude Innovations — and wow, what a deal

    12/12/2011 3:31:57 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 12/10/11 | Matt Marshall
    Apple partners with patent troll Digitude Innovations — and wow, what a deal December 10, 2011 | Matt Marshall Apple has partnered with a patent troll company called Digitude Innovations, VentureBeat has confirmed, allowing that company to attack the world’s largest phone manufacturers of smartphones. In a clever deal that effectively gives Apple immunity from attack by the troll, Apple agreed to some cross-licensing deals that gave Digitude the ammunition for a heavy attack against Apple’s rivals. Digitude recently filed suit against RIM, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, Amazon, and Nokia. It did so at the International Trade Commission, a...
  • Apple Starts to Wobble 2 Months After Jobs' Death

    12/12/2011 2:59:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies · 3+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/12/11
    Apple Starts to Wobble 2 Months After Jobs' Death Two months since the death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the firm's management is showing signs of wobbling. The market shares of the iPhone and iPad are declining, and a series of patent-infringement lawsuits against rivals are not entirely going to plan. Apple's competitors, who were caught on the back foot by the iPhone and iPad, are rapidly releasing products aimed at toppling the leader. â—† Shrinking Demand U.S. market research firm Canaccord Genuity recently said Apple's share of the American table PC market is forecast to fell from 74 percent...
  • Apple's helpful guidelines for competitors to avoid patent infringement(Ya Think?)

    12/07/2011 2:11:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    IT World ^ | 12/05/11 | Chris Nerney
    Apple's helpful guidelines for competitors to avoid patent infringement As long as rival tablets and smartphones don't look anything like tablets or smartphones, everything's cool By Chris Nerney 6 comments December 05, 2011, 3:03 PM — /snip For the iPhone design, alternative smartphone designs include: front surfaces that are not black or clear; front surfaces that are not rectangular, not flat, and without rounded corners; display screens that are more square than rectangular or not rectangular at all; display screens that are not centered on the front surface of the phone and that have substantial lateral borders; speaker openings that...
  • Why the problem with Siri matters

    12/06/2011 12:57:06 PM PST · by adorno · 39 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 12/5/2011 | Violet Blue
    A week ago, bloggers brought to light that Apple’s voice-controlled mobile assistant Siri was delivering distressful omissions when asked about certain kinds of emergency healthcare situations. Specifically, situations that relate to female sexual emergencies. American bloggers in different locations were asking Siri to help them find abortion clinics, the morning after pill, and rape crisis resources. When Siri was delivering results at all, they were often the offensive opposite. If you missed the controversy, Siri was branded across news headlines as being “pro-life” (the questionable self-name for anti-abortion crusaders, widely known for their violence, aggression and fanaticism).
  • U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to halt Galaxy sales (Samsung wins)

    12/02/2011 9:31:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/03/11 | Dan Levine
    U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to halt Galaxy sales By Dan Levine Sat Dec 3, 2011 10:22am IST (Reuters) - Apple (AAPL.O) failed to convince a U.S. judge to block Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) from selling some Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the U.S. market, depriving the iPhone and iPad maker of crucial leverage in a global patent battle between the two companies. In a ruling released late on Friday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California denied Apple's request for a preliminary injunction against Samsung. Representatives for Apple and Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for...
  • Triple Lutz Report--The Thought Police Reside in Your SmartPhone

    12/02/2011 2:54:43 PM PST · by appeal2 · 12 replies
    www.KerryLutz.com ^ | 12-2-11 | Kerry Lutz
    A security researcher, Trevor Eckhart, recently made a startling discovery. Hidden inside every Android and iPhone is a program called Carrier IQ (CIQ), which is capable of monitoring virtually everything you do on a SmartPhone. And then it has the ability to send all that data back to your wireless carrier and then who knows where it will wind up and how it will be used. Perhaps these phones have become too Smart for our own good. This is our worst nightmare potentially being realized. With our freedoms being eroded at a rapid rate, this is a biggie. A cellphone...
  • Apple, Samsung Dispute Likely To Turn On 1994 Knight-Ridder Tablet(no iPad design patent?)

    12/02/2011 3:04:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    paidContent ^ | 12/01/11 | Jeff Roberts
    Apple, Samsung Dispute Likely To Turn On 1994 Knight-Ridder Tablet Jeff Roberts A leading design patent expert predicts that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) will be unable to stop Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet in the United States in the near future, and says the press has misunderstood a dramatic moment in the patent trial taking place between the tech giants. Court filings unsealed this week in California suggest he is right. Recall that, in October, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh waved two tablets in the air and asked Samsung’s attorney if he could tell which was the Galaxy and which...
  • Apple iTunes flaw 'allowed government spying for 3 years'

    11/30/2011 9:59:15 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 Nov 2011 | Christopher Williams
    An unpatched security flaw in Apple’s iTunes software allowed intelligence agencies and police to hack into users’ computers for more than three years, it’s claimed. A British company called Gamma International marketed hacking software to governments that exploited the vulnerability via a bogus update to iTunes, Apple's media player, which is installed on more than 250 million machines worldwide. The hacking software, FinFisher, is used to spy on intelligence targets’ computers. It is known to be used by British agencies and earlier this year records were discovered in abandoned offices of that showed it had been offered to Egypt’s feared...
  • The Apple iPhone: Is Siri Pro Life? Apparently Yes

    11/30/2011 8:38:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 11/30/2011
    Apple iPhone 4S' Siri can find you hookers in your neighborhood. Siri can find you Viagra. Siri can find you a local surgeon to give you breast implants. But apparently it can't find abortion clinics. The evidence seems pretty damning. • If you ask Siri for an abortion clinic in New York City, it will tell you "Sorry, I couldn't find any abortion clinics." A simple Google web search—which Siri itself uses to find results—gives you seven to start with, some within walking distance of where I'm located. • If you ask the same question in the city of Washington...
  • The Short Case For APPLE (Why it's time to sell AAPL stocks)

    11/28/2011 4:38:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/27/2011 | Mercenary Trader
    here are a few companies that have been successful in building cult-like loyalty among both consumers AND investors. But none have been able to do it as well as the Apple Inc. (AAPL) empire created by Steve Jobs. Apple has done a tremendous job of creating products that meet the every-day needs of consumers around the world. Heck, it’s been said that Apple actually created some digital needs – just so it could fulfill those needs with a new version of its products. While I still do the majority of my work on a PC (most trading and charting platforms...
  • Irony: OWS Now in Top 1% in Income

    11/26/2011 11:34:34 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/26/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    One of the top complaints about wealth distributions holds that the vast majority of the people of the country are excluded from the vast majority of its wealth. Considering the "plight" of all of those 20-somethings at the various occupiers, one could be deluded into believing the truth of the 99% mantra. But what if that wasn't true? Considering there are many branches of the group, let's take a look at its main one, occupying near Wall Street, in New York. Seeing how the occupiers are using other people's food and bathrooms and some living in tents (with others still...
  • Drunk Guy Calls 911 To Report Broken iPhone [5 times]

    11/15/2011 8:38:15 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    webpronews.com ^ | 15 Nov 2011 | Josh Wolford
    People call 911 for a lot of stupid reasons, and god bless our emergency operators for having to deal with some of the stuff they deal with. This example of 911 abuse might be the most idiotic one I’ve seen in quite some time. In Illinois, Michael Alan Skopec, 48, was arrested after placing five calls to 911 complaining that his iPhone wasn’t working. Officers were dispatched to Skopec’s house after he repeatedly used the emergency service to report his broken Apple device. Once they were there, they arrested him for “refusing to comply with orders from deputies,” according to...
  • iPhone Owners Report Even Worse Battery Life With iOS 5.0.1 (Post-Jobs Apple Woes)

    11/11/2011 10:35:57 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 November 2011 | Zach Epstein
    Apple on Thursday released an update to iOS 5 that addressed issues many users were having with poor battery performance.The Cupertino, California-based company had been testing the solution for some time, even uncharacteristically reaching out to affected end-users and having them install the potential fix to test its effectiveness. Despite Apple’s determination that iOS 5.0.1 resolved issues related to battery life, however, not all users are finding that to be the case.“After upgrading to 5.0.1 my iPhone is draining the battery even faster,” one user posted to Apple’s support forum. A number of other iPhone owners have taken to Apple’s...
  • ZDNet: Flash is dead. Long live HTML5

    11/09/2011 11:52:53 AM PST · by Bush_Democrat · 37 replies
    ZD Net ^ | November 9, 2011 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Summary: It’s official, Adobe is putting its future mobile video efforts behind HTML5. So, do you really think that desktop Flash will survive for long? Adobe’s love affair with its Flash format has come to an end. Oh sure, Adobe said they were just killing development on mobile browser Flash in favor of HTML5, but seriously, do you think, that they’ll keep working on Flash on the desktop for much longer? If you do, I have a nice, lightly-used bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you. No, the end of Flash is in sight and HTML5 is now the...
  • The Who's Townshend slams 'vampire' Apple

    11/01/2011 9:44:57 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 1 12:32 AM US/Eastern
    Pete Townshend, the legendary frontman behind British rock group The Who, attacked Apple's online iTunes service for bleeding artists "like a digital vampire". Townshend, speaking in Manchester in northwest England, called on the online giant to do more to help the artists from whom it was making so much money. "Is there really any good reason why, just because iTunes exists in the wild west Internet land of Facebook and Twitter, it can't provide some aspect of these services to the artists whose work it bleeds like a digital vampire... for its enormous commission?" he asked. Record labels and music...
  • Steve Jobs' Sister Reveals CEO's Final Words

    10/30/2011 8:11:56 PM PDT · by Raymann · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2011 | Fox News
    Mona Simpson, an author and biological sister of Steve Jobs, said her brother’s final words were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow,” in an Oct. 16 eulogy she delivered that was published Sunday in The New York Times. Simpson remembered the man she first learned about when she was 25, living in New York and working at a small literary magazine. A lawyer had informed her that she had a rich and famous long-lost brother.
  • Apple building 174 acre solar farm to power North Carolina data center

    10/29/2011 9:00:47 AM PDT · by matt04 · 94 replies
    Charlotte Observer is reporting that Apple has begun work building a 174 acre solar farm to power their new Maiden, North Carolina data center. The data center, located in Catawba County, was revealed by Steve Jobs during the iOS 5 keynote at WWDC this year, and will be partly responsible for powering iCloud. It was revealed earlier this year that Apple was purchasing land around the data center. Now we know why. Permits issued by Catawba County show that the Cupertino, Calif., company has been approved to reshape the slope of some of the 171 acres of vacant land it...
  • Latest Steve Jobs Mystery Revealed: How He Drove Without License Plates

    10/27/2011 7:44:06 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Autos ^ | Oct 27, 2011 | Justin Hyde
    The multitude of mysteries revealed following the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death now includes one that puzzled car enthusiasts for years: How did Jobs get away with driving without a license plate? It was common knowledge that Jobs would park his Mercedes SL55 AMG in a handicapped spot at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, with nothing to identify his vehicle other than the tiny barcode that usually rests behind the rear license plate. According to Walter Isaacson's new biography, Jobs wanted to avoid having a plate for privacy reasons; and yet when having a license-less silver Mercedes became a...
  • Another Macintosh trojan hits the wild

    10/28/2011 9:28:27 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Modmy.com ^ | October 26, 2011
    The last Macintosh trojan that we reported on was named Flashback.C, and would execute after you opened a .dmg file posing to be Adobe Flash player. It would install and disable your Apple Anti-Malware system. If you had LittleSnitch installed, the trojan would not execute, instead automatically delete itself. Now, another Macintosh trojan is on the loose. This trojan was originally made for Linux systems, but was ported to Mac OS by a couple of hackers. It's called OSX/Tsnunami.A and it uses your computer and internet connection to attack Web Sites. The Linux build of the trojan was known as...
  • Legacy: Was Steve Jobs a selfish son of a bitch?

    10/26/2011 4:51:10 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 51 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-26-11 | Vince
    Steve Jobs passed away earlier this month with an estimated fortune of $8 billion. I have yet to see a single report about one single dollar that he gave away to charity. How is it possible that a person who was lucky enough to be born and grow up in the United States and take advantage of our laws, schools, infrastructure and patent protections could be so selfish? Compare his lack of philanthropic giving with that of other similarly rich types, past and present. Andrew Carnegie gave away virtually his entire fortune, over $350 million dollars during his lifetime...
  • APPLE AND THE WINDS OF CHANGE? (Confessions of an iPhone User who Recently Switched to Android)

    10/26/2011 6:53:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 10/26/2011 | Cullen Roche
    I don’t usually write stories about individual companies, but this hit me like a ton of bricks in the last 24 hours so I thought it was worth touching on briefly. Now, I wouldn’t call myself an uber tech nerd, but I am fairly tech savvy. I’m also generally a first adopter meaning that when some new technology hits the shelves I feel compelled to be one of the first users to test it out no matter how much it costs me (stupid yes, I know). I bought the original Iphone for however much it was outrageously marked up. I...
  • Steve Jobs biography sparks Apple TV rumours

    10/24/2011 1:51:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    http://www.monstersandcritics.com ^ | Oct 24, 2011, 20:08 GMT | Staff
    San Francisco - Steve Jobs told his biographer that he had cracked the problem of creating an effective interactive television, fueling rumours that Apple will release such a device next year. Jobs made the comments to author Walter Isaacson, whose portrait of the technology visionary was released Monday. Titled simply Steve Jobs, the book is the only biography authorized by the Apple co-founder, who granted Isaacson some 40 interviews to outline the parameters of his life from his early years as an adopted child to his last months, as he raced to finish the development of products when he knew...
  • Jobs Tried Exotic Treatments to Combat Cancer, Book Says

    10/21/2011 1:08:50 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 10/21/11 | By: Steve Lohr
    In his last years, Steven P. Jobs veered from exotic diets to cutting-edge treatments as he fought the cancer that ultimately took his life, according to a new biography to be published on Monday. His early decision to put off surgery and rely instead on fruit juices, acupuncture, herbal remedies and other treatments — some of which he found on the Internet — infuriated and distressed his family, friends and physicians, the book says. From the time of his first diagnosis in October 2003, until he received surgery in July 2004, he kept his condition largely private — secret from...
  • Jobs to Obama: “You’re headed for a one-term presidency” because the US can’t build factories

    10/21/2011 11:11:04 AM PDT · by matt04 · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post pulls some words that Steve Jobs had for president Obama from Isaacson’s Steve Jobs bio. On the meeting, Jobs insisted that Obama himself ask for a personal invitation. They met in the Westin Airport hotel in San Francisco. It sounds like like Jobs is more of a Conservative than “hippy Liberal” in his incredibly blunt words to President Obama: “You’re headed for a one-term presidency,” he told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in...
  • Steve Jobs vowed to 'destroy' Android

    10/21/2011 7:07:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 109 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/21/11
    21 October 2011 Last updated at 09:40 GMT Steve Jobs vowed to 'destroy' Android Steve Jobs said he wanted to destroy Android and would spend all of Apple's money and his dying breath if that is what it took to do so. The full extent of his animosity towards Google's mobile operating system is revealed in a forthcoming authorised biography. Mr Jobs told author Walter Isaacson that he viewed Android's similarity to iOS as "grand theft". Apple is suing several smartphone makers which use the Android software. According to extracts of Mr Isaacson's book, obtained by the Associated Press, Mr...
  • Steve Jobs went to Hero of Left to Bad Capialist

    10/21/2011 5:49:09 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 57 replies
    Huffpost | 09/20/2011 | Vanity
    Steve Jobs went from world greatest inventor. The right way to build a corporation to greedy, bashed for his words to Obama your going to be a one term President. The left in a nano second have begun to trash Steve Jobs for telling the truth. Some saying they will never buy another apple product.
  • Did Al Gore contribute to a $20 billion loss in Apple capitalization? (Couldn't keep his mouth shut)

    10/20/2011 10:16:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2011 | Tony Kondacks
    Apple shares fell about 5% on the opening of trading this morning on news that 3rd quarter earnings did not meet expectations. With a market capitalization of over $370 billion , a 5% loss represents almost $20 billion. Apple's fourth quarter ended September 24th. Despite incredible sales of 17 million iPhones during that period, representing a 21% increase over the same period a year earlier, this was less than the 20 million projected. On September 21st, Al Gore was reported to have let the cat out of the bag by confirming rumors that a new iPhone would be released in...
  • A god of our age - Who was Steve Jobs?

    10/15/2011 3:48:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    World Magazine ^ | October 15, 2011 | Marvin Olasky
    Steve Jobs Rosebud. Seventy years ago Orson Welles directed Citizen Kane, which critics still praise as the most innovative film ever. Welles modeled the main character, Kane, on a famous northern California magnate who revolutionized the media of his day, William Randolph Hearst. "Rosebud" was Kane's dying declaration, and the narrative structure of the film emphasized the work of a reporter trying to figure out the meaning of that word and the meaning of Kane's life. Everyone he interviewed saw Kane through the prism of his own preoccupations. The reporter ended up much like the blind man feeling different parts...
  • Siri says some weird things

    10/14/2011 8:29:00 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 17 replies
    This Is My Next ^ | 2011-10-12 | Joshua Topolsky
    Look, I’m not going to go into great detail about what I’ve been doing with Siri during my testing period, but I will tell you this — Siri says some crazy stuff. Hit the gallery below for a look at a number of bizarre items the AI-powered / voice-recognizing “intelligent assistant” lays on you on the new iPhone 4S.
  • Remembering Dennis Ritchie

    10/13/2011 11:41:40 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    ReadWrite Enterprise ^ | 13 October 2011 | Joe Brockmeier
    Dennis M. Ritchie, co-creator of UNIX and father of the C programming language, died this past weekend after a long illness. It's no exaggeration to say that without Ritchie, modern computing would not be what it is today. Often known as "dmr," Ritchie was born in Bronxville, NY in 1941. He studied at Harvard University, initially focusing on physics. Ritchie said that he entered computing because "my undergraduate experience convinced me that I was not smart enough to be a physicist, and that computers were quite neat." "As a result, C became in effect a universal assembler: close enough to...
  • Discovery orders Steve Jobs documentary with 'Mythbusters' hosts

    10/12/2011 2:13:17 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 10/11/2011 | by James Hibbard
    Discovery has ordered a documentary on the life of the late Steve Jobs, with the Mythbusters duo on board to host. The network is teaming with NBC’s Peacock Productions for iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, a one-hour special. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who celebrate the spirit of innovation on Discovery’s hit Mythbusters, will host the show.“Someone once said that to follow the path that others have laid before you is a very reasonable course of action, therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men,” Savage said. “Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man. He didn’t simply give...
  • Apple's Rise Is China's Rise

    10/10/2011 10:46:09 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 5 replies
    "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China" is etched into the glossy black of every iPhone. The designer is mourned and deified the world over, but the assemblers are huddled in anonymity. Indeed, the story of Apple's rise over the last decade is as much America's story as it is China's. If Steve Jobs, donned in his uniform of jeans and black pullover, was the general who led the battle for global digital technology supremacy, then it took hundreds of thousands of his troops in factory overalls and static-free scrubs to realize his vision with precision and consistency. That...
  • Okay, Now I Get It: Here's Why Apple Launched The iPhone 4S Instead Of The iPhone 5

    10/10/2011 8:34:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/10/2011 | Henry Blodget
    When Apple launched the iPhone 4S instead of the iPhone 5 last week, I initially thought it was a disappointment and a mistake. If Apple had launched the actual iPhone 5, I thought, they'd have sold more of them. And that's probably right. If Apple had launched a radically new iPhone 5, more of the folks who currently own iPhone 4s would have upgraded, so Apple would have sold some more 4S units. As it is, the iPhone 4S is likely to appeal primarily to iPhone 3G and 3GS owners, non-smartphone owners, and non-iPhone owners, most of whom (like me)...
  • Steve Jobs: The Other Man in My Marriage

    10/09/2011 5:11:36 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 9, 2011 | Kathy Shaidle
    I met my (now) husband the same year Frank Sinatra died. (I know it was “before 9/11” but always have to look up “Sinatra” in Wikipedia to get the exact year: 1998.) (I can’t remember our wedding anniversary, either, except the month starts with a “J.”) We’ve had unnaturally few fights in all this time, but the first, nastiest, and most persistent is “Mac vs. PC.” Those ads are our relationship (from my P.O.V.)
  • Apple's Investors Wonder If Firm's Best Days Are Over after Steve Jobs

    10/09/2011 9:53:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/09/2011 | John Melloy
    As Apple shareholders mourn the passing of Steve Jobs, they are forced to ask themselves a tough question: Will the passing of the company’s iconic founder and driving creative force mark the top in its shares? Investors have had plenty of time to evaluate Apple without Jobs at the official helm and his successor Tim Cook. After all, two medical leaves by the founder in the last two years did not stop the company from briefly surpassing Exxon Mobil to become the most valuable company in the world this year. But the timing of Jobs’ death comes at a time...