A true visionary. Hit the jump to see a video on the life on the man, the legend, Steve Jobs 1956-2011.
I have read that two of these have already closed and expect the rest to follow shortly.
In the season premiere of South Park, Jobs introduces a “new product that will once again revolutionize the way we use our phones and tablet devices”: the HumancentiPad. via Huff Post
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) wants answers. Security researchers today revealed the existence of a file on iPhones and on their computer backups that logs detailed cell phone triangulation data—and has ever since iOS 4 was released last summer. The information is stored unencrypted by default, and is simple to access. That announcement led Franken to fire off a two-page letter (PDF) today, asking nine pointed questions of Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
The letter concludes with a list of questions.
- Why does Apple collect and compile this location data? Why did Apple choose to initiate tracking this data in its iOS 4 operating system?
- Does Apple collect and compile this location data for laptops? Read more…
Apple claims the new machines, which include FaceTime HD cameras with “triple the resolution of the previous generation,” Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors, and Thunderbolt I/O technology, are “up to twice as fast” as their predecessors.
Obama chose these 12 titans of technology because “American companies like these have been leading by investing in the creativity and ingenuity of the American people, creating cutting-edge new technologies and promoting new ways to communicate.”
New Press Secretary Jay Carney instead released an email which described the evening as the president’s chance to discuss “his proposals to invest in research and development and expand incentives for companies to grow and hire, along with his goal of doubling exports over five years to support millions of American jobs.”
[video] New iPod Touch 4G (IPS Screen, Dual Cameras, A4 Chipset) from Apple’s September 1st Live Event
Apple seems to be in over drive when it comes to dropping new products. Here is some info about their new iPod Touch and go here to see the new Apple TV.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — IPhone users can now legally hack their phones to download applications that aren’t in Apple’s App Store.
The U.S. Copyright Office, a division of the Library of Congress, has authorized several new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), one of which will allow mobile phone users to “jailbreak” — or hack into — their devices to use apps not authorized by the phone’s manufacturer. The new rules will be published on Tuesday in the Federal Register.
The co-founder of Microsoft speaks on why he has not full embraced the iPad and why they are cooking up something to remedy its shortcomings.
Source: Huff Post
Apple’s lost is Gizmodo’s gain. Check out how they came up on the next iPhone 4G (and yes Steve Jobs is pissed).
You are looking at Apple’s next iPhone. It was found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got it. We disassembled it. It’s the real thing, and here are all the details.
• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic
Source: Huff Post
It seems that across the board the iPad is getting rave reviews which quite different from a couple of months ago. Check out this review for tech’s hottest new gadget.
via NY Times
All of us use laptops and smartphones now. The question has arisen lately: is there room for a third category of device in the middle?
The new device will have to be far better than the laptop and smartphone at doing important things: browsing the Web, doing e-mail, enjoying and sharing photographs, watching videos, enjoying your music collection, playing games, reading e-books. Otherwise, “it has no reason for being.”
Apple’s answer: the iPad.
It looks like, well, a big iPhone, pretty much as anticipated.
Yes folks — the rumors are true. Apple is holding an event on January 27th to show off something the company is calling their “latest creation.” Hair standing on end? Good. The proceedings will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, and will get underway at 10AM Pacific. We’ll be there live — as usual — covering every little second of the action… so get ready!
Source : PC Mag
I have neither, so I endorse which ever company sends me one in the mail!
I must say these guys were good.
French gadget/Apple site Nowhere Else posted this photo overnight, suggesting it could be Apple’s (AAPL)
. (Which is now not expected to launch until next year.)
We’re open to the idea, and it definitely seems like the size and shape that an Apple tablet would take — a big iPod touch. But, of course, could easily be fake.
Once again TMZ is on the hunt and they are the first to produce a picture of Steve Jobs since his extended medical leave. Ironically taken with a IPhone.
TMZ obtained this photo of the Apple co-founder leaving company headquarters in Cupertino, California around 3:00 PM today.
The guy who needs this is seriously lacking in the lovemaking dept.
What is Passion?
Ever wondered if how well you compared to other people during sex, well now you can with Passion. This iPhone application measures how well you perform during sex, and gives you a rating from 0 to 10, 10 being the highest. Then you can go online and see how well you did against the rest of the world.
They really don’t play at Apple and the repercussions seemed to have driven this guy over the edge.
via Apple Insider
A 25-year-old man reportedly committed suicide after an iPhone prototype he was responsible for went missing, leading to alleged “unbearable interrogation techniques” in the ensuing investigation, according to a Chinese publication.
As first reported by ND Daily, the man, Sun Danyong, reportedly had his property seized and was held in solitary confinement after one of 16 prototype iPhones he was responsible for went missing. The man jumped from a 12-story building last week.
As translated by Shanghaiist, the man told his friends before his death that the security guards with Foxconn, the iPhone manufacturing company, had laid hands on him. Chinese media reported that the missing device was a new “4G” iPhone.
Reports began circulating on the web last week that the new Apple iPhone 3GS was regularly overheating. The phone, released on June 19, would become warm during use — in some cases allegedly too hot to handle — and the screen would become discolored. Was there a design glitch in Apple’s new roll-out?
After almost a week of silence, Apple has posted a warning on one of their support sites. And they blame… “the weather,” according to a cheeky headline in a British newspaper.
For every great invention, there’s at least one person out there attempting to piggyback off that great idea and create something better. And if that isn’t successful they want something that can be used in tandem with the original creation that either enhances or compliments the invention, much to the inventor’s chagrin.
Apple’s iconic iPod has launched an entire industry bent on getting a piece of Apple’s pie. Over the years, we’ve seen iPod cases, alarm clocks, portable speakers. Hell, there’s even a line of iPod-assisted adult toys…crickets. But nothing has been as so simple, genius, and wickedly subversive (in a good way!) as the new miShare.
The miShare allows users to swap files between two iPods, totally bypassing Apple’s wack one library at a time rule, well almost. If any of the files transferred are DRM-protected, you have to go the extra hoop of hooking up your iPod to your computer and typing in your friend’s username and password to unlock your new music.
It’s a little bit of a hassle, but with the recent price changes in the iStore ($1.29 per song? WTH?) it doesn’t seem so bad. It also shields miShare creators Josh Hochman and Nathaniel Wise, from the combined fury of Steve Jobs’ and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the form of nasty, expensive litigation…at The least for now. Read more…
via Tech Crunch
MacRumors has long been one of my favorite sources for Mac-related gossip (largely because the site has generally avoided overly sensational articles that were clearly wrong), but today it has been having a few issues with its Macworld Livestream.
At 9:24 AM the stream issued an alarming announcement that “Steve Jobs just died”. Moments later this was corrected, with a statement that the MacRumors team didn’t know how it had gotten into the feed. There was quiet for a few minutes. And then things took a turn for the worst, as members of what appears to be the 4chan image-board began flooding the feed with bizarre comments.
Note: We don’t recommend that you visit the site at the moment, as the feed now includes some graphic and disgusting images.
For a working stream of the latest news, check out the CrunchGear Macworld Notes.
Found this at the Next Thing blog and I finally found out what was all the fuse was about with this app trying to get some love from Apple. From what it says on the Youtube page Apple has said no deeming it pornography. Damn!
Well I guess this is supposed to quell the rumors about his health, but they will persist until he makes a public appearance and announces absolutely nothing. In the meantime get him a steak with some Bovine Hormones in it.
NEW YORK – Apple Inc. founder and , looking to quell rumors about his health, said Monday his doctors have discovered a hormonal imbalance that has been causing his weight loss.
Jobs, 54, said he will undergo a “relatively simple” treatment and will remain as head of.
“A hormone imbalance … has been ‘robbing’ me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy,” Jobs said in a public letter, adding, “Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis.”
Speculation about his health have intensified since Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple said in December that Jobs would not be making his annual keynote address tomorrow in San Francisco at the. Apple said this year’s conference will be its last, with Phil Schiller, an executive, giving the company’s presentation.
is run by the company IDG, and Apple has said it no longer wanted to be committed to releasing new products at another company’s trade show — and that it didn’t see reason to have its CEO speak at a conference it wouldn’t be attending in the future.
Adding to the speculation, Jobs, who survived pancreatic cancer, has appeared increasingly gaunt at public appearances.
In his statement Monday, Jobs said, “The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I’ve already begun treatment.”
He added, “Just like I didn’t lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it.”
The company’s board released a statement separately, saying, “Apple is very lucky to have Steve as its leader and CEO, and he deserves our complete and unwavering support during his recuperation. He most certainly has that from Apple and its Board.”
Somebody tell me why this video is just getting recognition. This is just plain dope!!!!
via Daily News
For the updated MacBook and MacBook Pro machines, Apple gave them some of the high-end features that had been in the MacBook Air, including thinner laptop casings and a “multitouch” track pad, which, like the iPhone, understands gestures for spinning and zooming.
In an event at Apple’s headquarters, Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder and CEO, also said Apple switched from Intel Corp. to Nvidia Corp. as the supplier of the laptops’ graphics chips. Jobs said the change speeds up processing-intensive activities — playing popular 3-D video games, for example — as much as six-fold Read more…
Apple has threatened to shut down the iTunes music store if an obscure three-person board appointed by the Librarian of Congress increase the royalties paid to publishers and songwriters by six cents per song.
The Copyright Royalty Board is scheduled to hand down its decision on these rates by Thursday. As part of their general muscle-flexing of late, music publishers asked the board to increase the royalties paid to publishers and songwriters for the sale of digital downloads from 9 cents to 15 cents per song.
Apple — which has mightily resisted tampering in any way with its 99 cent price point for tracks — said that if the rate hike goes through and the labels refuse to absorb the entire resulting increase, the iTunes music store will become unprofitable.
This is definitely a great way to pump some life in the Microsoft brand, its a known fact that Apple has been faster and smarter and have been super effective with their ad campaigns which have brought them to the top of the technological food chain. These new Commercials will be a roaring success but still may not effect the sales of Microsoft Zune amongst other products that Apple still has a significant stranglehold.
via Huffington Post
Microsoft Corp., weary of being cast as a stodgy oldster by Apple Inc.’s advertising, is turning for help to Jerry Seinfeld.
The software giant’s new $300 million advertising campaign, devised by a newly hired ad agency, has been closely guarded. But Mr. Seinfeld will be one of the key celebrity pitchmen, say people close to the situation. He will appear with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates in ads and receive about $10 million for the work, they say.
The new ad effort is expected to use some variation of the slogan “Windows, Not Walls,” according to several people familiar with the matter. Those people say the point is to stress breaking down barriers that prevent people and ideas from connecting. The campaign, said to debut Sept. 4, is one of the largest in the company’s history.
With news reports coming out this week that Apple has surpassed Google in market valuation, this phone needs to be a big hit really fast.
The review below does not support this theory and Google will probably make the proper adjustments before its supposed launch in the Fall but do you think people will flock to the Android?
via Alley Insider
Will it be a hit? It’s hard to tell much from the supposed spy photos we’ve seen floating around on the Web, like the one to the right.
But someone who’s actually seen the gadget — similar, if not identical to the one in the photo — tells us that both the hardware (from handset-maker HTC) and Google’s Android software suffer from a similar problem: They’re technically powerful but not as elegant as Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and OS X.
Specifically, the phone — apparently a hot item to show off in Google’s cafeterias these days — is big and bulky, and not as sleek as the iPhone. And Android, while extremely powerful, has a less-elegant, less-user-friendly interface than the iPhone.
Yes Mac enthusiasts, they are coming to destroy your happy sappy life. We should all be very afraid. Hacking seems to have the government and major corporations scared sh*tless with no immediate answer in sight. Will there ever be a time when your computer network is totally safe? Probably not.
Security specialists said Saturday that hackers are taking increasing aim at iPhones and Macintosh computers as the hot-selling Apple devices gain popularity worldwide.Hackers have historically focused devious efforts on computers using Windows operating systems because the Microsoft software has more than 90 percent of the global market, promising evil-doers a wealth of targets.
Macintosh computers have been gaining market share and catching the interest of hackers, according to Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) security vulnerability analyst Cameron Hotchkies.
“There are more eyes looking over Apple products for vulnerabilities,” Hotchkies told AFP at a notorious annual DefCon gathering of hackers in Las Vegas.
“It has slowly been growing as a target people are more and more interested in.”
It’s been a long, leak-filled wait, but Apple finally took the wraps off its 3G iPhone. Thinner edges, full plastic back, flush headphone jack, and the iPhone 2.0 firmware — Apple’s taking a lot of the criticisms to heart from the first time around. Obviously 3G is at the forefront, but they’re also making sure it’s available all over internationally, works with enterprises, runs 3rd party apps… and does it all for cheaper. Apple claims its 3G speeds trounce the competition, with pageloads 36% faster than the N95 and Treo 750 — and of course it completely trounces the old EDGE data.
Battery life isn’t getting put out to pasture though, with 300 hours of standby, 8-10 hours of 2G talk, 5 hours of 3G talk, 7 hours of video and 24 hours of audio. GPS is also a go. Apple is using A-GPS, which supplements regular satellite GPS data with info from cellular towers. WiFi data is also worked into the mix, which should give users a pretty solid lock on where the heck they are on this planet. Unfortunately, there’s no front-facing cam, which syncs with what we were hearing, but is still a little disappointing. Apple hopes to launch in 70 countries this year. 8GB is available for $199, 16GB for $299 — and the 16GB comes in white. Apple will be hitting the 22 biggest markets, including the US, on July 11th.
Gear4 has been known to unleash a few unorthodox speaker systems, but the forthcoming Duo is particularly impressive — in finding a way to somehow differentiate itself in the expansive pool of alternatives, that is. At first glance, it doesn’t appear to differ much from every other one out there, but give that front panel a tug, and off comes a portable speaker system with its own rechargeable batteries, auxiliary port and power supply. When you arrive back, just reattach the magnetically-held panel and listen as the bass kicks in without missing a beat. Apparently the unit is set to go on sale on June 1st for £150 ($290), though we haven’t heard if it’ll ever arrive on US soil.
The already insanely popular NY Apple stores will be getting two new additions sometime next year and suprisingly the borough of Brooklyn looks to be a benefactor of one of the Houses That Job Built. Although details remain sketchy speculation is that the designated site will be either One Hanson Place, directly across the street from the proposed Nets Arena or either Albee Square Mall, which is undergoing a facelift, or the Municipal Building at 345 Adams Street. If all fails and its neither of these sites a future development at North 6th Street in Williamsburg may be the lucky locale. What has been confirmed is that the Manhattan location will be smack-dab in the middle of the financial district, actually in a global financial center at 23 Wall Street. These additions can be expected sometime in 2009.