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Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s Co-Founder, Former-CEO and visionary, who helped usher in the era of personal computers and led a cultural transformation in the way music, movies and mobile communications were experienced in the digital age, died Wednesday at the age of 56. The death was announced by Apple Computers, the company Mr. Jobs and his high school friend Stephen Wozniak started in 1976 in a suburban California garage. Mr. Jobs had waged a long and public struggle with cancer, remaining the face of the company even as he underwent treatment.
He underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2004, received a liver transplant in 2009 and took three medical leaves of absence as Apple’s chief executive before stepping down in August and turning over the helm to Timothy D. Cook, the chief operating officer. After leaving, he was still engaged in the company’s affairs, negotiating with another Silicon Valley executive only weeks earlier.
“I have always said that if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know,” Mr. Jobs said in a letter released by the company in August. “Unfortunately, that day has come.” By then, having mastered digital technology and capitalized on his intuitive marketing sense, Mr. Jobs had largely come to define the personal computer industry and a wide range of digital consumer and entertainment businesses centered on the Internet.
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http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/steven-p-jobs-apple’s-co-founder-former-ceo-and-visionary-dies-at-56/Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s Co-Founder, Former-CEO and visionary, who helped usher... more
Cellphones, Mobile Software
Researchers display evidence that iOS 4 records all your travels, again (updated)
By Vlad Savov posted Apr 20th 2011 11:03AM
If you didn't already think your smartphone knows too much about you, here's a handy reminder. A duo of UK researchers have uncovered a potentially worrying (and oddly enough, undocumented) feature in iOS 4: it asks your iPhone to record your location constantly, then timestamps that data and records it for posterity. The trouble with this unsolicited location tracking is that the hidden file that holds the data -- consolidated.db -- is relatively easy to uncover and read, making any desktops you've backed your phone up to and the phone itself even bigger privacy dangers than they would usually be. Some extra digging revealed this behavior has been known about for a good while (see Courbis link below), though mostly by people involved in computer forensics. Additionally, restoring a backup or migrating to a new device keeps the data logging going, which the researchers point to as evidence that what's happening isn't accidental. See a couple of visualizations of the extracted results on video after the break.
Update: The original text of this article was updated to reflect that this was already a known issue, albeit in limited circles. The ability to easily visualize the data is new.Cellphones, Mobile Software Researchers display evidence that iOS 4 records all your... more
Black Friday has already started in some parts of the world which marks the beginning of the 2010 holiday shopping season.Apple Store will probably put out exciting online only bargains that you should grab ASAP before they cut it. The Apple Black Friday 2010 is now available ...Black Friday has already started in some parts of the world which marks the beginning... more
It always impresses me how Steve Jobs makes money. He knows exactly what needs to be done in order to maximize profits, and he must feel pretty darn good about it by now. Ping is exactly what iTunes needed in order to continue leading music sales in the US, and across the world.
http://www.perpetualradio.com/articles/2010/9/3/ping-bling.htmlIt always impresses me how Steve Jobs makes money. He knows exactly what needs to be... more
Apple has refreshed its iMac line and given it a speed boost with the lowest-end model getting an Intel Core i3 processor.Apple has refreshed its iMac line and given it a speed boost with the lowest-end model... more
Apple is rumored to be releasing tons of new products tomorrow including new Mac Pros, iMacs, that new Cinema Display as well as the Magic Trackpad. Pretty substantial if it happens.Apple is rumored to be releasing tons of new products tomorrow including new Mac Pros,... more
Belkin's AV360 Mini DisplayPort Converter lets you play Xbox 360 on iMac, costs as much as an ArcadeIf you're inhabiting one of those quaint, downtown studio apartments in which your sink, oven, computer, and toilet are all within reach of your swiveling desk chair, and if that computer happens to be a 27-inch iMac, we have good news for you. Belkin has introduced its AV360 Mini DisplayPort Converter, which takes an HDMI input at up to 1080p and squeezes it into a Mini DisplayPort connector at 720p for display on your iMac. It'll also push stereo audio through and is HDCP-compliant, so even protected content from your Blu-ray player will get by. The cost? $150, which is cheaper than getting a second display, but an awful lot for a converter box with a single input. But, if you don't have room for anything else, this will fit in nicely with you and your minimalist/affluent lifestyle.
Update: We got it wrong on the MonoPrice reference here. That adapter goes the other way!If you're inhabiting one of those quaint, downtown studio apartments in which... more
Dimension Shift Art - Richard Horsman - three dimensional representations of classic arcade game charactersInjecting some life into the pixels by painstakingly rebuilding the sprites and backgrounds in imitation Lego™ using the modelling application Ldraw (the results of which can be seen in the image at the top of this page. Once collected and stored, this information could be used to create an Ldraw file (replacing each pixel with an appropriately coloured and three-dimensionally positioned 1x1 Lego block). The application to do this was created in Visual Basic and tied-in nicely with Ldraw to produce results like the image shown .......... http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/section-blog/308-dimension-shift-art-richard-horsman-three-dimensional-representations-of-classic-arcade-game-characters-Injecting some life into the pixels by painstakingly rebuilding the sprites and... more
A smart fellow I follow on Tumblr who happens to be the service's lead developer, Marco Arment, did a little digging around on the specific specs (say that five times fast) of Apple's new 27" iMac and arrived at some interesting findings:
It has a resolution of 2560x1440, which no other monitor in the industry seems to have (that I can find). 30” LCDs are the same width but 1600 tall. Shrinking 2560-wide into a screen that’s 3” smaller diagonally yields an impressive pixel density, especially given the panel’s still-immense size.
It has an IPS panel. IPS is the best and most expensive LCD type, giving the best viewing angle and the least color- and brightness-shifting as the angle increases in any direction. Nearly every panel on the market, including every laptop panel, is the cheap TN type. (TN panels wash out as soon as you move your head slightly, especially vertically, which is why it’s so hard to find a good viewing angle for your laptop lid while watching a dark movie.) Other 27” TN panels exist (only at the lower 1920x1080 resolution), but I can’t find any other 27” IPS panels.
It’s also LED-backlit.
So it’s a very high-specced, brand new panel that’s apparently not being mass-produced yet (since no other monitors for sale are using it). That must be expensive. How much of the base 27” iMac’s $1700 retail cost does this represent?
Marco's entire writeup is pretty fascinating, actually. Every time someone points out Apple's bottom line not quite making sense, I wonder what crazy product shift we're in for, because these things always make very specific sense eventually.A smart fellow I follow on Tumblr who happens to be the service's lead developer,... more
iPods, iPhones and iMacs are only a few of the products that are made by Apple. If you haven't heard yet, they are all brilliant and nothing can or could possibly compete on their level. What's that you say? You've never used one? Well try one. Go out and buy one this very moment. You will love it. Everyone loves them. It's a fact!
It is now statistically proven that anyone who has bought a Mac, has always fallen in love with it. People love them so much Apple had to paint them white to hide all the slimy admiration all over each and every one. iMacs tend to work quite well. Some people prefer the operating system to Windows and some particular pieces of software work well on Mac computers. However as nice as Macs may be, a percentage of its fan base are turning fundamental and will protect their precious, expensive hardware against anything anyone in the universe has to say.iPods, iPhones and iMacs are only a few of the products that are made by Apple. If you... more
For those of you who shop online, you might be interested to know that there is a cheaper and more fun way of buying the things you only wish you had the money to buy. Here's your chance. Penny auctions are the new way to buy brand new products at 50% off as well as all the way up to 95%. Sound too good to be true?
Honestly, I thought it to be just another scam until I started to do the research. Penny auctions work through a few simple principles:
For those who may be unfamiliar with auctions, the way it works is after finding the item you wish to purchase, you and others will take turns bidding. The difference between normal in-person auctions and penny auctions, such as CheapOh.net, is that bids are sold for $0.50 a bid in bid packs that are sold from 10 bids for 5$ to 1000 bids for $500.
After your bids are credited to your account you will use these bids to bid on an auction. (They work as credits). Once the item is put up for auction, the bidding price starts at $0.00. When you use a bid on an auction this will drive the price of the auction up by $0.01 and increase the countdown timer by 10 seconds. The person with the last/highest bid on the auction when the countdown timer gets to 0 wins the auction. Once the auction is won, the winner will pay what the final price of the auction. (Usually save between 50-95% off MSRP).
CheapOh! is an upcoming site with a lot of promise. They officially started Beta testing today by auctioning off 3 Visa gift cards of different values. In the future, items sold will range from Products from Apple, Microsoft, Nikon, Sony, ect. Registration is open for users to buy bids now so that when these products are available, users can jump right in with bidding.
Other promising news with CheapOh! is that on the 15th of every month CheapOh! will donate all profits made off of every auction won on that day to the Red Cross.
So check it out, at CheapOh.net
http://www.cheapoh.net/For those of you who shop online, you might be interested to know that there is a... more
The big rumor is confirmed. Apple will be announcing its next product in San Francisco on the 27th. Did somebody say tablet?The big rumor is confirmed. Apple will be announcing its next product in San Francisco... more
Apple has released several updates today for their MacBook products, including an update to the EFI as well as a firmware update for the SuperDrives. Updates are available via Software Update.
http://perpetualradio.com/news.php?action=read&article=142Apple has released several updates today for their MacBook products, including an... more
The new iMacs introduce the most drastic changes to Apple's all in one aluminum design since the metal iMac was introduced a little over two years ago. The new design lends itself more towards use as central part of a home entertainment centre.The new iMacs introduce the most drastic changes to Apple's all in one aluminum... more
Apple has refreshed its iMac line of all-in-one desktops and MacBooks. The new LED-backlit 21.5- and 27-inch widescreen iMacs come with a choice of graphics and hard-drive options, as well as a long-awaited SD card slot and the new multi-touch Magic Mouse. Still no Blu-ray, though.
From Cnet UKApple has refreshed its iMac line of all-in-one desktops and MacBooks. The new... more
Well its still rumours but apparently we should be expecting......
"- Redesigned plastic MacBooks
- Redesigned "impressive" iMacs
- Mac mini updates, including one based on Mac OS X Server
- Multi-touch "Magic Mouse"
- A multi-touch "trackpad gadget" for desktop Macs"
Head over to macrumors.com for the latest info.Well its still rumours but apparently we should be expecting...... "-... more
It appears as though the new iMac rumor is gaining credibility with rumors saying retailers have been told that their stock of old Apple hardware won’t be restocked for the time being.It appears as though the new iMac rumor is gaining credibility with rumors saying... more