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If there's one fact that's emerged after Steve Jobs' death this fall, it's that the man hated Android. Really hated. As in, declared thermonuclear war on it and dedicated himself (and Apple's bank account) to wiping it from existence. In light of Steve's Khan-like level of loathing for Google's operating system, it's a wee bit surprising to hear the "other" Steve sing its praises. “My primary phone is the iPhone,” Woz said. “I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do." According to Woz, the iPhone is a better option for anyone who's... Read more...
Sometimes, images are worth a thousand words. Sometimes, videos are worth even more. Steve Jobs is the man most commonly associated with Apple, but he's actually just half of the duo that created the company. Steve Wozniak, the other Steve, is the vital second part. Woz considers himself the engineer of the two, while Jobs handled business. Woz has never backed down from his technologist roots, today acting in some capacity with both Apple and Fusion-io. Needless to say, Woz was hit hard by the death of his long-time friend and co-worker, and the interview below shortly after hearing the news is... Read more...
What would you say if Steve Wozniak and his entourage cut in line in front of you?  Anything?What would you say, on the other hand, if they tried to "pretend" they waited in line overnight, for good PR, and THEN cut in line?In fact, according to Doug and Patrice Broussard, Woz actually never waited in line at all. The couple, who were there, said the Apple co-founder lounged on some of the mall's nearby sofas for about four hours and then ambled up to the front of the queue when the store opened at 8 a.m and simply cut in line. No discussion.And he wasn't alone. He had his posse in tow, say... Read more...
It's a mistake to assume that people that are smart about one thing --even a genius-- will have an intelligent outlook about other walks of life. I doubt Einstein would have made a great plumber.  But I'm not so sure about Steve Wozniak.  One of the founders of Apple, he's always got something interesting to say about very diverse subjects. And it might be because he has an intelligent approach to things, not a fixed set of ideas. He's now turned his attention to energy efficiency gains that might be possible in home construction. And as usual, his ideas are fascinating. The term "energy... Read more...
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, has decided to back a new firm called Hotswap.  Hotswap specializes in video compression technologies, and they are currently offering technology that focuses on making digital media file sizes smaller thus enabling shorter uploads while increasing both image and video quality.The potential applications for various types of e-commerce are quite exciting.  If this technology becomes widespread, we might start seeing much clearer pictures and videos of the products we’re shopping for online.  There’s no word yet whether or not this technology might be used to shorten... Read more...