Items tagged with Steve Jobs

About the only thing anyone talks about nowadays with regards to the iPhone 4 is not how great it is, but how it discriminates against lefties. Seriously, Apple is sticking by its guns, and it's interesting to read what they have told their AppleCare reps to use as "the message." BGR has received a report from an insider on the talking points... Read more...
We have predicted in the past that Verizon would get the iPhone in early 2011.  We based this on just how "generous" AT&T was with iPhone 4 upgrades.  It seems we may have been on the mark. Bloomberg is reporting that two unnamed sources (what other kind is there?) are telling them that Verizon Wireless will start selling iPhones... Read more...
Apple CEO Steve Jobs noted earlier that "Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone," defending the right of Apple to keep such apps off the iPhone. He might want to enhance the FaceTime app to check for boobs while running, based on this Craiglist ad for iPhone 4 video sex operators. Jobs famous comment about porn on Android came was he... Read more...
The Daily Mail apparently saw a Tweet from Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and rushed out a story about an iPhone 4 recall. Unfortunately, they didn't realize it was a parody Twitter account until it was too late. Really, how could they have believed it, anyway? After all, as Apple CEO Steve Jobs emailed a customer, "There are no reception issues."... Read more...
Did Apple really not know about the problems with the iPhone 4's antenna system which, particularly when the device is held with skin touching the bottom left of the steel antenna surrounding its case, can cause signal degradation and even dropped calls? It's possible, and it's possible that its own paranoia, as well as its BFF, AT&T,... Read more...
A few weeks after Apple announced its revised programming rules for iPhad devices, Adobe dropped the bombshell that it was abandoning Apple's platform. Up until late April, Adobe had tirelessly pledged Flash support for the iPhone, but certain changes to the developer license made it too risky for the company to... Read more...
Steve Jobs has been on a quest to rid the world of buttons since the original Macintosh debuted sans numeric keypad. In later years, we've seen the G4 Cube (with its touch-sensitive power-on area, as opposed to a physical button), the Apple Pro Mouse (sometimes known as the zero-button mouse), and most recently the... Read more...
When Apple released a new version of its iPhone developer program last week, it included new eligibility requirements that have serious implications for both advertisers and programmers. Adobe and Apple have been less than chummy in recent months, but the content creation company has always maintained it would bring Flash to the iPhone one... Read more...
There's an app for darn near everything on the iPho, iPa, err, iPhad these days—but not for porn. No one paid much attention to this until recently, but the recent frenzy over Apple's decision to block political cartoonist Mark Fiore from the App Store (since reversed) has shone a spotlight on other restricted... Read more...
The fat cats at Apple have reason to celebrate, and we're not talking about the successful launch of the iPad. Not directly, anyway. The Cupertino gang turned in record financial results for Apple's fiscal 2010 second quarter ended March 27, 2010, at least for a non-holiday quarter. Apple posted revenue of $13.60 billion and net quarterly... Read more...
Fully a third of the top dogs on Barron's 30 Most Respected CEOs list released in this week's print edition hail from the tech world.Given how virtually all anyone talks about these days (other than healthcare, but don't expect a discussion of that here) is social media, gadgets and the interwebz, it should be no... Read more...
Since the iPhone OS 3.1.3 update came out, the word has spread far and wide among jailbreakers: don't upgrade! There's no reason to do so, as no new features were added, and a "safe" effective jailbreak couldn't be guaranteed.It is interesting, therefore, to see that Steve Jobs hasn't upgraded his iPhone to 3.1.3... Read more...
A number of iPad-related stories broke over the last couple days; we've rounded up some of the larger topics into a single news post. First up, graphic designer Paul Threatt took exception to some of Apple's iPad advertisements, several of which purported to show the device running Flash without a hitch. In the screenshot below, the iPad is... Read more...
The iPad has been a red-hot topic since Apple unveiled it last week; the tablet's price structure, included hardware, and iPhone-derived UI are all topics that have been debated extensively by tech pundits and enthusiasts across all forms of media. These are salient points of conversation, to be sure, but the question of whether or not... Read more...
Post-iPad announcement, Steve Jobs late last week held a company town hall. Wired noted that the big topics included both Google and Adobe, which should surprise none.After all, Google is becoming more of a threat to Apple, with its Android app phone OS, and with plans to release a Chrome OS for PCs as well. Additionally, Adobe's made clear... Read more...
While many expect tomorrow's Apple event to result in CEO Steve Jobs unveiling an Apple table, we now have confirmation. Considering how much Apple values secrecy, you have to expect they are not pleased about this.While being interviewed on CNBC today, addressing his company's latest earnings, which showed its first boost in earnings in two... Read more...
Apple announced on Monday that Google's CEO, Dr. Eric Schmidt, has resigned from their Board of Directors. While there was little content in their announcement (it was only two paragraphs sans the company info paragraph at the end), it had been obvious for a long time that he had to go. After all, the companies are starting to compete more... Read more...
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant two months ago.  The report also states that despite this, he is still on track to return to Apple's helm at the end of June.  In fact, early this month that same WSJ reported that Jobs was due to return at the end of June.  Of course,... Read more...
Naysayers, time to eat your hat. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, is ready to return to the helm of the Cupertino, CA based technology company, as scheduled, by the end of June. In mid-January of this year, Steve Jobs took a medical leave of absence, giving few details but setting a timeframe to return of... Read more...
January 24, 1984 was the day the Macintosh first went on sale. It was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command line interface, and it promised to revolutionize personal computing. Yes, back then Apple still called itself Apple Computers. And although January... Read more...
Wired's public upload image viewer, which generates a page containing an image you upload under a Wired logo banner, was hacked to produce an official-looking page that seemed to indicate Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack (if you ignore all the grammar and spelling errors, that is). You'll recall that last year someone posted a fake story... Read more...
A Bloomberg report citing "a person familiar with the matter" indicates that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun a probe into the disclosures made by Apple regarding Steve Jobs' health, to determine if in fact investors may have been misled. The "Steve Jobs Health Story" has taken on a life of its own, in a soap opera-ish... Read more...
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