Sotheby’s Auction house had announced a couple of weeks back that they would auction off an Apple 1 motherboard, cassette interface and its BASIC programming manual, originally set to fetch upwards of $180,000. However the original machine, made by Steve Jobs himself in 1979, was sold to one lucky phone bidder for an impressive US $374,500 (Rs 2,08,42,500).
According to Apple Insider, the computer is one of six known out of 50 that are likely still out there. Now that the fetching price is known we might see more come out in the open. [...]
This is a sad day for technology and all people who love innovation and computing. Steve Jobs has passed away at 56 years of age, just a few months after his stepping down as CEO of Apple. Steve Jobs was the master brain of major Apple Innovations like iPod, iPhone the Macbook Air and the iPad.
Present Apple CEO Tim Cook had this to Say :
I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. [...]
A news story that changes everything about a company that changed everything about computing. CEO Steve Jobs has resigned Apple naming Tim Cook as his replacement.
In a letter self published Steve Said
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our [...]
Apple is known for its iPhones, iPod and Macs along with its many Patents and Lawsuits. A recently filed patent from Apple suggests that the company is looking at the possibility of eliminating keyboards all together in the future from its desktop and laptop products. The new keyboards will be a flat surface and will be compromised of various materials and mechanisms with metal, plastic and glass form factors.
The technology is based of multiple ideas that involve piezoelectric components, haptic feedback and acoustic pulse recognition, the combination would allow the keyboard or flat key surface to receive an input [...]
There is a lot of information pointing to the fact that a new iPhone may just be released today evening at the WWDC (morning in USA) . We will cover the even live from all aspects on our Live Blog.
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Who knows whats going to happen at this keynote, iOS 5 , Mac OS X lion and iCloud are already known facts. A lot of speculation on the iPhone 5 and possibly the iPhone Nano. We will just have to wait till Mr. Jobs shows up in his Black turtle neck and blue jeans.
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Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen said that Adobe’s problems with Apple, which were a result of Cupertino’s decision to omit support for Flash in its products, are over.
“Yes, the argument is over from our point of view,” Narayen said. “We are so excited about opportunities we have. We’re focused on that.”“At the end of the day, where Adobe makes its money is through our application tools, as well as our solutions, (and) being able to make that content and measure that content and manage that content,”
He also talks about Adobe’s achievements with the Blackberry PlayBook, But has really no answer to the poor performance of the Flash content on the Android [...]
Surprising piece of information from Apple, in almost a first ever in a very long time they have announced what is going to be announced before the actual announcement. According to the Press Release below Apple will announce the much awaited iOS5 and new new could based streaming service iCloud on June 6th 2011 at the WWDC.
Lets hope that Steve Jobs has something else up his sleeve, or down his pocket, a shiny new iPhone 5 perhaps, even an iPhone 4s. You never know with Apple, But hey at least Jobs is gonna be there delivering the Keynote.
This may not be technology news, But, he is our favorite CEO. This time around a memo from Steve states that he will be taking leave of absence to “focus on his health”. read the full memo below.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:
At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.
I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive [...]