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If you don’t like Apple’s new MacBook, Steve Jobs has a message for you

By on March 30, 2015 at 2:28 PM.

If you don’t like Apple’s new MacBook, Steve Jobs has a message for you

Though Apple’s recently unveiled 12-inch Retina MacBook has largely elicited positive feedback, not everyone has good things to say about the most recent addition to Apple’s notebook line. Given some of the compromises Apple made in order to get the device so incredibly thin, some of the complaints we’ve seen — it’s underpowered; one USB C port isn’t enough; MagSafe was awesome — aren’t completely out of left field.

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What visionaries like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs have to say about success

By on March 25, 2015 at 3:33 PM.

What visionaries like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs have to say about success

From Amazon to Apple to Tesla to Facebook, most of today’s more innovative tech companies were created by visionary entrepreneurs who successfully challenged the status quo.

Naturally, many of these entrepreneurs have become tech rockstars of sorts, with Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk being a few of the more notable examples.

That being the case, BusinessInsider recently compiled 22 inspirational quotes about success from some of today’s more notable entrepreneurs, including the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, and many more. More →

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The new Steve Jobs biography is out – here are some can’t-miss revelations

By on March 24, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

The new Steve Jobs biography is out – here are some can’t-miss revelations

A new Steve Jobs biography called Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, is now available for sale on both Amazon and Apple’s own bookstore and 9to5Mac has already combed through it to find some of the best revelations and details. Two revelations in particular stuck out to us and we’ll discuss them below. More →

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‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ review: Pulling back the curtain on Apple’s iconic founder

By on March 24, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ review: Pulling back the curtain on Apple’s iconic founder

Some of Apple’s highest-ranking executives, including CEO Tim Cook and senior vice president Eddy Cue, among others, have been lavishing praise on “Becoming Steve Jobs” in the run-up to the release today of the new biography of Apple’s co-founder.

That’s because this new take on Jobs’ life and times tries to smooth some of the edges of his personality that Walter Isaacson’s biography, released in the immediate aftermath of Jobs’ death in 2011, put on full display for readers. The resulting portrait is of a man at times prickly, caustic, acerbic – no surprises there – but also immensely likeable when he wanted to be, as well as quick with acts of selflessness and generosity. More →

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Why Jony Ive once thought Steve Jobs was going to fire him

By on March 20, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Why Jony Ive once thought Steve Jobs was going to fire him

Scheduled to drop on March 24th, the upcoming Steve Jobs book called Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, promises to deliver a number of incredible stories about Jobs and Apple’s incredible turn around from the brink of bankruptcy.

Ahead of the book’s release, a number of excerpts have already leaked, including an astonishing story about how Apple CEO Tim Cook once offered Steve Jobs part of his own liver. Now comes an additional story courtesy of Fast Company which relays that Jony Ive thought his time at Apple was over once Jobs returned to the company in 1997.

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Tim Cook dispels one of the biggest myths about working with Steve Jobs

By on March 18, 2015 at 11:09 AM.

Tim Cook dispels one of the biggest myths about working with Steve Jobs

One of the more persistent myths about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was that he was a maniacal cult leader whose sole management tactic was mentally bludgeoning employees into producing good work. Jobs certainly had that side of him, as numerous anecdotes had shown us. However, what made Jobs really effective was his recognition and cultivation of talent, which is something that Apple CEO Tim Cook makes a point of emphasizing in an interview with Fast Company. More →

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The untold story of how Steve Jobs told Tim Cook he’d be running Apple

By on March 17, 2015 at 4:56 PM.

The untold story of how Steve Jobs told Tim Cook he’d be running Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared more details about how Steve Jobs let him know he was the pick to lead the company, Fast Company revealed in a piece that’s based on the upcoming book “Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader” that hits stores on March 24th. More →

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Tim Cook once offered an ill Steve Jobs his liver, new book reveals

By on March 12, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

Tim Cook once offered an ill Steve Jobs his liver, new book reveals

Last week we detailed how an upcoming book about Steve Jobs promised to deliver “sensational” stories about the Apple co-founder. Cult of Mac has since obtained a few excerpts from the book and, as promised, there are quite a few bombshells already.

Titled, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, the book is slated for release on March 24 but is already available for pre-order on Amazon for $21.78.

The most fascinating tidbit Cult of Mac unearthed details how current Apple CEO Tim Cook once offered part of his liver to Jobs when then Apple co-founder was going through a bout of health struggles.

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Upcoming Steve Jobs book promises ‘sensational’ new stories

By on March 3, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

Upcoming Steve Jobs book promises ‘sensational’ new stories

Walter Isaacson’s 2011 Steve Jobs biography left much to be desired. For a person as mercurial, intelligent, inspirational, and influential as Jobs was, many anticipated that the biography would provide a never before seen glimpse into the man responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations of our time. The reality, unfortunately was much different. For the most part, Isaacson’s book rehashed a great deal of what we already knew about Jobs without providing much in the way of new, or at the very least, interesting information.

Now, a new Steve Jobs book slated for release on March 24 promises to deliver where Isaacson’s book fell short. Titled, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, the book draws on new interviews with some of the colleagues Jobs trusted most, including Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, John Lasseter of Pixar, Robert Iger and many more.

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On Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday, Apple has never been stronger

By on February 24, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

On Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday, Apple has never been stronger

Today marks what would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. While Apple’s website hasn’t been changed to acknowledge the date, Apple CEO Tim Cook published a tweet earlier today in honor of Jobs. More →

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Has Jony Ive been even more integral to Apple’s success than Steve Jobs?

By on February 16, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Has Jony Ive been even more integral to Apple’s success than Steve Jobs?

In one sense, it’s ridiculous to speculate that Ive could be more integral to Apple’s overall success than Steve Jobs. After all, if Jobs had never come back, Apple would likely have been bought out or gone out of business all together. That said, a massive new profile of Ive in The New Yorker makes it clear that Ive possesses not only design smarts but a leadership style that may have been better suited than Jobs’ for getting the most out of the people who work for him. More →

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Revealed: How Steve Jobs almost leaked the original iPhone

By on February 6, 2015 at 2:19 PM.

Revealed: How Steve Jobs almost leaked the original iPhone

There are plenty of stories detailing Apple’s efforts to keep its plans secret, and many of them focus on Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. But even though the iconic leader wanted to prevent product leaks at all costs, he apparently came dangerously close to accidentally revealing one of the company’s biggest secrets before he unveiled it on stage in early 2007. More →

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Steve Jobs gets vindicated one last time

By on January 28, 2015 at 1:50 PM.

Steve Jobs gets vindicated one last time

Steve Jobs didn’t get everything right, but it would be hard for anyone at this point to question his decision to keep Flash off of iOS devices. Softpedia notes that YouTube has now moved away from Flash and has made HTML5 its primary technology for delivering videos, which marks a posthumous victory for Apple cofounder Steve Jobs that’s been years in the making. More →

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