Steve Jobs Speech

Incredible easter egg reveals Steve Jobs’s most amazing speech hidden in your Mac

By on August 22, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Incredible easter egg reveals Steve Jobs’s most amazing speech hidden in your Mac

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was a man of many talents, and among them was his uncanny ability to motivate people. Privately, numerous accounts suggest much of his motivating was brought about by striking fear into employees. Publicly, however, Jobs was an amazing speaker and he proved it time and time again during Apple keynotes and other events.

But Jobs’s most amazing speech was likely the commencement speech he gave in 2005 at Stanford University — and as it turns out, an awesome easter egg hides that very speech in your Mac. More →

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Steve Jobs Public Wi-Fi Plans

New report reveals Steve Jobs’ grand vision for making free Wi-Fi available wherever you go

By on August 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

New report reveals Steve Jobs’ grand vision for making free Wi-Fi available wherever you go

If you’ve read much about former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, you’d know he was a major advocate for broader public Wi-Fi, especially as it pertained to the iPhone. Walt Mossberg wrote a piece for Re/code on Tuesday in which he shares the details of a conversation he once had with Jobs regarding public Wi-Fi. Mossberg writes that Jobs understood why Wi-Fi networks needed to remain secure, but believed it would be possible to make shareable, free Wi-Fi from home networks the norm. More →

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Steve Wozniak Interview Steve Jobs

Woz explains why early Apple employees vowed to ‘never, ever work for Steve Jobs again’

By on July 7, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Woz explains why early Apple employees vowed to ‘never, ever work for Steve Jobs again’

It’s no secret that Steve Jobs had a mixed reputation during his tenure at Apple, but there are few individuals with a better understanding of the man than Steve Wozniak. In a recent interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal, Wozniak discussed both sides of Jobs — the discerning, thoughtful business man and the demanding, off-putting boss. More →

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Steve Jobs Biography

The surprising story of how Steve Jobs helped create the World Wide Web

By on June 9, 2014 at 10:12 AM.

The surprising story of how Steve Jobs helped create the World Wide Web

Steve Jobs will be remembered for a shocking number of accomplishments, and now he have learned of yet another feather we can put in the late Apple co-founder’s cap: Steve Jobs helped create the World Wide Web. More →

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2014 Apple vs Samsung Lawsuit: Steve Jobs Death

Steve Jobs’ death ignited Samsung’s anti-iPhone marketing fire

By on April 16, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Steve Jobs’ death ignited Samsung’s anti-iPhone marketing fire

New evidence from the second U.S. Apple vs Samsung patent lawsuit has revealed that Samsung was somewhat afraid of starting a clear, full-fledged anti-iPhone marketing campaign in 2011 – a move which actually proved to be detrimental to Samsung’s success in the mobile business. However, the death of Steve Jobs provided Samsung the “best opportunity to attack iPhone,” according to a highly confidential email exchange between Samsung execs presented as evidence in the trial and obtained by AppleInsider. More →

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Steve Jobs Memorable Quotes

13 of the most memorable things Steve Jobs said

By on April 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM.

13 of the most memorable things Steve Jobs said

Apple’s iconic co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was essential to the company’s successes, both in its early days and especially after he was hired back to steer it away from dark waters. The company has been responsible for reshaping various industries, including the computer, music, smartphone and tablet businesses, with Jobs at the helm — and the CEO was always ready to share his opinions on everything having something to do with the company. More →

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Steve Jobs Phone Call

Meet the guy that hung up on Steve Jobs not once, but twice

By on March 5, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Meet the guy that hung up on Steve Jobs not once, but twice

The stories we hear about Steve Jobs, much like the stories we hear about any public figure, often paint him in broad strokes — as a tough businessman, a nonconformist, a short-fused inidividual — but one Quora thread that has been floating around for years asks the denizens of the Internet to recount the smaller moments with the (in)famous Apple co-founder. More →

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Bill Gates recounts final visit with Steve Jobs in emotional interview [video]

By on May 13, 2013 at 9:20 AM.

Bill Gates recounts final visit with Steve Jobs in emotional interview [video]

Bill Gates and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are among a small group of people who helped shape the technology industry over the past 40 years and in a new interview conducted by 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose, the former reflects on his final visit with the latter. Gates recently sat down with 60 Minutes to discuss his work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and although it didn’t air in CBS’ broadcast, the conversation veered off topic for a few moments as the Microsoft co-founder got emotional while recounting his last visit with friend and rival Steve Jobs in May 2011. No spoilers here — the unaired footage from the Gates interview follows below. More →

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Steve Jobs Biopic

Steve Jobs biopic will consist of three scenes that take place right before product launches

By on November 15, 2012 at 3:44 PM.

Steve Jobs biopic will consist of three scenes that take place right before product launches

Steve Jobs was famous for his product launch keynotes, so it’s not entirely surprising that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has decided to make those product launches the center of his upcoming Jobs biopic. Speaking at Newsweek’s Hero Summit on Thursday, Sorkin said that the entire film would consist of three 30-minute scenes shot in real time that take place right before Apple (AAPL) product launches. Newsweek CEO Baba Shetty wrote on his Twitter account that the three products would be the original Mac, the NeXT Cube and the iPod. Regarding Jobs himself, Sorkin told the summit that he would be portrayed realistically since there’s “no point in writing about someone unless they’re flawed.”

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Steve Jobs vowed to patent everything and anything after losing a $100 million iPod lawsuit

By on October 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM.

Steve Jobs vowed to patent everything and anything after losing a $100 million iPod lawsuit

Steve Jobs Apple Patents

Believe it or not, Steve Jobs and Apple (AAPL) weren’t always the schoolyard bullies of patents. In fact, the Cupertino-based company rarely patented any of its technologies prior to the iPhone. But following a $100 million lawsuit from Creative Technology in 2006 targeting its iPod MP3 player, however, Steve Jobs vowed to “patent it all,” according to a report from The New York Times. Jobs and Apple engineers would reportedly hold monthly “invention disclosure sessions,” where the team would describe what projects were being worked on and a lawyer would decide whether or not the projects could be patented. More →

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The best thing about Steve Jobs was his vision was more about the products than the money

By on October 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM.

The best thing about Steve Jobs was his vision was more about the products than the money

Steve Jobs Tribute

I spent last night re-reading stories about Steve Jobs’ life  and I realized why he was so different from most CEOs out there: For Jobs, making money was of secondary importance. Now, don’t get me wrong. Money was extremely important to Jobs as it is to all capitalists. Jobs, Tim Cook and company wouldn’t have spent years building up the most efficient production and distribution system in the world if they didn’t care about the bottom line. The issue is more that Jobs never wanted to make money for its own sake: He wanted to earn it by making the best and most original products the world had ever seen. More →

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Apple CEO pays tribute to Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of his passing [video]

By on October 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM.

Apple CEO pays tribute to Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of his passing [video]

Steve Jobs Passing One Year

Legendary Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs passed away one year ago on Friday and current Apple chief Tim Cook decided to pay tribute to Jobs on Apple’s website with both a letter to Apple customers commemorating Jobs and a video tribute to Jobs’ life. In his letter Cook said that Apple was one of Jobs’ “greatest gifts” to the world and said that under his leadership “no company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself.” Cook also said that Apple’s employees now “share a great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.” Apple’s video tribute to Jobs is posted below.

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The iPhone 5 was reportedly the last Apple phone to get Steve Jobs’ blessing

By on October 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM.

The iPhone 5 was reportedly the last Apple phone to get Steve Jobs’ blessing

iPhone 5 Final Steve Jobs

Businessweek has published a long, detail-rich feature on how Apple (AAPL) has changed ever since current CEO Tim Cook took over for Steve Jobs in 2011. While the piece has generated a lot of talk about the contrasting management styles of Cook and Jobs, there’s one tidbit that’s been largely overlooked: Namely, that the just-released iPhone 5 was the last Apple smartphone to get the late Jobs’ explicit blessing before going to production. Businessweek cites “two people familiar with the phone’s development” who claim that the device was “the last model to receive detailed input from Jobs.” What’s more, unnamed sources tell BusinessWeek that “the company has yet to release any products Jobs didn’t personally bless,” meaning that the next iPhone Apple releases will be the first one fully conceived and executed in the post-Jobs era. More →

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