Steve Jobs died in 2011 at the age of 56 after a lifetime of innovating technology and revolutionizing the way we live our day-to-day lives. The infographic after the break takes us from the moment Steve Jobs meets Steve Wozniak, all the way to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 release. » Steve Jobs: The Timeline Of A Visionary And A Creative Genius [infographic]
Although the mobile phone can be our staunch ally at times, helping us make our lives as convenient, comfortable and efficient as possible, these obvious advantages do not come without their drawbacks – many of which highlight the impact they can have on our society in terms of compassion and sensitivity.
Recent research has uncovered the surprising truth: although the majority of the public believe that use of mobile phones in public places is a nuisance, a shocking number of people don’t seem to understand that there are times when mobile phone usage of any kind, is inappropriate. » Even At The Most Inappropriate Times, Britons Are Still Using Their Phones [infographic]
In the video after the break you can view Apple CEO Tim Cook’s interview with AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. The 81-minute video contains the full interview in addition to the Q&A session that followed. » Full Video of Tim Cook’s D11 Interview
The New York Times reports that a working Apple 1 computer has sold at auction in Germany for a record $671,400. Earlier a Apple 1 computer already sold for $640,000 last November and $375,000 six months earlier.
The high prices paid for the machines seem to be explained by the combination of scarcity, a fascination with the early history of the computer age, and the mystique of Apple and its founders, Steven P. Jobs and Stephen G. Wozniak. And some irrational exuberance in the prices, for a machine that can do very little and originally sold for $666 (about $2,700 in current dollars).
“This really confirms the value of Apple-1’s,” Uwe Breker, the German auctioneer, said in an interview on Saturday.
The buyer, Mr. Breker said, was a wealthy entrepreneur from the Far East, who wishes to remain anonymous.
The New York Times notes that the original owner of the machine sold the machine in non-working condition to a private buyer for $40,000 earlier this year. The buyer repaired the machine and flew to California to have it signed by Wozniak before placing it up for auction. » Working Apple 1 Computer Sells For $671,400
Microsoft has released a new Windows 8 tablet ad, called entitled “Less Talking, More Doing”, that uses Siri to highlight a few of the iPad’s shortcomings, depicting the ASUS VivoTab Smart tablet as a robust productivity machine while implying that the iPad is more suited to entertainment. In the above ad you will see an iPad next to the VivoTab Smart showing off the system’s multitasking capabilities and its built-in office apps. Siri tells that the iPad does not support multiple windows at once and does not offer Microsoft Office apps. “I’m sorry, I can only do one thing at a time,” Siri laments. “I guess PowerPoint isn’t one of those things.” » Windows 8 Tablet Ad Highlighting iPad’s Flaws & High Price
Apple has just rolled out some updates to its online store, introducing a cleaner look for the store. The new look brings an all-feature design focusing more on product images and removed the sidebars with additional links. The German website Macerkopf.de [Google translation] noticed that Apple has also added the ability for users in the German online store to pay for their purchases via PayPal.
Saurik has just announced Cydia Substrate for Android devices and is now available in Google Play. Right now, this is all experimental with only with the only packages available being ‘WinterBoard’ and ‘Recommended Packages’ and will not look anything like the iOS version. To install Cydia Substrate you will need to root your Android and it has been tested by developers on Android versions from 2.3 to 4.2. Check out a video of Cydia Substrate after the break. » Saurik Releases Cydia Substrate For Android