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Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, has passed on at the age of 56 after a long and public battle with pancreatic cancer.
Here are some tributes that have been pouring in from around the world.
Larry Page, CEO of Google: “He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me.”
Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder: “People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he set himself.”
Paul Allan, co-founder of Microsoft: “We’ve lost a unique tech pioneer and auteur who knew how to make amazingly great products. Steve fought a long battle against tough odds in a very brave way. He kept doing amazing things in the face of all that adversity. As someone who has had his own medical challenges, I couldn’t help but be encouraged by how he persevered.”
Steve Case, Founder of AOL: “I feel honored to have known Steve Jobs. He was the most innovative entrepreneur of our generation. His legacy will live on for the ages.”
Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder and CEO said on Facebook: “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.
We at eheheheh are truly saddened at the passing of such a great mind and his legacy will continue through his innovations
Heres a quote from an address Steve gave in 2005:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma -which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
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A pretty cool rotary mechanical smartphone designed by Richard Clarkson.This is not just a cover but an actual phone designed to be ‘Steampunky’. It has two interchangeable brass dials, a true rotary dial and a button dial. All dials are interchangeable, similar to changing lenses on a camera!
Apple recently released their solution to syncing issues that most people with more than one Apple device have. It’s called iCloud and the aim is to integrate and sync all aspects of your digital life. Sounds pretty cool in principle and its yet another smart moves by the dudes at Apple.
There are a host of features that iCloud provides, like PhotoStream that syncs the last 1,000 photos taken for 30 days as well as pushing apps bought to any of your other devices (which I think is pretty cool, one does not need to buy the app 5 times). The same would apply to iBooks purchased within the App Store, and all personal data would also be backed up in the ‘cloud’ (a potential security risk, but a good thing to have just in case you lose your iPhone, iTouch AND iPad on the same day :0)
The biggest part of this whole thing would be the music aspect. Recently Amazon and Google have released cloud based music services (only available in the US 😦 ) and it was anticipated that Apple would follow suit. iTunes in the ‘cloud’ enables users to redownload previous iTunes purchases to other iOS devices as well as push new purchases to those devices at no additional cost. Another cool feature is iTunes Match, which for a nominal fee, any non-iTunes music in your personal library can be pushed to your other devices (one does not even need to upload it, if its in the iTunes Store). So in a nutshell, your entire music library can be online for you to download wherever you are. That is the power of iCloud.
What do you think of iCloud? Is it a step into the future or just another flashy Apple gimmick?
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The i’mWatch is the creation of Blue Sky Italy. This Android powered watch is a powerful add-on with any of your smartphones. It can make and receive calls via your phone. Android, iPhone or Blackberry. It is available for 249 Euros, about $360.
The watch packs a Freescale ARM9 IMX233 processor and 64MB of RAM, there is also 4GB of built in storage and a 1.54 inch TFT touchscreen display.
the grass is always greener on the welded side
Apple has filed a lawsuit against Samsung for allegedly ‘copying’ Apples user interface and design features. Apple claims that Samsung is infringing on its patents and practicing unfair competition. An Apple representative has been quoted as saying “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas”
This whole debacle is interesting as Samsung is both a competitor and a supplier to Apple. Samsung supplies parts of Apple’s A4 and A5 processors, which are used in a multitude of Apple products. Samsung has recently hit back at Apple, accusing them of infringing on 10 of Samsung’s patents. One of those features include the ability to use the Web whilst on a phone call (something the iPhone prides itself on…Hmmmm)
It will be very interesting to see how this will pan out. Who do you think is right in this case?
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Yes, ladies and gentlenerds, the iPad 2 is here! Three months after the iPad 1 arrived on our sunny shores, South Africans were eagerly waiting outside Apple resellers on the morning of Friday 29 May 2011. Twitter was abuzz with anticipation with many celebs tweeting about its imminent arrival.
Its been touted as being slimmer, lighter and faster than its predecessor and it seems people that bought the first iPad are not hesitating to buy the second one! Details about the specs, features are here
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