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Hear how Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's BLUE BOX worked and why 2600 is such an iconic number for hacking.

Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic sounds Hi everyone, welcome back to the show. This week is about loud noises made by computers. — Read the rest
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AWS brings the Mac mini to its cloud

AWS today opened its re:Invent conference with a surprise announcement: the company is bringing the Mac mini to its cloud. These new EC2 Mac instances, as AWS calls them, are now available in preview. They won’t come cheap, though. The target audience here — and the only one AWS is targeting for now — is developers who want cloud-based build and testing environments for their Mac and iOS apps. But it’s worth noting that with remote access, you get a fully-featured Mac mini in the cloud, and I’m ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Ipad, TC, Cloud, Europe, Bluetooth, Mac, Developer, Steve Jobs, Oregon, Singapore, Web Hosting, Tech, Intel


Functional Apple-1 With Original Box Signed by Steve Wozniak Goes to Auction

There are a limited number of original Apple-1 computers left in the world, and every so often, one comes up for auction. Available starting December 10, a new Apple-1 auction will see RR Auction selling a functional Apple-1 computer with an original box that's been signed by Steve Wozniak. Apple-1 machines were the first computers produced by Apple and sold by Steve Jobs out of his parents' garage back in 1976. Priced at $666.66, there were originally 175 Apple-1 computers manufactured, but ...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Panasonic, Apple-1, Apple Computer, Ucla, NTI, Wozniak, Steve Wozniak, RR Auction, Sanyo, Corey Cohen, NTI Apple, Apple Cassette Interface ACI


November linkfest

It’s Word of the Year season, and two British dictionaries are leading the pack. Collins picked lockdown – a word we threw around here in the US but never experienced the way they did in the UK and elsewhere. (A friend of mine is literally confined to her London apartment after spending a month in France: she can’t go outdoors at all.) And Oxford Languages, publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, chose a phenomenon instead of a single word: the impact of the COVID-19 on language. “What struck the...
Tags: Apple, Art, Fashion, UK, London, Writing, Steve Jobs, France, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Urban, Bloomberg, New York Times, Oxford, Linguistics


Best Business Books of All Time

What business books should I read? Below is our must-read list of the best business books of all time. Perhaps you are a beginner just entering the business world or are looking for the best entrepreneur books. Or perhaps you are an experienced professional seeking the best management books. Or maybe, just maybe, you want to find the best books on how to run a small business. Reading great business books is one of the most cost-effective methods to become a whip-smart business person. As busine...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, New York, Steve Jobs, Jay Z, Sales, Nike, Tesla, Ted, Fbi, New York Times, Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Richard Branson, Omaha


Change Your Perception of the World and You Will Change Your Life

   [LSD] is “one of the two or three most important things I’ve done in my life” – Steve Jobs Steve Jobs once faulted Bill Gates for not taking LSD when younger: He’d be a broader guy if he had... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Steve Jobs, Careers, Bill Gates, Life Lessons, Lsd, Steve Jobs Steve Jobs, Getting Ahead, How to Succeed, Perceptions Work, Acid, A. Harrison Barnes, Perception Of Fact


Apple Software Chief Craig Federighi Defends App Tracking Transparency Feature

Following Apple's confirmation that it still plans to introduce a new App Tracking Transparency feature that will let users know when companies want to track them across apps and websites, which has attracted criticism from companies such as Facebook, Craig Federighi has explained more about the rationale behind the change to The Independent. The App Tracking Transparency feature allows users to opt-out of data collection and choose whether advertisers can track their activity. While it was o...
Tags: Apple, Privacy, Steve Jobs, Craig Federighi, Federighi, Independent.co.uk, Facebook Craig Federighi


From Chamath Palihapitiya to Ray Dalio, here's what 7 investing titans think about bitcoin as it soars to new heights

Reuters / Dado Ruvic Bitcoin has surged nearly 150% in 2020 and rose above the $18,000 threshold on Wednesday for the first time in three years.Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya said in 2017 that the coin could reach $1 million in the next 20 years, while Michael Novogratz sees the coin surging to $60,000 in the next twelve months. Meanwhile, so-called Bond King Jeffrey Gundlach said "I don't believe in bitcoin. I think it's a lie."Detailed below is what seven investing titans thi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Markets, Bitcoin, Biden, Btc, Cnbc, Jones, Cryptocurrency, Chamath Palihapitiya, Paul Tudor Jones, Reuters, Rbc


Yeah, Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro is powerful, but it’s the battery life that will blow you away

Survival and strategy games are often played in stages. You have the early game where you’re learning the ropes, understanding systems. Then you have mid-game where you’re executing and gathering resources. The most fun part, for me, has always been the late mid-game where you’re in full control of your powers and skills and you’ve got resources to burn — where you execute on your master plan before the endgame gets hairy. This is where Apple is in the game of power being played by the chip i...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, TC, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Tech, Intel, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, Ram, Computing, Rosetta, Tablet Computers


Timex’s Snoopy Watch Put Everyone’s Favorite Beagle on Wrists Across America

The year 1976 suffered no shortage of historical events. Sylvester Stallone starred in Rocky, the Concorde entered service for British Airways, the U.S. Treasury introduced the $2 bill and Steve Jobs started a computer company in his California garage and called it Apple. Lost in these history-making developments was a smaller but still seminal event...
Tags: California, Steve Jobs, Advertising, Magazine, Perspective, Sylvester Stallone, Timex, Wrists Across America, British Airways the U S Treasury


Is your company innovating? A Whole Foods case study.

Individuals like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs are often idolized as masters of ideas, but according to Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, it usually takes many people iterating and taking chances for a company to be truly innovative.Using Whole Foods as a case study, Mackey shares a story of how a bar experiment at one of his California markets evolved into a successful feature and spread to other locations.By giving teams the freedom to try (and fail) without being micro-managed, organizations can create...
Tags: Work, Business, Elon Musk, California, Steve Jobs, Success, Innovation, Collaboration, John Mackey, Mackey


Apple brings back its ‘I’m a PC’ spokesman for ARM-based Mac launch event

Apple brought back actor John Hodgman for a brief cameo in today’s ARM-based Mac launch event, reprising his role as the dorky “I’m a PC” character, now tasked with poking fun at Intel-based PCs in the face of an Apple silicon future for the company. The short slot aired following the end of Tuesday’s “One More Thing” event where they showed off their new M1 chip and new designs for their upcoming MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. Hodgman’s character appeared in a white room amid the vin...
Tags: Apple, TC, Mac, Steve Jobs, Tech, Intel, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, Computing, Justin Long, Apple Inc, M1, John Hodgman, Hodgman, Mcsweeneys


Apple to reveal ARM-based Macs at ‘One More Thing’ event on November 10

It’s been a busy few months for Apple, despite the ongoing pandemic. After hosting virtual events for new iPads and then new iPhones, the company today announced it will be hosting a “One More Thing” event on November 10 at 10:00AM PST. “One more thing” is an iconic phrase for Apple, often used by Steve Jobs when announcing an important or surprise new product. This time around, we know at least some of what to expect: Apple‘s first Macs built on its own ARM-based processors. The Macs will share...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Steve Jobs, Insider


No, Sean Connery Did Not Write a Mean Letter To Steve Jobs

A fake letter from Sean Connery to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is making the rounds on social media following the actor's death on Saturday. Just to reiterate: it's fake, the product of humor site Scoopertino, which posts satirical articles about Apple and goings-on at its Cupertino (get it that's the name) headquarters. From a report: The typewritten letter dated 1998 purports to show Connery's outrage over Jobs asking him to appear in an Apple commercial. "I do not sell my soul for Apple or an...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Tech, Cupertino, Sean Connery, Connery


Meet the billionaires bankrolling Joe Biden's 2020 campaign

Joe Biden has 94 billionaire backers, according to Forbes. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo At least 134 billionaires or their spouses have donated to former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign, per a Forbes analysis of federal campaign records from September. The billionaires behind Netflix, SlimFast, Hyatt hotels, LinkedIn, and Star Wars all donated various amounts to Biden's election bid. While it's true that Estée Lauder heir Ronald Lauder gave $200,000 to President Donal...
Tags: Apple, Google, Elon Musk, Politics, New York, Texas, London, Microsoft, Obama, Australia, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Stanford, New York City, US


Apple Announces November 10 One More Thing event for ARM-based Macs

As expected, Apple has announced a third fall media event, "One More Thing," focused on the first Mac computers with ARM technology-based Apple Silicon processors. The event will take place on November 10, 2020, and will be streamed from the company's Apple Park headquarters starting at 10:00a.m. Pacific Time. From a report: "One More Thing" was originally a phrase used at media events by Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs, who used it to generate audience enthusiasm for a show-closing announcement. [....
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Tech, Intel, Apple Park, Apple Silicon


As Sean Connery passes, fake letter to Steve Jobs recirculates

A fake letter to Steve Jobs, supposedly sent by the late Sean Connery, is recirculating after the sad passing of the actor over the weekend ...
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No, Sean Connery did not write a mean letter to Steve Jobs

Connery died Saturday at 90 but the legend of this letter lives on
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How mentally strong people use simplicity to set themselves up for professional and personal success

Overexerting yourself at work can often take a toll on your mental health. Gu/Getting Images Having a full work and social schedule can be enjoyable for some, but overextending yourself with external activity can also be distracting and harmful to your mental health. Psychotherapist Amy Morin explains that people often confuse a lack of focus or inspiration with mental weakness, when its really due to decision fatigue from having too much on your plate. Morin says simplifying different are...
Tags: Steve Jobs, Trends, Morin, Amy Morin, SAMHSA National Helpline


Wozniak and Jobs' 1972 Blue Box up for auction

Blue Boxes were electronic devices that could be used to make long-distance phone calls without paying for them. "If it hadn't been for the Blue Boxes," said Steve Jobs, "there would have been no Apple. I'm 100% sure of that." Bonham's has one of Wozniak and Jobs' 1972 Blue Boxes up for auction. — Read the rest
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Building the Amazon Way: How Amazon builds and markets products

  Founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, Amazon was initially an online marketplace for books when Jeff Bezos came up with the idea of the ‘everything store’, having been overwhelmed by the  Internet’s 2300 percent annual growth rate and the $10 billion book industry. Today, Amazon is one of the world’s most valuable brands in the world owing to its highly successful business model. The question is–How did Amazon build to conquer the e-commerce market? What’s the ‘Amazon way’ of building and marketin...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Product Management, Jeff Bezos Amazon, Today Amazon, Currently Amazon, Constant Innovation Amazon, Echo While Amazon, Customer Service Amazon 's Customer Service, Working Backwards Amazon


Apple TV Remote App Inspired Steve Jobs to Make Original Siri Remote (mac rumors)

Last week Apple removed the Apple TV Remote app from the App Store, given that the app's functionality has been baked into the Control Center on iPhone and iPad since iOS 11. Following the Remote app's discontinuation, a former Apple engineer took to Twitter to share some interesting details about the app's original development. Alan Cannistraro writes that he began writing the app in 2006 before he even saw the first ‌iPhone‌ user interface, and instead used his own UI elements to begin w...
Tags: Apple, News, Mac, Steve Jobs, App Store, Steve, Alexa, Tim Hardwick, Siri Remote, Alan Cannistraro, Cannistraro, Denon Marantz Sharp


"Anything I go into — producing, rap, homes, clothing, anything — once I'm given the right information, I apply my taste. And I have the best taste on the planet."

"It was something that God put in my heart back in 2015. A few days before the MTV awards it hit me in the shower. When I first thought of it, I just started laughing to myself and all this joy came over my body, through my soul. I felt that energy and spirit. Two days later, I accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards. Instead of performing my array of hit songs, I gave just my perspective on awards shows.... It even took heart to say it in that context and people were...
Tags: Law, Steve Jobs, America, Barack Obama, Kanye West, Mtv, Donald Trump, Walt Disney, Quincy Jones, Trump, Joe Rogan, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Religion And Politics


Apple TV Remote App Inspired Steve Jobs to Make Original Siri Remote

Last week Apple removed the Apple TV Remote app from the App Store, given that the app's functionality has been baked into the Control Center on iPhone and iPad since iOS 11. Following the Remote app's discontinuation, a former Apple engineer took to Twitter to share some interesting details about the app's original development. Alan Cannistraro writes that he began writing the app in 2006 before he even saw the first ‌iPhone‌ user interface, and instead used his own UI elements to begin wit...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Steve Jobs, Rumors, App Store, Steve, Alexa, Siri Remote, Alan Cannistraro, Cannistraro, Denon Marantz Sharp


Personal Branding On Social Media: It’s All About Archetypes

This post is provided by Jason Dirkham. The world is a very different place from what it was six months ago. Back at the start of the year, we were all enjoying ourselves pretty much without a care in the world. But things have changed, and the current situation is turning us all into unwilling entrepreneurs. We know that if we’re going to thrive in the current job market, we have to somehow set ourselves apart from everyone else.  That’s why personal branding using social media is boomin...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Steve Jobs, Sales, Jung, Personal Branding, Jason Dirkham


Yelp is cheering the DOJ's decision to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google: 'Google is directly harming consumers'

Jeremy Stoppelman, right center, Yelp co-founder and CEO, during opening bell ceremonies of the New York Stock Exchange. AP/Richard Drew Yelp is rallying around the Department of Justice lawsuit accusing Google of violating antitrust laws.  Yelp called the suit a crucial step in "confronting Google's anticompetitive abuses and monopoly power in search" and said Google is "directly harming consumers" through its behavior.  Google called the lawsuit "deeply flawed" and said it would "artific...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Steve Jobs, Trends, Google Search, Tech, Eu, European Union, United States, New York Times, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Doj, Yelp, Margrethe Vestager


The 7 Key Elements Your Website Landing Pages Must Have to Be Successful

By Marcus Cook A landing page is the website page that users land on after they click on a link in a search engine results page, a marketing promotion, or an online advertisement. By optimizing your landing pages, you can improve the results of your PPC campaigns and maximize ROI. There are many aspects that go into designing a high-converting landing page, but we will focus on the seven key elements to maximize your chances for success: 1. Keep ads and landing pages consistent If you are ru...
Tags: Facebook, Internet, Steve Jobs, Marketing, Sales, Content Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Website, Call-to-action, Conversions, Cta, Ppc, ABV, Landing Pages, Don, Marcus Cook


Live from Apple’s virtual 2020 iPhone event

Apple’s big iPhone event is finally here – virtual, which is to be expected these day. This is already the second virtual event Apple has hosted this fall, following one in September at which it revealed the Apple Watch Series 6 and a new iPad Air. This time around, we’re going to see what the iPhone 12 looks like, as well as how many colors and sizes it comes in. There’s also supposed to be plenty of other news, including a new smaller HomePod mini, maybe an updated Apple TV, possibly a numb...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Steve Jobs, Tech, Itunes, Mobile Phones, Computing, Tablet Computers, Apple Inc, Portable Media Players, Apple iPhone event 2020


UgoVirtual on the Future of Events and How Technology Can Help Us Be Everywhere at Once | By Alan Young

Steve Jobs once said, "Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity, not a threat." To this effect, the last six months have been a whirlwind of opportunity. The coronavirus pandemic has altered many industries and touchpoints in ways we never saw coming, as global communities continue to adapt to emerging regulations and recommendations. Change has become a constant in our lives, and businesses seem to be getting on board in rapid fashion as they pivot to better serve consum...
Tags: Travel, Steve Jobs, Alan Young, Michael C Cohen


Lakers, LeBron James enjoy the view from the top

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — From the top, the view is clearer. LeBron James had the vantage point of a champion late on Sunday night, and he seemed reflective in between puffs of his cigar. With 17 years of his career under his belt, so much of what he says can feel rehearsed. But from his spot on stage, minutes after cradling the Larry O’Brien trophy and the Finals MVP award in each hand, a well-practiced champion had a moment to think about what he had never done before. Were any of his other cha...
Tags: Steve Jobs, Disney, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Facetime, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Rajon Rondo, NBA finals, James