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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

AllThingsD Makes Jobs Appearances Available in iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:08 PM

"During the last 8 or so years of his career at Apple, Steve Jobs gave his most famous interviews at the annual D: All Things Digital conference. Sitting opposite veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, Jobs was know for candidly answering questions and giving his honest opinion on hot topics."

Well, now you can get them all in iTunes. It's great that AllThingsD has made these available, including the famous meeting of Jobs and Gates.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Secret to Life by Steve Jobs

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Classic Apple" @ 05:00 AM

Tags: jobs, secret

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Leadership Lessons From Steve Jobs

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 06:00 AM

"Writing for the April edition of the Harvard Business Review, biographer Walter Isaacson has penned a piece looking at the "real leadership lessons" of Steve Jobs. Mr. Isaacson, the author of Steve Jobs, used the 6,824 word essay to try and boil down that biography to the most essential and salient aspects of Steve Jobs as a leader for those who may have missed the message in the full book."

I only have these two words to say about this article: read it.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Speaking of Grammys, Steve Jobs Won One on Saturday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 02:00 AM

"Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was awarded a Grammy Trustees Award on Saturday, and Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, accepted the award on his behalf."

Jobs was a big fan of music so this is a nice award, too bad he couldn't have been alive to receive it in person. Although he also won one in 2002, that was for technical achievements whereas this one is the Grammy Trustees Award given to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording."

Monday, February 6, 2012

"I Want a Phone People Will Fall in Love With"

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

"Former Apple product manager, Bob Brochers, recently gave a lecture to students about how the original iPhone was realized by a small team of engineers that Steve Jobs put together."

I think Mr. Brochers and his team fulfilled Steve's wish for a phone that "people will fall in love with" don't you? Interesting story about the beginnings, especially that they had to change out the plastic screen after Jobs came to them with his iPhone that was all scratched up. Gorilla Glass to the rescue, although they won't admit they use it for some reason. Also cool is that the ads all show 9:42, the time the iPhone was launched. More tidbits can be found here.

Friday, February 3, 2012

In Memory of Steve Jobs on the Cupertino Campus

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 03:00 AM

"Apple is continuing to enculturate the legacy of Steve Jobs, this time by placing memorable quotes and iconic images of their late co-founder around their Cupertino campus."

Pretty cool idea and what a great way to celebrate his life and work at Apple's campus.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Does Tim Cook Say Too Much?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 04:00 AM

"'Tim Cook reportedly sent an urgent memo yesterday addressing alleged violations of health and safety at factories of suppliers, following negative stories in NYT and elsewhere,' Rocco Pendola writes for Seeking Alpha."

He also goes on to say that Steve Jobs would not be happy that Cook chose to send out such a memo, saying it's "not very Jobsian" and likely would have gotten a tongue lashing from Jobs were he still alive. I don't doubt that a bit, but is it "wrong" to do it? I don't think so. Tim Cook has shown early on he isn't Jobs, such as when he encouraged charitable donations that Apple would match. I think Cook is about full disclosure and communicating more with the employees as long as it isn't confidential information that may hurt the company, at least moreso than Jobs ever was, and I certainly prefer his style of communication. I have been in a variety of businesses that kept everything close to the vest, and I think it was a detriment to the company as a whole. It certainly was when it came to the employee loyalty. Jobs had that loyalty because of who he was, Cook has to have his own style of keeping it and I think he is finding out the way to do that for him is to be more forthcoming. What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jobs Tribute Video from Apple Campus Now Available for Viewing

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 AM

"Apple's company-focused memorial event for Steve Jobs is now available as a video for the public as of Sunday night. The event was hosted at the company's Cupertino campus last Wednesday, and many of Apple's own retail stores closed so employees could watch the event remotely."

You can watch the video at Apple. Nice tribute.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Steve Jobs Tribute Video From the Cupertino City Council

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 03:00 AM

"This past Tuesday, the Cupertino City Council meeting was adjourned in memory of Steve Jobs. Here's the video it produced in his honor:"

Nice. Well done Cupertino City Council.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Steve Jobs Biographer on 60 Minutes Tonight

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 02:40 PM

"Walter Isaacson, author of the upcoming biography of Steve Jobs, will be sitting down this Sunday for the television show "60 minutes" to discuss the book. "Steve Jobs" is scheduled to go on sale Monday, October 24th, but already leaks have appeared around the web."

The book is due out tomorrow, but excerpts have been all over the web over the last few days. Still, if you want to hear what Walter Isaacson has to say about the biography you can tune into 60 Minutes tonight at 7pm ET/PT on your local CBS channel. Should be interesting yes?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mythbusters Host Jobs Documentary Sunday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 01:00 AM

"Discovery has commissioned a new documentary on the life of Steve Jobs and it will be hosted by the Mythbusters duo Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman."

Love the Mythbusters so this should be an interesting documentary to say the least! It airs on Discovery on Sunday, October 16th and is called "iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World." Fitting title I'd say, wouldn't you?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Student Jobs Section at Apple Updated

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 11:00 AM

"Apple has launched a new Student Jobs website that offers internships and retail positions to current students and serves as a place to recruit recent graduates. A student jobs website has existed before but this is a significant revamp."

You know, who wouldn't want to work at Apple? They list several options, with job descriptions, at the new page located here. And if you are currently in school you get different options than someone that has graduated, which is a pretty good way to do it in my opinion. In school, your priorities should be different than after you graduate, so it's great they offer different jobs based on your situation.

Tags: jobs, student

Monday, August 29, 2011

An Interesting Tribute to Steve Jobs

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:30 PM

"In the days since the resignation of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple, Inc., we've seen an amazing outpouring of love for the man and his legacy. But none of those tributes has had quite the impact of marathon runner Joseph Tame accomplished with an iPhone (actually two), the Runkeeper app and service, and his own two legs."

Joseph Tame sure loves his Apple products, as evidenced by an earlier report about the equipment he uses for his runs. So I guess it's no surprise that he did something like this, which is pretty cool.

A Steve Jobs Timeline

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 05:00 PM

"With the resignation of Steve Jobs, Apple has lost both a product visionary and outspoken leader. This timeline is an ode to the ideas and words of perhaps the greatest technological revolutionary of the past century."

Love the quotes interspersed with the graphics.

Tags: jobs, history

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The End of an Era...Steve Jobs Resigns

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 05:29 PM

"Apple's Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple's Chief Operating Officer, as the company's new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately."

So much for all the rumors about no succession plan, as Steve outlined in his resignation letter that they should proceed with theirs and hire Tim Cook as CEO. You and I both know he isn't really going away, and sources inside Apple say he will still be involved in product strategy. Even with the plans in place, the stock market didn't appear to like what was going on and shares dropped roughly 5% during the days trading, with Apple settling in at $357.10 USD in after hours trading. You can follow along here if you want to see what the stock is doing.

So, with all this going on, what are your thoughts about Apple as we move forward? I think Cook is the logical choice, I just hope they keep the design innovation, that Steve was so famous for cultivating, proceeding without hinderance.

Tags: jobs, resignation

Monday, August 15, 2011

Steve Jobs' Biography Due Out November 21st, 2011

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 01:23 PM

"Apple CEO Steve Jobs' official biography by Walter Isaacson has just had its release date bumped to November 21st, 2011 from the original date of March 6th, 2012. It also has a new cover and a new title!"

This could be a very interesting read, comprised of over 40 interviews where he talks candidly about a variety of topics including friends, family, coworkers and pretty much anyone he had contact with, telling the biographer that nothing was off limits. What are your thoughts, think this is something that you will buy?

Tags: jobs, book, biography

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Why Yes, Steve Can Sell

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 11:00 PM

"For ultimate proof of Steve Jobs' salesmanship, look not to the Apple CEO's keynotes, but to this one-minute presentation of a new Apple headquarters to the Cupertino City Council. It will make you consider buying an actual office park."

This is the long version, but if you are not up to watching all 20 or so minutes, you can go to the Gawker site and watch a scaled down one, about a minute or two long. I would suggest watching the longer version above however, as Steve Jobs works the council and discusses why their new building should be improved. I'd vote yes, and not just because the new building is amazing.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WWDC With Steve and the Gang

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 03:00 AM

"Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m."

According to Apple's press release, Steve Jobs will indeed be there at the WWDC 2011, to be held on June 6th 2011. Lots of speculation about what will be presented, from iCloud info to Lion and hardware. What doesn't appear to be in the rumor mill is a new iPhone, with rumors in place that it won't be announced until later in the Fall. What are your thoughts as to what they will present here?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Oh They've Encased Him in Carbonite, He Should Be Well Protected..."

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

"Did you ever wonder happens when the reality distortion field meets Star Wars?"

These are rather interesting conversation starters, and quite the gimmick. I suppose Apple will work to shut them down so you might want to hurry if you plan on getting one. They have them in art prints or you can get covers for your MacBook, iPad or iPhone here at Society6.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jobs Weighs in on the Data Tracking Issue Via Email

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:59 AM

"In a typically terse email to a concerned iPhone customer, Apple CEO Steve Jobs thundered down some authoritative wisdom about the so-called iPhone LocationGate scandal: Apple isn't tracking anyone, and if you think that Android isn't tracking you, think again."

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We reported about this last week, and now Jobs has weighed in with this comment when asked if an iPhone owner should switch to Droid since, according to the iPhone owner, "they don't track me." Jobs reply? "Oh yes they do. We don't track anyone. The info circulating around is false." Jobs is right about Google since, according to Google, they do track the "anonymized" data and use it to "improve search and Web services." But according to this story, what Google is gathering might involve more precise and not so anonymized data.

I think by now we know that, even if it is imprecise tracking, iOS is still tracking you. And this appears to have garnered interest from other countries as South Korea and countries in Europe are also investigating and want answers from Apple and Jobs. If you want to find out what is in your file, head on over to this site and you can get a nifty map of all of the locations you have visited. Since someone would actually have to have possession of your iPhone to get this data, it might be a good idea to make sure it is encrypted as well, and in case you weren't aware, it is done by connecting your iPhone/iPad to your computer, opening iTunes, scrolling down to "options" and making sure that "encrypt iPhone backup" is checked, If it isn't, check it and set password, then make sure to sync it up. Pretty simple for some extra protection.

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