Tag Archive: Becoming


The problem with Becoming Steve Jobs? Too much Steve Jobs

One of Steve Jobs’ favorite recordings was The Beatles working on version after version of “Strawberry Fields Forever.” The new Jobs biography, Becoming Steve Jobs, is like that recording: It serves up fresh takes on oft-told stories from Apple’s history,…Read more ›

Becoming Steve Jobs searches for answers in Jobs’ wilderness years

New biography Becoming Steve Jobs attempts to answer an important question: What happened to Steve Jobs during his wilderness years outside Apple that turned him from a gifted-but-impossible-to-work-with youngster into the seasoned digital emperor he would be following his return to…Read more ›

Becoming Steve Jobs searches for answers in Jobs’ wilderness years

New biography Becoming Steve Jobs attempts to answer an important question: What happened to Steve Jobs during his wilderness years outside Apple that turned him from a gifted-but-impossible-to-work-with youngster into the seasoned digital emperor he would be following his return to…Read more ›

‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ bio promises to set the record straight with Apple’s blessing

A new book about Steve Jobs is coming later this month, and it’s the first look at the late Apple co-founder that the company has aided in making since Walter Isaacson’s biography. Becoming Steve Jobs is written by Brent Schlender…Read more ›

Steve Wozniak inches closer to becoming an official Aussie

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak made his first big step toward becoming an official citizen of Australia this week when he was granted ‘permanent resident’ status for being a distinguished person Woz is currently teaching as an adjunct professor at the…Read more ›

XCOM is becoming a board game, with a companion iOS app

If you love playing XCOM on your Mac or your iPad, you’ll love this. Fantasy Flight Games in cooperation with 2K Games have announced that XCOM is coming to a game chest near you. Called XCOM: The Board Game, it’s…Read more ›

Microsoft Is Becoming Increasingly Desperate For Apple To Make iTunes For Windows 8

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There’s no denying that iTunes for Windows is one of the most important projects Apple has ever done. It allowed Apple to sell iPods, then iPhones, and then iPads (as well as billions of dollars worth of movies, books and music) to owners of Windows PCs at a time when the iOS ecosystem was much more tethered to the desktop than it is today.

But iTunes on Windows isn’t quite as  [Read More…]

How Tony Fadell’s Nest Is Becoming The iPhone of Thermostats

Tony Fadell, one of the fathers of the iPod and founder of Nest, at GigaOm Roadmap in San Francisco.

GIGAOM ROADMAP, SAN FRANCISCO — Nest Lab’s smart and sexy thermostat is becoming the iPhone of home heating, says its designer, Tony “the Podfather” Fadell.

Speaking at the GigaOM Roadmap conference, Fadell described how a Texas utility called Reliant is using the Nest Learning Thermostat to attract customers.

“Nest is to Reliant what  [Read More…]

While Screen Sizes Are Getting Bigger Apps Sizes Are Becoming Obese

Each time Apple’s made a significant update to a device this year it’s received a significantly larger screen size or resolution. First the iPad came out with a Retina display along with the MacBook Pro, and now the iPhone 5 has a bigger display as well.

That’s great for your eyeballs, but it also means that the average size of apps is growing too, which may end up costing you more  [Read More…]

Does Yahoo Becoming An iPhone-Only Company Even Matter?

Does it really matter if Marissa Mayer wants everyone at Yahoo to use an iPhone?

Apparently Marissa Mayer wants everyone at Yahoo to use an iPhone and she may be willing to spend some of Yahoo’s cash to buy everyone in the company an iPhone if that’s what it takes. The move would be unusual on a couple of different fronts and it would buck some of the trends popular in the  [Read More…]