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Apple’s German Patent Suit Gets Thrown Out Thanks To Steve Jobs 2007 iPhone Keynote

stevepresentsiPhotoiPhone    A German court has ruled that one of Apple’s patents for the “rubber-banding” feature in iOS is invalid, but not because Samsung and Motorola had valid claims to it before Apple. No, the bullet that killed Apple’s patent was actually fired by El Jobso himself when he unveiled the iPhone at a keynote […]

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The House Steve Jobs Grew Up In Is Set To Become A Historical Site

stevejobshomeThe Los Altos family home that Steve Jobs grew up in will soon become a historical site, if the seven-member Los Altos Historical Commission approves a recently scheduled “historic property evaluation” on the home. Steve Jobs and his foster parents moved into the house on 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, when he was […]

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Steve Jobs’ First TV Appearance In 1978: “I’m Ready To Throw Up”

We think of Steve Jobs as one of the most media savvy guys around, but as this video shows, the first time he appeared on camera, he thought he was going to puke. Way back in 1978, a very young Steve Jobs appared on local San Francisco news station KGO-TV to talk about the Apple […]

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How Steve Jobs Created His Perfect App

maxresdefaultSteve Jobs was known for his incredible presentation and keynote skills. The man could sell anything, but he needed a proper tool to do so. That tool was Keynote, which would eventually become part of the iWork suite. But how was keynote created? Over at Quora, they have posted a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the […]

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How This Award-Winning Pixar Director Told Off Steve Jobs

Pixar's Brad Bird and Mark Andrews working on The Incredibles. Picture courtesy of Pixar.San Francisco, CA — Steve Jobs revered Pixar for its blend of artistry and technology, as Walter Isaacson detailed in his 2011 biography, so perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that he actually apologized to one of the artists working on the 2004 film “The Incredibles” after he criticized some of the design in the […]

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Steve Jobs Email Cited In DoJ E-Book Case Shows Bad Blood Between Apple And Amazon

screen-shot-2013-08-23-at-10-46-36-amWhen last we left the Department of Justice’s e-book antitrust case with Apple, things weren’t looking good. After Apple was found guilty of price fixing, the DoJ dismissed Apple’s rebuttal. Apple is on track to lose the ability to sell e-books in the iBookstore for several years. Third-parties like Amazon are also to be given […]

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In The Netherlands, Schools Are Using iPads To Teach The Steve Jobs Way

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 5.24.21 PMSeven schools in The Netherlands are teaching kids using only iPads. These “Steve Jobs Schools” are part of the O4NT program (Education for a new Era). One of the biggest tenants of O4NT is flexibility in learning, and Apple’s technology provides that environment. While students do attend class together, the “virtual school” is available on the […]

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Jobs Tanked Its Opening Weekend

jobs-movieHey, did you see Jobs this weekend? If so, you probably saw it alone, in a theater completely empty except for yourself, a single loquacious cricket, and a theater usher sleeping one off. Why? Because Jobs absolutely tanked this weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, Jobs made an estimated $6.7 million this weekend, significantly less […]

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Here’s Why It’s Not Too Soon For A Good Steve Jobs Biopic [Infographic]

Ashton Kutcher (left) plays Steve Jobs in new biopic Jobs.You might think it’s too soon for a movie about Steve Jobs. After all, the Apple co-founder walked off the world stage just 676 days before Friday’s premiere of Jobs, the movie about him that stars Ashton Kutcher. I had that same uneasy feeling sitting through the interminable 122-minute Jobs, a PG-13 movie that frequently […]

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Jobs: A Spoiler-Free Review Of The Movie All Apple Fans Must See

You're going to see; here's what to expect.Look, I’ll be straight with you, I’m not a movie critic. Nope, just an average moviegoer. But I am an Apple fan, and probably, like you, one who greatly admired Steven P. Jobs. So ever since last Tuesday, when I got to sit through an early screening of Ashton Kutcher’s much-hyped new movie, Jobs, people […]

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