Many signs are pointing to Apple incubating a wearable wristband, perhaps an "iWatch," given all the trademark applications the company has filed for the name. Apple is reportedly moving around some of its top engineers, and is hiring experts in sensors and in digital fitness and medical technologies, to build up a special task force to create a product that can follow in the grand footsteps of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The company has also filed 79 patents containing the word "wrist."… Read more
Instead of paying top dollar for the newest tech products, some people are spending a lot of money on the oldest tech products.
One of Apple's original computers, known as the Apple 1, sold for $387,750 in a Christie's online auction on Tuesday. It's the highest priced item ever sold in one of Christie's online-only auctions.
The first trailer for "Jobs," the upcoming biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, has arrived, and it makes things like choosing typefaces, turning on computers, and even looking in the mirror appear as highly dramatic moments.
The 2-minute, 20-second spot provides a brief look at the film, which chronicles Jobs and Apple from 1971 through 2000 and co-stars Josh Gad as company co-founder Steve "The Woz" Wozniak. Originally set for an April release, it's now due August 16.
In 1994, while at Next, Steve Jobs gave a 20-minute interview to the Silicon Valley Historical Association (SVHA) in which he spoke about his legacy. Interestingly, at that point, he expected that he and his accomplishments would be more or less forgotten within a few decades.
A clip from that interview has just been posted to YouTube for the first time this week to help promote the SVHA's 60-minute documentary on Jobs, "Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur."
"All the work that I've done in my life will be obsolete by the time I'm 50," … Read more
Moviegoers will finally get a chance to see how Ashton Kutcher fares as Steve Jobs when the "Jobs" biopic opens on Friday, August 16.
The movie's distributor, Open Road Films, announced the new release date on Wednesday, according to Deadline Hollywood. The film was initially scheduled for a nationwide release on April 19 but was reportedly pushed back for marketing reasons.… Read more
Despite Tim Cook's own analysis and the advice of his friends, the Apple chief executive let his gut make the final decision 15 years ago on whether to take a job at the then-struggling Mac maker.
Cook, who joined Apple in 1998 as a senior vice president of worldwide operations, revealed his thinking on the matter during an onstage interview in April at his alma mater, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Even though he considers himself an analytical engineer at heart, he said he often trusts his intuition for important decisions, calling his Apple decision "… Read more
It's not easy being the boss at 1 Infinite Loophole.
Instead of traveling around the world to expand your business and inspire your troops, you go to Washington in order to expand narrow minds and perspire at the absurdity.
You even have to find a polite way to answer Sen. John McCain when he demands to know why he's always having to update his iPhone apps. … Read more
Comedy sketch site Funny or Die is now selling its 78-minute film about late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which it previously offered for free on its Web site.
Funny or Die also released some metrics about the viewership of the film, which it says doubled traffic to its site on the day it was released, and has been viewed more than 740,000 times. In a release, the … Read more
Comedy site Funny or Die beat out the competition in getting "iSteve," the first Steve Jobs biopic, out for viewing. Take that, Ashton Kutcher. In all that haste, Funny of Die may have cut a few corners as far as accuracy goes. That's left the film open for evisceration by Apple fans on high alert for anachronistic images.
The film is full of tripping Steve Jobs scenes, Bill Gates beating computer components with a hammer, and Steve Wozniak looking like he just wandered off the set of "Lost." It's also full of computer parts that just don't fit the time period. It's the sort of thing that will either make Apple fanboys giggle, or send them up in arms to the Internet to complain.… Read more
If you have eagerly awaited the release of a Steve Jobs movie -- any movie -- your patience has paid off.
"iSteve," a 79-minute satirical movie based on the life of the iconic Apple co-founder, was released today by comedy site Funny or Die. The comedy site was previously known for "The Landlord," a two-minute clip featuring actor Will Ferrell and co-creator Adam McKay's 2-year-old daughter that's since tallied more than 80 million views.
The movie stars Justin Long, the same actor Apple tapped for its famous switch ads featuring Long and John Hodgman as personifications of Apple's Mac and Microsoft's Windows PCs. Jorge Garcia of "Lost" fame will play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and James Urbaniak and Michaela Watkins will play Bill and Melinda Gates. … Read more