Apple

iLegend: We are privileged to have lived in the time of Steve Jobs

illuminated appleOne day we’ll fully realise just how much Steve Jobs changed our lives. I just don’t think we can appreciate it as much as history will allow our children to.He was an inventor in the truest sense of the word. Right up there with the greatest inventors of the modern age: Leonardo Da Vinci, Howard Hughes, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. Men who invented something out of nothing.Here was someone who created entirely new categories of products out of thin air.He ...

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Steve Jobs death ‘biggest event in internet history’

steve_jobs The online outpouring of grief around Steve Jobs' death could see it become the most talked about event in internet history. That’s according to Australian internet monitoring firm SR7.Social networks like Facebook and Twitter sagged under the weight of Jobs-related posts. In the wake of Jobs’ passing, five of the top ten topics trending worldwide on Twitter were about the Apple pioneer, including #ThankYouSteve, #iSad and #RIPSteveJobs .Two of his catchphrases, "Think Different" and "Stay Hungry" were ...

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Apple’s ‘innovator-in-chief’ Steve Jobs dies at 56

Steve JobsTech industry icon Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, has died at the age of 56. Jobs battled pancreatic cancer for years, with the illness forcing him to step down as CEO in August.In his resignation letter Jobs wrote: "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come."In a ...

Apple

The Steve Jobs tribute for misfits: To your vision, fire and creativity

stevejobs_reneeblodgettMost of the headlines I’ve read about Steve Jobs’ death — October 5, 2011 — shout the obvious factoid: Apple’s Steve Jobs DIES or Steve Jobs is DEAD. Why not something more honorary like: Steve Jobs Dead Today: The World Has Lost a Technology and Design Visionary, or at least something a little more dignified? They also say that Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being, however I’d extend the ...

Apple

New Yorkers build Steve Jobs shrine at 5th Avenue Apple store

NYC Steve Jobs It’s 1am and the temperature has dropped much lower than what it should be for an Autumn night, but that hasn’t stopped people from coming to the flagship Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York, to pay their respects to the man at the heart of it all. The spray-paint on the side of one of the construction walls says it all: iLove Steve.Steve Jobs is being remembered on Twitter and other social media sites, as people take to ...

Apple, Social networking

‘You showed us that there is a better way’: The tech world mourns Steve Jobs

stevejobs1News of Steve Jobs' death sent the tech world into mourning. As the news spread, people rushed to pay tribute the visionary, famed as much for his black turtle-neck sweaters as for his feats at Apple.On Twitter #RIPSteveJobs was cemented as the lead trending topic, with #ThankYouSteve taking up second spot and #iSad third.Among the hardest hit were the leading players in the tech industry. To them Jobs was variously, a friend, competitor, mentor and inspiration. Many of ...

Usability

Story-telling, UX, and how to find your spine

jumping-joy When I changed career path from journalism to user experience design, it was largely on the faith my friend Lidia had in my journalism skills. “Dude!” she said, “You’re perfect for this.”At the time Lidia was wrapping up her PhD in Human Computer Interaction at Swansea University, where I was editing itwales.com. To her, it didn’t matter that I’d had minimal exposure to UX until that point. As a career changer herself (from social work to HCI), Lidia knew firsthand ...

Apple

‘Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish’: The best Steve Jobs quotes

Jobs AppleSteve Jobs' passing will leave a hole in the hearts of tech fans. He was revered for his industry-changing devices and progressive ideas, with fans hanging onto his every word at Apple events.In his famous Stanford commencement speech Jobs urged eager students to "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish".Steven Paul Jobs helped to shape the modern world of tech and he will be remembered for more than the quotes listed below.1985 -- Playboy magazine "I don't think I've ever worked so hard ...

Apple

Tim Cook is a genius: Why there’s no iPhone 5 just yet

broken iphone The world is “disappointed” with the new Apple iPhone 4S.You haven’t been able to read or watch any reporting about the event (aside from boring, sober reportage) without hearing talking heads expound their “disappointment,” and wax lyrical about the “market’s muted response” and how Apple “failed to wow”.It’s an evolutionary upgrade to a product that has been on the market for 14 months. Nothing revolutionary. It doesn’t have to be. In fact, had Apple announced a must-have device it ...

Apple, Viral videos

‘While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius’ – RiP Steve Jobs [videos]

steve-jobs The tech world is a little darker and a little emptier following the passing of visionary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.With accolades pouring in from all corners of the globe for the one of the greatest minds of the 20th and 21st centuries, the world has turned to the web to share thoughts, memories, and condolences of the Apple visionary.Memeburn decided to look back at the moments that contributed to the greatness that was Steve Jobs.If ever there was anyone who ...

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