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 ...

Entrepreneurship

4 steps to ‘acquirability’ in an age of tech optimism

the roaring 20s In the midst of a financial crisis earlier this year, news circulated that Apple held more cash than the US government. Analysts took what they wanted from the situation, but one thing is clear: Technology is driving wealth creation despite uncertainty in many sectors.Some have called it the Second Gilded age of massive wealth creation -- the original Gilded Age being the Roaring Twenties in the railroad era. Startup geeks and entrepreneurs are keen to take advantage, but so ...

Facebook, Social media, Twitter

4 reasons Twitter could one day be bigger than Facebook

s-TWITTER-VS-FACEBOOK-large Nick Bilton from the New York Times wrote a cogent piece on why he believes Facebook is more popular than Twitter. He believes that Twitter’s idiosyncrasies such as the @ and # symbols stifle mass adoption and he describes how his sister found the process of tweeting and tagging someone to be slightly obscure.The premise of his article in his own words:But if Twitter hopes to grow at the pace of Facebook, it will have to figure out how to ...

Apple

How Tim Cook disappointed Apple fanboys everywhere

Tim Cook The fourth of October was a date marked down in every geek's calendar, especially those in the Apple cult. Apple’s keynotes have become events that rival Christmas Eve in terms of anticipation.Oh how ringing the sense of disappointment in the Apple fan club must have been after Tuesday’s keynote.When Steve Jobs said farewell to the company and left Tim Cook at the helm of the world’s most valuable tech empire, everyone expected Cook’s reign to begin with a ...

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