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2011 – A Year of Many Things: A recap of the big events of the year

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The year 2011 was one year that we will all never forget. Even though they were all in the beginning of the year, the floods in Queensland and Brazil, the earthquakes in Christchurch and the tsunami in the north of Japan are still present in all of our minds. We also saw the death of a tech luminary, Steve Jobs; and the powerful News Corporation losing its influence over politicians […]

Steve Jobs had plans to reinvent television, photography and textbooks

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Steve Jobs biography, written by Walter Isaacson, has detailed a number of details of Steve Jobs’ life, work and achievements, occasionally showing a darker side to the man who brought such innovative products to the world. But Isaacson has revealed to the New York Times that he had left out some of the upcoming Apple products details out of respect for Apple and Jobs. According to Isaacson, Jobs had planned […]

Steve Jobs’ sister publishes eulogy – “He worked really hard. Every day.”

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Steve Jobs’ sister, Mona Simpson, has published a eulogy about her brother in the New York Times today. Simpson delivered¬† eulogy was given at a memorial to him on October 16 at the Memorial Church in Stanford University, the same university where Jobs gave a speech. In the eulogy, she recounts her first meet with Jobs, his family life and the trials and tribulations during his ousting out of Apple […]

Steve Jobs, Apple Founder and Visionary, Dies at 56

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It is a sad day folks. The most well-known man in the tech industry has passed away today, October 5 (PST), after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. That man was Steve Jobs. Known for his attention to detail and drive for perfection and intuitive products, Steve created and shaped the world of personal computing we see and know today. Apple has acknowledged Mr. Jobs’ death by a statement released […]

New CEO Tim Cook signed on for ten years, 1m share bonus

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Image: Apple Apple really must have faith on its new CEO, Tim Cook. A look at the company’s latest SEC filing has revealed that the company will give him an additional one million shares worth US$383 million as part of his CEO bonus. However, Cook will have to wait until getting the big stock bonus. Half of the shares will only be given to him on August 24, 2016; and […]

Steve Jobs resigns as CEO, becomes Chairman; Cook to take over

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UPDATED: Apple’s Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, who is currently handling his role during his absence from the company since January. Jobs will still retain a role in Apple, as the Board of Directors have announced him to become the chairman of the company. “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could […]

Fortune: Jobs furious over MobileMe launch

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The plagued launch of Apple’s cloud service MobileMe back in 2008 saw Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, ferociously condemning the team, labelling the problems as tarnishing Apple’s reputation, according to a new Fortune article called Inside Apple. Designed to replace the .Mac service, MobileMe’s launch was plagued by problems at the start, with reports of slow loading times and servers down constantly – forcing Apple to give a free month […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 35: So much for #winning

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We give our take on the Apple iPad 2 announcement, find out Microsoft’s response to the tablet and see if 3D is a big gimmick on the Nintendo 3DS. As well, IE6 hopefully goes into the grave and Street View now on bicycles? You’ll have to listen and find out. A shorten edition today as Audition managed to crap out and lose the entire recording (luckily we only just started), […]

Steve Jobs knighthood blocked by UK Government

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Gordon Brown, the then-Prime Minister for the UK, is reportedly to have blocked a knighthood for Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs two years ago. Why? Because he turned down an invite to speak at the Labour Party’s conference, according to a former MP.

TECHGEEK Weekly 29: New Blood Required

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While James and Stewart are out, we get Tom Wood – a former host of a former TECHGEEK Podcast incarnation – to help us dissect the news that Playboy is going to the iPad uncensored, the University of Sydney having a privacy headache and Steve Jobs has gone on medical leave – again. Tom Wood, who also happens to be a known advocate of cyber-bullying prevention, also finds himself doing […]

Steve Jobs goes on medical leave again

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Steve Jobs, Apple’s Chief Executive, is taking another medical leave, bringing questions around Jobs’ future in the company he established and returned to bring it back from the brink of bankruptcy.

TECHGEEK Podcast #22: It’s a series of tubes

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It’s the second to last show of the year! And we go off with some Wikileaks news, because that has happen to dominate the news, with all the hacking and arrests. Wow. As well, we discuss the new Facebook profile design changes, and the new Chrome OS laptop. We also find that Tom has had his internet capped, George Lucas is creepy, Steve Jobs has something he wants to say […]

Apple sues Motorola over multitouch patents

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Joining the list of companies Apple is suing, Motorola now faces the raft of Steve Jobs after the company has filed two separate lawsuits claiming that Motorola has infringed on its patent on multitouch – and no surprise, the devices claimed are all using the Android platform. The devices include the Droid series (Droid, Droid 2 and Droid X), the Cliq and Backflip (the GSM version of the Cliq), Devour […]

ABC, Fox agree to iTunes 99c rentals for shows

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RUMOUR MILL: Just hours before the September Apple event tomorrow, there are reports that US Television networks ABC and Fox are reported to have agreed on a deal with Apple on allowing 99-cent rentals of its television shows through the iTunes store. According to The Wall Street Journal, quoting those familiar with the matter, the deal will allow users to watch the show on the variety of Apple products and […]