Steve Jobs’ Authorized Biography to Debut October 24th

Steve Jobs’ Authorized Biography to Debut October 24th

Oct 08

Following the sad news regarding the death of Steve Jobs, Simon & Schuster has bumped up the release of Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Steve Jobs to October 24th. The book had previously been scheduled to be released on November 21st. The title is currently available for preorder from Amazon in hardcover form, in a digital Kindle edition, as well as an audiobook.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

The book, which was fully authorized by Steve Jobs and is based on over 40 interviews with Jobs and interviews with over 100 of his friends and family members, was already of strong interest to Apple fans and has seen a massive increase in demand since yesterday, registering as the #1 selling book at Amazon with a sales gain on the order of 40,000% over the past 24 hours.

 

 

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Oct 07

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

It was a shock to hear of Steve Jobs’ death in my iPad after traveling on the Yangtze River and I read about it a day later, since you don’t have the possibility to use the 3G option to get on the internet here in China.

But what can I say that was not said all over the news?

The only thing I can tell you is that his ideas change the way I worked… it was a revolution for me designing my first page using a Macintosh Classic in 1988 with the programs Aldus PageMaker and Illustrator88… even without the hard drive we have now (to use it you had to put the old diskette) I could see it would change the Press industry. It was a huge step from the manual paste-up and primitive typesetting.

Mac Classic

But Steve Jobs went a lot further, changing several other industries, changing the way you listen and buy music, how to create animated movies (Pixar), showed us what a Smartphone should always be, an the last of his creation: the iPad.

Traveling with the iPad was a great experience (even more if you get 3G connection in the country you are visiting), you can consult maps, find tourist information, etc…

And he manage to change the Press industry again, not only selling magazines, newspapers and books to read in any of the iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) in the iBooks application, but also through other applications created for those devices.

My kids love to read any story in the iPad, because of its interactivity. It’s fun and easy…

It is very sad knowing that we lost Steve Jobs, there aren’t many like him in history.

I don’t know if Apple will remain creating those amazing products, the only thing I know is what will be my next computer: a MacBook Pro.

Thanks Steve for changing our lives…

P.S.: If you would like to share your thoughts with Apple, memories and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com

iOS 4.2: ‘Find My iPhone’ is Now Free

iOS 4.2: ‘Find My iPhone’ is Now Free

Nov 23

Apple released the iOS 4.2 yesterday for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, bringing iOS 4 features to the iPad for the first time.

iOS 4.2

iOS 4.2 mobile system

Apple announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay and AirPrint.

“iOS 4.2 makes the iPad a completely new product, just in time for the holiday season,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Once again, the iPad with iOS 4.2 will define the target that other tablets will aspire to, but very few, if any, will ever be able to hit.”

Apple also announced that its Find My iPhone feature designed to assist users with locating lost iOS devices is now available to all users of Apple’s current-generation iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch free of charge. The feature had previously required a paid MobileMe subscription.

Macworld also reportsthat an update for the new Apple TV arrived yesterday as iOS 4.1, enabling AirPlay functionality and VoiceOver.

To know more details of this new mobile operating system, go to MacRumors.com.

Microsoft iPod Packaging

Microsoft iPod Packaging

Apr 22

O que aconteceria se a Microsoft fizesse um novo desenho para a embalagem do iPod? Esse vídeo já está circulado já faz algum tempo, mas o que é mais interessante é que realmente saiu do gigante de Redmond. Segundo o porta-voz da Microsoft, Tom Pilla, este vídeo, que era para circular somente dentro da empresa, foi criado pelo departamento de embalagens com a intenção de mostrar as dificuldades que eles enfrentam para criar uma embalagem que contenham as especificações pedidas pelo departamento de marketing.

Para mais informações leia a página do The iPod Observer.

Mad TV: iScrewed!

Mad TV: iScrewed!

Mar 13

Vejam o novo termo criado pela Mad TV: iScrewed… e não por menos, a Apple acabou de lançar novos modelos do iPod Shuffle de 1 e 2 Gb por $49 e $69 respectivamente!