Monthly Archives: August 2011

Steve Jobs Life in Animation [Video]

 

 

 

Next Media Animation created a new video dedicated to Steve Jobs, summaring his life and his career in 2 minutes worth of animation. Although as usual, Next Media have their own take of what happened and made the animation overly exaggerated. but they have their humor.

Steve Job’s Life in Animation

In the animation, Steve Jobs took LSD and attained spiritual enlightenment. Together with Steve Wozniak they came out with their own product Macintosh and setup their own company called Apple.  But things did not went well with him, Steve Jobs was bounced out of his own company by John Sculley, who was hired by himself from Pepsi.

Pixar and Toy Story

Steve Jobs is not someone who gave up, he started up a new animation company Pixar and produced ‘Toy Story’ and was a great hit in film industry. Disney then bought Pixar up and this made Steve Jobs the single largest shareholder of Disney till today. Steve Jobs later was setup a new company which was bought up by Apple, in the end pushed him to be the new CEO of Apple.

Post-PC Era created single handily by Steve Jobs

That’s when Steve Jobs lead Apple to produced iMac, iPod, iPhone then iPad. Now Apple is the leading IT company around in terms of innovations, and Steve Jobs retired as CEO.

Check out their new Animation on Steve Jobs’s Life and Career


Piolo iPhone 4 Stand Give Away (Singapore)

Remember Piolo? Piolo is an iPhone 4 stand which you can use to prop up your iPhone in landscape and also portrait. This is especially useful when you are on a plane or at your desk and tries to watch a movie.

Piolo guys has been very kind, and they have sent to us to review. So first look of Piolo iPhone 4 stand that it is very light and easy to bring around with. It don’t use up much space, so it won’t be a problem bring it around. But one issue that I encounter is that Piolo fit to your iPhone 4 so well that, if you are using a case for your iPhone, you don’t support it that well. It is kind of the down side, but every other thing works very well.

Giveaways! 3 of them!

Of course we will be giving it out the remaining 3 unopened Piolo iPhone 4 Stand to readers staying in Singapore! Just like our UsingApple Facebook Fan Page, and leave a comment to us which colour you want. We have Pink, Blue and Yellow to be chosen. We will select the winners on 4th of September 2011, winners will be notified via Facebook.


Ran 21km to create this Apple logo in Japan

 

This is very cool, media producer and marathon runner Joseph Tame ran 21km in Japan in order to create this Apple logo track with his iPhone. Of course this is not his first time doing runs like this, but this run is specially for Steve Jobs who recently quit as CEO of Apple.

He said:

It’s for this that I’d like to personally show my appreciation to Steve for his vision and leadership, which has made a direct positive impact upon my life.

This morning’s run, which spanned central Tokyo, took me first down the western side of the Imperial Palace, across to Roppongi, through Omotesando, then up to Shinjuku. The leaf is in Kagurazaka, and the start/finish point just by the entrance to Yasukuni Shrine.

Let’s hope that Steve Jobs’ health will get better, we really wish to see more of him.

 


Apple is selling more per square foot than anyone in US

Apple is now selling more per square foot than any other companies in United States. Yes, they are selling more than Tiffany & Co, Coach and Best Buy. This is something no one can imagine!

Most analyst don’t think Apple Store will survive when it first launched. Most of them thinks that Tech Company who sell hardwares like Mac and Macbook will not be able survive, looking at Gateway and HP past experience. But as usual Steve Jobs proved everybody wrong again. He’s stores are selling more than anyone else in US, and they are still growing!

 

 


Letter from Steve Jobs on his Resignation

August 24, 2011

Letter from Steve Jobs

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

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.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

From Apple PR


Tim Cook is now Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs Chairman of Apple’s Board

25 August 2011, Steve Jobs Resigned

25 August 2011 is the day Apple and all Apple fanboys will remember. Today Steve Jobs resign as CEO from Apple, and Tim Cook took over. Although news exploded around the world, saying that Apple will change or die off due to Steve Jobs stepping down, but I seriously don’t think so. Steve Jobs is now Chairman of Board of Apple, he still have lots of say and decision making capability in Apple.

Steve Jobs has not been feeling too well since his liver gave way, although he managed to had a liver transplant, but he’s health never really return fully. Because of that he was on and off in office, I’m sure he is spending more time at home resting, but still make most of the important decision in Apple. But this can’t go for long, Steve Jobs knows that, lots of things still need to have a CEO physically in office, or around the world to make sure things goes as planned.

Decision to step down as CEO

Making this decision might be one of the biggest ever for Steve Jobs, no one love Apple as much as him, no one cares and wants Apple to be as successful as him. To be able to make this decision, he must have made sure his current team with Tim Cook leading will be able to bring Apple to new heights.

Chairman of Apple’s Board

Although Steve Jobs will not be highly involved in the day to day decision making of Apple, but as chairman of Board, he still holds very huge strategic decision’s power. I will assume Tim Cook will still have to report to him, let him review products and decide when is the time for new product release.

My thoughts of Apple’s Future

It can’t get any better in my point of view. Having Steve Jobs as more of a advisory role, and Tim Cook there to run the day to day business. I’m sure things will only get better! Apple’s Executive Team have not changed much except Steve’s stepped down. Thus I have no worries on Apple’s future, and more innovative products will be launch very soon!

 

 


Magic of Truth and Lies with iPod [Video]

Magic of Truth and Lies with iPods

We have seen people perform magic on iPad, now they do with it iPods. Marco Tempest did this Magic of Truth and Lies with just 3 iPods on TED. This is pretty cool, I can imagine that practicing the timing and trying to synchronizing the 3 iPod’s movements and position should be quite hard.

Check out his performance below:


iOS 5 will send out early earthquake notification to iPhone users in Japan

iOS 5 with Earthquake notification

We geeks love Technology, but nothing beats saving people’s life via Technology. In Future, Japanese iPhone users using iOS 5 will be able to receive early earthquakes notification! This will not only allow them to have more time to prepare for the natural diaster, it can also help warn people nearby. This kind of technologies really warms my heart.

Japan has the most advanced earthquake early-warning system in the world. A nationwide online system launched in 2007, it detects tremors, calculates an earthquake’s epicenter and sends out brief warnings from its 1,000-plus seismographs scattered throughout the country, one of the most earthquake-prone nations on the planet.

Apple helping Japan

I’m totally impressed with what Apple is doing to help Japan who was hammered by natural disasters in recent months. They have not only open Apple Store in Japan during diaster period to help charge iPhone/iPad and Macs, they even offer free water damaged iDevices due to Tsunami. Good Job Apple, keep it up!


Evernote bought Skitch and put it free on Mac App Store!

Evernote bought Skitch and put it free on Mac App Store

This is one of the greatest news for Mac for far for the month. I love both Evernote and Skitch, and now Skitch is free on Mac App Store. How cool is that man.

Skitch is a easiest Screen shot taking App on Mac, not only that is also the easiest app to help you edit and share the screen shot! With just 1 click, you can take screen shot, with another few clicks, you can edit and upload the photo up to your server or skitch server. A very neat software which I will highly recommend any Mac users.

Here’s 60 Seconds about Skitch Video:

The ever better news is that although Evernote, my favorite note-taking app, have bought Skitch, but they will be keeping Skitch as a separate Mac App, and is free! So be sure to download the Skitch App from Mac App Store now!


Taiwanese NextMedia created Animation on Google’s purchase of Motorola

Google Purchased Motorola Mobility

NextMedia did it again! Within days of the release of Google purchase Motorola Mobility, they have came out with this interesting animation on YouTube. I have to praise them on their view and take of this news. It have accurately summarized the whole situation in a 1 minute clip.

What’s your thought of Google purchasing Motorola Mobility? Mine is blogged here. Let me know your views.

Check out their video below:


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