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YouTube Find: WWDC sing along with Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller

WWDC kicks off next week, so let's prepare with an autotune version of Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller singing about WWDC from iTunedSteveJobs. You'll be humming the song all day ... for better or worse. ...

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What ever became of Microsoft's $150 million investment in Apple?

In August of 1997, Apple and Microsoft decided to put the past behind them and focus on the future. At that year's Macworld event, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates announced that the two companies had entered into a historic agreement. In addition to agreeing to a broad patent cross-licensing agreement,...

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Steve Jobs was never a fan of subscription music

While Apple's rumored deal to acquire Beats is not yet official, people are trying to future out why Apple wants a company that sells divisive headphones (consumers love them, audiophiles don't) and subscription music, among other things. Most industry watchers believe that Apple has its eyes set...

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What Steve Jobs really said about an Apple HDTV

When it comes to the bevy of Apple HDTV rumors that seasonally spring up, Steve Jobs' quote about "finally cracking the HDTV puzzle" is often referenced as proof positive that an Apple-branded television is in the works. The passage in question, taken from Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs bio, reads...

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Tony Fadell on the birth of the iPod and Steve Jobs saying no

On October 23, 2001 Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPod, a little block of stainless steel and plastic that would revolutionize the company's future. The iPod set the stage for every iOS device we currently couldn't live without and lit the fuse that changed Apple Computers to simply...

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Steve Jobs' wise decision to avoid Blu-ray

With Blu-ray sales losing steam, Apple's decision to avoid the format altogether seems smarter than ever. Just last week, Sony warned shareholders that revenue from the company's 2013 fiscal year would be much lower than previously anticipated. This was, of course, in large part due to Sony's...

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When Steve Jobs and Apple started taking patents seriously

Though Apple hasn't necessarily gone "thermonuclear" as Steve Jobs famously promised, the folks over at 1 Infinite Loop have been unapologetically fierce and aggressive about protecting their intellectual property, especially as it pertains to iOS. It's no secret that Apple over the past few years...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 29, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Jobs tops CNBC's "most influential" list and more news for April 29, 2014

A free iPhone voice & data plan (no, really), Steve Jobs back in the news and a reminder that there's a lot more to do in this world that stare at your phone. Here's this afternoon's Apple news. CNBC has compiled a list of the most influential business leader of the last 25 years, and Steve...

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With dividends and stock buybacks, Tim Cook forges a path separate from Steve Jobs

"This would have never happened if Steve Jobs were still alive." When it comes to Apple, this is a quip that's repeated so frequently that it has essentially become a laughable cliche. The aforementioned quip is typically bandied about whenever Apple makes a misstep or even takes a step in a new...

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John Sculley regrets ousting Steve Jobs and other news for April 18, 2014

It's Friday! Slip on a pair of loafers and browse today's Apple news in a leisurely fashion. Because it's Friday. And you're a boss. In an interview with Times of India, former Apple CEO John Sculley admitted that ousting Steve Jobs was a mistake. "I think there could have been a way, in...

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Video Flashback: Steve Jobs and Scott Forstall following the intro of the iOS SDK

When Apple rolled out the App Store in July of 2008, it gave developers the ability to take an already revolutionary device like the iPhone and take it to unforeseen heights. While mobile apps up to that point were often clunky affairs that featured mediocre graphics, poor user interfaces, and...

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Who else could direct the Jobs movie and what would it be like?

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Sony balked at director David Fincher's request to have $10 million upfront to helm the Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Issacson's book. Fincher is best known for directing "The Social Network," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and two episodes of "House...

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Don Melton on Steve Jobs and other news from April 10, 2014

Former Apple engineer Don Melton posted a heartwarming and fascinating post late on Thursday highlighting his memories of working with Steve Jobs. The entire post is well worth reading in its entirety as it provides a more up-close and personal glimpse into a side of Jobs that doesn't often get a...

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You can eat the face of Steve Jobs, if that's your thing

In the years since the passing of Steve Jobs we've seen countless tributes in virtually all forms, but the edible work of chef -- nay, artist -- Wilhelm Rodriguez is particularly amazing. Using your standard pizza ingredients, Rodriguez, who currently works at Papa's Pizza in Cabo Rojo, Puerto...

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