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Steve Jobs quote app rejected by Apple, report says

A new app has surfaced that features Steve Jobs quotes. But it turns out Apple wasn't impressed, according to a new report.

Quoth Steve has cropped up on the Web as a mobile app that users can run in the browser. The app provides daily Steve Jobs quotes that can be saved, shared via social networks, or synched to different devices. The app was initially planned for Apple's App Store, but according to co-creator John Gill, who coincidentally works as a developer at Amazon, Apple denied its entry into its marketplace.

Speaking to Recode in an interview published … Read more

Steve Jobs reportedly thought TVs a 'terrible business'

Never mind those years of persistent rumors and speculation: Steve Jobs was reportedly not in favor of Apple producing a television set.

Rumors that Apple had an Internet-connected TV set in the works have floated around since 2009, including one analyst predicting that Apple would produce a TV set by the end of 2012 or early 2013. However, during a 2010 meeting just months before Jobs' resignation as CEO, the Apple co-founder told key staff members that he didn't think Apple would ever release a television set because of the poor margins and upgrade history, according to a new … Read more

One more thing: Opera mashes up Steve Jobs, Shakespeare

Steve Jobs built his castle through Apple from which to oversee a digital kingdom, complete with the world's most sought-after walled garden seeded with beautiful devices in constant bloom. Jobs was as much a king of computers as Shakespeare's Henry V was king of England, or at least that's the premise behind an opera that mashes up the lives of the two leaders, which debuts Friday at the Theatre de la Renaissance in France.… Read more

Apple's 'spaceship' campus architect dishes details

Stanford University's campus has a large central quad full of plants, flowers, trees, and pedestrian walkways -- this was Apple late co-founder Steve Jobs' vision for the design of the company's upcoming futuristic spaceship-like campus.

Architecture firm Foster + Partners is heading the project -- which is slated to be done in 2016 -- and the firm's founder, Norman Foster, recently spoke to Architectural Record about the thinking behind the new headquarters.

Jobs laid out plans for the campus in 2011. The facility is expected to have four stories and span a whopping 2.8 million square feet. … Read more

Surprise! Apple's Tim Cook is both scary and caring, says new book

So much time, effort, and emotion are expended on analyzing everything at Apple that it's a wonder surprises still manage to emerge.

But on hearing that a new book called "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs" was to emerge, some felt a tinge of excitement.

Written by former Wall Street Journal reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane, it promised (at least in some imaginations) to reveal secrets of Cupertino life.

An excerpt from the book was published Friday in the Journal and the revelations are few.

If you'd imagined that Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't have quite … Read more

Steve Jobs slated to grace US postage stamp in 2015

The US Postal Service hopes Steve Jobs can do for it what he once did for Apple.

The late Apple co-founder will be featured on a commemorative US postage stamp in 2015, according to a US Postal Service list of approved subjects obtained by The Washington Post. Usually kept secret to maximize buzz over stamps' subjects, the list includes subjects the post office plans to commemorate on stamps for the rest of this year and the next couple of years.

In addition to the historical, cultural, and literary figures who have traditionally graced US postage stamps, the list reflects a … Read more

Steve Jobs time capsule dug up after 30 years: Here's the video

For 30 years, a potentially priceless piece of technology history was lost somewhere beneath Aspen, Colo.

At the Aspen International Design Conference in 1983, Steve Jobs gave a talk prognosticating technologies like the iPad, wireless networking, and even the App Store. He used his Lisa mouse to help navigate through the talk and afterward, Jobs added the mouse to a collection of miscellaneous items donated by conference attendees that was then buried as the "Aspen Time Tube."

Despite the inclusion of dozens upon dozens of other items, the tube came to be known as the "Steve Jobs … Read more

What Steve Jobs really meant when he said 'Good artists copy; great artists steal'

Apple has sued a lot of companies for allegedly copying or stealing its intellectual property over the past three decades. In 1988, Apple sued Microsoft and HP for copyright infringement over similarities of Windows and NewWave to the graphical interface of the Macintosh and Lisa. More recently, the late Jobs had declared war against Google's Android mobile operating system, resulting in a flurry of suits against Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and others who dared to copy ideas expressed in the iPhone and iPad.

"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every … Read more

Steve Jobs document fetches $40K at auction

It's not every day that someone throws down more than $40,000 for a short document, but that is exactly what Tristar Productions CEO Jeff Rosenberg did Thursday.

This was no ordinary document, however. It was a signed legal agreement between Steve Jobs and businessman Robert Friedland from August 17, 1978. The 8-page document was up for auction at RR Auction house and sold for $40,045.

"In 30 years of business we have only offered one other Jobs item -- a signature; this document, incredibly substantial and significant in its connection to a major figure in his … Read more

Public at last: Apple II DOS code that launched an empire

If ever source code can be said to have helped launch an empire, the code behind the Apple II DOS would qualify. And now it's available to everyone.

Last spring, CNET was first to report on the surfacing of documents that led to Apple's commissioning the creation of a disk operating system (DOS) for the young company's new computer, the Apple II.

Without that DOS, the computer would probably never have made a mark, since the only storage option otherwise available was a tape drive. Over the Christmas holidays of 1977, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak designed a … Read more