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There really was only one Apple news story this week; no use pretending otherwise. Sure, there were a couple other stories about Google or someone else, and we'll mention a couple of them, but the big news was the big news. After a successful run, the like of which we have never seen, Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, stepped down from his position steering Apple's day to day operations. So let's cue that highlight reel of the one and only, Mr. Reality Distortion Field.
The announcement of Steve Jobs stepping down as Apple CEO hit the internet hard this week, so I thought it'd be appropriate to theme Free App Friday with current events. Now, Steve Jobs isn't completely gone here, people. He's still around in some form or another on Apple's Board of Directors, and you can probably still spot him out once in awhile near his favorite pizza joint in San Francisco. But if you want to keep his legacy going on your Mac and iOS devices, check out these free apps that let you pretend Steve Jobs is still the CEO of Apple.
We already know how most of you feel about Steve Jobs’ departure as CEO of Apple this week, but what about some of the company’s manufacturing partners in Asia? A new report claims that the resignation will have minimal impact on them, particularly because new CEO Tim Cook was already overseeing most of that business in the first place.
Those of us who were Mac fans when Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1996 were a hardy bunch, having been through a rough 11 years since his departure. While the return was a cause for celebration to be sure, who could ever have imagined the wild ride that he would have taken the company on in the years to follow?
Steve Jobs' resignation late Wednesday certainly took the world by storm. Now, the authorized biography, Steve Jobs: A Biography, will include all the details surrounding the now former Apple CEO's departure. Despite the sudden news, the biography of the iconic figure is still due to hit bookstores this November.
Apple’s never going to be the same…again. As pundits, reporters, and your friendly neighborhood Mac sites weigh in on the sudden end of Steve’s tenure as CEO, expect to hear variations on one sour note amid the accolades and fond memories: Apple is doomed without him, and the company’s best days are behind it. No one is happy to see Steve go, but don’t worry. Apple will be fine for a long time to come. That’s due not only to the excellent team Steve’s put in place, but also to his brilliant marketing tactics. Their success brought back the Mac and sent Apple roaring to the top of the tech world –– and beyond. Thanks to Steve, Apple’s here to stay. Here are five of the biggest reasons why.
If Steve Jobs' Reality Distortion Field had a Bizarro counterpart, Tim Cook would almost certainly be at the controls. Raised on the mundane minutia of Apple's inventory chain and gross margins, Cook doesn't evoke adoration among Apple fanboys and girls; in fact, most of them wouldn't even recognize Apple's new CEO if they passed him on a Cupertino street.
Steve Jobs may just be the greatest inventor of our age. We dug through Google Patents and found that Steve Jobs is listed as the primary or co-inventor on 241 patents. Granted, some of those inventions were duds, no doubt. But some were pure genius, and did nothing less than completely change the way we use technology in our lives.
So as he prepares to walk away from the company he built, left, and rebuilt into something bigger than anyone thought possible, lets take a walk through some of his inventions that moved the technological world. We found the the original drawing submitted with every patent application submitted by Steve and his teams, along with the eventual Apple device that changed everything.
While it’s easy to get caught up in the whole “Apple versus Google” drama, sometimes it’s nice to take in a story where the two work together, simpatico. In the wake of Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO on Wednesday, a Google senior vice president shares a story that does just that.