Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak continues to be a force in news this week, and this time it's thanks to some new insights on Apple's early days that he shared with Bloomberg Businessweek. Apple ranked #10 on the company's list of the "The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History," and Woz shared some insights into his relationship with Steve Jobs and the development of the Apple I.
Steve "Woz" Wozniak may have left Apple years ago after partnering with Steve Jobs to make computers in the latter's garage, but the man certainly knows how to stay in the spotlight. As Gizmodo reports, the Apple icon is teaming up with Kari Byron of Mythbusters fame to create a reality TV show centered on handling futuristic technology.
iOS 8 in its latest iteration continues to make news and shake things up. Why was there the glitch that released the broken update? What are some more hidden tricks, tips, and tweaks in the latest operating system. But probably the biggest newsmaker this week was Apple Pay and how some retailers are reacting (hint: not good).
The next time you think you've paid a lot for your Apple computer, consider the buyers of a rare working Apple I motherboard who put down $905,000 for the unit at a Bonhams History of Science auction in New York. The Bonhams video accompanying the auction (below) suggested it might go for around $300,000 or $500,000, but it left the lot for about double that.
Well, we're entering the home stretch of the last few weeks before the release of the iPhone 6. Have the spate or articles and leaks and so on dampened enthusiasm or stoked it? Guess we'll find out soon enough. At the very least, this week's been heavy on the iPhone 6 "news" so let's see what we have in the hopper for Labor Day weekend.
So what does Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, think of the "wearables" category of technology, which the so-called "iWatch" will join when it's presumably announced on September 9? "I feel that wearables are a hard sell," he says. "Woz" explained his beliefs further in a recent interview shortly after word leaked that we would probably be seeing the long-awaited smartwatch next month after all.
Hey, open source enthusiasts! Want to know how long it takes for Apple to release its source codes to the public? Judging from an announcement from the Computer History Museum and the DigiBarn Computer Museum (via MacRumors), it's around 35 years. As of today, the two museums worked together with Apple to make the 1978 Apple II DOS source code available for non-commercial use for the first time.
Like vintage Apple hardware--so much that you scoff at the idea of a mere photo book of past devices? MacRumors reports that German auction house Breker has a deal for you in the form of one of the 50 original Apple 1 units sold by The Byte Shop, Apple's first retailers.
In Hollywood, the month of August is typically reserved as a dumping ground for movies that probably never had a chance in the first place -- which seems to be the case with Ashton Kutcher's star turn as Steve Jobs.