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.
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.
The ruling in the Apple v. Samsung case came down a few weeks ago, and yet fascinating bits continue to leak out. Apparently the Woz has very strong feelings about the case, Samsung was prepared to go extra-terrestrial to win over the jury, and Cupertino lawyers continue to leave no stone unturned in a global courtroom assault on seemingly anything that threatens the Apple brand -- no matter how trivial.
What, you thought things were going to quiet down?
We’re all Apple fans. But why? Deep thoughts like that -- and 50th issues -- call for a countdown! But don’t worry, we balanced our enthusiasm with a hard-hitting look at the dark side of Apple...
Turning 50 is certainly a milestone, and we’ve been saving something special for our 50th issue: a countdown that examines all the reasons that Apple fans are Apple fans. After all, as the Microsoft Stores so perfectly prove, no other tech titan can inspire the same level of devotion.
But there’s no single reason we love our Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods -- in fact, we thought of a lot more than 50. It took some of the most epic staff meetings we’ve had in Mac|Life history -- we haggled, we argued, and we picked on Nic and Flo because teasing them is pretty fun -- but in the end, we emerged with a thoughtful, incisive look at what makes Apple so successful.
Despite still being on Apple's payroll, Apple co-founder and High King of All Geeks Steve Wozniak, has been noted time and time again in recent months commenting on the build problems inherent with various iterations of the iPhone 4, as well as how much he digs Google's Android operating system. Could it be that he's gone to the Dark Side? Woz: Say it isn't so.
While most of us have been busy scurrying from store to store for last minute gifts or traveling home for the holidays this week, a few brave souls have been duking it out on our behalf in the name of keeping the Internet as free and as open a commodity as possible. Among the many geek and tech industry notables to take the stand and address the FCC as they explore the future of Net Neutrality, was Steve Wozniak, who argued in favor of an open Internet, free of the meddling hands and tiered-pricing plans that many Internet Service Providers are wont to indulge in.
He may dance with the stars, Segway instead of walk and play with Apple's new hotness while we're condemned to stand in line and wait, but when it comes to the pain caused by the reception issues associated with the iPhone 4, Steve "I co-founded Apple" Wozniak is as much of a victim to the same dropped calls and slow page loading times as the rest of the unwashed masses.