Articles in the Technology Category
Today the world loses a brilliant visionary creator and business mind. Here are some of the things I’ve learned from the life of Steve Jobs.
Looking back at 2010, we will see it as the year that digital sales of books overtook those of paper books. According to the online retail giant Amazon.com, e-books leapfrogged over their hardcover dead tree edition cousins back in July of last year, and barely six months later, they’ve now done the same with paperback.
First with the now-$200 million iFund and today’s $250 million sFund, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is all about building up new tech companies.
It’s only a bit of hobbyist tinkering, but I like where it’s going.
A lot of folks have been disheartened by the iPad, calling it little more than an oversized iPod Touch. And sure, it’s fair to make that comparison. Both devices use iPhone OS, and both devices share a large amount of functionality, as well as expansion protocols wrought by Apple’s proprietary Application Store. However, it’s important to remember that iPhone OS is still simply an embedded version of OS X, and as such it can handle a lot of what developers throw at it. Obviously nobody is going to be running Xcode or Maya on an iPad anytime soon, but for the traveling professional, this device may just be what we’re looking for.
I was pretty on the fence about Apple’s iPhone, when it was first announced. Truth be told I was pretty on the fence about smartphones in general. I had an iPod, I had a PDA, I had a cell phone. I liked using all of those devices, but thought that convergence was going to be a problem – why would I listen to music all day and then prevent myself from making phone calls?
Recently Apple Co. released the latest version of their storied operating system, 10.6, otherwise known as “Snow Leopard.”
“Kasra is dead & I don’t know where is Masood, lost him in the crowd yesterday.” So writes a young Iranian, formerly known only as “Change_for_Iran,” on the Internet service known as Twitter.