A Bite on Jobs’ Uncanny Apple

Steve Jobs and AppleThe George Clooney stubble, the smoothly delivered swagger, the air of a born leader—these are all just a fraction the world can get from the Macintosh supremo Steve Jobs. Yet beyond these salacious sketches he constantly get from the press and fashion icons, and across his adios to the magnum opus he has done for Apple, small business players see something others cannot: his thinking cap that’s as big and wide as the Pacific.

1984, the year Jobs released Macintosh, or now loosely called Mac, was a definitive year for technology industry. The inception of Mac eschewed the prophetical dystopian George Orwell novel 1984, which anti-technology activists used as a bible of their belief. Not even competitors succeeded to stop its introduction to the public, not to mention the legal name dispute with McIntosh Audio Equipment manufacturers. From that day forward, the rise of Macintosh has been so unstoppable and inexorable—from the first-ever dourly designed box computer to the not-so appealing iPhone4. Macintosh has become a household name— and so has Job’s unforgettable surname.

Imagine life without Job’s thinking cap, without his vision, without his cojones to say that his inventions are pieces of puzzles to change the world. True, without him, there would be some other Steve Jobs out there to introduce Mac or the iPhone or iPad or iPod, but fate has given all of this to him; Steve Jobs was born to do his calling, his job.

Indeed, Jobs has influenced a lot—hundreds, or possibly thousands—of small business players around the globe. His acumen for copying poorly designed products and improving them has taught lots of North Asian businessmen to recycle and facsimile ideas that lead to a massive faking of his own technology line. His fetish for simple design pioneered a new design revolution that rekindled minimalism in new products on the market. Even his fetish for software simplicity seemed to be starting to make a trend since many German and Japanese technology industries that aim to find a place on American market are making phones, music players and tablets with features and navigation that are obviously copied form Jobs’ inventions. Looking back on the very first Apple Computer Apple I, no one thought of it as a future granddaddy of inventions that would change every people’s lifestyle—no one but Steve Jobs and the few people who stood by him during the early humdrum days of Apples’ inexistence.

The Cook is the new Job

Now, the hardheaded, demanding CEO decided to let go and pass the still-fiery torch to Cook. For an industrial engineer and fitness enthusiast with lesser appeal than his superior, the lessons he has learned from his now-celebrity boss is enough to save himself from ongoing questions of his capacity to lead the abandoned company. Now that it is not only Microsoft to crush their name should they stumble and fail to hold the top spot, he knows that the weight Jobs left on his shoulder is not just a jest or mere public affectation.

To Steve Jobs, you’ve done a great job.

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Top Seven Best iPhone Apps For Graphic Designers

So, you became a graphic designer because you’ve constantly got design ideas popping out of your head that can make you money. But what do you do when you’re in transit or are away from a computer and can’t just whip out pen and paper?

Easy. Get some graphic design apps for your iPhone. There are plenty of good, inexpensive applications that will satisfy your urge to create when you have no other practical outlet. You can lay out a rough idea, then port it to your desktop programs later for refining. In one fell swoop you will have follow your urge to design and remind yourself why you became a graphic designer in the first place. Earlier we shared iPhone apps to improve your health and some cool iPhone games, hope this apps are also essential for you.

Graphic Designer iPhone Apps

Here are the top seven best iPhone apps for graphic designers:

  1. 1. Font Game :  Here you select fonts in order to get up close and personal with them. The idea is to see how the fonts scale up or down. It is literally a game, so you get to unwind a little bit while learning the peculiarities of specific fonts.
  2. 2. Palettes 2.0 : Creating a pleasing color layout is one of the biggest challenges of graphic design. You don’t want to jar the viewer too badly, nor do you want it to be so boring that they won’t look any closer. This app allows you to create a color palette by grabbing from photographs and websites, or adding colors from different color models.
  3. 3. Simple Mind Touch: This app is useful for when you’re brainstorming or need a place to structure your thoughts. You create a flow chart with your thoughts and ideas, then you can color code each grouping. It is an easy-to-use program that allows you to get the ideas out of your head and into the world.
  4. 4. WhatTheFont : This program identifies fonts in photos, magazines, posters and more. If you’ve ever seen a font that you really like and want to use, but can’t name it, WhatTheFont does it for you. Capture the font and refer back to it later when you start your design.
  5. 5. Sketches 2 : A great program for when you need to visually express an idea through drawing. You can write down notes, make diagrams, and make simple sketches. Great for when a quick outline is sufficient for the idea at hand.
  6. 6. Loupe : An awesome app that captures a color and creates a swatch. You don’t even have to remember what that color was you saw somewhere and try to recreate it at home. Loupe saves the color as you saw it, making an easy reference for when you need it.
  7. 7. Paper Sizes : Yes, this is an actual application. Sometimes the memory fails and you can’t remember the standard classification of a size of paper. Paper Sizes is a handy reference guide for those times.

Graphic design is a very rewarding career. Maximize your creativity with these apps, and increase your income as well.

This article is written by Jennifer Williams. She is a traveler that feels grounded by her new found love of blogging. She’s a writer, turned traveler, and turned blogger.

Apple’s New iPad 2 TV Advertisement [VIDEO]

Apple’s advertisements are always impressive and their products add more meaning to it. Apple recently released a new ad for the iPad 2 or in other words — statement of belief. This advertisement says that “technology alone is not enough.” It’s only when “technology gets out of the way” that things become more delightful and, yes, all right, even magical.

Steve Jobs said, “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing. And nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices. And a lot of folks in this tablet market are rushing in and looking at this as the next PC.”

[via CNET]

eBay’s Top Most Popular Searches For 2010

eBay searches 2010eBay, the popular online auction and shopping website, handles more than 2 billion U.S. product searches a quarter. Quite recently eBay released its most popular product searches in 2010.

It was not a big surprise to most of us. Yes, Apple’s products dominated the searches. Apple iPad and Apple iPhone 4 took the top two spots respectively.

These products were followed by Victoria’s Secret, Nintendo Wii Games, Nintendo DS, Playstation 3, Nikon d90, diamond ring, sunglasses and laptops. This time eBay’s top searches were occupied by electronics and gizmos.

Surprisingly neither the Apple iPad or iPhone 4 made Amazon’s top products for the year 2010 and also both are not sold on Amazon.

You know why? Because the Kindle took the top spot on Amazon’s list.! 😛

Check How Your Website/Blog Looks On The iPhone

iPhone TesterNot every blogger owns iPhone, but they do have a blog which gets quite some good visits from iPhone. So optimizing your websites and blogs for iPhone is a good thing, and that might also improve your brand and increases traffic. You can either optimize it completely or create an iPhone app for your blog.

Below I mentioned 2 useful web based iPhone simulators which will be useful for you to check how your sites look on Apple iPhone. You can also try iPhoney, but this one is desktop based.

Web Based Apple iPhone Simulators

#1 – TestiPhone : This is a web browser based simulator for quickly testing your iPhone web applications. This tool has been so far tested and working using Internet Explorer 7, FireFox 2 and Safari 3.

#2 – iPhone 3G/4G Tester : This is another web based iPhone simulator. To test your pages more accurately use the latest version of Safari. This simulator is an iPhone 3G/4G & iPod Touch tester.

You can also test your mobile site with these simulators. If you check your analytics you will be surprised to know how many people visit your blog from mobile/handheld devices. If you know any other online iPhone simulator, kindly share them here.

VLC Media Player Is Now Availabe For iPhone

VLC for iPhoneAlmost all the music freaks know about VLC Media Player, one of the most popular media players used around the world. Now the VLC Media Player App is available in Apple’s iTunes store and you can download it for free. It supports all the standard formats.

Quite recently the popular (yet another) media player — Winamp was available to Android 2.1 and above. VLC media player is a free and open source media player and multimedia framework written by the VideoLAN project.

It reads almost every video file, yet it’s very powerful and simple to use. You can now delete files from the application easily, without having to go through iTunes.

This app is now compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and all the recent versions of the iPod touch. But it requires iOS 3.2 or later.

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FarmVille Is Now Available To Apple iPad Users

FarmVille for iPadAlmost all the Facebook users are aware about the most popular game, FarmVille. FarmVille is a real-time farm simulation game developed by Zynga, which is available as an application on the social-networking website Facebook. It is also available as an App on both the Apple iPhone and Android as well.

After getting viral on Facebook, Zynga offered the game to iPhone owners in June. The company said the game sat atop the iTunes App Store’s top 25 games list for 50 days after its launch.

Zynga announced that FarmVille is now available to iPad customers and that’s really a good news for both FarmVille and iPad freaks! FarmVille is also the first title from Zynga to be made available on Apple’s tablet.

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Apple Unveils Mac OS X 10.7 A.k.a “Lion”

Apple recently announced yet another good news for their fans. They offered a preview of Mac OS X 10.7 a.k.a Lion, which includes a Mac App Store and many iPad/iPhone like features. Steve Jobs told it was inspired by the company’s efforts with iOS. New features of Mac OS X 10.7 includes Launchpad application launcher, which gives you an iPad-like grid of icons and also lets you create iOS-style folders for applications, and Mission Control, new window management app, which gives you a unified view of all your open windows, open apps, and your dock.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

If you click the Launchpad icon, it will bring up an iPad/iPhone like home screen, which allows you to browse and select apps in a very similar manner. They also have an exclusive App Store for OS X, which will also be coming to Snow Leopard. The Mac OS X Lion 10.7 and the App Store were announced in the “Back to Mac” event yesterday. Mac OS X Lion 10.7 is slated for release in Summer 2011.

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iPhone 4 To Arrive On Verizon In January [REPORT]

So guys time now to share some interesting gossip about Apple iPhone 4’s arrival on Verizon in January 2011! Rumors are finally turning into evidences that are supporting the expectations that the Apple Inc will be launching it’s revolutionary iPhone 4 Smartphone on Verzion in January 2010. According to the sources that are close to Apple’s hardware suppliers, they have said that Apple has placed orders for millions of CDMA Chipsets [Wireless Technology used by Verizon] from the Qualcomm. According to the reports from Steve Cheney [TechCrunch Contributor] who has said that the chipsets are due in December, this gives a clear view that iPhone 4’s launch on Verizon is expected in January 2011!

iPhone 4 Design

Steve Cheney has not officially disclosed about the sources for this rumor. Moreover, the January release date was previously predicted and that was being supported by an earlier report from Bloomberg Officials about the future Verizon iPhone 4.

Surveys that were conducted have come-up with seriously noticeable results reporting that over a half of Verizon’s current customers will be throwing their current phones for getting their hands on Verizon iPhone 4! 🙂

Looks like these predictions won’t go wrong and Verizon will arrive on iPhone 4 in January! If iPhone comes out with Verizon in January will you be abandoning your current phone?

Apple Files Patent To Disable Jailbroken/Unlocked iPhones [REPORT]

Just got the news in from a reliable source that the techno-Gaint Apple Inc has now applied for a patent[exclusive right to an invention] which covers almost every method for disabling the unauthorized use of it’s device which includes all jailbreaking/unlocking and other hacktivations of it’s ever popular electronic devices – Apple iPhones and iPads! The Government of United States had recently authorized Jailbreaking and unlocking (for educational purposes) of iPhones but I think Steve Jobs is looking forward to gain further more control on his company’s inventions!

CHECK : 5 Simple Reasons To Jailbreak Your iPhone

Jailbroken/Unlocked iPhones

The patent mainly focuses on measure that will be taken for protecting the privacy and other sensitive information of the user which includes credit card numbers and passwords, stolen devices. Apple has also decided to access and move user’s sensitive data to Apples remote storage servers if it is found that customer’s iPhone has been stolen!

The patent also covers ways and other methods that will help the officials in detecting devices that have been jailbroken, unlocked or hacktivated by monitoring the memory usage. Moreover, the conclusion that I’ve made is that this patent will allow Apple to completely kill all the jailbroken devices for the reason to maximize the customer’s data protection from theft!

This article is written by Aurangzaib Qumbrani. He is a Software Engineering Student, A Social Media Addict and a tech-enthusiast Blogger. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the MadXperts.com where he shares his interests about Apple, Microsoft and Google Inc.