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On my radar – week of 2/10/14

February 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Tags: Apple · Big Data · Mobile Apps · San Francisco · Weekly Roundup

Good Advice From Steve Jobs

December 1st, 2011 · No Comments

I saw this on Twitter earlier today. Very inspiring.

When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

- Steve Jobs

Tags: Apple · Video

Week of 11/14/11 – Tech News Roundup

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Apple and Google made major music announcements this week. Apple finally rolled out iTunes Match and Google made Google Music available to everyone and opened up a Music Store. Amazon started shipping the Kindle Fire.

Google Music

The introductory video from Google:

 iTunes Match

iDownloadBlog.com created this iTunes Match Ultimate Walkthrough.

Kindle Fire

Amazon shipped the Kindle Fire earlier this week. Kevin Tofel from GigaOm has a good write-up on the mixed reviews for this product.

Positive reviews:

Negative reviews:
Other news this week

Tags: Apple · Google · iTunes · Tech News · Weekly Roundup

Week of 10/17/11 – Roundup

October 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Steve Jobs

A couple of weeks after his death, Steve Jobs continues to be a huge topic. On Wednesday, Apple celebrated the life of Steve Jobs at the Apple campus in Cupertino. Apple has posted a video recording of the celebration on the Apple.com web site.

The biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson was released on October 24th.

 

More 60 Minutes videos: Part 2, The Steve Jobs Family Photo Album, What Did Steve Jobs Say About His Rivals?

 

Lots of speculation out there about the final project(s) that Steve Jobs was working on.

Tech News

Other tech news this week:

Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 Summit

Apps

 

Music

Radical Face – Mountains (video by YouTube user celmannn)
Sports

Tags: Apple · Google · Weekly Roundup

Week of 10/10/11 – Roundup

October 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Tech

Vor dem Münchner Apple Store hat sich eine Schlange gebildet.... on TwitpicThe iPhone 4S went on sale on October 14th. Despite lukewarm reaction to the announcement of the 4S, initial sales number appear to be very healthy. As usual, people were lined up at Apple Stores. Pre-order sales were very strong – over one million pre-order units in the first 24 hours – and AT&T’s activation servers were overloaded when everyone tried to activate their phones at the same time. Some analysts predict that Apple will sell 4 million phones over the weekend and another analyst estimates that Apple will sell 24 million iPhones in Q4 2011. Apple stock closed at an all-time high ($422 a share) on Friday.

iPhone 4S launch at Apple’s 5th Avenue Store:

Reviews of the iPhone 4S were very positive, especially for the new Siri personal assistant.

Speech recognition. Crazy good, transformative, category-redefining speech recognition.

David Pogue, New York Times – New iPhone Conceals Pure Magic

Here’s a roundup of other iPhone 4S reviews:

People are having a lot of fun with Siri.
Siri Demo from SlashGear:

A few days before the iPhone 4S went on sale, iOS 5 was released.

Other tech news this week:

Apps
Music
Sports

Television

San Francisco Restaurants
Suppenkuche Biergarten in Hayes Valley (photo by terrapin_sf on Instagram)

Suppenkuche Biergarten in Hayes Valley

The Week Ahead

Tags: Apple · iPhone · Weekly Roundup