The best bits from the "Steve Jobs" Biography

The best bits from the “Steve Jobs” Biography “Steve Jobs,’ the biography of the late tech visionary that went on sale Monday, has already produced plenty of headlines: How Jobs met his birth father without knowing who he was, how he swore bitter revenge...

Intel to Universities: No Patents, Just Open Source

Intel to Universities: No Patents, Just Open Source Open Source software has been one of my soapbox subjects for the past two decades.  You’ll find it in your smartphone (the Apple iPhone and Android are both based on it), running your car, in your television and much...

Hacking World Moves into Celebrity Nudes

Hacking World Moves into Celebrity Nudes The FBI has confirmed that it’s investigating claims by at least three young celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and singer Justin Timberlake, that their phones have been hacked.  Turns out that smart phones aren’t too...

Microsoft Finally Breaking Away From Intel

Microsoft Finally Breaking Away From Intel Microsoft and Intel have been so inter-twined for decades that there’s been a special name for them: WinTel.  The “WinTel Monopoly” has required you to run Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and the rest of their core...

Apple Loses Its Helm Again

Good-bye and good luck, Steve.  Steve Jobs resigned this week as Apple’s President and is looking to move to Chairman of their Board. It would be difficult to overstate the significance of Steve Jobs to Apple, and harder still to overstate Apple’s influence on...

Linux, 20 Years Later

Linux, 20 Years Later 20 years ago Thursday, a student named Linus Torvalds announced he was going to be creating a new operating system which he intended to displace Microsoft Windows.  Torvalds described Linux as “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional.” Today,...
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