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Thanks to Pixar, Steve Jobs Makes an Appearance at 2010 Oscars

Thanks to Pixar, Steve Jobs Makes an Appearance at 2010 Oscars

Despite the fact the Oscars has shown off a few extra features this year, like The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and a performance from James Taylor, nothing has been as big a shock as seeing Steve Jobs walking the red carpet. The co-founder of the Cupertino=based company was found walking amongst the stars of Hollywood, managing to only stand out a little bit. At least to one person.

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Jobs: iPad ebook price parity with Kindle is coming [Video]

Jobs: iPad ebook price parity with Kindle is coming [Video]

Everyone's favorite bearded-tech-uncle Walt Mossberg caught up with Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the warm afterglow of the iPad launch earlier this week, and pestered him about ebook pricing and battery life in comparison to the Amazon Kindle.  Asked why Apple were pricing ebooks through their new iBooks app were $14.99, compared to the Kindle's $9.99, Jobs said that "that would change", pointing to publishers unhappy with Amazon.

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McGraw-Hill dumped from iPad keynote over loose-lipped CEO?

McGraw-Hill dumped from iPad keynote over loose-lipped CEO?

Steve Jobs proudly announced five publisher partners for the iPad's new iBooks app yesterday -Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, MacMillan and Hachett Book Group - but according to Apple insiders one print heavyweight was conspicuously missing.  McGraw-Hill was unceremoniously dropped from the keynote, after CES Harold McGraw III prematurely spilt the iPad beans earlier in the week.

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iSlate Tablet touchdown in 2010?

iSlate Tablet touchdown in 2010?

So Steve Jobs is “extremely happy with the new tablet”.  That’s always good news with the Apple chief (he’s apparently already killed it off twice).   Furthermore, Apple is expected to make a major product announcement on Tuesday, January 26th in San Francisco (possibly called iSlate), and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has noted that “there is a 75 percent likelihood that Apple will have an event in January and a 50 percent chance that it will be held to launch the Apple Tablet”.  Apple shares today are currently up and have hit a record high.

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Apple tablet is Jobs’ micro-management obsession claims WSJ

The Apple Tablet rumors had been flagging over the past few days, so it’s handy that the Wall Street Journal has come along with a shot of adrenaline and some interesting suggestions about the scale of Steve Jobs’ involvement.  In a piece that has already seen Jobs fire off an email suggesting “much of your information is incorrect”, the paper claims two iterations of the tablet project have been euthanized by the outspoken CEO in recent years; first, because battery life proved unsatisfactory, and second because of “insufficient memory”.

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Steve Jobs taking a leave of absence from Apple due to heath concerns

Steve Jobs taking a leave of absence from Apple due to heath concerns

First there were plenty of rumors in reference to the personal health of Steve Jobs, enough in fact to flush him out to where he made a statement about it. It seems commenting on his health has only made situations worse for Jobs. Now Steve has come fourth again with a notice stating that we will be taking a leave of absence.

In the letter Jobs mentions that the curiosity around his health issues have only served as more of a distraction for not only him and his family, but Apple as a company as well. For the time being Jobs will leave the day-to-day work to Tim Cook. If all goes well jobs plans to return to duty in June. See below for full letter.

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Steve Jobs sitting out Macworld due to hormone imbalance

Steve Jobs sitting out Macworld due to hormone imbalance

Now we've done it! All of the media speculation and constant comments about Steve Jobs' gaunt appearance in recent months has pushed him to talk about what's been ailing him. Here's a hint: he's not dying.

Despite what many people have seemed to think, Jobs' is not on his deathbed or anything of the like. In fact, the Apple CEO has taken to the web and sent out a letter to the Apple Community in order to clear up the rumors and to hopefully let people focus on Apple products tomorrow at Macworld and not his health.

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Steve Jobs’ rapid health decline reason for canceling Macworld?

Steve Jobs’ rapid health decline reason for canceling Macworld?

The newest rumors regarding Apple CEO Steve Jobs decision to discontinue Macworld give incite to the state of his physical health.  According to sources, “Apple misrepresented the reasons behind Macworld and Jobs' keynote cancellation.” The real cause is said to be his rapidly declining health.

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No Steve Jobs at this year’s Macworld Keynote and no Apple at next year’s Macworld Expo

No Steve Jobs at this year’s Macworld Keynote and no Apple at next year’s Macworld Expo

There's bad news and then there's really bad news for Macworld Expo.  Apple announced today that this is the last year the company will exhibit at Macworld Expo.  And the really bad news is that Steve Jobs will not deliver the upcoming keynotes!  How's that's that for a double whammy of bad news?  Taking Jobs place is Philip Schiller, Apple senior vice president of worldwide product marketing.

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MacBook Air Review: it’s a different beast inside out

MacBook Air Review: it’s a different beast inside out

When the MacBook Air first launched, nobody could deny it was physically impressive.  Well under an inch thick, it was a visual delight to anybody who saw it.  Ironically, any disappointment was saved for the owners themselves: the payoff for those market-besting dimensions was underpowered components and the tendency to overheat.  Now, Apple have freshly inflated the Air with new technology, in fact just about everything down to the memory is new.  Second time around, have they created the ultimate ultraportable?

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Jobs v. Gates: Icons of a Media War

Jobs v. Gates: Icons of a Media War

It's been around a long time. The Microsoft-Apple war. People on both sides of the fence argue until they're foaming at the mouth about "who is better." The media has even poked fun at it but Apple has full on embraced it with the Mac and PC Guys in commercials. That being said, these CEO icons are no longer really at war, and even though Microsoft still pushes more units each year, Apple is the clear winner.

As much as I hate to admit it, Steve Jobs is the jock. He's the cocky guy that knows he's the best and most of the time, he's right. Bill Gates is the nerdy type with a chip on his shoulder. He knows he's smart and he wants to let you know too. Both guys lack social decorum, but one comes out on top as the victor time and time again, and that's Steve Jobs.

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Editorial – Jobs Really Is Apple

Editorial – Jobs Really Is Apple

An article in the NYTimes this past Saturday is sparking controversy. You know how everyone's been speculating about Steve Job's health? Did the cancer come back? Why is he so thin? He owes stockholders the answers to these questions. Or, at least, that's what some are posturing.

Even so, it seems like an invasion of privacy. And while PR reps for Apple continuously said, "Steve's heath is a private matter," Jobs set the record straight himself, though off the record, with NY Times columnist Joe Nocera. Jobs called up the columnist and said:

This is Steve Jobs,” he began. “You think I’m an arrogant [expletive] who thinks he’s above the law, and I think you’re a slime bucket who gets most of his facts wrong.

Yikes. I don't know what I'd do if I got a call like that. But nevertheless, Nocera seemed to have kept his cool and reports that while Jobs had more than a "common bug" his condition was not life threatening and he was cancer free. This is all good news, right?

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