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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

This weekend seems to have been all about one video, the one that you really need to watch if you've not seen it already: the one with the guy shooting a laptop full of exploding-tipped bullets with his pistol. Next there's been another form of aggression in the digital streets, that being Paul McCartney's pulling of every one of his tracks from streaming services across the earth. See Don Reisinger display his true addiction to the world of DVR, see the all-powerful Nokia N9 with Ice Cream Sandwich, and check out the posthumous Grammy given to none other than Steve Jobs - accepted by Apple's software exec.

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Apple software exec accepts Grammy on Steve Jobs’ behalf

Apple software exec accepts Grammy on Steve Jobs’ behalf

Yesterday, ahead of tonight's much more celebrated Grammy Awards telecast, the Record Academy held its ceremony for the annual Special Merit Awards. Perhaps the most noteworthy award was the one honoring the late Steve Jobs. Jobs was announced as a posthumous receipient of the award last year, celebrating his extraordinary achievements in the advancement of digital music distribution.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 9, 2012

Happy Thursday everyone. We've been tracking a lot of news today. It's almost like we're as busy as Barack Obama on his re-election campaign schedule. Hey, have you ever wondered what a president listens to while he's hopping from campaign stop to campaign stop? In case you have, Obama has posted his "campaign playlist" on Spotify. We have to wonder if revealing his taste in music will earn him more votes or cost him.

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Steve Jobs FBI file pulled with Freedom of Information Act

Steve Jobs FBI file pulled with Freedom of Information Act

There's quite a bit of hubub about the Steve Jobs FBI file that's been put up for download by any man, woman, or child who would dare read it today, but not a whole lot of people speaking about how it came to us all now, of all times. What's going on here is that the FBI was vetting Jobs for a tech job with the President - a Bush at the time. The result of this interview process was a set of papers with interviews of colleagues of Jobs speaking highly and in some cases not so highly of his character - this packet of papers is now available for download thanks to the Freedom of Information Act and a fellow by the name of Michael Morisy.

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Steve Jobs’ FBI file: “Deceptive” and “driven”

Steve Jobs’ FBI file: “Deceptive” and “driven”

The FBI has released its file on Apple founder Steve Jobs, a 1991 investigation into the CEO that characterizes the iconic exec as both "a deceptive individual" and one of "high moral character and integrity." The contrary report documents feedback from colleagues, employers and others and was constructed by the FBI when Jobs was being considered for political office in the President's Export Council under the original Bush administration. Although many spoke positively of Jobs, others were less convinced, with suggestions that he "has integrity as long as he gets his way."

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Apple’s Tim Cook talks charitable contributions at internal meeting

Apple’s Tim Cook talks charitable contributions at internal meeting

It's clear that Apple CEO Tim Cook, who replaced the late Steve Jobs, is a different kind of leader than Jobs was. While Jobs was not known for philanthropic efforts during his life and his time with Apple, Cook is focusing heavily on talking up Apple's charitable contributions. In fact, Cook recently told employees at a Apple Town Hall meeting that the company is donating to charity in a big way.

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Neil Young to continue Steve Jobs music legacy

Neil Young to continue Steve Jobs music legacy

One of the most famous musicians of all time, Neil Young, spoke this week with Peter Kafka and Walt Mossberg of AllThingsD about the future of digital music, and how he'd be continuing Steve Jobs legacy in pioneering for it. A device which allows you to download music with the highest possible resolution is what Young aims to create. This device will allow ultra high-fidelity audio downloads, and because of Young's talks with Jobs on the matter before he died, Young wasted no time invoking his name to spread the word about it.

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Steve Jobs met with Lytro CEO to discuss iPhone integration

Steve Jobs met with Lytro CEO to discuss iPhone integration

For those of you that have no idea what the Lytro standalone camera is, know this: it allows you to take a single photo with the ability to focus on any point in its field of view. Capturing the entire light field, all the light traveling in every direction in every dimension - seemed at least a little enticing to Steve Jobs, as it turns out, the CEO of Lytro, Ren Ng, meeting with him soon after the ideas behind the Lytro technology were made public. Can you imagine an iPhone 5 with no need to focus?

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Apple playing for keeps with Tim Cook salary splurge

Apple playing for keeps with Tim Cook salary splurge

Apple CEO Tim Cook is not netting a near-$400m annual salary, despite reports supposedly detailing the chief exec's bulging paycheck, as the top-tier benefits are contingent on him staying with the company for a decade. Speculation as to Cook's financial position began yesterday, with an AP report citing the restricted Apple stock the company's board approved as part of his taking the role Steve Jobs vacated last year. However, subsequent reports failed to recognize when, exactly, Cook could expect to see any cash.

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