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Apple CEO talks sharing: “In this area I want people to copy us”

Apple CEO talks sharing: “In this area I want people to copy us”

When Tim Cook talks sharing, he's not speaking about moving images from one phone to another, he means the opposite of greed, speaking this week at D10 on how Apple will expand its chairity work in the future. "To whom much is given, much is expected" noted Cook, expanding on an employee chairity donation matching program Apple has in place. Cook let it be known that by using a system such as this, Apple can do good without having to form lots of committees and commit undue time where it isn't needed. Cook spoke: "I think we can do even more so we are looking at some things - maybe that is a change."

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Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs at D10

Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs at D10

This week at the All Things D conference Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about his late friend, mentor, and co-worker Steve Jobs. The talk Cook had with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg explored many things inside and outside of Apple, but perhaps most importantly he made sure the world knew that he was dedicated to a strong future. When asked how Apple is different with him as CEO, Cook began by saying "I learned a lot from Steve. It was absolutely one of the saddest days of my life when he passed away."

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Steve Jobs’ 1974 Atari memo up for auction

Steve Jobs’ 1974 Atari memo up for auction

Sotheby's is getting ready to auction a Steve Jobs' memo on June 15 for as much as $15,000. The memo was written to Atari in 1974 when Jobs was 19 years old and employed by the company to work on game design. Jobs was reportedly forced to work at nights at Atari due to his clashes with colleagues.

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Steve Jobs worked on next iPhone design: iPhone5.com seized

Steve Jobs worked on next iPhone design: iPhone5.com seized

It’s believed that Steve Jobs was widely involved with Apple product development that stretched years into the future, and a new report from Bloomberg seems to confirm that in part. The publication reports that Jobs was closely involved with the development of the next iPhone. Most notably, he was overseeing the redesign of the phone right up until his death late last year. The report also corroborates The Wall Street Journal and Reuters information that the next iPhone will have a larger screen.

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Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic signs on Aaron Sorkin

Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic signs on Aaron Sorkin

Sony has officially signed on Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to pen the screenplay for the studio's Steve Jobs biopic, according to Variety. Since the Apple founder and former CEO passed away last October, there have been plenty of speculation as to whether or not Sorkin would take on the task of writing the tech visionary's life story for the big screen.

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Smithsonian to display Steve Jobs patent collection in exhibit at National Mall

Smithsonian to display Steve Jobs patent collection in exhibit at National Mall

The Smithsonian Institution is getting an exhibit ready that will highlight some of the many patents and products that Steve Jobs is responsible for. The exhibition will be displayed on the National Mall in conjunction with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The exhibit is set to open on May 11 and is called “The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World."

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Steve Wozniak actor tipped for Jobs biopic

Steve Wozniak actor tipped for Jobs biopic

This week the actor known as Josh Gad, aka the star of the hit Broadway play The Book of Mormon, has been tipped to be playing Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Though we generally try to stick to the technical background behind a film when we cover such Hollywood news bits here on SlashGear, it's always fun to pop in a little actor action, especially when it has to do with casting a major role in our everyday consumer gadget environment. Now that we've got Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs and the South Park creator's play star as Woz, who will they find to play Jonathan Ive?

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Jobs wanted to go Wonka for the millionth iMac

Jobs wanted to go Wonka for the millionth iMac

I wager anybody who grew up in the 80s has watched the original Willy Wonka flick. It was vastly superior to the one with Johnny Depp. Apparently, the late Steve Jobs was a fan of Wonka and wanted to hold on Wonka-esq celebration for the one-millionth iMac sold. The tip comes from the official biography of Jobs.

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Starck confirms project for Jobs family, not Apple

Starck confirms project for Jobs family, not Apple

The buzz last week that iconic designer Philippe Starck was working on a "revolutionary" project for Apple was quickly shot down by the Cupertino company and now the designer himself has issued a statement confirming the same. Starck is indeed working on a design project for the late Steve Jobs' family, but it's a personal project that involves Jobs' private yacht and not a next-gen product for Apple.

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Steve Jobs film with Ashton Kutcher as the lead aims for Q4 launch

Steve Jobs film with Ashton Kutcher as the lead aims for Q4 launch

With the passing of Steve Jobs, there are two movies in the works about his life. Sony is working on the big-budget production based on the autobiography of Jobs published very shortly after his death. The second film is an independent project with Ashton Kutcher playing Jobs. What we didn't know when the picture was first announced was when it would be released and what specific timeframe the movie would be looking at.

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Foxconn’s Brazilian address is now on Steve Jobs Avenue

Foxconn’s Brazilian address is now on Steve Jobs Avenue

I think many would agree that out of all the companies and people that made Foxconn so successful Steve Jobs and Apple are likely the most important. Jobs passed away last year. The day after Jobs died a request was placed in Brazil to change the name of the street where Foxconn's Brazilian plant is to Steve Jobs Avenue.

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Rare prototype Macintosh with Twiggy drive: yours for $100k

Rare prototype Macintosh with Twiggy drive: yours for $100k

There have been some crazy tech related auctions thrown up on eBay over the years, but this one could possibly be the rarest of them all. A new listing is offering a prototype Macintosh with the Twiggy drive. Originally, the Macintosh was supposed to use the 5.25” Twiggy drive, but high error rates with the system forced Apple to switch to Sony’s 400k 3.5” drive instead.

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