Big news in the tech industry this week…Yesterday, Steve Jobs founder of Apple resigned from the company because of his ailing health. Jobs is one of the most innovative and visionary leaders in the tech industry. He holds over 313 patents and has led the company from near bankruptcy to the most valuable company in the world exceeding $350 billion. He reshaped many industries and technologies we use today. Apple will never be the same with out him. He is an inspiration to all of us in the tech industry. The resignation of Jobs marks the end of an era.
One of his best speeches was given at Stanford commencement in 2005, which I watched several times over the years. Enjoy!
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
I am currently running Snow Leopard on my iMAC which I upgraded earlier last year. When the new OS X Lion came out, I wasn’t sure why I should upgrade again. But after reading Tom Negrino’s review of the MAC OS X at Peachpit, I know I will be upgrading my machine later this month. Here are Tom’s 10 reasons to get the Lion upgrade:
Today Amazon launched Kindle Cloud which allows you to read ebooks on any device using a browser. This helps Amazon to go around Apple’s App Store restriction on purchasing from 3rd party digital stores using an app on Apple devices. Kindle Cloud also allows you to continue to read even if you lose your internet connection.
Great article on the Dark Side of Google+ by Fast Company. The article highlights the fact that there is a “Circle Fatigue,” which happens when you have too many circles and have to categories every single relationship on Google+.