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After the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, President Obama released this statement:

After the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, President Obama released this statement:

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President Obama had this to say about Steve Jobs:

Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.

The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.… Read the rest

Steve Jobs died today: a great man has passed. He changed the face of technology around the world and will be missed.

Steve Jobs died today: a great man has passed. He changed the face of technology around the world and will be missed.



Statement from Apple is below:

We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

You can leave your thoughts on the Apple site. They have set up an email at rememberingsteve@apple.com.

They also set up a website for him at http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

Tim Cook had this to say to Apple employees:

Team,
I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email rememberingsteve@apple.com.

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him.… Read the rest

Google Plus: Early look on iPad 2

Google Plus: Early look on iPad 2

I got my first invite a week ago to Google Plus but was too late to respond to it. By the time I got home Google had already closed the beta even to invites. Well this morning I got another invite and ran to the iPad to enter the information needed to register. It was relatively quick and painless .

You setup your “About” page then sent off to make circles. While it is as simple as everyone has been saying there are some drawbacks. Namely you can not just add anyone you want. Also it would be nice if there was an import for contacts from Facebook. While I know that is not going to happen it still would be nice. For now the Yahoo import workaround will do.

The only thing so far I see that is wrong with Google+ is the lack of people. That however is due to it being a beta. I just hope that it does better than Google Wave did. I remember people being very excited about that too when it first came out. So far not all the functions of the Social Network can be used properly using the iOS web app. Some enter fields just do not respond to the keys. That is again to be expected while testing.

So to sum it up the experience of Google+ while great is limited for the time being until kore people jump on. With that said for an invite leave a comment or tweet this post.… Read the rest

Swype: The best 3rd party keyboard is now on jailbroken iDevices but skip it for now

Swype: The best 3rd party keyboard is now on jailbroken iDevices but skip it for now

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Swype is one of the best keyboards out in any OS. It has ling been a staple in the Android world where choice is more than a word it’s a way of life. The iOS does not let you install anything onto of the standard keys. As always, where Apple fails to deliver the jailbreak community does. The typing system was ported to the iDevices as a tweak for the iOS keyboard on the alternative AppStore Cydia. The creators of Swype have stated that they have a version for iOS devices ready to release but can not since Apple does not let developers submit apps that enhance system functions like the default keyboard.

So don’t expect to see an official Swype for iOS anytime soon. One wonders why they would nit just release it on Cydia themselves. As much as I love Swype I have to say you must skip this tweak. This tweak is full of bugs and does not use Swype’s technology, just Swype’s name. The CEO of Swype Mike McSherry said the port that’s on Cydia is a “hack”. I also agree. I love hacks and jailbreaks but this one does not work well at all. I would say hold out for version 2. The port is very buggy and doesn’t come with Swype’s familiar “blue line” for the keyboard.… Read the rest

Jailbreakme is updated! (Sort of)

Jailbreakme is updated! (Sort of)

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It seems that Comex is having a little fun with us much like GeoHot use to before he started working at Facebook. Comex has updated his JailbreakMe website. It was expected to be updated last Sunday but nothing happened. Well its updated now, sort of. Rumors say JailbreakMe will work with iOS 4.3.3 and more importantly support iPad 2.

What loyal fans got instead was a new design to JailbreakMe not the hack. Comex site now states “it’s been too long.” A reminder that he has been working on JailbreakMe for just as long as we have waited for it. The page now has his GitHub comments but not much else. From the looks of it he has been working on Jailbreak me since last year. That is a long time to be dedicated to one jailbreak. One wonders if it is the iPad 2 that has caused the long delay. There have been and continue to be jailbreaks for all other devices running the same iOS 4.3.3 and some running iOS 5 beta 2.

Those of you waiting for an iPad 2 jailbreak are just going to have to continue to wait. Although Comex has been teasing us with “Sunday is Funday” on Twitter; a release date has never been solid. Now with betas of iOS 5 out thus indicating a new firmware update on the way. Will Comex hold on to whatever jailbreak he has or as other jailbreakers in the community put it “waste an exploit?”

Comex has been working on JailbreakMe for almost a year, so a few more months may not be a big deal to him.… Read the rest

Review Week: Photogene is the best photo editing tool on iOS

Review Week: Photogene is the best photo editing tool on iOS

Photogene

This app is one of the most helpful apps in the iOS world. Few apps are updated as much and  have so many features that users want. This app very easy to use and whats more it has loads of ways to share your new creations. You can export to Flickr, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, FTP and mail. The editing tools are just as robust. A few are the contrast, curves,  levels, saturation, white-balance, sharpness and reduce noise. Wait there is more; you can add effects like frames, blurs, vignettes, speech bubbles and crops. That is just a few. There is so much more.

All this editing is lossless. Photogene is like Photoshop in that it does not change your original files in anyway shape or form. If you import a picture from your camera via the Camera adapter, You then can edit without the original being effected whats so ever. Each edit you do is instead saved to the app. That way you can at anytime reset back to the original picture.  Once you export a picture the picture is then saved.

The UI is one of the best UI’s I have ever seen in any app. It is easy to use. All the settings just make sense where they are placed. Editing takes only a few seconds or up to an hour. It all depends how much work you want to put into your creation. There is really not much more to say about this app.… Read the rest