Apple wins Outdoor Lions Grand Prix at Cannes for ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ campaign

By Cody Lee on Jun 23, 2015

Apple picked up the top prize in the Outdoor Lions category at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this week for its recent “Shot on iPhone 6” ad campaign. The annual event, often referred to as the world’s biggest ad festival, features thousands of ads from around the world to be showcased and judged.

The win marks the second Cannes Grand Prix award in three years for Apple and its longtime advertising partner TBWA\Media Art Lab. Additionally, the duo also picked up five Gold Lions awards for specific posters from the “Shot on iPhone 6” campaign, which showcases photographs shot using Apple’s latest handset. Read More


CNN names Tim Cook ‘CEO of the Year’

By Cody Lee on Dec 23, 2014

Time Warner’s Cable News Network (or CNN) has named Tim Cook its “CEO of the Year” for 2014. Cook finished ahead of several other high profile chief executives including Meg Whitman of HP, T-Mobile’s John Legere and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer.

CNN justifies its picking of Tim Cook for the prestigious honor by pointing to his company’s stock performance this year. “Apple is the apple of Wall Street’s eye again” the outlet says, noting that shares of AAPL are up 40% in 2014 an near all-time highs. Read More


San Francisco museum to honor Jony Ive with lifetime achievement award

By Cody Lee on May 8, 2014

According to a new report by MediaBistro, Jony Ive will be presented with this year’s Bay Area Treasure Award on October 30. The award is granted annually by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in recognition of artists and creative leaders who have redefined visual art.

Ive will be the 15th recipient of the award, joining the likes of Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas and famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. And he’s being honored for his long history of designing innovative products for Apple, which include the iMac, iPhone and iPad… Read More


ABC to live stream the Oscars via its iOS ‘Watch’ app this Sunday

By Cody Lee on Feb 27, 2014

ABC has said that it is going to stream the complete Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday to mobile phones. The network has long offered highlights of the event on mobile, but this is the first time it’ll stream the event live.

The feed will be funneled through the ‘Watch ABC’ app, which means that if you have it installed on an iOS device and meet the requirements, you’ll be able to catch the show. Unfortunately, the requirements are pretty stringent… Read More


Steve Jobs to appear on commemorative postage stamp next year

By Cody Lee on Feb 20, 2014

The United States Postal Service approved a number of stamps today that will be printed as part of a collectible series next year. The subjects of these stamps include Nintendo’s Mario character, The Beatles’ John Lennon and yes, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

While any member of the public can nominate someone to appear on a postage stamp, an advisory committee must review and then select those that go into production based on subjects that are “contemporary, timely, relevant, interesting and educational.” Read More


Video of Pixar founder as he accepts Steve Jobs’ Disney Legends Award

By Cody Lee on Aug 11, 2013

Back in July, Disney announced that it was going to be honoring Steve Jobs with a Disney Legend Award. The award is the media conglomerate’s highest and most coveted honor, and is reserved for extraordinary visionaries and artists.

Well the award ceremony was held yesterday, in the D23 Expo Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center. And when Pixar founder John Lasseter took the stage to accept the Legend award on Steve Jobs’ behalf, he gave quite the speech…. Read More


Disney to honor Steve Jobs with prestigious ‘Legends’ award

By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2013

Disney announced its 2013 Disney Legends Award honorees today. The awards will be presented next month at Disney’s D23 expo, a 3-day event held for fans, giving them a rare opportunity to be a part of the always touching and memorable presentation.

The Legends award is the media conglomerate’s highest and most coveted honor, and is reserved for extraordinary visionaries and artists behind the “Disney magic.” This year’s honorees include the likes of Dick Clark, John Goodman, and yes, Steve Jobs… Read More


The 2013 Apple Design Award winners announced

By Cody Lee on Jun 11, 2013

Shortly after Tim Cook wrapped up Apple’s big keynote yesterday, developers and other WWDC attendees made their way over to another popular event: the 2013 Apple Design Award show.

Every year, Apple hands out awards to outstanding iOS and OS X apps based on a number of factors like design, and innovation. And the winners of this year’s prestigious Design Awards are… Read More


Apple wins Technology and Engineering Emmy Award

By Cody Lee on Jan 11, 2013

Apple was presented with a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award last night during a special reception in Las Vegas. The annual event honors innovation in broadcast technology and recognizes companies and individuals whose breakthroughs have a significant effect on TV engineering… Read More


Tim Cook shortlisted for Time’s Person of the Year

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 18, 2012

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook is one of the frontrunners for Time’s 2012 Person of the Year. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, 37, the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is another prominent person who also made the cut, along with South Korea’s pop sensation Psy, the three scientists who discovered the Higgs Boson particle and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati who leads the Atlas experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. Heck, even the Higgs Boson particle itself is on Time’s list… Read More