We have reached the end of an era. No, I’m not talking about David Beckham retiring. I’m talking about Paul Otellini stepping down as Intel’s CEO. He was at the company for more than 40 years, and was its chief executive for the better half of the last decade.
As part of his departure proceedings, Otellini sat down for a candid exit interview with The Atlantic. And while the whole thing is worth a read, there’s one part that is particularly interesting: when he talks about how he regrets not landing the iPhone deal… Read More
Tim Cook spent a good 60 minutes addressing the public last week during Apple’s quarterly earnings call. But those hoping to catch him in a more candid setting will be happy to hear that he has a less formal public appearance coming up next month.
Tech blog AllThingsD announced this afternoon that Cook will be a guest speaker at its annual All Things Digital conference in late May. This will be Cook’s second appearance at the conference, and he’s expected to talk about a wide range of topics… Read More
This week’s evasi0n release has garnered a lot of attention over the past two days—and not just from folks who intend on jailbreaking. Sites like CBS and DaringFireball, who don’t normally cover the jailbreak scene, are running multiple stories on the hack.
The consensus seems to be that folks are just genuinely flat-out impressed with the technical aspects of evasi0n, and the team behind it. And for good reason too. Check out this Forbes interview with planetbeing, where he talks in-depth about the jailbreak… Read More
Yesterday iDownloadBlog reported on Flex, an upcoming jailbreak app that allows users to create their own tweaks on the fly. We had reason to be excited, as Flex can create custom patches for the Springboard or almost any app, all without requiring programming knowledge from users.
While we were optimistic about Flex, some of our readers were curious about how Flex works, and others raised concerns about the unreleased app. Because we felt these concerns deserved addressing, we got in touch with Flex’s developer, John Coates, who was kind enough to answer our questions and provide more screenshots for our readers… Read More
This is pretty interesting. Former chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M andBeats Audio CEO Jimmy Iovine recently sat down for an interview to discuss the popular headphone-maker’s upcoming streaming music service, Project Daisy.
During the conversation, Iovine talked about his relationship with Apple, and more specifically Steve Jobs. And he said that he spent at least three years trying to convince the then-CEO to do a subscription-based streaming music service… Read More
I met pod2g for the first time a few months ago at JailbreakCon. Before meeting him, I was a bit nervous because the man was already a legend in the jailbreak community. Besides his accomplishments, all I knew about Cyril (his real name) was that, like me, he was French.
Over the course of 4 days, Cyril and I became friends and learned about each other. We didn’t talk much about jailbreaking. Instead, we were just having casual talks about everything and just about anything. During that time, I was able to see Cyril interact with other people. Despite the fact that he is as close as it gets to gaining the rock star status, Cyril was incredibly humble, friendly, and accessible to everyone who would walk by to talk to him.
Cyril and I have stayed in touch ever since, exchanging a few messages here and there, checking out each other’s projects. Today, he agrees to answer a few questions for iDownloadBlog readers in this rare interview… Read More
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that Tim Cook had been shortlisted in the running for Time’s 2012 Person of the Year award, the magazine has published an extensive profile on the CEO. In it, Cook talks candidly about a wide range of topics, including how he was recruited and hired by Steve Jobs, and the unpredictability of Apple. We’ve highlighted some key excerpts from the piece for you after the fold… Read More
Earlier this evening, Tim Cook sat down with Brian Williams on NBC’s Rock Center and gave his first TV interview since he became Apple’s CEO. The two talked about a number of things including Steve Jobs, Apple’s plans for the television, and the Maps debacle.
If you missed the show, don’t worry, iDB has you covered. We’ve got part 1 and part 2 of Cook’s interview for you after the fold. Unfortunately, NBC still insists on using Flash to post its videos, so you’ll need to be on compatible hardware in order to view them… Read More
Between his recent sit down with Bloomberg Businessweek, and his upcoming interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, Tim Cook has captured a lot of headlines today. And that will continue tonight, as Cook appears on TV for the first time.
The CEO will be featured on Rock Center, a weekly newsmagazine broadcast akin to Dateline, this evening. And just ahead of the broadcast, NBC has published a teaser clip with Cook talking about virtual keyboards, his iPad and more… Read More
Loren Brichter is a designer and developer with quite an impressive track record. He’s created popular apps like Tweetie and Letterpress. And he was also a member of the original iPhone team at Apple.
So needless to say, when Brichter talks, people listen. And he recently sat down with the folks at GigaOM and gave his thoughts on a few things, including Apple’s shakeup, and Jony Ive’s new role… Read More
Tim Cook was spotted at Apple’s Grand Central store in New York City this afternoon, talking with NBC news anchor Brian Williams. The interview will appear on NBC’s Rock Center television show, a weekly newsmagazine broadcast akin to Dateline, next week and will mark the CEO’s first major TV appearance. We’ve got a preview clip and more details after the break… Read More
This year, similar to years past, a lot of folks expected to see Apple add NFC to its new smartphone. And even after previous reports all but ruled out the tech, a last minute scoop made it a possibility again.
Alas, the iPhone 5 event came and went, with no mention of Near Field Communications. And the company has since confirmed that the handset does not contain the wireless payment tech. Here’s why… Read More
Over the course of the conversation, Zuckerberg admitted that HTML5 was a bad way to go for Facebook’s original iOS app, discussed the possibility of a Facebook-branded smartphone and much more… Read More
Ken Segall is the guy who dreamed up the iMac name and one of Steve Jobs’s most-trusted ad men who advised Apple’s late mercurial CEO on advertising concepts since the NeXT days, which includes work on the famous Think Different campaign. Segall is also the author of Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success, a book on Apple that focuses on the company’s Simplicity mantra.
Segall sat with TIME’s Editor-at-large Harry McCracken to talk for more than an hour about the ingredients that made Apple such a success, the company’s DNA, leadership tips, marketing, advertising and much more… Read More
Since the dawn of the smartphone, one of the most basic informative features that everyone loves having at the tip of their fingers is weather. Regardless if you’re planning your day, making small talk, or just really into meteorology, accessing weather info almost instantly is key.
Solar is described as a hyper-sensorial, interactive display of the day’s weather, rendered in dazzling colorscapes. It has no vector polygons, no dew point calibration, and it doesn’t remind you if you need to wear a jacket. It is, very simply, an exquisitely minimalistic designed weather forecast app – a modern accessory for the aesthetically inspired adventurer… Read More
Ron Johnson just can’t escape his past as Apple’s widely successful head of retail. He left Apple last November to join the struggling retailer J.C. Penney and apply some Apple magic to its mid-range department stores. Johnson was interviewed by Fortune’s Jennifer Reingold and of course the inevitable questions of his work at Apple popped up, among the many other topics of conversations. Here’s what came out of him… Read More
Late last year, some forgotten footage of a Steve Jobs interview from 1996 was discovered in the garage of a TV director. The tape featured an epic 70 minute conversation between Jobs and Robert Clingely.
The recovered interview ended up garnering so much interest, that it actually made it into theaters all across the U.S. But don’t worry, if you didn’t get a chance to see the film, you can now rent it in iTunes… Read More
TheNextWeb points to a new piece in The Telegraph this morning, which features a lengthy interview with Jony Ive. The publication caught up with Apple’s design guru during his recent trip to the UK to receive an honorary knighthood.
The Cupertino company’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design discussed a number of topics with the paper throughout the course of the interview, but a couple of his comments really stood out… Read More
As we previously reported, Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview hit nineteen Landmark Theaters last November. For those who missed this intriguing documentary, Magnolia Pictures will do another limited run in nineteen cities beginning May 11.
This documentary is based on the recently retrieved 70-minute interview between Steve Jobs and Robert Cringely for a 1996 PBS documentary entitled Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires… Read More