The Startup World Cup, a global conference and competition that brings together the best startups, venture capitalists, top entrepreneurs and world-class technology CEOs, is scheduled to kick off on March 27, 2016 and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been announced as one of its grand finale speakers. The Woz will share more “untold stories of Apple” at the one-day conference, which will take place at the Marriott Marquis hotel in San Francisco.
As a strong proponent of privacy and human rights, it is now wonder that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak would stand firmly with Apple in its fight against the FBI and the United States government regarding creating a backdoor into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone.
Appearing on the Conan show last night, the Woz said the FBI “picked the lamest case you ever could”. It’s “worthless” to expect something’s on the shooter’s iPhone 5c that the FBI wants to break into because Verizon had already turned over all the phone records and SMS messages and law enforcement got iCloud backups form Apple.
The Apple Watch tour of the world’s top fashion and lifestyle magazines continues with a fashion debut Down Under in the form of a multi-page style guide in the latest April issue of women magazine Elle Australia.
The featured article has the publication’s in-house fashion editor Sara Smith sharing tips for making the Watch work in women’s wardrobe.
Meanwhile, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has chimed in with his thoughts on the device, saying he’ll be opting for an entry-level Apple Watch Sport model.
Seth Rogen has been tapped to play Steve Wozniak in Sony’s highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic, reports Variety. The actor will star alongside Christian Bale, who has been confirmed for the role of Jobs, and possibly Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), who is being eyed for an ‘unspecified role.’
Rogen has written, produced and starred in a wide range of movies, from 50/50 to The Green Hornet, but is perhaps best known for such R-rated comedies as Pineapple Express This is the End. He will also be receiving direction from the real ‘Woz,’ who has signed on as a consultant for the film.
One needs not ask Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak twice to comment on Apple’s moves. For better or worse, he always makes headlines, sometimes by dissing Siri or the iPhone 4S battery life and other times by firing pot shots at Apple for not building a phablet of its own. Speaking at the Business Week Best Brand Awards yesterday, the Apple employee #1 discussed the iPhone, Samsung and competition.
Though an Apple loyalists, Woz isn’t gullible and certainly doesn’t shy away from confessing that competition has caught up with Apple. Other vendors did pass the iPhone in certain features and Samsung, he says, is a big competitor now.
In fact, he openly says that the South Korean conglomerate currently makes “great products”. But worry not: the top geek loves the company he co-founded and “if Apple made lousy products, I would not be in line”. Jump past the fold for other noteworthy quotes and a nice video…
A violent iOS game with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak starring as a character has hit the App Store. Vengeance: Woz With A Coz is now available for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad for just 99 cents a pop. The addictive 8-bit platformer puts you in the shoes of Steve Wozniak or Danny Trejo. The Woz himself wrote the back story which involves his wife, J-Woz, being kidnapped during their evening together.
You’re tasked with saving her, which involves defeating various bosses, collecting bonuses and blasting your way through Fusion City using a bunch of different weapons. A tie-in to Trejo’s upcoming movie, “Vengeance”, coming in early 2013, the game features Baby Bash, Rashad Evans and other celebrities. Go past the break for more info and screenies…
When he’s not co-starring in video games, Steve Wozniak is known for being an outspoken gadget-lover. Of course, one of his favorite subjects is Apple. And despite his affiliation with the company, he never seems to hold back his criticisms.
This proved true once again during a recent interview with the Woz at a TED event in Belgium. The Apple co-founder told TechCrunch that he’s worried that Microsoft has surpassed the fruit company in innovation over the past few years…
Believe it or not, Steve Wozniak is set to appear as a playable character in an upcoming iOS game alongside actor Danny Trejo. In fact, the Apple co-founder is headlining the title with the Machete/Con Air actor entitled, “Danny Trejo’s Vengeance: Woz with a Coz.” More details after the break…
For five years Apple’s iPhones have had the same 3.5-inch screen when competition moved up to bigger canvases, measuring all the way up to five inches and beyond. With this year’s iPhone, Apple increased the screen to four inches. The company even defends the move with ergonomics being the primary concern for making the screen taller but not wider. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reflects on Apple’s stubborn insistence on one-size-fits-all approach and wishes the iPhone came in at least two sizes…
If it were any other company, an executive going on the record with an unfavorable comment regarding the cloud when his or her company was a major player in that space would have been met with swift punishment. But this is Apple and the executive in question is Steve Wozniak, the outspoken tech activist and everyone’s favorite geek who doesn’t shy away from criticizing anything and anyone, even the company he co-founded.
Following a special performance of Mike Daisey’s monologue “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”, the Woz took the stage for a Q&A session with the audience. His take on the cloud (and consequentially Apple’s iCloud)?
It’s a ticking privacy bomb waiting to explode and nuke our digital selves from orbit. We cannot even begin to wrap our heads around such a security nightmare because most of us haven’t been through a mass-scale cloud disruption (yet). Those BlackBerry email server outages and T-Mobile’s Danger incident? Just timely warning signs of things to come.
TIMELY: Conveniently, AT&T just suffered what one blog described as a “massive outage”.