Create iPhone/iPad Apps in iOS 5 with Free Stanford Course

≡ Category: Apple, iPad, iPhone, Stanford |4 Comments

Back in 2009, Stanford University started recording lectures given in its iPhone Application Development course and then placing them on iTunes, making them free for anyone to view. The course hit a million downloads in a matter of weeks, and now, two years later, here’s where we stand.

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Steve Jobs Muses on What’s Wrong with American Education, 1995

≡ Category: Apple, Education |4 Comments

In late October, Computerworld unearthed a lengthy interview with Steve Jobs originally recorded back in 1995, when Jobs was at NeXT Computer, and still two years away from his triumphant return to Apple.

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Norah Jones Sings Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” in Honor of Steve Jobs (Plus Coldplay’s Performance)

≡ Category: Apple, Music |4 Comments

Apple has posted on its web site the celebration of Steve Jobs’ life that it held last Wednesday. And, at least for me, one of the more poignant moments comes when Norah Jones takes the stage (around the 23 minute mark) and sings a moving version of Bob Dylan’s Forever Young (29 minute mark).

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Free: Download Copy of New Steve Jobs Biography

≡ Category: Apple, Books |5 Comments

Just a few short weeks after the death of Steve Jobs comes a 627 page biography by Walter Isaacson, the former Managing Editor of TIME and CEO of CNN. Isaacson first discussed writing the book with Jobs seven years ago and has since interviewed the Apple CEO more than 40 times.

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Steve Jobs Narrates the First “Think Different” Ad (Never Aired)

≡ Category: Apple, Media, Television |6 Comments

One last Steve Jobs’ remembrance seems completely fitting for our site. You’re probably familiar with Apple’s famous “Think Different” advertising campaign from the late 1990s, and particularly the legendary TV commercial that featured 17 iconic figures: Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Whole Earth Catalog Online: Stewart Brand’s “Bible” of the 60s Generation

≡ Category: Apple, Books, e-books |9 Comments

Time to resurrect another suddenly relevant item we first mentioned back in 2009…
Between 1968 and 1972, Stewart Brand published The Whole Earth Catalog. For Kevin Kelly, the Catalog was essentially “a paper-based database offering thousands of hacks, tips, tools, suggestions, and possibilities for optimizing your life.

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Steve Jobs Demos the First Macintosh in 1984

≡ Category: Apple, Life, Technology |1 Comment

We originally posted this video back in 2009, and it seems like the right time to bring it back. It captures the first of many times that Steve Jobs thrilled audiences with the promise of what technology could deliver. The video takes you back to January 1984, when Jobs demoed the first Macintosh.

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iPhone Magic by Techno-Illusionist Marco Tempest

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No more top hat and handkerchief. Marco Tempest uses iPods and iPhones to create magic for the 21st century. He calls himself a techno-illusionist. “I explore the borders between technology and magic,” says Tempest, “between what’s incredibly real and incredibly not.

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Steve Jobs on Life: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”

≡ Category: Apple, Life, Philosophy |1 Comment

Every so often, we like to bring back a favorite talk of ours, and today seemed like a better day than most. Speaking at Stanford’s commencement in 2005, Steve Jobs gives the graduates a glimpse of his life philosophy. Some pearls of wisdom here for the young, to be sure.

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Developing Apps for iPhone & iPad: A Free Stanford Course

≡ Category: Apple, iPad, iPhone, Stanford |25 Comments

Looking to design apps for the iPhone or iPad? Stanford University now has a course online that will help you do just that.
Simply called Developing Apps for iOS, the course features 20 video lectures (the last installment was uploaded just this week) and, somewhat fittingly, they’re all available on Apple’s iTunesU.

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