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  • Opinion: Ask the GeekTechers: How Steve Jobs Impacted Our Lives

    It seems weird, to some extent, to reflect on the life of a man few in tech blogging knew personally. But Steve Jobs had an enormous impact on the world we live in. We write using computers that bear his influence and call on phones that have his virtual fingerprints all over them--regardless of the logo on the back. And we live in a world that bears Steve's indelible mark.

  • Opinion: Adios amigo

    At Macworld 2002 in New York City, I watched Steve Jobs stride onto stage without introduction and immediately launch into one of his trademark keynotes. His black sweater and jeans look--a deliberate nose-thumbing at the suit/jacket/tie corporate uniform--suited his seemingly off-the-cuff presentation. Apple Computer, as they were then known, was making its popular new consumer device, the iPod, compatible with Windows, something the Mac maniacs in the audience applauded. They applauded everything, even announced price-hikes.

  • Opinion: Tech, Political Leaders Respond to Steve Jobs' Death

    Numerous technology and political leaders have issued public statements praising the accomplishments of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday. The leaders of Adobe and Samsung, two companies that have had rocky relationships with Apple, offered their condolences as well.

  • Opinion: Apple Chairman Steve Jobs Dies at Age 56

    Apple Chairman Steve Jobs has dies at Age 56, according to reports. The Apple.com website is featuring Steve Jobs with the dates 1955 -2011.

  • Opinion: Profiles in Geekdom: Ben Huh, Cheezburger Network

    If you browse the Web frequently and still haven't chuckled at a lolcat, the "O RLY?" owl, or an epic fail photo, where have you been? The popularity of cute, funny, or weird photos with bold white captions has exploded. While these sorts of memes can be found on various websites, the biggest group of meme sites is the Cheezburger Network.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPhone 4S announcement crashes popular sites

    If you had trouble getting updates on this morning's iPhone 4S Apple keynote, you weren't alone. Almost every major tech news site suffered at least some downtime during the introduction of the new iPhone 4S.

  • Opinion: Better rural mobile coverage? Make the mobile operators pay

    Spending public money to improve mobile connectivity to rural areas lets profitable mobile operators off the hook.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPhone Event: 5 Things to Watch For

    Apple's iPhone event on Tuesday is about more than just new hardware. The company is at a crossroads, with Steve Jobs out as CEO and with big changes coming to iOS via iCloud. Apple watchers will want to pay close attention, because whatever happens on Tuesday will have greater implications beyond the iPhone 5.

  • Opinion: MS-Samsung Patent Deal: Great News for Windows Phones

    The success of Samsung's Galaxy S Android phones just became a cash cow for Microsoft, thanks to a patent cross-licensing agreement in which Microsoft gets paid for every Android phone or tablet Samsung sells.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 and why Android is the new Windows

    Windows 8 is the most exciting Microsoft operating system since Windows 95. But to see off the challenge of Google Android, it needs to be.

  • Opinion: Amazon Fire tablet vs Apple iPad - no contest

    The Amazon Kindle tablet is no iPad killer. By all accounts it's not even a proper Android tablet.

  • Opinion: Internet Domain Seizure Program Rankles Speech Advocates

    A controversial Internet domain seizure program has notched another victory for the federal government even as free speech advocates continue to raise concerns.

  • Opinion: FCC Publishes Net Neutrality Rules

    After 10 months on the shelf, the Federal Communications Commission's rules on net neutrality were finally published Friday in the Federal Register.

  • Opinion: FAQ: When Can You Capture Cops on Camera?

    Bay Area Rapid Transit's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of tech in the face of authority. In this first installment in a series of FAQs, we discuss your rights when photographing police.

  • Opinion: Google Bought Motorola for the Hardware, After All

    Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility last month wasn't just about the patents. The Mountain View, Calif. company is interested in the hardware business, too.

  • Opinion: Newsweek: Steve Jobs is 'like Harry Potter'

    Steve Jobs is a wizard among muggles, says his one-time biographer and object of ire Alan Deutschman.

  • Opinion: NSA, AT&T Warrantless Wiretapping Case Set for Court

    Two cases involving widespread warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens by the National Security Agency will face a major hurdle Wednesday in a federal appeals court in Seattle. A procedural hearing will be held to determine whether actions by the NSA and AT&T, which cooperated with the agency, can be challenged in court.

  • Opinion: After Steve Jobs: Apple's Future Under Tim Cook

    Will Apple fail or succeed without its cofounder Steve Jobs running the company? That's the big question the tech world is asking after the man named Fortune's CEO of the decade resigned as CEO. It's not clear why Jobs is stepping down now, but most critics wonder whether his health problems played a role in the decision.

  • Opinion: Steve Jobs: The alternate future

    Warning! A rip in the the space-time continuum has created a parallel universe where the future of Steve Jobs and Apple are very different indeed.

  • Opinion: Post-Jobs, Apple Needs to Open Up

    There's no denying that the departure of Steve Jobs as Apple CEO is the end of an era. It's difficult to think of any other leader as synonymous with a brand as he has been.



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