Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple

 

Steve Jobs

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

Good luck Steve, you fucking genius.

via Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple — Engadget.

HTC Buys S3 Graphics, Gets Patents Apple Is Infringing

Quote, quote, quote!

“And this is how you compete when innovation takes a back seat. Pretty much the entire software industry has been bogged down by software patents, making it virtually impossible to write any piece of code without infringing some patent in some closet somewhere in the US. So, you have to buy patent war chests.

Software patents, then, are clearly good for innovation.”

via HTC Buys S3 Graphics, Gets Patents Apple Is Infringing.

OS X – Safe, yet horribly insecure

A very detailed study about the baseless myth that OS X is somehow more secure than Windows or other OS.

From the source: “I have had this article planned since the end of 2009 and have had it as a skeleton since then. I wanted to point out the many problems with OS X security and debunk the baseless myth that OS X is somehow more secure. Despite 18 months passing by before I managed to finish it, not much seems to have changed. I think I am publishing at an interesting time however just as malware for OS X is increasing and Apple are starting to put effort into securing OS X with the soon to be released Lion. There is no FUD in this article, just an analysis of the available evidence and some speculation. My motivation to write this article was the hordes of OS X users who are either blind or have been mislead by false advertising into believing OS X is somehow immune to malware and attacks.

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