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Steve Jobs: A Technology Visionary Leaves Huge Legacy

The Apple co-founder passed away October 5, but our digital lives leaped ahead dramatically as a result of his leadership

  • October 5, 2011

The Highlights (and Lowlights) of Apple's Steve Jobs Era

Apple has been on a decade-long roll starting with the its game-changing MP3 music player—the iPod— in November 2001 right through its monumental, if brief, climb earlier this month to become the most valuable U.S.

August 25, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

Thank you for the new way to fingerpaint, Steve.

Thank you for the new way to fingerpaint, Steve. © Glendon Mellow 2011 Sketch done on my iPod Touch, using the Sketch Club app, my fingertip, and my gratitude for inspiring this new way to make artwork.

October 7, 2011 — Glendon Mellow

Steve Jobs: A Genius, Yes; A Role Model for the Rest of Us, No Way

The nearly three weeks since Steve Jobs’s death has been like an extended tribute to the first global head of state. The memorial ceremonies worldwide, the special commemorative issues and, today, the release of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs , all bear testament to the Apple founder’s legacy.

October 24, 2011 — Gary Stix

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

Steve Jobs. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Apple Computer co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has announced his resignation, according to a statement issued by the company.In the statement, Apple announced that Jobs, who co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976, stepped down August 24 and will be replaced at Jobs's suggestion by chief operating officer Tim Cook."Steve's extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world's most innovative and valuable technology company," Art Levinson of Apple's board of directors said in the statement.

August 24, 2011 — John Matson

Apple's Jobs takes medical leave of absence

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today told staffers in an email that his failing health has forced him to temporarily step down and hand over his daily duties to a surrogate.

January 14, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

The Crazy One - A Steve Jobs Tribute

Last week a few of my twitter pals and I had a conversation about how we are proud to describe ourselves as 'crazy' and 'ridiculous'. Sparked by Mark Changizi's article at the Huffington Post on 'What to do about all the crazy, ridiculous research' out there, the general consensus was that sometimes what seem to be the most outlandish ideas are the ones that lead to the biggest advancements in science and elsewhere.

October 6, 2011 — Carin Bondar

iPhone 4S Unveiled with Fast iPad Chip, 8-Megapixel Camera, but No iPhone 5 Yet

Could Apple's media event Tuesday at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters possibly live up to the hype preceding it? Put it this way: if you're an Apple fan you'll probably love the tweaks that the company has made to iOS5 to better integrate the iPhone and iPad and their apps.

October 4, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

Apple introduces the iPad and iBooks

What do you know? McGraw-Hill CEO Harold McGraw was on the money yesterday when he said Apple would announce a tablet on Wednesday. The iPad now has officially arrived, weighing in at less than a kilogram, with a 25-centimeter LED-backlit display that is just over a centimeter thick.

January 27, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier

20 Solar Apps for Your iPhone

The iPhone seems like the perfect accessory for a solar power enthusiast. Right now, you have to navigate a maze of websites such as PV Watts to calculate how much energy you can expect to produce and how many years a solar array will take to pay itself off.

August 1, 2011 — George Musser
The Origin of the Computer Mouse

The Origin of the Computer Mouse

Now an endangered species, it was crucial to the development of personal computing and the Internet

August 18, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

From iPhones to SciPhones

Scientists are developing iPhone apps that aid in research and that appeal to "citizen scientists" as well

March 1, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi

Optimism and Enthusiasm: Lessons for Scientists from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computers who died this week, had a reputation as a passionate business leader and a modern folk hero. In 1999 one of Jobs’s friends said, “He is single-minded, almost manic, in his pursuit of excellence.” That’s certainly a character trait we scientists can admire.Let’s take a look at another one of Job’s traits that we scientists can benefit from emulating.

October 6, 2011 — Marc Kuchner

Pancreatic cancer develops for years before spreading

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously deadly, killing some 95 percent of patients within five years of diagnosis. Actor Patrick Swayze died less than two years after he was diagnosed with the invasive disease.

October 28, 2010 — Katherine Harmon