I moved this blog to Tumblr a month or so ago. I feel Tumblr is a better fit for where I want to take Beyond The Code. You can still access Beyond The Code through its URL, BeyondTheCo.de. I will not continue to update this WordPress site. Thank you for reading Beyond The Code!
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
Steve Jobs was said to have passed while surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife and four children. My heart and prayers go out to them in this tough time.
In possibly one of the most well-executed and well-needed redesigns I have seen this year Posterous has relaunched their sites and groups product under the new name, “Posterous Spaces.” Last month I read an editorial from Business Insider about how Posterous had not seen the adoption that Tumblr had seen because of its ostensibly lesser design. I agreed whole-heartedly and apparently they did too. The new site is very well designed as well as its all-new iPhone counterpart, a major issue with the old product. If you have been thinking about creating a blog I really recommend you try out Posterous. I started this blog out on Posterous, but moved it to WordPress because I needed greater flexibility for future awesomeness. All in all, Posterous has done a wonderful job with its redesign which should help it move forward greatly in the future.
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
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.
I think if you had the chance to ask him what his greatest creation was, he would look right into your eyes, and say. “Apple.” Anyone who has heard any of Apple’s history knows that he was fired from Apple and the company went into decline. Apple brought Steve back in 1996. The iconic iPod was released in 2001, which changed the way we listened to music and watched movies. In 2007 Apple released the iPhone, the phone that changed phones. And last year, in 2010, the iPad was released, the flagship product of the post-PC era. Steve took a “temporary” leave of absence in January. It never ended.
As if there is not already enough reviews and hands on about the iPad 2, I feel like I should put my two cents in.The iPad 2 is a great upgrade from the original iPad. With a thinner, lighter, and faster iPad Apple hopes to pin down the tablet market for a whole year again. Last year may have been the year of iPad, but this is not 2010. How can 2011 be the year of iPad 2?Although Apple has seriously beefed up the iPad 2 with cameras, a new processor, and smart covers, all while making it thinner and lighter. Only time will tell what the year holds with new tablets like the PlayBook and the TouchPad, but before judgment is passed on the iPad 2, I think we should wait and see what iOS 5 holds. The iPhone 4 could have been passed off as a small upgrade if it was not announced along with iOS 4. Apple usually builds its products with future enhancements in mind. So go and buy that iPad 2, enjoy FaceTime and a smart cover or three, and savor thoughts of iOS 5.Lastly, an iPad 3: Don’t hold your breath, iPad 2 is a big enough step forward to take on its own, if you don’t have an iPad yet now is the time to buy… or at least it will be on March 11.
(Image Credit: Apple)