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Steve Jobs steps down as CEO

Its and end of an era and the beginning of a new one. With Steve Jobs stepping down as CEO there seems to be a wave of emotions and rumors circulating the internet. The future of Apple and Steve Jobs’ health are the topics we are seeing. We cannot deny the technology that Apple turn out and the success they have found. I would like to believe that they will continue their success but only time will tell. One thing is true, it is going to be interesting to see what (if any) changes Apple might make and the decisions in the coming years.

I have the highest respect for their product and the overall quality even though I am not a member of the Apple & Mac cults. I am sure there are many overly dedicated Mac users sitting in silence today but you need to understand that this industry is a child of constant change. This is just another step. And also remember that it’s the people that make the company and not just one Man or Woman.

No More WebOS!

From: Lifehacker
A little over a year after buying Palm, HP announced today that it will “discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones.” It’s a sad day for everyone who was rooting for this mobile platform underdog—and especially webOS device owners.

Although HP’s press release says the company “will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward,” owners of the TouchPad and smartphones like the Pre 3 probably don’t have much to look forward to in terms of future development and support—at least from HP.

HP is also looking at spinning off its personal computing systems group, getting out of the hardware game altogether it seems. There’s not much else known except the brief announcement, but for more commentary and background you can check out Mat Honan’s post on Gizmodo. Photo remixed from originals from HP and Georg Preissi / Shutterstock

Optical Illusion

Two tiles, seemingly different colors from one angle are actually the same color in different lighting. I don’t get it at all. What’s the trickery here? Is it the shadowplay? The lights? The tiles? I don’t know

MS-DOS turns 30 Years Old Today!

On July 27, 1981, Microsoft purchased QDOS from Seattle Computer Products. It was a great deal.
When IBM came to Microsoft asking for a 16-bit operating system, the company had to scramble to get one together. Rather than writing a new one from the ground up, it turned to Seattle Computer Products and its existing 86-DOS (aka QDOS), and bought a non-exclusive license for $25,000. The next Spring, in May 1981, it hired away the program’s author, programmer Tim Paterson. And then, on July 27, it paid another $50,000 for all rights. A month later, it was shipping on IBM personal computers, and eventually turned Bill Gates and Paul Allen into two of the world’s richest men.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Your Way To a Faster Computer

(from Gizmodo) — Bet you didn’t know that half the files on your computer have not been used since the day they were created. And the answer to getting rid of them efficiently can be found in your garbage can.

According to researchers from Johns Hopkins, you don’t need some fancy computer file management tool. You just need some good, old-fashioned help from the waste management industry. Folks that work with garbage know how to sort through piles of trash and keep the good, discard the bad and reuse what they can.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins believe this is the model people should use when managing their computer. Computer owners should dispose, recover, recycle, reuse and reduce their files until they have minimal waste. Getting rid of this digital waste is not only liberating, it’s good for your overstressed, overfilled computer, too.