• June 2012

    The Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia booked a last-minute reservation for a star guest last night: Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple along with Steve Jobs. Wozniak was coming from Buffalo, where he was speaking at a business seminar. He canceled a flight to San Francisco, rented a car and made the late-night drive to the Capital Region. The mission: Visit a horse named after him at Peaceful Acres Horses Inc., which rescues those animals from being slaughtered.

  • June 2012

    The crumbs of rumors regarding the biographical movie about America’s most beloved CEO, “jOBS,” are shaping up to be a full-fledged production sheet for the film. First, Aaron Sorkin was confirmed to direct the film. Aston Kutcher is said to be on board to play Jobs himself. Broadway star Josh Gad was recently in talks with movie execs to take on the roll of the prankster-loving Steve Wozniak. Now, Mathew Modine has been confirmed to play Apple’s former CEO John Sculley. Technically, that would make him the villain of the film.

  • June 2012

    Not too long ago, it was reported that Sony had finally signed Aaron Sorkin to write a biopic on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. An Academy Award winner known for his highly compelling storytelling and sharp dialogue, Sorkin is the genius behind such gems as A Few Good Men and The West Wing. Notably, a film tangentially featuring technology isn't entirely new territory for Sorkin either. You might remember that Sorkin was the scribe behind the acclaimed The Social Network which highlighted the origins of Facebook, albeit in a sensationalized way according to some of the principles portrayed in the film.

  • June 2012

    You probably weren’t paying attention when a tiny company called Apple Computer introduced its second product, the Apple II microcomputer, at the West Coast Computer Faire on April 16 and 17, 1977. (I wasn’t.) You may never have owned an Apple II. (I didn’t.) But it’s still easy to get fascinated by the machine and its legacy. (I sure am.) And there are many ways to explore its world — many of which you can do without getting out of the chair you’re sitting in right now, thanks to the Web.

  • May 2012

    Jobs worked nights at Atari for a brief time in 1974, employing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to help whittle down the hardware required for a prototype of a single-player version of Pong, the game that would go on to become Breakout. Jobs would leave Atari that summer to travel through India, only to return to California to live in a commune. Sotheby's is also auctioning a working Apple I motherboard, complete with cassette interface, operating manuals, and a BASIC Users Manual. Fewer than 50 Apple I computers are thought to have survived, with only six known to be in working condition, Sotheby's said. The lot is expected to fetch $120,000 to $150,000. The auction is scheduled for June 15.

  • May 2012

    Ask the average geek to describe the Apple II and you'll probably hear something about its legacy or software. Ask Steve Wozniak circa 1977, on the other hand, and he'll write you a technical tome -- or at least he did for Byte magazine. Way back when the classic computer was fresh, a young Woz penned an extremely detailed "system description" for the rig, pouring over specifics on the II's graphical capabilities, memory, peripherals, programming language and more.

  • May 2012

    Computerworld - Sotheby's will put some Apple history on the block next month, including one of only six working Apple-1 personal computers. The auction house has estimated the motherboard will sell for up to $180,000. Also up for sale: A memo written by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs during his time at video game maker Atari. The Apple-1 -- which consisted of a circuit board hand-built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak -- first went on sale in July 1976 for $666.66. About 200 units were produced. According to the Sotheby's catalog listing (download PDF), there are about 50 surviving Apple-1 computers, but just six known to be in working condition.

  • May 2012

    Apple fans and software developers are in for a treat. Steve “Woz” Wozniak, the man who founded Apple Inc. with Steve Jobs, is scheduled to visit Jakarta and speak at the Innovation and Creative Workshop at the Balai Kartini on July 17. Event organizer 3Ocean Live said that Wozniak would share his experience in transforming a business startup into a multi-billion dollar company, which was exactly what Wozniak and Jobs did.

  • May 2012

    On the trail of Steve Jobs in California He was the ultimate tastemaker, but Apple co-founder Steve Jobs lived in surprising suburban ordinariness in Silicon Valley. Jonathan Margolis follows his trail

  • May 2012

    When Steve Wozniak checks into a hotel, he doesn't judge the accommodation by the quality of the room or size of the bed, but by the number on his door. Speaking at a one-off event in Auckland yesterday, the Apple co-founder said he spends his life looking for numbers he can play games with in his head.