• June 2012

    34-year-old Ashton Kutcher has been busy dealing with dating rumors, but that doesn’t stop him from staying focused on his new role as Steve Jobs. According to E Online, best friend Danny Masterson has witnessed Ashton’s extreme dedication to his latest acting job.

  • June 2012

    Getting into his newest character, Ashton Kutcher was spotted on the set of “Jobs” in Los Altos, CA on Tuesday (June 12). The 34-year-old actor looked somber on the set as he dressed in apparel reminiscent to that of Steve Jobs in the 70s.

  • June 2012

    Last month fans were left confused when they saw photos of Ashton Kutcher on set as Steve Jobs as it was unsure which decade he was portraying, but yesterday there was no confusion over which year it was on set. Actor Dermot Mulroney was seen wearing a light blue grey suit that would only have been worn in the Seventies. The 48-year-old actor was filming scenes for the upcoming movie entitled Jobs in Northern California.

  • June 2012

    Steve Jobs may have been mum on his philanthropy, but his Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, was anything but at a gathering of fundraisers last week, surprising many in attendance with his first public talk on his giving philosophy. “I would never give a gift that has restrictions,” he said, in an appearance at the AFP TechKnow conference, in Orlando, Fla. “I leave that to people who know more than me.” He told a gathering of technology-oriented fundraisers that he doesn’t often deal face-to-face with nonprofit solicitors. But when he does, he gets involved with their organizations, often in a hands-on way. As a supporter of the arts, he has even performed in ballets and community plays.

  • 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.