Tony Fadell – What is the source of your creativity?

[Vimeo] <— 5,786 I was lucky enough to meet Tony Fadell in 2002 at Apples World Wide Developers Conference. He was a busy guy... but we connected for a brief conversation about awesomeness. He went on to create some of the most amazing gidgets and gadgets we carry in our pockets at Apple and is now working on an automagically self programming thermostat that you just want to hold.

Cheers to 99% for standing him up and asking some decent questions.

[Nest Learning Thermostat]
[Ars Technica Review]

Steve Jobs – Hell Froze Over

[YouTubeUlar] <— 79,224 A nice little recap of the generation I was so fortunate to have grown up in. Thanks for sharing the wealth of knowledge in the biography of your life Steve Jobs. If you haven't read Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs... I suggest you try it out. But since I don't read, plan a gigantic road trip and listen to it like I did. Steve Jobs (Unabridged) - Walter Isaacson Walter Isaacson – Steve Jobs (Unabridged)

Uh oh! I have an iPhone Again

After 2 and a half years of “Hit me on my pre-pay!” and GoPhone calculator simplicity… I have finally stepped back into the iPhone world. I can honestly say that I haven’t missed being technical, the trendy factor of owning Apple devices definitely pushed me away from playing in this arena for a while – But now I’m back.

Apple iWhatever Recap of the Day

Not from my mouth… but from Apple’s.

Apple Announces iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet. It’s packed with incredible new features, including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip, a new camera with 8-megapixel sensor and advanced optics, 1080p HD video recording, and Siri, your intelligent assistant that helps you get things done by just asking.

iPhone 4S comes with iOS 5, which includes over 200 new features, and iCloud, Apple’s breakthrough cloud service. iPhone 4S is a world phone, with both GSM and CDMA technologies built in. Customers can roam in over 200 countries worldwide using GSM networks.

iPhone 4S starts at $199 (U.S.) for qualified buyers with a new two-year contract with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. It will be available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK on October 14, 2011. iPhone 4S will be available in more countries by the end of October. See the press release for details.

Apple Announces New Features and Lower Pricing for iPod touch and iPod nano

iPod touch
iPod touch now comes in black or white models and starts at just $199 (U.S.). It ships with iOS 5, with over 200 new features that include iMessage, Notification Center, Twitter integration, Reminders, and more. iPod touch is ready for iCloud, which stores your music, photos, documents, apps and more, and wirelessly pushes them to your other devices.

iPod nano
iPod nano now starts at just $129 (U.S.) and features a redesigned Multi-Touch user interface with larger icons, 16 new clock faces (including Mickey and Minnie Mouse), and improved built-in fitness features. iPod nano features the same great clip-on design and bright colors.

Apple Announces iOS 5 and iCloud Availability

iOS 5 and iCloud will be available on October 12, 2011.

iOS 5 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It will be a free software update for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation).

iCloud is Apple’s breakthrough set of cloud services and will be available as a free download to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 5 and Macs running OS X Lion. Using iCloud with a PC requires Windows Vista or Windows 7.

iTunes 10.5 is required for iCloud users. It will be available soon as a free update.