- A List of Favorites From a Man Who Knows His Apps (NY Times / Nick Bilton)
- Apple exploring cars, medical devices to reignite growth (SFGate)
- The San Francisco Whiskey Map (Bold Italic)
I saw this on Twitter earlier today. Very inspiring.
When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
– Steve Jobs
Apple and Google made major music announcements this week. Apple finally rolled out iTunes MatchÂ and Google made Google Music available to everyone and opened up a Music Store. Amazon started shipping the Kindle Fire.
- Google Music is open for business (The Official Google Blog)
- How To Properly Set Up Google Music (Lifehacker)
- Don’t be too disappointed by Google Music’s lackluster debut (TechCrunch)
- Google Music Q&A on Quora
Â iTunes Match
- iTunes Match: Thousands of songs with a couple of hitches (NPR – All Songs Considered Blog)
- iTunes Match: What you need to know (Macworld)
- Secrets & Features of iTunes Match (iLounge)
- Check your music’s iCloud status (Macworld)
- How to use iTunes Match with very large libraries (> 25,000 songs) (MacRumors)
- iTunes Match Q&A on Quora
Amazon shipped the Kindle Fire earlier this week. Kevin Tofel from GigaOm has a good write-up on the mixed reviews for this product.
- Kindle Fire review: Yes, it’s that good (MSNBC)
- Kindle Fire is no iPad killer but it’s a killer device (Any Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times)
- Amazon Kindle Fire Review (Engadget)
- Is this really the tablet everyone’s talking about? (WIRED)
- A human review of the Kindle Fire (Marco.org)
- Google’s Lab of Wildest Dreams (a.k.a. Google X)Â (New York Times)
- Google+ Pages can now be managed with 3rd party apps (Mashable)
- Netflix to resurrect Arrested Development in 2013 (The Next Web)
- Skype desktop app now makes Facebook video calls (CNET)
- Facebook employees go nuts as Zuckerberg tells them the IPO is coming (Business Insider)
- No one’s noticing Twitter’s ad experiment, which is a good thing (Atlantic Wire)
- Amazon KindlePhone for 2012? (All Things D)
- How Facebook is ruining sharing (Molly Wood/CNET) and Robert Scoble’s rebuttal: The Facebook Freaky Line
It’s almost pointless to do a roundup for this week because there really was just one story – the death of Steve Jobs. There have been hundreds of pieces written in the past few days reflecting on the life of Steve Jobs and the impact that he had on so many of us. Here’s a small fraction of the remembrances & reactions to the passing of a great man whose impact will be felt for many, many years.
- One last thing: R.I.P., Steve Jobs (Fake Steve Jobs)
- Technology’s Great Reinventor: Steve Jobs (1955-2011) (Harry McCracken/TIME)
- The Steve Jobs I Knew (Walt Mossberg/WSJ)
- Why Steve Jobs Matters (Andrew Sullivan/The Daily Beast)
- Steve Jobs: The Magician (The Economist)
- Steve Jobs and the idea of letting go (Washington Post)
- Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 (Steven Levy/Wired)
- Here’s To The Crazy One (MG Siegler/TechCrunch)
- Apple Store Memorials – a Tumblr blog with photos of Steve Jobs memorials at Apple Stores
- Wozniak Tearfully Remembers His Friend Steve (AP)
- Google’s Eric Schmidt on Steve Jobs’s Death, Career (Bloomberg TV)
- John Colbert and Stephen Colbert Say Goodbye to Steve Jobs
- Guy Kawasaki on what we learned from Steve Jobs (Reporters’ Roundtable/CNET)
- The Gillmor Gang says goodbye to Steve Jobs
- ABC Nightline Steve Jobs tribute (below)
- Chrome Set to Overtake Chrome in Market Share (Mashable)
- Did Timelines.com lawsuit Delay Facebook Timeline launch? (ZDNet)
- Streaming music service Rdio rolls out Â a free version of their service to compete with Spotify
- Fitbit Ultra fitness tracker gains altimeter, iPhone app, and $99.95 mid-October release (This Is My Next)
- Ken Burns – ProhibitionÂ – aired earlier this week. Watch it online: episode 1, episode 2, episode 3
- Breaking Bad season 4 finale (airs Oct. 9th)
- New shows I’m checking out:
- HomelandÂ -Â reviewÂ by Tim Goodman/Hollywood Reporter
- Terra NovaÂ -Â NY times review, sneak peek on iTunes
- Is Arrested Development coming back for another season and a movie? Salon.com says: Please don’t bring it back.
- Sign of a bubble? Bravo has started casting for a reality show based in Silicon Valley.
- Umami Burger opens their new San Francisco location (Union Street) on Monday, October 10th
- Raiders owner and NFL icon Al Davis passes away at age 82
- The Yankees and Phillies are eliminated from the MLB playoffs. Remaining teams: Rangers, Tigers, Cardinals, Brewers. Incredibly, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard tears his achilles tendon when he makes the last out of the game.
- The Raiders get an emotional win over the Houston Texans.
- The 49ers are for real. They destroy Tampa Bay 48-3. Three TD passes for Alex Smith. The Niners haven’t scored this many points in a game since December, 2003.