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Blockchain technology

Blockchain technology is the latest addition to the technological inventions, that the world is looking up to. Do you know all about this latest technology that is the backbone of the currency that is virtual in nature and getting so popular and going high in value in a short span of time?

If you know then that’s a great move, you are being updated on the science front. If not, then you are among those who fear losses, even before you know it. Well, there is a saying, that fear conquers the greed and doesn’t let you grow!! So, if you are looking for growth, let the fear die, or take a step down.

The blockchain is called so because the way it works is like adding up blocks at every step. The basic access to any cryptocurrency is through mining and gaining the reward. ‘mining’ is a term used to gain access to the virtual money, where the miner (person willing to access) solves a complex computer problem, just like our mathematical puzzle and the miner will add a block to the ledger to leave a chain built. This is a chain that no individual can directly gain access to and manipulate eth blocks and currencies. This whole technological protection system is known as ‘proof of work’ system.

The ledger in which the details of the miners have currencies are stored in an encrypted format, makes a note of the everything related to a currency. This was the scenario in the earlier years when this mining was the only way to gain access to the virtual money.

But, now things have changed, you can ‘buy’ cryptocurrencies and trade with them, using different payment modes, like credit cards, physical money and others; though they are expensive options. The good thing about this currency is that the transaction fees are very low. They are easily transferred and transacted.

To deal with these currencies, there are 3 phases that a coin enters:

  • Ledger
  • Transaction
  • Wallet

Once the coin enters a wallet, it stays there until it’s been transferred or redeemed or exchanged for any other purpose. There are many brokers who deal with trading using these virtual currencies and have been here over the years. But, not all are worth your money, only a few are good, like the bitcoin code, Ethereum code and few more. You can learn even more here about various platforms and brokers who suit your need.


OS X Strategy revealed – WWDC (1998)

5 days after introducing the iMac, Steve attempts to convince developers that the OS X transition won’t hurt much.

02:00. Update on Apple
07:20. Product review incl. new PowerBook G3 ad at 12:20
18:21. iMac
24:00. iMac promo video featuring Jonathan Ive WITH hair at 24:37!!
28:35. QuickTime
40:15. Funny QuickTime demo (Steve TV)
44:26. JAVA
47:43. Mac OS X strategy
1:01:15. Carbon demo with Avi Tevanian
1:10:53. Developers (Microsoft, Macromedia, Adobe)
1:26:49. Closure

Trading using auto trading software is not easy. At the end you are trusting the software with all your trading money. It is thus important that you take out time and understand how the computer system works and that it executes the trade orders based on your trading style and your risk taking capacity.

If the software is damaged then it could lead to a big loss in your account. You need to take care of some basic things before you decide to trust robotic trading software.

Backtest the algorithm

Backtesting is basically where the software is used to test its strategy on historic data. The backtest method shows how the strategy would have performed and if it would have been capable of generating profits. You need good backtesting software to try out the auto trading system that you use.

Programming language that is used

Which program the software is written in is also very crucial. There are many computer languages and each has its own pros and cons. The most common programing language used are C#,C++,Python, Java and Matlab.

The technical indicators that the software uses

There are close to hundreds of technical indicators that are used and this lets the trader decide on which stock to buy or sell and where to enter or exit a trade. There are directional indicators, indictors to let you judge the trend of the current market etc. Robotic trading software uses these indicators to take trading decisions and thus you should be aware of which indicators are used.

How complex is the algorithm

The trading software could vary a lot on how easy it is to use them. Some would require you to have programing expertise while others would just want you to click and take trades. Make sure that you decide on SnapCash Binary or any other trading software based on what your comfort level is. You could ask the trading community to understand which software works in which manner.

Date: May 11, 1998
Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco
Steve was 43 years old.

Original iPod introduction – Apple Special Event (2001)

Landmark event in which Steve Jobs introduced the original iPod, spearheading a new era in consumer electronic.

Trading is easy if you know the right way of trading. It all depends on how the trader takes this field. It is different for different traders and everybody has their own point of view about this field and it is this that leads to the different trading experiences of different traders. There are few very easy and usual ways of trading that when taken up would definitely help a trader in achieving success here. Get the full report here.

  • The classic and the very oldest way of trading is to start slow and proceed steadily. Being hasty and curious here is very usual and common here for all traders who come here for the first time tend to be very anxious in making some money. And it is this swift movements and decisions in this field that would sometimes lead to crashes here. There is actually no hurry when comes to trading for there are going to be opportunities present all the time and the traders can with patience and calmness take up trading here without making any simple and silly mistakes. Investments in blue-chip stocks would help a trader with good returns and he would also be able to have a stable income from such trading experiences.
  • The other way of trading is where traders would wait for the other traders to leave the market. It is not necessary that all traders have to have their trades here in this trading field when there are all buying options. But a few would also take up this field when the other is actually getting off from here and believe it or not at such times, there have been situations when traders were able to make huge profits. This is what and why we say that every trader has his own way of trading and that he has his own ways of designing trading strategies and plans.

So what is your trading strategy? What are your trading plans for today? Be the first to hit the market with something new.

Keynote Summary
00:00. Digital Hub strategy & demo (iMove, iDVD, iTunes, image capture)
12:00. State of digital music
14:35. iPod specifications
20:45. iPod unveiling
24:07. iPod demo
29:02. iTunes & auto-sync demo
40:36. iPod video
48:12. iPod TV ad

The tagline of the Event invitation read “Hint: It’s not a Mac.”

Date: October 23, 2001
Location: Apple Town Hall, Cupertino
Steve was 46 years old.

Cryptocurrencies right now

The world is going gaga over bitcoins, Ethereum, Dash and few more cryptocurrencies right now. But, not everything is in its favour and not all are against it! The welcome that bitcoin is receiving is tremendous compared to any other technological invention and at the same time, people are paranoid about it.

The digital currency is one and first of its kind and has too many myths and rumours surrounding it. Though it takes a while to break the myth, people who are interested should take up the decision seriously and start digging at it, with the confidence that the coin will give you required profit, in a short span of time; say 2-3 years.

Here are a few common misconceptions, the mental battle that any common man would face, and we have tried to solve them clearly for you.

Will the government intervene and accept the currency as legal?

Well, the cryptocurrency is currently independent and that is bringing a lot of people to it. The freedom its enjoying, without having any governing authority to question, only an association to watch its movement, the currency is gaining more power.

In the coming years, the government might start accepting the currency as legal tender, just like others. In fact, many nations have already accept4ed it as legal, and remaining few are considering it. The main point to note here is that when the currency becomes so powerful that irrespective of the government accepted, people are buying and supporting it; will surely push the governments to make it a legal tender.

They are highly volatile, is it safe to invest?       

Well, yes!! It’s exactly like any of your entity on the stock market, and stock markets too are volatile and were volatile many decades before too; didn’t people invest and create a better future?

The answer lies within you; if you want to grow, you need to take qualitative, calculated risks and put your full effort into it. Though it might be volatile more in trading segments, the contracts that are available are good for long-term investment. There are many platforms and Bitcoin Loophole is one among the few best!

Is there any daily real case of cryptocurrency usage?

Yes!!! Many platforms have started accepting cryptocurrency as their legal tender and are encouraging others to do it. The main reason is that the digital currency has more benefits than demerits.

The low transaction cost, easy access, tough security in accessing others coins, encrypted mode of saving in the wallet and highly appreciating value are few among the many benefits that the currency is giving.


Steve Jobs NeXT presentation in San Francisco (1990)

Steve Jobs NeXT presentation in San Francisco (1990)
Category: Keynotes, NeXT, The NeXT Years, Video Tags: Interpersonal Computing, NeXT, NeXTcube,NeXTfax, NEXTstation, NeXTSTEP, Steve Jobs Leave a Comment

Keynote excerpt where Steve Jobs introduces new products and showcases his vision of the future “interpersonal computing”.

03:40. New NeXTstation, NeXTcube
06:15. Apps
08:36. NeXTSTEP Demo Read More


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Steve Jobs presents NeXT’s vision in Tokyo (1990)
Category: Keynotes, NeXT, The NeXT Years, Video Tags: Interpersonal Computing, Live performance,NeXT, NeXTSTEP, Steve Jobs Leave a Comment

Excerpt of Steve Jobs NeXT keynote presentation in Japan.

Investments, especially in trading should not be taken as a fun activity; they need to be considered seriously especially when a huge sum is deposited into them. These investments should be considered from a long-term revenue point of view and it is this that would fuel a trader`s trading thoughts and interests. Trading is a good and advisable field for making long-term investments. There are of course good and bad times here which is something inevitable anywhere. Trading is beyond all these wherein a trader not only learns to invest money into some fruitful sources but also learns to swim through the tough times. Discover more here about this field before making any big decisions.

00:00. NeXT Hardware Architecture
05:39. Hardware overview
07:32. Interface builder Read More


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Steve Jobs previews NeXTSTEP 3.0 at NeXTWorld Expo (1992)
Category: Keynotes, NeXT, The NeXT Years, Video Tags: Andrew Grove, NeXT, NEXTstation,NeXTSTEP, Steve Jobs Leave a Comment

During the first NeXTWORLD Expo, Steve Jobs previewed NeXTSTEP 3.0 and some hardware.

00:00. Intro (Dan Ruby)
04:11. Update on NeXT
07:47. Canon’s CEO Read More


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Steve Jobs previews Toy Story – Siggraph (1995)
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Steve Jobs speaks technology and Pixar at SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques).

Note: Clips of Toy Story have been removed due to copyright infringements.

Date: August 6, 1995
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles
Steve was 40 years old.


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Steve Jobs previews WebObjects at Object World (1995)
Category: Keynotes, NeXT, The NeXT Years Tags: NeXT, OPENStep, Steve Jobs, WebObjects,Windows Leave a Comment

Following NeXT’s shift from a hardware to a software company, Steve Jobs presents NeXT’ strategy at Object World. NeXT is near the end of the line and you can feel it in Steve’s lackluster performance.

01:15. Update on NeXT
06:10. OPENSTEP & d’OLE for Windows NT & demo
22:25. WebObjects overview

Q&A with Steve Jobs – WWDC (1997)

Amazing keynote in Q&A form where Steve, still a consultant for Apple, shares his, strong, opinions.

02:15. Start of Q&A
14:45. Cloud computing vision
21:15. “Build amazing apps” Read More


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OS X Strategy revealed – WWDC (1998)
Category: Back at Apple, Keynotes, WWDC Tags: Adobe, Apple, Avi Tevanian, Carbon, iMac, Jonathan Ive, Macromedia, Microsoft, OS X, PowerBook G3, QuickTime, WWDC Leave a Comment

5 days after introducing the iMac, Steve attempts to convince developers that the OS X transition won’t hurt much.

Investments have a lot of options and there are a lot of different windows in which a person can make his investments. One such very reliable and profitable option is trading. This is like any other option and after having a full review about a particular trading website, a trader can with trust enter this field.

02:00. Update on Apple
07:20. Product review incl. new PowerBook G3 ad at 12:20
18:21. iMac Read More


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OS X & OS 9 preview – WWDC (1999)
Category: Back at Apple, Keynotes, Video, WWDC Tags: Apple, Avi Tevanian, Carbon, Cocoa, HAL 9000, OS 8.6, OS 9, OS X, PowerBook G3, QuickTime, Sherlock, WWDC Leave a Comment

Steve Jobs introduces new PowerBooks before giving extensive demos of OS 9 and showing an early version of OS X.

00:00. HAL 9000 intro (MUST watch)
01:50. Apps overview
04:18. Dragon Systems CEO (Janet Baker) Read More


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Steve Jobs declares OS 9 dead – WWDC excerpt (2002)
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Steve Jobs presides a hilarious mock funeral for OS 9 at WWDC ’02.

Date: May 6, 2002
Location: Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco
Steve was 47 years old.


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OS X Panther & Power Mac G5 introduction – WWDC (2003)
Category: Back at Apple, Keynotes, Video, WWDC Tags: Adobe, Al Gore, Apple, Exposé, iChat, iDisk, iSight, Mail, Microsoft, ONE MORE THING, OS X Panther, Power Mac G5, WWDC Leave a Comment

Kickass keynote where Steve Jobs previewed OS X Panther and introduced the mighty Power Mac G5.

00:00. Update on Apple
09:10. OS X 10.3 Panther preview & demo (New Finder, iDisk, Exposé, FileVault, Mail, Pixlet, Preview, Fast User Switching, FontBook, iChat AV) Read More


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OS X Tiger & 30-inch Cinema Display introduction – WWDC (2004)
Category: Back at Apple, Keynotes, Video, WWDC Tags: .Mac, Apple, Cinema Display, Dashboard, G5, H.264, iChat, Microsoft, ONE MORE THING, OS X Tiger, Safari, Spotlight, Widgets, WWDC Leave a Comment

Steve Jobs previewed new features in the upcoming OS X Tiger and wowed the audience with a new stunning 30-inch Cinema Display.

00:00. Update on Apple (Digital music video @ 07:43)
11:50. Apologies – G5 not at 3GHz as promised
14:01. New 20-inch & 23-inch Cinema Displays introduction Read More


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Switch to Intel & Podcasting introduction – WWDC (2005)
Category: Back at Apple, Keynotes, Video, WWDC Tags: Adobe, Apple, Dashboard, Intel, Microsoft, OS X Tiger, Podcasting, Rosetta, WWDC Leave a Comment

Landmark event where Steve Jobs announced the switch to Intel processors and made podcasting mainstream.

00:00. Update on Apple (WWDC, Retail, iPod, Podcasting)
09:10. Podcasting demo
12:12. Update on Mac & OS X Tiger Read More

iTunes Music Store Introduction – Apple Special Event (2003)

Historic keynote in which Steve Jobs introduced the iTunes Music Store, changing forever the way people get their music.

When Steve Jobs announced the iTunes Music Store, the shift to digital music was already started. But no existing solutions were compelling enough for users to drop their music CDs in favor of mp3s. It was a complex world of Digital Right Management and small online music portfolios. It sucked.

iTunes Music Store keynote summary

Apple iPod 3rd generation 2003

iPod 3rd generation were also introduced.

00:00. Update on Apple and music
06:30. New iPods (3rd gen) & demo
15:18. iTunes 4 & demo
20:17. Online music alternatives
25:16. iTunes Music Store introduction
32:23. iTunes Music Store demo
55:48. iTunes Music Store video iTunes (with Iann Robinson)
1:02:46. iTunes Music Store TV Ads

Date: April 28, 2003
Location: Apple Town Hall, Cupertino
Steve was 48 years old.

The iTunes Music Store impact

The iTunes Music Store single handedly changed the business landscape of the music industry. It’s one of the most important Apple product ever introduced. (Watch Apple’s top 10 product announcements)

Some of the reliable trading systems in the trading field have brought in a revolution in this field and they have made a big difference here by bringing a lot of unique and beneficial things for the traders and their trading efforts. Bitcoin loophole can also be used to have good trades in this field.

The revolutionary store allowed users to quickly find, purchase and download the music they wanted for just 99 cents per song. Steve Jobs accurately prophesied:

Consumers don’t want to be treated like criminals and artists don’t want their valuable work stolen. The iTunes Music Store offers a groundbreaking solution for both.

iTunes Music Store Sales

iTunes Music Store impressive growth. (click to enlarge)

Initially, the iTunes Music Store featured only 200,000 songs from the big 5 music companies: BMG, EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universaland Warner. That’s a far cry from the 26 millions songs available today (2013). And it only worked on the Mac until a few years later when a Windows version was released. With millions of songs in its catalog, it quickly became the best place to find music and overtook WallMart as the #1 music store in the world.

The ability to browse the entire music store by genre, artist and album combined with a free 30-second high-quality previews of every song was amazing. It let users explore music in an entirely new way, to easily find the hits they loved and discover gems they’ve never heard before.

The iTunes Music Store helped Apple sell more iPods and brought the Apple brand in contact with even more people. One didn’t need to own an Apple product to purchase songs.

The lessons learned with the iTunes Music Store served Apple to start many other online activities and products. It’s responsible for the creation of the Apple TV. But more importantly, the creation of the App Store.

The Story behind the iTunes Music Store

Note: The following story is an excerpt of Jon Snyder’s article on It’s based on the book “The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture and Coolness” written by Steven Levy and available on

Between the mid-1980s and late 1990s, the media were undergoing a massive conversion from analog to digital. The music industry hated it.

Shawn Fanning founder of Napster

Online Music Celeb: Shawn Fanning founder of Napster

Much to the chagrin of the Recording Industry Association of America, internet users quickly caught on to digital music as a free alternative to paying for albums. In fear of declining album sales, record labels filed lawsuit after lawsuit against online services Napster and for hosting digital music. Clearly for the recording industry, change wasn’t easy.

In stepped Steve Jobs. The Apple CEO harbored a vision in 2002 of an online music store hosted by Apple that would be easy to use, complete in selection and reliable in performance. These factors, Jobs thought, would be enough to convince customers to pay for something they could otherwise obtain for free illegally. The store, then, would enable record labels to compete with pirates rather than pursue a futile attempt to destroy them.

But in order for online music to work, Jobs believed his store would have to allow customers to purchase music in a completely different way: a la carte. Convincing labels was hardly easy.

“When we first approached the labels, the online music business was a disaster,” Jobs told Steven Levy, author of The Perfect Thing. “Nobody had ever sold a song for 99 cents. Nobody really ever sold a song. And we walked in, and we said, ‘We want to sell songs a la carte. We want to sell albums, too, but we want to sell songs individually.’ They thought that would be the death of the album.”

Jobs started his talks with the big players first: Warner Music and Universal. Apple flew the firms’ teams up to Cupertino, California. In a boardroom at One Infinite Loop, Jobs proceeded to present his plan.

iTunes Music Store Introduction Keynote

Rip. Mix. Burn baby Burn.

Jobs first reeled in the labels with one crucial proposal: Apple would sell songs through iTunes, music-player software that was then available only for Macs. After all, how could Apple, whose Mac operating system held only single-digit market share, ruin the record business if the iTunes Store took off?

After a series of long and painful negotiations, the two labels ultimately agreed they would play, but only after Apple agreed to bake in some restrictions (aka digital rights management): iTunes-purchased songs would be limited to being playable on three “authorized” computers, and a playlist could only be burned on a CD seven times.

Watch one of the original iTMS TV ad

Labels BMG and EMI soon followed, and later Sony hopped on board. Apple opened the iTunes Music Store on April 28, 2003, with 200,000 songs. (Simultaneously, Apple released its third-generation iPod.) In the first week, iTunes Store customers bought more than a million songs. Six months later, Apple convinced the labels to allow iTunes to be shared with Windows users.

By now,The iTunes Store has expanded to include movies, TV shows and the App Store providing third-party software for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad customers. To date, the iTunes Store has served more than 25 billion songs!

iTunes on iPad and iPhone

Q&A with Steve Jobs – WWDC (1997)

Refreshing presentation from Steve Jobs at WWDC 1997 where Steve shares his strong opinion on technology and where Apple should be headed. Remember, at this point in time, Steve Jobs was still an advisor to Apple which was bleeding money from all sides. It’s also the first time Steve took the stage on his own for Apple – and he took every opportunity to share his personal opinion on the poor state of the company.

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His presentation, made in a Q&A format, was held at the end of the four-days WWDC conference on May 16. Although he didn’t unveil any products, he did introduce a new strategy for the company, best summed up by the five words “focus is about saying no”. This would become a recurrent theme for Apple in years to come.

In his typical bravado, Steve spoke his mind and took questions from some angry developers – one instance which is now infamous – a personal attack from a disgruntled OpenDoc developer (check the video at 50 min). WWDC 1997 also marks the last public appearance of CEO Gil Amelio which was fired on July 4th (how symbolic), 6 weeks after WWDC.

Steve Jobs WWDC 1997 summary

Power computing Macintosh clone.jpg

Macintosh clone from Power computing.

02:15. Start of Q&A
14:45. Cloud computing vision
21:15. “Build amazing apps”
26:45. Larry Ellison
28:50. Apple’s entrepreneurial story
32:43. Apple & Microsoft
34:41. The clones
45:50. TV ads (WATCH THIS and remember that 5 months later, Steve Jobs would reveal the Think Different campaign)
50:26. OPENDoc resistance: Steve answer to a “personal” attack
56:00. Why Apple?
1:01:05. Newton
1:09:23. Bright future

Date: May 16, 1997
Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose
Steve was 42 years old.

A look at the past – Apple’s WWDC 1997 Press Release

Things in 1997 where a lot different than today. Here’s an excerpt of the Press Release invitation for the event. You’ll notice old technologies that felt under Steve Jobs’ hatchet and never saw the light of day. Hello Rhapsody.

Developers to get First look at Rhapsody and “Hands on” With Mac OS 8 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference

Rhapsody, Mac OS, Internet & Enterprise, Interactive Media, and Hardware Sessions Give Developers Grand Tour of What’s Up at Apple

CUPERTINO, Calif.–April 21, 1997–Apple Computer, Inc. today announced that its upcoming annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will showcase a wide range of Apple technologies for software and hardware developers–from an overview of Apple’s upcoming hardware to in-depth sessions on operating system and multimedia technologies. At WWDC 1997 Apple also plans to demonstrate an early version of Apple’s next generation operating system, code named Rhapsody, as well as previewing Mac OS 8, a major upgrade to Mac OS planned for release in July 1997. Apple remains on schedule to deliver a developer version of Rhapsody later this year, in preparation for the introduction of customer releases of the operating system in 1998. The WWDC runs May 13-16, 1997 at San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, Calif.

Details on the conference can be found at Apple’s Developer World website at:

Gil Amelio at WWDC 1997

Gil Amelio 6 weeks before being housted by Apple – and Steve Jobs

The opening keynote on May 13 will be given by Apple Chairman and CEO, Dr. Gilbert F. Amelioand include contributions from senior Apple executives, including Avie Tevanian, senior vice president Software Engineering and Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president Hardware Engineering. Further keynotes will be given by Apple Fellow Guy Kawasaki and Guerrino De Luca, executive vice president of Marketing, Apple Computer Inc. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will also be hosting a special “fireside chat” at the conference.

Taking into account developer feedback from previous WWDC events, this year’s conference will focus on in-depth technical briefings dedicated to a more specialist technical audience. As such, Apple anticipates that this year’s conference will be attended primarily by third-party technical personnel. The four days of the conference will also be prefaced by a marketing forum on Monday May 12. Here Apple’s planned software, marketing, distribution, and co-marketing programs for WWDC 1997 will be discussed. This will be hosted by Guerrino De Luca.

David Krathwohl, vice president, Developer Relations at Apple said, “Developers have defined the Macintosh platform since 1984, pioneering markets in home, education and business through innovative software and hardware. This year’s WWDC will give developers the opportunity to plot the next generation of innovation by giving them the hard technical information they need to plan development strategies for Rhapsody, Mac OS, Internet, and interactive media. WWDC 1997 will also be one of our first opportunities to welcome NeXT Software developers to the Mac community and we look forward to sharing their OPENSTEP development expertise.”

The WWDC 1997 itself, beginning on May 13 will include five separate tracks:

Rhapsody Track at WWC 1997

Apple Rhapsody screenhsot (unveiled at WWDC 1997)

Apple Rhapsody screenhsot

Apple’s current plans for Rhapsody remain on schedule. This means that, while the Rhapsody Developer Release, scheduled for mid year will not be available at the conference–the technical sessions and demonstrations will clearly demonstrate the significant strides that have been made in the operating system’s development.

During the Conference, attendees will receive an in-depth look at the key technology components of Rhapsody. Major topic areas include core OS features, such as the Mach-based kernel; development API’s and an overview of the cross-platform and enhanced OPENSTEP development environment; user experience guidelines, imaging and printing systems, and localization features. Additional topic categories include Mac OS compatibility, Rhapsody’s distributed computing model, and unique Internet capabilities.

There will also be a number of sessions detailing the tools available for Rhapsody development and transition strategies to assist in effective product planning. Seminars in other tracks cover a wide range of new opportunities that Rhapsody applications will have for Internet/intranet, multimedia, and database integration use.

Mac OS Track at WWDC 1997

Mac OS 8

Mac OS 8 with it’s various themes

Apple will continue to enhance and improve the Mac OS in a complementary path with Rhapsody. The Mac OS conference track will include features and timing of future Mac OS releases, including Mac OS 8. Mac OS sessions will include: Core OS Changes, User Experience Technologies, Graphics, International Technologies, Optimization Tips, Networking, Tools, and Component Technologies.

Mac OS 8 will be a significant upgrade for Mac OS customers and developers, extending Mac OS leadership in areas such as user experience, multimedia, and Internet. Among its new features, Mac OS 8 includes a multi-tasking, PowerPC-native Finder, with folders that automatically open and windows that pop-up from the bottom of the screen, helping customers organize their work and content. Market-leading Internet services will also be integrated for connecting, browsing, and sharing information around the world.

Internet & Enterprise Track at WWDC 1997


WebObjects from NeXT

This track will focus upon Internet platform technologies, focusing on the Mac OS, WebObjects, and Java. Mac OS topics include publishing opportunities and developing dynamic applications on the web. The WebObjects Platform represents a breakthrough Internet development environment and an overview of WebObjects technologies, tools, optimization techniques, and business opportunities will be presented.

An underlying thread to Apple’s operating system strategy is the support of Java. Sessions on the Java Platform, Mac OS Runtime for Java, Java-based applications for Rhapsody, and Java for C++ Programmers will be a key part of the conference.

Interactive Media Track at WWDC 1997

Creative tools and software that enable rich media authoring and playback, both at the desktop and on the Internet, are a major reason for the Mac OS platform’s strength in creative and broadcast markets. This conference track presents an integrated technical strategy for developing cross platform digital media tools and applications.

Apple recently announced QuickTime 3.0 a major advance in the industry-standard digital media system software for Mac OS and Windows. QuickTime 3.0 is the newest release of the Company’s widely adopted software architecture for creating and publishing digital media. QuickTime 3.0 is significant for developers because it marks the first time the full power of QuickTime –including the ability to capture, edit, compress, and playback digital media–is available for all major personal computer platforms, including Macintosh System 7.x , Mac OS 7.6, Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0 and the forthcoming Mac OS 8.

Technical directions, priorities, and implementation approaches will be detailed for Apple’s foundation technologies within the QuickTime Media Layer (QTML) architecture. QuickTime, QuickTime VR, and QuickDraw 3D will be discussed in depth. The integration of QTML with the Mac OS, Rhapsody, and Windows platforms, as well as the Internet, will be the foundation for these sessions.

Hardware Track at WWDC 1997

At WWDC Apple will outline what is planned for Apple’s Desktop, Portable, and Server product offerings. Also covered will be PowerPC developments, I/O technologies, and a Common Hardware Reference Platform (CHRP) update. Breakout sessions will provide detailed technical information on multiprocessing, hardware I/O (Firewire, SCSI, Personal Computer Interconnect (PCI) , Universal Serial Bus (USB) and memory), and specifications for upcoming hardware product offerings.

This Day in History: Happy Birthday Apple II (April 16, 1977)

Today marks the 36th anniversary of the Apple II unveiling. There’s no known video footage of the event. Never mind, I managed to put together a random collection of videos, links and photos to commemorate the arrival on one of the most influential product in Apple’s history – heck, the computer industry!

There are many different trading strategies and ideas and each trader follows the one comfortable and suitable for him keeping the base the same. Here is another simple strategy which many of us are unaware of and it is one very simple and usual method that we would have followed in life on many occasions.

Dollar cost averaging

This is nothing but a constant and a regular investment plan. Yes, a trader should decide to make the same amount of investment every month. This is something that needs him to understand the market and show no emotions when there are booms and opportunities presented in the market. Now whatever the situation is, if the trader decides to make such investments, it would neither profit him gloriously nor put him down badly with huge losses but would keep him balanced. Visit the following site to know more on this.

Woz and the Apple II

To me, a personal computer should be small, reliable, convenient to use and inexpensive.

Steve Wozniak, May 1977.

Apple II Videos

Great video looking back at the history of Apple, the Apple I and the Apple II. The style of the video is reminiscent of Apple in the mid 80s. It looks like an internal video made for the Sales Channel in 1985.

Amateur review. Well edited.

Hands on with the little bugger. Lots of technical stuff in there for the hardware lovers.

This ad was not made by Apple but from High Technology – a reseller.

Apple’s very first TV ad. Guess for which product?

Sales video about the Apple II’s Business Graphic software.

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Apple II Stories – (amazing source of inside info)
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The Apple II System Description by Stephen Wozniak – InformationWeek
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Apple II & Apple II series – Wikipedia
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Wozniak and his creation
Wozniak and his creation

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Jobs and his creation -I’m talking about the Stache!

Early ad for the Apple II
Early printed ad

Another ad for the Apple II
Another ad

Yep, another ad.

I never came across an Apple II. I wish I did.

Original Macintosh introduction – Apple Shareholder Event (1984)

Steve Jobs’ most important and proudest and moment of his career occurred when he introduced the original Macintosh on January 24, 1984.

The proudest moment for any trader is when he makes a profit here without losing much. Losses are always a probable happening here but not that they are the only things here. And it is about how a trader minimises his losses and not about how much profits he has made. Visit the website of each system to know more.

Steve took a huge gamble with the Macintosh. For years, he alienated Apple’s management, often stealing employees from other projects to bring them to the Mac team. He encouraged internal competition and ridiculed the efforts from the rest of the company.

Now it was time to prove he was right and show the world the Next Big Thing. It was Steve and his team culminating efforts of years of hard work.

Original Macintosh Introduction Summary

Macintosh introduction01:38. Intro
03:42. Legal counsel stuff (Al Eisenstadt)
13:00. Apple promo video
17:00. Sales & strategy (John Sculley)
37:20. “1984″ commercial
41:37. Macintosh introduction
44:38. Macintosh demo
50:25. Macintosh TV ads
53:19. More about Macintosh
58:26. Macintosh internal video
1:08:26. New Lisa introduction
1:11:05. Apple’s mission
1:12:07. More legal counsel stuff (Al Eisenstadt)
1:17:50. Q&A (Jobs & Sculley)

Date: January 24, 1984
Location: Flint Center of the Performing Art, Cupertino
Steve was 28 years old.

Macintosh Introduction Story

The following story is curtesy of Andy Hertzfeld and his excellent Apple History website: – a must read for any Apple fan.

January 24, 1984 – the big day had finally arrived. We had looked forward to the date for so long that it didn’t seem real to be actually experiencing the long-awaited public unveiling of the Macintosh at Apple’s 1984 annual shareholder’s meeting. We were excited, of course, but also nervous about our hastily contrived demo software, and still exhausted from the final push to finish the system software (read Real Artists Ship).

I attended one of the rehearsals held over the weekend, to help set up the demo, and it was fraught with problems. Apple rented a powerful video projector called a LightValve, that projected the Macintosh display larger and brighter than I thought possible. But the Mac had to be connected to the projector through a special board that Burrell cooked up to compensate for the Mac’s unique video timings, and the LightValve seemed to be quite tempermental, taking eons to warm up and then sometimes shutting down inexplicably. Plus, Steve wasn’t into rehearsing very much, and could barely force himself into doing a single, complete run-through.

The Macintosh Software Team in 1984

The Macintosh Software Team in 1984

Most of the software team usually didn’t come to work until after 10am, but this morning we gathered in our fishbowl office in Bandley 3 at 7:30am, so we could walk over together to the big auditorium at Flint Center, which was a half mile away. We got to the cavernous room (which seated up to 2,500) early, but it was already filling up, and soon it was packed tight, with standing room only. The software team sat up close in the second row, in a section reserved for Macintosh division employees.

Steve Jobs with Bow tie

Steve Jobs before the turtleneck era.

Finally, the lights dimmed, and Steve Jobs appeared at a podium on the left side of the stage. He was resplendent in a finely tailored black suit complete with a prominent bow tie, looking more like a Las Vegas impresario than a computer industry executive. You could tell that he was nervous as he quieted the rousing applause and began to speak.

“Welcome to Apple’s 1984 Annual Shareholders meeting. I’d like to begin by reading part of an old poem by Dylan, that’s Bob Dylan“, Steve flashed a big smile as he started to recite the second verse of “The Times They Are A-Changin‘”, stretching an occasional vowel in a Dylanesque fashion:

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide,
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

He thanked Apple’s board of directors individually by name for their support in a turbulent year, and then turned the meeting over to Apple’s chief counsel, Al Eisenstadt, to run the formal part of the shareholders’ meeting. Al ran through some procedural stuff, and then he introduced Apple’s CEO, John Sculley, who was just hired nine months ago, for a report on the business.

John reported on Apple’s latest quarter, which saw disappointing Lisa sales more than balanced by a fantastic Christmas for the Apple IIe, whose sales had more than doubled from the previous year. But the crowd seemed distracted, impatiently waiting for the main event that was now imminent. John seemed to sense that, and hurried through the bulk of his presentation. Finally he concluded by thanking Mike Markkula and the executive staff for supporting him during his first few months at Apple, thanking one individual in particular.

“The most important thing that has happened to me in the last nine months at Apple has been a chance to develop a friendship with Steve Jobs. Steve is a co-founder of Apple, and a product visionary for this industry, and its my pleasure now to reintroduce Steve Jobs.”

Steve Jobs and John Sculley

Steve Jobs and John Sculley before the turbulent times.

Steve reappeared on the left side of the stage as the lights dimmed again. “It is 1958″, he began, speaking slowly and dramatically. “IBM passes up a chance to buy a young fledgling company that has invented a new technology called xerography. Two years later, Xerox was born, and IBM has been kicking themselves ever since”. The crowd laughs, as Steve pauses.

Steve had cooked up this spiel for the sales meeting in Hawaii last fall, to introduce the 1984 commercial. I had seen him do it a few times by now, but never with as much passion, intensity and emotion, dripping from his voice.

Steve Jobs gives IBM the finger

Steve Jobs gives IBM the finger (1983)

“It is ten years later, the late sixties”, he continued, speaking faster now. “Digital Equipment Corporation and others invent the mini-computer. IBM dismisses the mini-computer as too small to do serious computing, and therefore unimportant to their business. DEC grows to be a multi-hundred million dollar company before IBM enters the mini-computer market.” Steve pauses again.

“It is now ten years later, the late seventies. In 1977, Apple Computer, a young fledgling company, on the West Coast, introduces the Apple II, the first personal computer as we know it today. IBM dismisses the personal computer as too small to do serious computing, and therefore unimportant to their business,” Steve intoned sarcastically, as the crowd applauds.

“The early 1980s. 1981 – Apple II has become the world’s most popular computer, and Apple has grown to a 300 million dollar corporation, becoming the fastest growing company in American business history. With over fifty companies vying for a share, IBM enters the personal computer market in November of 1981, with the IBM PC.” Steve is speaking very quickly now, picking up momentum.

“1983. Apple and IBM emerge as the industry’s strongest competitors, with each selling approximately one billion dollars worth of personal computers in 1983. The shakeout is in full swing. The first major personal computer firm goes bankrupt, with others teetering on the brink. Total industry losses for 1983 overshadow even the combined profits of Apple and IBM.”

He slows down, speaking emphatically. “It is now 1984. It appears that IBM wants it all. Apple is perceived to be the only hope to offer IBM a run for its money. Dealers, after initially welcoming IBM with open arms, now fear an IBM dominated and controlled future and are turning back to Apple as the only force who can ensure their future freedom.”

Steve pauses even longer, as the crowd’s cheering swells. He has them on the edge of their seats. “IBM wants it all, and is aiming its guns at its last obstacle to industry control, Apple. Will Big Blue dominate the entire computer industry? The entire information age? Was George Orwell right?”

1984 commercial runnerThe crowd is in a frenzy now, as the already famous 1984 commercial (read the incredible story of “1984″ and how it almost never aired), which was shown for the first and only time during the Superbowl two days ago, fills the screen, featuring a beautiful young woman athlete storming into a meeting of futuristic skinheads, throwing a sledge-hammer at Big Brother, imploding the screen in a burst of apocalyptic light. By the time the commercial is finished, everyone in the auditorium is standing and cheering.

Steve describes the Macintosh as the third industry milestone product, after the Apple II and the IBM PC. “Some of us have been working on Macintosh for more than two years now, and it has turned out insanely great!”

All this time, a lone Macintosh has been sitting in its canvas carrying case near the center of the stage. Steve walks over to the bag and opens it up, unveiling the Mac to the world for the very first time.

Macintosh HelloHe pulls it out and plugs it in, inserting a floppy, and the demo begins to run, flawlessly. The Macintosh becomes the first computer to introduce itself, speaking in a tremulous voice:

Hello, I am Macintosh. It sure is great to get out of that bag!

Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking, I’d like to share with you a maxim I thought of the first time I met an IBM mainframe: Never trust a computer that you can’t lift!

Obviously, I can talk, but right now I’d like to sit back and listen. So it is with considerable pride that I introduce a man who has been like a father to me… Steve Jobs!

Pandemonium reigns as the demo completes. Steve has the biggest smile I’ve ever seen on his face, obviously holding back tears as he is overwhelmed by the moment. The ovation continues for at least five minutes before he quiets the crowd down.

Steve Jobs pround of introducing Macintosh

A father’s pride. Steve Jobs hardly contains his emotion as the crowd acclaims the original Macintosh.

The rest of the meeting was an anti-climactic blur, as Steve runs through some marketing material and introduces new versions of the Lisa. He shows a slide-show tribute to the Mac team, with voice-overs from the most important contributors. Finally, he turns the meeting back to Al Eisenstadt, to announce the shareholder tallies and complete the formal portion of the shareholders’ meeting.

Steve Jobs on MacWorld Magazine 1984

Steve Jobs on MacWorld Magazine (1984).

Every member of the audience was given a copy of the first issue of MacWorld magazine, with Steve on the cover, as they departed. Most of the Mac team hung around near the stage, congratulating each other, waiting for the crowd to disperse.

A little bit later, after we returned to Bandley 3, we were surprised by a large Apple truck that pulled up in the parking lot near the back of the building. It contained 100 brand new Macintoshes, one for each member of the team, personalized with a little plaque on the back. Steve presented one at a time to each team member with a handshake and a smile as the rest of us stood around cheering.

We were so keyed up that it was impossible to get back to work that afternoon, but most of us didn’t want to go back home, either. The Macs were supposed to go on sale that very day, immediately following the introduction. I thought that it would make it more real to me if I actually could go out and buy one, so five or six of us walked to the nearest Apple dealer, to see if that was possible. The first, closest dealer didn’t have any units in stock, and said that they weren’t for sale yet, but we didn’t give up, and the next dealer was willing to sell me one, even though he didn’t have any units in yet either.

The Apple Macintosh Team

Band of Pirates. The proud Macintosh Team in 1984.

The story you read is courtesy of Andy Hertzfeld and his excellent Apple History website:  (A must read for any Apple fan).