Baby Steve Jobs

Baby Steve Jobs

A few weeks back, after the passing of Steve Jobs – I knew little Zeke would have to be a baby Steve Jobs for Halloween. Steve Jobs was a brilliant innovator who left this Earth way too soon.

So yes, I dressed my infant son up in a Steve Jobs costume – except he is not just regular Steve Jobs, he is

Baby Steve Jobs

Baby Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Costume

If you are looking for a geek costume for baby or perhaps a super simple DIY costume, why not dress your baby up as the ultimate Apple genius.

So how do you put together a Steve Jobs Costume? It’s super easy and very affordable. Well, affordable – minus the Apple products, of course.

  • Round glasses (these are Harry Potty glasses)
  • An Apple
  • Blue Jeans
  • Black Turtle Neck Shirt
  • White Running Shoes (purchase at a resale store)
  • iPad, iPhone and Macbook Pro

R.I.P. STEVE

Today, my dear friend Mary Graham posted a link to Steve Jobs eulogy – written by his sister, Mona Simpson. When you have a few minutes, give it a good read. The piece is so touching and gives an inside look to the Steve Jobs no one knew.

So in addition to being a brilliant genius and head honcho at Apple – Steve Jobs was a good man, wonderful father, a devoted husband and a loving brother. All of which I hope my little Zeke (and other boys!) will grow up to be.

 “If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.”  Steve Jobs, Playboy, 1985

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Love What You Do – Steve Jobs

Love What You Do – Steve Jobs

This is one of my favorite quotes from Steve Jobs:

steve jobs quote

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. – Steve Jobs

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I am finally there.

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Are You Doing What You Love?

Steve Jobs in Heaven

Steve Jobs in Heaven

Steve Jobs in heaven.

Steve Jobs in heaven

When is the last time this device was upgraded? It really needs to be more user friendly. Who’s in charge of innovation up here? Is this available in other colors?

Apparently there are a few cartoons of Steve Jobs going around in regards to him in heaven. Meant as a sweet memory, apparently these are rubbing some people the wrong way – as Steve Jobs was a Buddhist.

Heaven or wherever you are – Steve, you will be missed.

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iHelp. iPad Aids the Autistic

iHelp. iPad Aids the Autistic

Note: This post is random. It’s about a friend who made a vidcast, which wasn’t what I expected, which made me realize that my toy was really something that could help people with a disability – which made me think – if Apple can help and if Apple is selling millions of products – why aren’t they helping? I digress… here’s the post.

So I have a friend at work. She hosts our Revolve Tour Events (shameless plug – if you have a teen girl she really needs this event, btw) and I just adore her. Her name is Courtney. See –> isn’t she darling!

Courtney Clark Cleveland

ANYWHO – she is one of those people who KNOWS how to live. She wears a smile at all times (minus the above picture, where she is too preoccupied sticking my statue of a hand up her nose) and her personality is bigger than my pug (which he is PRETTY BIG). And that’s a good thing. Well my pug being huge isn’t good – but Courtney’s personality is.

my very large pug

My very large pug – named Animal

Anyways, one of the projects we work on together are vidcasts for our Revolve Tour audience. Courtney is always a ball of fun.  I always anticipate a lot of laughter when watching her stuff.

A few Mondays ago, I sat down opened her email, clicked the link to watch her latest vidcast…. and then proceeded to SOB.

Courtney had been working at a camp where she said she would tape a vidcast. The vidcast is of a friend she had met named Koren. Koren is trapped in her body. Her central nervous system just doesn’t work. It appears that nobody is home, but somebody is home. Her friend, Koren’s sister – Alexis was there to help her communicate with Courtney – get this… she communicated via an iPad.

I sobbed while watching this. Then I started researching iPads and disabilities – and I started to realize the magnitude of this technology.

  • Here is the post from Courtney – if you feel like you needs a good cry – I WARNED YOU.

So all of this had me thinking…..

Can this iPad that I play ANGRY BIRDS with really help someone in need?

Apparently YES and in a big way.

And it’s not just iPads, iPod Touches have helped assist the disabled for a while, and the iPad with the size has increased usability.

ATMac – Assistive Technology for Apple and Mac Users

This is a great website dedicated to covering all Apple products wit a slant towards disability.

iHelp for Autism

San Francisco Weekly featured a post last week on a Autistic child and his iPad. Also on the development and study of autism and usages of the iPad.

While I hate that some people down the idea of using the iPad – it’s the media and news and SOMEONE is bound to disagree.

Reading thru the comments, you can see people respond on how their child with special needs or autism are using the iPad and seeing success.

Steve Jobs & Apple – Here Their Voices – iHelp

While some of us think of the iPad as an expensive toy – the thought of this device being able to help a person with autism or a person with a disability amazes me. Does anyone know if Apple offers a discount to people with autism or a disability? If not. Steve Jobs and Apple – you should step up. Here these voices. See the opportunity. Embrace what your technology can do for those less fortunate. And make your tribe love you even more. iHelp? Please?

iPads for people with disabilities - help them Steve with your technology!

Hey, it’s worth a try. Steve, be more than a technology changer – be a life changer.

3.27 Million iPads Sold.

Apple has sold 3.27 million iPads in the first 3 months of it’s release. I think that means there is plenty of money in the bank Apple. Do it.

iHelp uHelp LetsHelp – how? I know this maybe a long shot – but won’t hurt to throw out there…

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iPhone 4G –  Mommy Likes.

iPhone 4G – Mommy Likes.

The new iPhone 4G was officially announced at WWDC on June 7, 2010. Below are details of the newest Apple product, the official iPhone 4G video and a graphic displaying what I really feel about the vibes Steve Jobs is sending to us iPhone 4G lusters.

Official iPhone 4G Release Date

The new iPhone 4G will officially release on June 24th in select countries. Pre-order will begin on June 15, 2010. Just a few days, so if you want to pre-order – be ready! 

iPhone 4G

iPhone 4G New Features

This is an all-new design. Steve and his team have done it again! The iPhone 4G will feature a LONGER lasting battery (thank YOU! my Words with Friends playing drains my current battery)

The new phone is powered by an A4 CPU (the same chip used in the iPad) and sports a 3.5-inch screen with 960×640 resolution, dual mics, and an upgraded camera system that will include HD video recording and editing capabilities.

  • 9.3mm thick, 24% thinner than current iPhone
  • 3.5  display, same as current iPhone
  • 326 ppi display, 4 times the previous iPhone’s pixel density
  • Case uses stainless steel and glass, including a glass back for the device
  • Powered by the A4 chip Larger battery means 7 hours of talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music and 300 hours of standby
  • 7.2MB download and 5.8MB upload speeds, depending on carrier capabilities
  • Gyroscope in addition to accelerometer
  • 5MP camera with 5x zoom, tap to focus and LED flash
  • HD video recording, and iMovie for editing video on the iPhone
  • Front- and rear-facing cameras for FaceTime, the new video chat app
  • iOS will allow for multitasking

Official iPhone 4G Video

Steve Jobs Owns You

As sour as I am that my contract doesn’t renew soon when it comes to the new features on the iPhone 4G – I will eventually get this phone!