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Steve Jobs Would Probably Have Hated This E-Book Republishing His Mails To Customers

Steve Jobs Would Probably Have Hated This E-Book Republishing His Mails To Customers

Over the years, Steve wrote hundreds of mostly terse, often funny, irritable or persnickety emails to Apple customers who wrote him at (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address). Now a whole book of them is being published.

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Steve Jobs: iWeb Is Dead, Long Live iCloud

Steve Jobs: iWeb Is Dead, Long Live iCloud

If you’re still hosting on iWeb and worried about what yet another year without an update means especially after the announcement of iCloud, prepare to have your worst fears confirmed.

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Steve Jobs Says AirPrint Is A Giant Leap, More Printers To Be Supported Soon

Steve Jobs Says AirPrint Is A Giant Leap, More Printers To Be Supported Soon

One of the most frustrating aspects of iOS 4.2 and OS X 10.6.5 is how Apple’s new wireless printing standard, AirPrint, was gimped at the last minute from running on pretty much every shared network printer connected to a Mac to only officially supported on 11 AirPrint-compatible printers.

One iPad owner named Stan was so frustrated, in fact, that he wrote to Steve Jobs. “You got me all hyped about AirPrint. Now with iOS 4.2 released, I find out that I can only print on 11 select printers. Seriously?!”

Seriously, replies Steve, before reassuring Stan that the move to driverless, wireless printing is a vast undertaking, and that iOS 4.2’s AirPrint support is only the first step.

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Steve Jobs: No, We’re Not Going To Price Match Your $399 TJ Maxx iPad

Steve Jobs: No, We’re Not Going To Price Match Your $399 TJ Maxx iPad

No surprises here, but if you’re not one of the lucky bastiches who manages to score himself a $399 iPad from TJ Maxx or Marshall’s this Black Friday, don’t expect the Apple Store to price match: as an email from Steve Jobs makes abundantly clear, TJ Maxx is not an authorized reseller, and they are selling them for $399 at a loss.

Steve Jobs: Final Cut Will Get An Update In Early 2011

Steve Jobs: Final Cut Will Get An Update In Early 2011

As a rule, Apple is secretive about when to expect updates to their product lines, but if you know Cupertino’s history of past releases, it’s usually pretty easy to guess when they are likely to announce a new product.

Most of the time, that’s good enough, except when it isn’t. As film postproduction consultant Dustyn Gobler notes, when Apple is secretive about future plans for its software suites — in this case, Final Cut Pro — people who are running their businesses on that software can get edgy.

Gobler decided to write Steve Jobs and see what was happening with Final Cut. As he put it, “My clients are making multi-year, hundreds of thousands of dollars decisions and we need to know what’s going on with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Server, and Xsan.   We need to know that Apple won’t abandon Final Cut Pro because selling iPads is more lucrative.”

Steve quickly got back to him with a response, assuring him that “a great release of Final Cut is coming early next year.” It was, of course, sent from his iPad.

Gobler’s full email contains a larger plea to Steve to allow the product managers of their pro apps to begin transparently blogging about what Apple is working on, which of course went unaddressed, but come on: good for customers or no, that’s just not Apple’s style.

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Steve Jobs: “AirPrint Has Not Been Pulled” From iOS 4.2

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Yesterday, reports suggested that support for Apple’s AirPrint feature had been plucked from iOS 4.2 for shared printers connected to Macs and PCs, leaving only a subset of AirPrint-compatible HP printers mentioned in the official developer documentation.

Has Apple just had last minute compatibility problems they’re not willing to delay their iOS 4.2 update for, or has the AirPrint feature been canceled? Not according to Steve Jobs, but unfortunately, his comments on the matter aren’t particularly illuminating.

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Steve Jobs: “We Don’t See USB 3 Taking Off”

Steve Jobs: “We Don’t See USB 3 Taking Off”

If you’re expecting an imminent refresh of Apple’s MacBook, Mac Pro and iMac lines supporting the blistering fast USB 3.0 standard, don’t hold your breath: Steve Jobs says they don’t care about USB 3.0 right now.

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