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Michael Fassbender still doesn’t look much like Steve Jobs in first teaser trailer

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.

The first official trailer for the Steve Jobs movie we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The one-minute clip gives us an early look at Michael Fassbender as Apple’s co-founder and former CEO, along with co-stars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels.

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Steve Jobs actor still uses a broken iPhone 4

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Even his Ancient Greek character in 300 had a 5s.

Michael Fassbender is a lot of things: actor, producer, Magneto … but one thing he isn’t is on the cutting edge of technology.

The man playing Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic from director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) confessed in a recent interview that he is a little behind the times, phone-wise.

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Michael Fassbender responds to doubts that he can play Steve Jobs

Fassbender as Steve Jobs. Photo: Sean Nung/Instagram

Fassbender as Steve Jobs. Photo: Sean Nung/Instagram

It’s no secret that Michael Fassbender — the actor probably best-known for playing Magneto in X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past — wasn’t writer Aaron Sorkin’s first choice for the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic.

But in a new interview, Fassbender says the screenwriter’s early lack of faith in him isn’t something he’s too bothered by, and puts it down to a difference of opinion.

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Steve Jobs’ business cards sell for $10,000

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Three slices of tech history. Photo: Marin School

Three of Steve Jobs’ old business cards — each representing a different phase of his career — have sold at auction for a whopping $10,050.

Spanning the years 1984 to 1990, the cards name Jobs as president of NeXT and chairman of the board at Apple and Pixar, the three companies Jobs was deeply involved with during his career.

So who bought them? Read on to find out.

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Read the first ever article written about Apple

Woz and Jobs in their early days at Apple.

Woz and Jobs in their early days at Apple.

Apple’s not exactly hurting for press coverage these days. There was a time, though, when the company was desperate for any bit of publicity it could drum up. That time was February 1977, when The Apple Computer Company spoke to Kilobaud magazine for a multi-page feature article.

I don’t know whether my favorite bit of the resulting article is the crowing about 10 Apple computers selling in three weeks (the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold 10 million in their opening weekend) or Steve Jobs not yet mastering the art of selling by admitting the machine “is not for everybody,” but it makes for fun reading nonetheless.

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Steve Jobs’ business cards from Apple, Pixar and NeXT go up for auction

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You can own a bit of Steve Jobs memorabilia for a good cause. Photo: Apple

Steve Jobs memorabilia collectors can now grab the holy trifecta of business cards while also doing a bit of good along the way.

Three of Jobs’ business cards from his days at Apple, Pixar and NeXT are up for auction, with proceeds going to The Marin School in California. Bidding started at $600 but it’s already up to $2,405.

Here’s a look at the cards you’ll win if you place the high bid:

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Steve Jobs’ favorite musician thinks we’re all going to own an Apple Watch

John Mayer and Steve Jobs at the iPod Mini unveiling. Photo: Apple

John Mayer and Steve Jobs at the iPod Mini unveiling. Photo: Apple

John Mayer is world renowned for his skill at plucking strings on a guitar while singing breathy love lyrics. He’s also well known as a lover of expensive mechanical watches, but when it comes to the future of wrist wear, Mayer admits pretty much everyone’s just going to buy an Apple Watch now.

“We’re all going to end up with the Apple Watch, I don’t care what you say,” says Mayer. “Even if you have to wear it on your right hand.”

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Play with Jobs & Woz phone phreak machines without breaking the law

A phreaker box on display. Photo: Marcin Wichary/FlickrCC

A phreaker box on display. Photo: Marcin Wichary/FlickrCC

Way back in the day (1972), Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak designed and started selling “blue boxes,” devices that generated specific tones that would game the telephone networks of the day (called “phreaking.” These would allow phone phreaks to make free long distance calls, for instance.

It was illegal then (the two Steve’s inspiration, “Cap’n Crunch” Draper, was sent to prison for five years for his own phreaking attempts), but you can get the same fun minus the jail time now at a new website that emulates the blue boxes of yesteryear.

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How to turn great iOS app ideas into something real

Time to find a great programmer.

Time to find a great programmer. Photo: Graham Bower/Cult of Mac

My friends, family and even complete strangers are constantly asking me how to get their million-dollar app idea in the App Store.

This is always a shocker for me because, after countless hours of hard work over the past two years, my app is barely breaking even.

But I can offer one solid piece of advice for anybody hoping to turn a clever idea into a world-beating app: Find yourself an amazing developer and hold on tight.

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Woz needs our help to become a Madame Tussauds wax figure!

Woz needs your help! Photo: Robert Scoble

Woz needs your help! Photo: Robert Scoble/Flickr CC

It’s time for the Cult of Mac to mobilize. Apple co-founder, Segway enthusiast and all-around snuggly bear Steve Wozniak has won many honors and awards over the years, but this could be the greatest one yet: He’s up to be turned into a wax figure at Madame Tussauds!

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