The authorized biography of Steve Jobs, written by Walter Isaacson, will be released Monday. Pre-orders for the book skyrocketed after the Apple founder’s death on October 5th. Many sources are now revealing some of the details from the biography.
The Huffington Post reveals this quote from the book, in which Jobs’ feelings toward Android are made crystal clear:
I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product.
I don’t know if I believe Steve could have destroyed Android (or that it should be destroyed at all). But I am pre-ordering the book because I want to have a glimpse into the mind of such a driven, brilliant man.
… and I plan to read it on my iPad 2. (Love ya, Apple.)
When we open the box to see our new, shiny electronic waiting to power on, it’s hard to imagine that someday it just won’t work anymore.
So what can we expect when we drop $150 on the latest Nano? RealSimple.com walks you though the life span of your iPod, cell phone, flat-screen TV, DVD player, and printer in a recent post called Extend the Life of Electronic Gear. Here’s a recap:
Your iPod has an average lifespan of two to three years. If you use it for workouts, make sure to keep it snug with an armband or protective cover. Jostling the battery can diminish it’s life, as can too much charging. That’s right! Let your battery completely die out at least once a month.
Your Cell Phone can last up to four years. Make the most of that time by keeping your phone away from extreme temperatures or direct sunlight. And again, make sure to let your battery die completely out at least once a week. Overcharging makes the battery weak.
Check out these stories of four veterans whose lives have been forever changed by their service dogs.
And don’t forget to make an exchange anytime before November 30, 2011 using the code “DONATE2VETS”! MaxBack will contribute $11 to Service Pets for Service Vets on your behalf!
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MaxBack is donating $11 to the Rocke Solid McShane Foundation for every cash-for-product exchange made now through November 30. With unprecedented demand for the new iPhone 4S, we are urging gadget-lovers to turn in their old cell phones for cash and help a veteran in need.
Use the code DONATE2VETS on the last step of your exchange process, and we’ll donate $11 to help veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Rocke Solid McShane Foundation (RSMF) is a national nonprofit that serves veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The foundation’s flagship program, Service Pets for Service Vets™, trains and certifies service dogs and pairs those dogs with veterans who have PTSD — all free-of-charge.
“MaxBack is proud to partner with Rocke Solid for thisVeterans Day promotion,” said MaxBack Program Coordinator Michael Ryan. “With the launch of the new iPhone, this is a perfect opportunity for anyone planning to upgrade to the next-generation phone to put some extra money in their pocket while making a life-changing charitable gift to a veteran.”
The National Alliance on Mental Illness defines PTSD as an anxiety disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. For veterans, PTSD was once referred to as “shell shock” or “battle fatigue” and is most often related to combat or military exposure. It affects an estimated 15 to 20 percent of veterans.
RSMF Executive Director Holly Dhaliwal said, “A study at Walter Reed [National Military Medical Center] shows that PTSD patients with service dogs were 40 percent less dependent on their medication and better able to maintain their recovery goals compared to patients without service dogs. Unlike a therapist, friend or even a spouse, a dog can help a vet with PTSD navigate daily stressors around the clock.”
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