Steve Jobs steps down, Rewards Cards and Back to School Tech
Welcome in to Episode 102 of Waves of Tech. Steve Jobs dropped the single largest news item of the week by announcing his resignation as CEO of Apple, Inc. Immediately, Apple stocked dropped 7%. This shows the polarizing figure that Jobs has become in the market place. With lots of fear in their heart and minds, analysts began questioning the next steps for Apple as Tim Cook takes over as CEO. We weigh in with our thoughts on the matter.
When it comes to rewards cards, security is always an issue. How freely do we offer up our phone numbers, names, and addresses without really knowing who is around. Steve has a great story that should teach us to better filter ourselves when it comes to providing personal information in such an open fashion.
School starts up for many this week, whether that be in junior high, high school, or college. So, let’s kick off the school year with some cool tech tips that will keep your data safe, your schedule in line, your finances in order, and your mind at piece! Don’t forget about these important items: new alarm clock, backup equipment, digital textbooks, and so much more. Finally, be sure to tune into our discussion on the annual “Mindset List” for incoming freshman college students. We pull out all the tech related items and share ‘em here with you. Again, thanks for the continued support and we hope you enjoy riding…the waves of tech.
1. Steve Jobs steps down
2. Secure rewards card information? (phone, name, address please)
3. Subway story
4. Back to school tech
- Digital text books
- Macbook Air/Pro or PC
- Backup Equipment (Flash Drives/External HDs)
- New set of ear buds
- Apps: Scheduler, Documents to go, Mint, Flash Cards, DropBox
- A good alarm clock
5. The Mindset List
- There has always been an Internet ramp onto the information highway.
- They “swipe” cards, not merchandise.
- As they’ve grown up on websites and cell phones, adult experts have constantly fretted about their alleged deficits of empathy and concentration.
- Amazon has never been just a river in South America.
- Video games have always had ratings.
- Dial-up is soooooooooo last century!
- Music has always been available via free downloads.
- Electric cars have always been humming in relative silence on the road.
- Some of them have been inspired to actually cook by watching the Food Channel.
- Their parents have always been able to create a will and other legal documents online.
- “PC” has come to mean Personal Computer, not Political Correctness.