Steve Jobs has recently stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Inc. This decision seems to be due to the fact that he has been on medical leave for an undisclosed reason since January 17, and he feels that he cannot do his job properly anymore. In an email to his coworkers he wrote, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as CEO of Apple.”
Jobs has handed over the responsibilities of CEO to the Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook. Cook has been with Apple for 13 years and has been running the company while Jobs has been away.
Jobs also stated in his letter to employees that, “I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.”
A new iPhone 4 case is available that allows you to stitch your own designs into it. It’s called the DIY Case for iPhone 4 and is available on the Connect design website for $18. The picture on the left shows just a few design ideas, but if you go to the website, you can find many more! Check it out now!
Apple has just realeased a new app into the app store. It’s called Mobile MIM and used primarily for medical imaging. The app is for the physicians who aren’t able to be in the office but have an important and urgent patient who needs a test or scan of some kind. With the Mobile MIM app, the images can be sent to the physician’s iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and he/she can view them from wherever he/she is. This app allows the physician to make a diagnosis and give the patient the medications they need, even if he/she can’t be in the office.
This app was one of the first in July 2008 when the app store first began, but the FDA ordered that it be removed. The FDA has just recently cleared this app, but says it should never be used for x-rays or mammograms because the screens of the iDevices do not have high enough resolution. They do, however, have enough resolution to view images like CT scans, MRIs, and nuclear imaging scans.
The app is available for free now at the app store. But even though the app is free, it costs to send or receive an image and to purchase software that serves images to the devices from within the physician’s institution.
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