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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
By United Press International
David Fincher to potentially direct new Steve Jobs film

David Fincher to potentially direct new Steve Jobs film

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures will consider David Fincher to serve as director for their new film about Steve Jobs.
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Apple co-founder says cloud storage leaves companies open to spying

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says tech companies depending on cloud storage of data have left that data open to prying by national security agencies.

Steve Jobs' house reviewed for historical designation

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Los Altos, Calif., home in which Steve Jobs built his first Apple computers is under consideration for honor, a historical commission said.
Dust buster digitally removed from 'Jobs' garage scene

Dust buster digitally removed from 'Jobs' garage scene

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Director Joshua Michael Stern says he was so determined to accurately portray the time period during which his Steve Jobs bio-picture "Jobs" is set that he digitally removed a dust buster vacuum from a scene after realizing it hadn't been invented yet.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
By United Press International
Apple-1 sells for $387,750 in Christie's online auction

Apple-1 sells for $387,750 in Christie's online auction

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- One of Apple's first computers sold for $387,750 in an online auction, beating the price paid for one sold at auction in Germany in May, Christie's says.

Steve Wozniak visited West, Kardashian, baby at hospital

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he visited Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in the hospital a day after the celebrity couple's daughter, North, was born.

Apple co-founder Wozniak says he admires whistle-blower Edward Snowden

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak says he admires Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on U.S. monitoring of citizens.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 1, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
By United Press International

Man arrested for alleged threat on senator

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- California state Sen. Leland Yee, a gun-control advocate, said a death-threat email he received a month ago detailed the weapons that would be used to kill him.

Wozniak responds to movie portrayal

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says a scene shown in a new clip from the upcoming Steve Jobs movie biography starring Ashton Kutcher didn't happen as presented.
Wozniak applies for Australian citizenship

Wozniak applies for Australian citizenship

BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak said Saturday he has applied for Australian citizenship.
Wozniak waits in line to buy iPhone5

Wozniak waits in line to buy iPhone5

SYDNEY, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Lines formed around the world to buy Apple's iPhone5 Friday, officials said. The company's co-founder, Steve Wozniak, waited in a line in Australia.
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Steve Wozniak, one of the founders of Apple Computer, answers at Macworld in San Francisco on January 9, 2007. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
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Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak (born August 11, 1950) is an American computer engineer and programmer who founded Apple Computer, Co. (now Apple Inc.) with co-founder, Steve Jobs, and Ronald Wayne. His inventions and machines are credited with contributing significantly to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s. Wozniak created the Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s.

Wozniak has several nicknames, including "The Woz", "Wonderful Wizard of Woz" and "iWoz" (a reference to the ubiquitous naming scheme for Apple products). "WoZ" (short for "Wheels of Zeus") is also the name of a company Wozniak founded. He is sometimes known as the "Other Steve" of Apple Computer, the better known Steve being co-founder Steve Jobs. He is of mostly Polish ancestry.

In 1970, Wozniak became friends with Steve Jobs, when Jobs worked for the summer at a company where Wozniak was working on a mainframe computer. According to Wozniak's autobiography, iWoz, Jobs had the idea to sell the computer as a fully assembled printed circuit board. Wozniak, at first skeptical, was later convinced by Jobs that even if they were not successful they could at least say to their grandkids they had had their own company. Together they sold some of their possessions (such as Wozniak's HP scientific calculator and Jobs's Volkswagen van), raised USD $1,300, and assembled the first prototypes in Jobs's bedroom and later (when there was no space left) in Jobs's garage. Wozniak's apartment in San Jose was filled with monitors, electronic devices, and some computer games Wozniak had developed, similar to SuperPong but with voice overs to the blips on the screen. Wozniak carried electronic devices with him often, and would entertain party goers with novel devices.

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