The Mac world never stops turning and sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to write about all the fun and facinating stories that break about our favourite technology company. 

Here are a few of the stories we haven't had time to cover. 

Nose Jobs

We loved Cult of Mac's "Nose Jobs: The Story Behind The Most Incredible Steve Jobs Photo You’ve Never Seen".

It's an amazing photo of a young Steve Jobs wearing a comedy Groucho Marks style glasses and nose combo (what do you call one of them?)

At least we presume its Jobs and not Aston Kutcher.


Speaking of whom, did you hear that Kutcher, in an effort to get into the psyche of Steve Jobs in order to play the Apple founder in the jOBS movie went on an all fruit diet and ended up in hospital?

Kutcher tried a fruit-only diet in preparation for his role as Jobs, who was known to adhere to the diet. "First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues," Kutcher said after the film's screening on Sunday. "I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was doubled over in pain."

"My pancreas levels were completely out of whack," Kutcher added. "It was really terrifying… considering everything," he said, referring to Jobs' death in October 2011 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. 


It's not only Kutcher who's been looking like Jobs recently. Yet another Jobs doll has turned up, this time he is shown sitting on a leather chair. Canadian Reviewer has the story.

We don't imagine it will be on sale for very long… 


This story on CoDesign is worth a look. This slideshow of "23 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be" is intriguing. Could the 'Bashful' be seen as a precursor to the iPad?  

Gates denies 'our kids love Apple' claims

If you recall, the other week we wrote that Microsoft founder Bill Gates' children have been asking for Apple products but they are banned from owning them.

"Of course they ask," said his wife, adding: "But they get Windows technology. The wealth from our family came from Microsoft so why would we invest in a competitor?"

Now Bill Gates has claimed that his wife was lying. During an interview on FOX Business Network, Gates said: “Well, they never asked. So I don’t know. It would be interesting if they did ask, but they love their Windows phones and they love their Windows PCs.”

CultofMac has more info.

Our favourite Apple patent of the week

This weeks most surprising Apple patent development is for sensors that are embedded into footwear and tell you when it is time to buy some new shoes.  

Apple describes the technology as "Shoe wear-out sensor, body-bar sensing system, unitless activity assessment and associated methods."

We are sure that Apple has something up its sleeve with regards to wearable technology, but we were expecting a watch or glasses.

Cnet has the story.

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