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The late Steve Jobs, possibly one of the most iconic individuals and inspirational company founders of our time, suffered numerous setbacks in his career before eventually returning to Cupertino to inject life back into his beloved Apple in a true phoenix from the flames fairytale story. The proposed movie of his life, as scripted by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin and rumored to be directed by Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire fame, seems set to face a journey of similar obstacles after a surprising turnaround by Sony Pictures.

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After the reported Leonardo DiCaprio talks broke down, it looked as though Christian Bale was a sure bet to play Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic written by Aaron Sorkin. Earmarked for the lead role and lauded as the perfect fit by Sorkin himself, we’d begun looking ahead to the movies eventual release, with the small matter of the main title characters apparently done and dusted. Yesterday, it emerged that Bale had dramatically swerved the opportunity to play Jobs, but it seems a replacement may already have been found in the form of Michael Fassbender.

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Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic is having something of a hard time of it of late. First, apparently after plenty of negotiations, Leonardo DiCaprio decided that the role of Steve Jobs wasn’t for him which opened the door for British actor and Batman himself Christian Bale. Now it’s looking increasingly like Sorkin will once again have to be on the lookout for a new Jobs after Bale reportedly decided that he too won’t be playing the iconic Apple co-founder.

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With Christian Bale having now been confirmed as playing Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic of the Apple co-founder, it seemed that Aaron Sorkin’s much delayed and at one point almost crippled project was starting to gather pace. Today it now looks like it’s well and truly trundling along rather nicely with rumors now swirling that the part of Jobs’ partner in creating Apple has also been cast.

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From Batman to American Psycho, it’s fair to say that actor Christian Bale has played some volatile characters over the years, and as rumored, will now assume the role of the genius that was Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. While not quite in the same league as those aforementioned characters, the late, great innovator was renowned for his big personality as well as knack for dreaming up era-defining products, and as such, Bale may have his work cut out in this biopic commissioned by Sony Pictures.

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The rumored partnership of David Fincher and Christian Bale may be no more, with two new names now in the frame to make Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic.

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You’ll often hear folks wax poetic about the convenience of ‘The Cloud,’ and how easy it is to store files in this mysterious, seemingly invisible location. Of course, us geeks know that The Cloud, such as it is, consists of rooms upon rooms of ultra-fast hardware designed to mass-store and transfer our files, leaving us able to continue about our business without worrying about issues such as hard drive failure. But as rather comically displayed in the latest Cameron Diaz movie, The Cloud throws up its own set of pitfalls, and if you don’t take the time to fully comprehend who can see and access the files you frivolously upload, the consequences can be catastrophic. Very, very catastrophic.

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Good news for Netflix users: the famous online media streaming service is now offering to stream “Jobs”, the infamous biographic movie based on Steve Jobs, founder and visionary behind the Cupertino tech giant Apple Inc., and starring Ashton Kutcher, who portrayed the character of Steve Jobs for the silver screen.

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Yesterday, it became apparent that actor Christian Bale may well be in the running to play Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic, written by Aaron Sorkin. Rumor has it that Sorkin will team up once again with director David Fincher, with whom he made The Social Network, and with the script ready, the process of arranging the cast and crew looks well under way. To give us an idea of how Bale might look as Jobs, one image editing wiz has superimposed his face into the famous pose of the late Apple co-founder from the front cover of his official biography, and in all honesty, he pulls off the look plausibly.

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The life and times of Steve Jobs is a pretty interesting story for those who have yet to read the Walter Isaacson biography, and even though the only officially authorized book on the late Apple co-founder and former CEO has its fair share of critics, we’re still very much enthused by the prospect of the upcoming Sony Pictures movie, based heavily upon the Isaacson biog. No less, of course, because scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin, of The Social Network fame, has a credible track record for turning tech stories into Hollywood blockbusters, and as the search for an actor to play Jobs continues, Christian Bale has emerged as a front-runner.

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With any new technology standards or formats, there’s always a trial stage whereby an assessment is made as to whether moving towards it is a viable or necessary pursuit. While 3DTV continues to struggle through lack of content and general interest, 4K looks to be taking strides as the next de facto quality level for our viewing pleasure, and the Blu-ray Disc Association’s decision to announce 4K Blu-ray discs suggests that this will be the natural next step.

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The movie ‘Jobs,’ which stars Ashton Kutcher as the late, great Apple co-founder, released back in August to mixed reviews, and due to some quite blatant oversights and misrepresentations of the truth, seemed not even to live up to expectation, which was modest at best. Still, today, the very Hollywood take on the life and times of Mr. Jobs is now available for all to see on DVD, Blu-ray as well as digitally through none other than Apple’s own iTunes.

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