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The Holy Grail (…with an eye twinkle…;-)

The Holy Grail (...with an eye twinkle...;-)

Apple store on 5th avenue, Manhattan, New York City (currently under renovation).
Taken – of course with an Apple iPhone 4 – during our visit in New York, April 2011.

We are a real (crazy) Apple family with:

1 iMac 27"
2 MacBook Pro 15"
1 MacBook Air 11"
1 iPad
2 iPhone 4
1 iPhone 3GS
1 iPhone 3G
1 iPod Touch
2 iPod Nano
2 iPod Shuffle

Comments and favs welcome, even from poor Microsoft Windows Users 😉

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL; NYSE: AAPL; previously Apple Computer, Inc.) is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; Logic Studio, a suite of music production tools; the Safari web browser; and iOS, a mobile operating system. As of October 2010, the company operates 317 retail stores in ten countries, and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. As of May 2011, Apple is one of the largest companies in the world and the most valuable technology company in the world, having surpassed Microsoft.

Established on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California, and incorporated January 3, 1977, the company was previously named Apple Computer, Inc., for its first 30 years, but removed the word "Computer" on January 9, 2007, to reflect the company’s ongoing expansion into the consumer electronics market in addition to its traditional focus on personal computers. As of September 2010, Apple had 46,600 full time employees and 2,800 temporary full time employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of $65.23 billion.

For reasons as various as its philosophy of comprehensive aesthetic design to its distinctive advertising campaigns, Apple has established a unique reputation in the consumer electronics industry. This includes a customer base that is devoted to the company and its brand, particularly in the United States. Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The company has also received widespread criticism for its contractors’ labor, environmental, and business practices.

While this brand loyalty is considered unusual for any product, Apple appears not to have gone out of its way to create it. At one time, Apple evangelists were actively engaged by the company, but this was after the phenomenon was already firmly established. Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki has called the brand fanaticism "something that was stumbled upon". Apple has, however, supported the continuing existence of a network of Mac User Groups in most major and many minor centers of population where Mac computers are available.

Mac users would meet at the European Apple Expo and the San Francisco Macworld … Read More

Empire State – NY – Aerial Check out

Empire State - NY - Aerial View

The Empire State Creating is a 102-story skyscraper positioned in Midtown Manhattan, New York Metropolis, on Fifth Avenue in between West 33rd and thirty fourth Streets. It has a roof peak of 1,250 toes (380 m), and with its antenna spire incorporated, it stands a total of 1,454 toes (443 m) large. Its title is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest making for nearly forty a long time, from its completion in early 1931 right up until the topping out of the first Globe Trade Center’s North Tower in late 1970. Next the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Creating was once more the tallest making in New York (though it was no more time the tallest in the US or the planet), right up until 1 Globe Trade Heart achieved a larger peak on April thirty, 2012. The Empire State Creating is at present the fourth-tallest concluded skyscraper in the United States (just after the 1 Globe Trade Heart, the Willis Tower and Trump Intercontinental Hotel and Tower, equally in Chicago), and the twenty fifth-tallest in the planet (the tallest now is Burj Khalifa, positioned in Dubai). It is also the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.

The Empire State Creating is commonly thought of as an American cultural icon. It is designed in the distinct Artwork Deco fashion and has been named as a person of the 7 Wonders of the Contemporary Globe by the American Modern society of Civil Engineers. The making and its avenue flooring inside are specified landmarks of the New York Metropolis Landmarks Preservation Commission, and verified by the New York Metropolis Board of Estimate. It was specified as a Countrywide Historic Landmark in 1986. In 2007, it was rated number a person on the AIA’s Checklist of America’s Favored Architecture.

The making is owned by the Empire State Realty Belief, of which Anthony Malkin serves as Chairman, CEO and President.[seventeen] In 2010, the Empire State Creating underwent a $550 million renovation, with $120 million put in to rework the making into a additional energy successful and eco-pleasant structure.[eighteen] The Empire State Creating is the tallest Management in Energy and Environmental Style (LEED)-qualified making in the United States, getting received a gold LEED ranking in September 2011.

Heritage
The web site of the Empire State Creating was first formulated as the John Thompson Farm in the late 18th century. At the time, a stream ran throughout the web site, emptying into Sunfish Pond, positioned a block away. Commencing in the late nineteenth century, the block was occupied by the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, frequented by The 4 Hundred, the social elite of New York.

The limestone for the Empire State Creating arrived from the Empire Mill in Sanders, Indiana which is an unincorporated city adjacent to Bloomington, Indiana. The Empire Mill Land office environment is near State Street 37 and Old State Street 37 just south of Bloomington. Bloomington, Bedford and Oolitic area are … Read More