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The written instructions from the company hosting the international phone hook-up were brutally specific. Dial in on a landline, they said, because using a mobile would result in "the clarity of the call" being "severely impacted". There was a considerable irony to this, given that the bloke on the other end of the line was Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, the company that transformed telephony and much else when it launched the first smartphone in 2007.

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It's almost hard to believe it's actually happening, considering Sony's Steve Jobs movie seemed like such a total clusterf**k. But there they are: Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen as Apple co-founders Jobs and Wozniak. Someone snapped shots of real Hollywood actors on the set of a real Steve Jobs film that you might actually see in theatres.

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Steve Wozniak is arguably the more universally loved of the Apple founders, having been instrumental in Apple's early successes while still retaining an engineer's perspective on how he runs his life. Here's what he's got to say about design, fun and why Microsoft may have been responsible for the pre-OS X version of Mac OS running so badly. Giz AU reports live from Sydney...

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You gotta hand it to Steve Wozniak, he's his own man. When there's a new toy he wants, it doesn't matter if there's an Apple on it or not, he's going to get it. He'll go straight to Google if necessary.

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The Australian Chambers Business Conference will be hosting its inaugural event in Queensland at the start of June. While that information would generally make most Giz readers yawn, the announcement has been made interesting by the inclusion of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as one of the key speakers.