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"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?"
Not unexpected news, but still sad: Apple founder Steve Jobs has passed away. Lifehacker rounded up the practical lessons we can learn from his life back when he left the CEO post at Apple earlier this year, and that still seems the most useful thing for us to focus on, along with his remarks on how the certainty of death influences all your decisions. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." --Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple's CEO for health reasons is going to dominate the headlines for days to come. We'll leave the business analysis and speculation to others; in line with Lifehacker's focus on productivity, here are our favourite lessons learned from Jobs.
12:10 PM: The Stevenote is over, and here's what you missed: The 3G iPhone Is Official, July 11th Starting at $199, iPhone 2.0 Software Available in Early July Free for iPhone (10 bucks for existing iPod touch users), iPhone App Store Available in Early July, Loaded with Apps, and Confirmed: Mac OS 10.6 Is Snow Leopard (though we don't know anything about it yet.)
Tomorrow morning at 10AM US Pacific time, some guy named Steve Something from some company called Orange—no, Apple—will make some kind of announcement probably involving some phone, and maybe some computer operating system. We're not going to be there when all this happens, but we will be picking out the good parts reported by all the poor schlubs competing for not-blurry pictures and Wi-Fi connectivity who are. Rumours abound for what Apple news the Stevenote might reveal tomorrow—what are you hoping to hear? Tell us in the comments.