Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
The NuGuard KX is no stranger to awards. It’s won a Gold Stevie for “New Product or Service of the year”, was named a winner in the “Beatweek Best of Show” at the 2013 CES, and no matter where it goes, it gets compliments on its movie star good looks. What can we say – it’s what happens when you live the extreme life of a KX. So it came as no surprise that the KX was invited to attend a pre-show event for the American Music Awards!
On Saturday, Nov. 23, OWC Larry and a few other members of Team OWC flew out for a quick trip to Los Angeles to participate in a celebrity gifting suite hosted at Club Nokia. Singers, actors, and TV stars were among the guests in attendance. Each star had an escort to take them around the booths to receive their assortment of free goodies. OWC was there to share our fabulous line of KX products.
We gifted the guests with KX cases for the iPhone 5/5S and 4/4S, iPad mini/with Retina display, and the newest edition for the iPad Air. And while we were there, we of course displayed some of our most popular OWC products and got a lot of people excited about upgrading their Macs as well!
Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | Author: OWC Jarrod
Working for a company named Other World Computing, you just know that we at the OWC Blog are big fans of the stars, both Trek and Wars.
That’s why you’ll have to forgive some of us for being just a tad giddy about the prospect of appearing in the new Star Wars film directed by J.J. Abrams and set for a 2015 release. A request for auditions to fill the roll of a “young woman to play 17-18 years old” and a “young man to play 19-23 years old” was posted online recently, and there are more than a few of us at OWC that might like to show off our acting chops.
If you’re interested in auditioning, you’ll need to submit your application by Dec. 3. You can check out opencastingcall2013.com for more details and maybe even some clues to plotlines in the new movie. (The male character description says he “has grown up without a father’s influence.” Sounds like Luke is a little too busy rebuilding the Jedi…).
So, break a leg! Unless you see someone there in an OWC polo shirt, that is.
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 | Author: OWC Jarrod
A neat little piece of computing history was uncovered and posted recently by the Computer History Museum. With the blessing of Apple, which still owns the copyright, the original DOS source code for the 1978 Apple II has been scanned and posted on the organization’s website for all to see.
It’s really a fascinating look into the past of Apple’s first mass-market computer. The documents include not only the actual code, but also some cool original pieces donated from Paul Laughton – the original creator of the code. Laughton was paid a sum of $13,000 for his work, according to the website.
The code is available free for all to download and use – for non-commercial purposes of course.
If looking at the calendar doesn’t remind Team OWC that the holidays are right around the corner, then looking out of the window of our Woodstock, Ill. headquarters sure will.
The first snow of the season blanketed the northern Illinois area yesterday, serving as a reminder of the imminent winter months ahead. But whatever storms lie ahead, our team members in Woodstock and Nevada are ready and committed to getting deliveries shipped on time.
And while snowy days are just another day at the office for OWC operationally, as a reminder for time-sensitive packages, ordering early is still best to protect against unforeseen weather or carrier issues. Article Continues…
Veterans Day is a time to remember and a time to give thanks. It’s a time to appreciate all of those who have served honorably in the military during times of war and during times of peace.
As always, we here at the OWC Blog (and across the entire company) would like to take the opportunity to gratefully acknowledge our veterans for serving our country and helping to preserve the freedom we all too often take for granted.
OWC is proud to have several veterans among its ranks and have several whose loved ones have served in the armed forces. The dedication and service to the founding principles of our country is an overwhelming example to all.
It is important to recognize that today’s world would be a different one without the service and sacrifices of all our service men and women. So today we thank all of our veterans – those that served and thankfully are still with us, and those that served and offered the ultimate sacrifice. OWC salutes!