Who are the people behind the technology that we love so much? We know the products, the websites, the online personalities but we want to learn more!
Every week here at MyMac.com, we will spotlight a company, developer or person that supports Apple users by creating solutions or entertainment for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other platforms we all use and love by asking them to answer seven questions.
This week, we turn our attention to Oskar Groth of Cindori
1 – How did you get your start in technology?
I always had a general interest in technology from a young age through games. When I was 15, Apple had just switched to Intel and I got very interested in Mac. I created my first Hackintosh and later purchased a Mac Pro with my savings. The Mac Pro was a beast, but I wanted to run games like World of Warcraft on higher quality settings, so I got involved in making the Mac Pro achieving better graphics performance. I developed my first app, Zeus Flashing Tool, which could convert the latest PC graphics cards to become Mac compatible. I continued to make apps to enhance Mac computers, got a Computer Science degree, and started my company.
2 – What is your favorite computer of all time?
The Mac Pro, obviously. It was the ultimate enthusiast Mac computer, and perfect for tinkering around with and learning about Mac hardware and OS X.
3 – Tell us about your latest product
My latest product is called Command Center, it’s a utility for controlling and monitoring your Mac. It’s heavily inspired by Control Center on iOS, with controls for WiFi, Bluetooth and Music, but also features advanced system monitoring and things like Night Mode (automatic screen gamma adjustment), hide desktop icons, etc. It’s basically the ultimate utility app that enhances the Mac experience.
4 – What was your first job?
I’ve had side jobs during my studies like shop sales and iOS consulting. I didn’t really enjoy any of it, but made me realize the importance of pursuing higher studies and working hard to get a job I would enjoy.
5 – What advice would you give to younger people just getting into technology?
Don’t waste your time doing hobby projects just because you know you can do it. Focus your energy on products, solutions or services that benefits others and creates value.
6 – Who was your inspiration?
I guess I was inspired by Steve Jobs growing up but nowadays I get all my inspiration from Elon Musk. I think he embodies the spirit of good entrepreneurship.
7 – Where can people follow you online, and what is your website?