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  • Automatically Add Rush Limbaugh Podcast to iTunes

    09/06/2005 9:58:17 PM PDT · by zberger · 12 replies · 5,526+ views
    Original ^ | September 5, 2005 | Joe Zitzelberger
    Rush2Pod software will automatically add the broadcast to your iTunes library and your iPod. No more manually moving the files into iTunes. No more grabbing the iPod and going -- only to realize that you didn't update it with the latest show. Just download the simple software from and enjoy the ease of use.
  • Mac of All Trades

    05/29/2005 8:18:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 301+ views
    Popular Science ^ | June 2005 | Mike Haney
    Want a Mac in your living room? How about your car? Apple’s tiny and affordable Mini does it all...
  • Macintosh / Apple blog

    03/20/2005 9:54:51 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 173 replies · 4,558+ views
    various | March 20, 2005, first day of Spring | 'Civ
    This is a 'blog for Mac and Apple stuff. IOW, not a 'blog for how wonderful and innovative Dull and Windulls is.
  • New Lubricant Could Improve Hard Drives

    09/10/2004 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 47 replies · 1,279+ views
    Associated Press/Globe and Mail ^ | September 9, 2004 | Matthew Fordahl
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — A newly developed lubricant could improve the performance, capacity and longevity of hard drives used widely in computers, music players, video recorders and other devices, researchers say. Lubricant coats and protects the polished disc surface that spins thousands of times per minute as data are magnetically recorded, retrieved and erased on the drive by a head that flies back and forth dozens of times per second. But today's standard lubricant, called perfluoropolyethers, is reaching its limits as disc drives spin faster and hold more data. In some cases, centrifugal forces are causing the lubricant to ripple....
  • Study: Apple, Dell lead PC customer satisfaction index

    08/25/2004 8:27:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies · 833+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | August 24, 2004  | By Tom Krazit, IDG News Service
    Study: Apple, Dell lead PC customer satisfaction index Overall customer satisfaction with the PC industry has rebounded   The PC industry is doing a better job of satisfying its U.S. customers than in recent years, and improvements to technical support seem to have done the trick, according to the results of a study released Tuesday by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) measures the attitudes of consumers in several different categories, including PCs and online Web sites, on a scale from zero to 100. For the second quarter of 2004, the PC industry posted...
  • It doesn't have to be this way - (Mac Powerbook Review)

    08/22/2004 12:43:01 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies · 501+ views
    Apple - Citing The Independent - UK ^ | 18 August 200418 August 200418 August 2004August 18, 2004
    Tired of viruses, lost files and the 'blue screen of death'? In the first of two articles about waving goodbye to Windows, John Dodds switches to Apple's OSX It was the sight of a friend's new company laptop on his study desk that did it. It had only a 12-inch screen, and the keyboard was tiny and cramped; it just wouldn't work for a non-touch typist like me. It seemed like miniaturisation gone mad - but it also emphasised the sheer bulkiness and age of my three-year-old Gateway desktop running Windows 98. Lately, like the majority of Windows users, I...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Introducing a Whole New Way to Breathe (Apple - iAir)

    07/13/2004 7:32:30 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 7 replies · 698+ views ^ | 7/13/04 | Unkonwn
    <p>Humans have been breathing air the same way for over 100,000 years. Apple is changing all that with iAir - the most revolutionary product in the history of mankind. Never before have people had access to this quality of air at a fraction of the cost of other company's air solutions. iAir's compression technology and quality control system paves the way for levels of air consumption the likes of which have never before been inhaled.</p>
  • We're All Mac Users Now

    01/06/2004 2:57:26 PM PST · by quidnunc · 134 replies · 204+ views
    Wired News ^ | January 6, 2004 | Leander Kahney
    Personal computers were invented in the early 1970s, but the computer as we know it today — a vehicle of creativity, communication and entertainment — began on January 24, 1984. In a college lecture hall in Cupertino, California, a young, fresh-faced Apple executive called Steven P. Jobs introduced a gathering of Apple's shareholders to a quirky little beige box called the Macintosh. The fruit of $80 million and several years' research, the Mac was the antithesis of most computers of its era. Designed for ordinary people, not programmers, it dispensed with blinking cursors and inscrutable instructions for a child-friendly interface...
  • The MAC @ 20

    12/15/2003 1:17:02 PM PST · by yankeedame · 111 replies · 1,591+ views ^ | 12.15.03 | Quentin Hardy
    The Mac @ 20 Happy Birthday, Mac! Quentin Hardy 12.15.03, 12:00 PM ET It ought to be dead by now, beset by time and big competitors. Be grateful it isn't. For in all its iterations since it was introduced to the world in January 1984--the Macintosh, then such sequels as the Mac II, PowerBook, Power Mac, iMac--the world's most persistent computer brand has done the most for all computer users. Not through market share, of course--bad business decisions, bad luck and bad behavior from friends and foes ruled that out years ago. But the Mac, always built by the...
  • TOP500 List of World’s Fastest Supercomputers Released - Mac G5 cluster is 3rd fastest

    12/03/2003 6:21:59 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 59 replies · 619+ views
    Top 500 Computers ^ | 11/16/2003
    22nd Edition of TOP500 List of World’s Fastest Supercomputers Released MANNHEIM, Germany; KNOXVILLE, Tenn.; & BERKELEY, Calif. – In what has become a much-anticipated event in the world of high-performance computing, the 22nd edition of the “TOP500” list of the world’s fastest supercomputers was released today (November 16, 2003). The Earth Simulator supercomputer retains the number one position with its Linpack benchmark performance of 35.86 Tflop/s (“teraflops” or trillions of calculations per second). It was built by NEC and installed last year at the Earth Simulator Center in Yokohama, Japan. The list of cluster systems in the TOP10 has grown...
  • iPod's 'dirty secret' wins Web fans

    11/26/2003 2:16:24 PM PST · by Bush2000 · 30 replies · 683+ views
    CNET ^ | November 26, 2003 | Matthew Broersma
    iPod's 'dirty secret' wins Web fans Last modified: November 26, 2003, 12:06 PM PST By Matthew Broersma Special to CNET Two filmmakers are getting attention around the Net for an "antiadvertising" project aimed at protesting what they call the "dirty secret" of the iPod music player--its battery life. Brothers Casey and Van Neistat, who collaborate on video projects using Mac editing software, said they were told by a technical support representative at Apple Computer that the cost to replace the dead battery in an 18-month-old iPod would be $255--comparable to the cost of a new device. Irked at what...
  • Remote Root Exploit in Mac OS X

    11/26/2003 1:31:31 PM PST · by general_re · 78 replies · 253+ views ^ | 11/26/03 | William Carrel
    Mac OS X Security Advisory Vulnerability: Malicious DHCP response can grant root access Affected Software Mac OS X 10.3 (all versions through at least 26-Nov-2003) Mac OS X Server 10.3 (all versions through at least 26-Nov-2003) Mac OS X 10.2 (all versions through at least 26-Nov-2003) Mac OS X Server 10.2 (all versions through at least 26-Nov-2003) Probably earlier versions of Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server Possibly developer seeded copies of future versions of Mac OS X Abstract A series of seemingly innocuous default settings can cause an affected Mac OS X machine to trust a malicious...
  • Apple update has 'em standing in line for good reason

    10/28/2003 6:03:26 PM PST · by Vermonter · 35 replies · 267+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/28/2003 | ANDY IHNATKO Advertisement
    After God casually looked up from His desk, glanced at the Cubs and the Red Sox and cleared His throat in a meaningful sort of way before returning to His paperwork, the phenomenon wherein hordes of amped-up souls gleefully line up at all hours to buy something the moment it becomes available retreated to its natural arenas: the next "Lord of the Rings" movie and Panther, Apple's latest major update to Mac OS X. Yes, people were lined up for Panther. Apple kept its retail stores open until midnight on Friday to accommodate everyone who couldn't contain themselves. Mac users...
  • I am now posting using OS-X PANTHER (OS10.3) on my G5!

    10/24/2003 10:16:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies · 165+ views
    VANITY ^ | 10/24/2003 | Swordmaker - Vanity
    When I came home from work this afternoon a small package was waiting for me... Apple's newest operating system: Macintosh OS-X Panther. The system comes on three disks plus another disk of Developer Tools. The installation actually only uses two of the CDs and in fact the second only carries the "i" applicatin software and the extra language files. Updating my OSX .2.8 installation on my 1.6Mhz G5 took only 22 minutes... plus another 15 or so for the software and extra languages. Although I prudently backed up my critical files, the installation went smoothly and my files were left...
  • Apple unveils iTunes, Music Store for Windows

    10/16/2003 11:55:13 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 40 replies · 192+ views
    MacCentral ^ | October 16, 2003 | Peter Cohen
    At a special event held today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the long-awaited iTunes software for Windows. The service provides not only digital music playback features for Windows users, but also offers them access to the iTunes Music Store. Both iTunes and the iTunes Music Store have hitherto been limited for use by Macintosh users. iTunes for Windows is identical to its Macintosh counterpart. And like its Mac counterpart, iTunes for Windows is available for free download from Apple's Web site. (The site hadn't been updated as MacCentral posted this article.) iTunes...
  • Apple G5: Can You Feel the Power?

    09/26/2003 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Timesink · 215 replies · 498+ views
    NewsFactor Network ^ | September 25, 2003 | James Maguire
    Apple G5: Can You Feel the Power?   - NEWSFACTOR SPECIAL REPORTBy James Maguire NewsFactor NetworkSeptember 25, 2003 computer manufacturers publish statistics about how fast their machines are, and each finds a way to present their box as the most powerful. Informed consumers understand that these vendor-provided benchmarks are best taken with a grain of salt. In the case of the Apple G5, however, the statistics reveal a true speed demon -- even allowing for vendor spin. According to results on industry standard benchmark tests (presented by Apple), the G5 is not only faster than comparable machines, but quite a bit faster. Could...
  • Virginia Tech Building Power Mac G5 Supercomputer

    09/06/2003 1:10:51 PM PDT · by Boss_Jim_Gettys · 44 replies · 480+ views
    TechNewsWorld ^ | 9/3/2003 | Jay Lyman
    Using several new technologies and more than 1,000 dual-processor Power Mac G5 computers, Virginia Tech University is building a supercomputer cluster that is likely to rank among the fastest in the world.In addition to the G5 machines, the university said it is using a beta version of the latest release of OS X, new networking hardware from Mellanox and Cisco, and cutting-edge configuration and cooling technologies to build the powerful cluster for a fraction of the price of a traditional supercomputer."The total price tag is probably a factor of 10 lower than a machine in this class in the past,"...
  • Cool Things To Buy Instead of a G5

    08/30/2003 11:48:44 PM PDT · by avenir · 13 replies · 251+ views
    "The Power Mac G5 is the world's fastest personal computer and...models start at just $1999."But who wants the base model? Of course we want the dual processor model starting at $2999, don't we? Don't overlook the small fact that this doesn't include a monitor (could you settle for a 17" Studio Display @ $699? It used to be $999...think of the savings.)I could go on, but $3698--still missing peripherals and any Adobe software, etc.--is a good place to stop and ask: "What cool thing could you buy instead of a new G5 and still have a few thou left over?"My...
  • PBS columnist: IT hates Macs because 'Macs reduce IT head count'

    08/31/2003 3:15:26 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 152 replies · 950+ views
    PBS's I, Cringely, the pulpit via MacDailyNews ^ | August 15, 2003 | Robert X. Cringely
    "Why aren't Apple Macintosh computers more popular in large mainstream organizations? Whatever the gigahertz numbers say, Macintoshes are comparable in performance to Windows or Linux machines. Whatever the conventional wisdom or the Microsoft marketing message, Macs aren't dramatically more expensive to buy and on a Total Cost of Ownership basis they are probably cheaper. Nobody would argue that Macs are harder to use. Clearly, they are easier to use, especially on a network. So what's the problem? Why do Macs seem to exist only in media outfits," asks Robert X. Cringely for PBS? Cringely writes, "Apple is clearly wondering the...
  • Readers contend Mac's OS X is much tougher to crack than Windows

    08/28/2003 8:07:20 AM PDT · by Vermonter · 14 replies · 258+ views ^ | 8/28/2003 | David Zeiler
    Writing a column containing debatable comments from security experts is nearly as good at filling up your e-mail inbox as the SoBig virus. Last week, I concluded that Apple Computer Inc.'s Macintosh OS X provided safer computing than Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems -- in part because its small market share offers Internet villains too little opportunity to spread mayhem and partly because OS X ships with all of its vulnerable services turned off. This blocks potential attackers from gaining access to the system's software in the first place.
  • Mac Myths and IT

    08/18/2003 5:51:59 PM PDT · by Rightproud · 66 replies · 232+ views
    COMPUTERWORLD ^ | AUGUST 18, 2003 | Michael Gartenberg
    If yours is like most IT departments, you probably aren't deploying Macintosh systems in large numbers. And if you're deploying them at all, you're doing so in niche spaces such as graphic arts, multimedia and publishing. But the truth is that Mac OS has changed quite a bit in the past few years, and today's Apple systems offer a reasonable alternative to Wintel systems for many mainstream uses and are often best-of-breed tools for tasks such as desktop publishing, multimedia and other content creation. OS X, code-named Jaguar, and the recently announced successor called Panther are rock-solid Unix at the...
  • New Virus hitting hard and furious!!!

    08/11/2003 2:33:46 PM PDT · by STFrancis · 307 replies · 1,503+ views
    All, Here a scoop to Freepers which is just now hitting us security pro's. There is a first vulnerability that uses the MS Bug that MS addressed with MS 03-026 two weeks ago. It is calling itself MSBLAST.exe and is spreading in the wild unbelievably fast. A first advisory from McAffee has just been published: Once it finds a vulnerable system, it will spawn a shell on port 4444 and use it to download the actual worm via tftp. The exploit itself is very close to 'dcom.c' and so far appears to use the "universal Win2k" offset only....
  • Report: Apple website leaks PowerMac G5 specs - "The world's fastest personal computer"?

    06/19/2003 9:57:59 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 37 replies · 277+ views ^ | June 19, 2003
    According to a report tonight at, the Apple website listed the specs (apparently by accident) of the new Macs expected to be introduced on Monday at the Worldwide Developer's Conference. The information was found via the Akamai internet service that Apple uses to accelerate web page downloading. The purported specs are - The world's fastest personal computer. 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz, or Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 Processors Up to 1 GHz processor bus Up to 8GB of DDR SDRAM Fast Serial ATA hard drives AGP 8x Pro3 PCI or PCI-X expansion slots One FW800, two FW400 ports Bluetooth & Airport Extreme...
  • Apple Launches Paid Music Service

    04/28/2003 6:41:02 PM PDT · by Brett66 · 118 replies · 387+ views
    Wired News ^ | 4/28/03 | Leander Kahney
    Apple Launches Paid Music Service By Leander Kahney | Also by this reporter Page 1 of 2 next 01:46 PM Apr. 28, 2003 PT SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a slick and easy-to-use song download service on Monday that some experts said breaks down the barriers to online music distribution. At a big launch event in downtown San Francisco, Jobs showed off Apple's new iTunes Music Store, which makes more than 200,000 songs from all five major music labels available at 99 cents a download. "The Apple online music store is going to be the hottest way,...
  • Apple to hold special event April 28

    04/21/2003 6:43:19 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 17 replies · 191+ views
    Mac Central ^ | April 21, 2003 | Jim Dalrymple
    Apple Computer Inc. informed MacCentral by special invitation Monday morning of an event the company will hold in San Francisco on Monday, April 28, 2003. While the invitation was not specific on exactly what the company would announce at the event, it did narrow down the possibilities. The invitation says that Apple will have "announcements that will be music to your ears." Apple has several music products, but speculation over the past couple of weeks has focused on three things: a new iPod; a buyout by Apple of Universal Music; and a new music service by Apple. News of Apple's...
  • Apple Reportedly in Talks to Buy Universal Music

    04/11/2003 6:21:24 AM PDT · by Timesink · 18 replies · 219+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 11, 2003 | Chuck Philips
    THE NATION Apple Reportedly in Talks to Buy Universal Music A deal could yield up to $6 billion for parent firm Vivendi and make tech maverick Steve Jobs the most powerful figure in the record business.By Chuck PhilipsTimes Staff Writer April 11, 2003 In a pairing that would alter the architecture of the music business, Apple Computer Inc. is in talks with Vivendi Universal to buy Universal Music Group, the world's largest record company, for as much as $6 billion, sources said. Such a seemingly unlikely combination would instantly make technology guru Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and chief executive, the...
  • Mac OS X 'Panther' on Track for September

    04/04/2003 1:38:56 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 39 replies · 382+ views
    eWeek ^ | April 2, 2003 | Matthew Rothenberg
    <p>Now that Apple Computer Inc. has let the cat halfway out of the bag about the next major revision to Mac OS X, sources report that the "Panther" release will reach end users in mid-September.</p> <p>According to sources familiar with the forthcoming revisions to the Unix-based OS, Apple will freeze development on new features in May and finalize enhancements to the user interface in July.</p>
  • Goodbye to the classic Apple iMac

    03/31/2003 8:06:47 PM PST · by green team 1999 · 38 replies · 339+ views ^ | march-31-2003 | By Mark Ward BBC News online technology correspondent
    Goodbye to the classic Apple iMac By Mark Ward BBC News online technology correspondent The computer that came in different hues and revolutionised the home computing market - not to mention Apple's fortune - is finally being phased out. Consider the desktop computer. For years these instruments of social change could not have looked less revolutionary if their designers had tried. Instead of anonymous beige boxes, users yearned for something less like an oversized box and more like an implement fit for the 21st Century. Something like the Apple iMac, for instance. When the company first unveiled its new, blue...
  • Al Gore Joins Board of Directors of Apple Computers (Go Gateway Alert)

    03/28/2003 8:48:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 326+ views
    Al Gore Joins Apple’s Board of Directors 2:45 PM PST CUPERTINO, California—March 19, 2003—Apple today announced that Albert Gore Jr., the former Vice President of the United States, has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Gore was elected at Apple’s board meeting today. “Al brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom to Apple from having helped run the largest organization in the world—the United States government—as a Congressman, Senator and our 45th Vice President. Al is also an avid Mac user and does his own video editing in Final Cut Pro,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Al is...
  • Why Apple Shouldn't Vote for Gore

    03/27/2003 11:03:34 AM PST · by CheneyChick · 25 replies · 252+ views
    Business Week Online ^ | MARCH 27, 2003 | Alex Salkever
    <p>In The Global-Investor Book of Investing Rules (Financial Times Prentice Hall), shareholder activist and gadfly money manager Robert Monks, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, coined a new rule for investors: Short the stock of any company employing a former Tennessee senator on its board. After all, Albert Gore Sr. sat on the board of oil giant Occidental Petroleum ( ) during a period of corporate misdeeds back in the 1960s. Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker of the Volunteer State was on the board of Waste Management ( ), another troubled outfit. Construction concern Stone & Young had on its board ex-Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson. It declared bankruptcy soon after his tenure.</p>
  • Former Vice President Al Gore Joins Apple's Board of Directors (AUUUUUUGH!!!!!)

    03/19/2003 1:46:50 PM PST · by Timesink · 150 replies · 1,019+ views
    PR Newswire/FirstCall ^ | March 19, 2003
    Former Vice President Al Gore Joins Apple's Board of Directors3/19/2003 4:32:00 PMCUPERTINO, Calif., Mar 19, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Apple(R) (AAPL) today announced that Albert Gore Jr., the former Vice President of the United States, has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Gore was elected at Apple's board meeting today. Al brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom to Apple from having helped run the largest organization in the world -- the United States government -- as a Congressman, Senator and our 45th Vice President. Al is also an avid Mac user and does his own video...
  • Apple dealers biting back

    02/04/2003 12:53:12 AM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 46 replies · 272+ views
    san fran chronicle ^ | Monday, February 3, 2003 | Henry Norr
    <p>Apple Computer Co. has been hit by a growing number of lawsuits filed by Mac dealers who are upset by the company's alleged efforts to lure their customers to outlets that Apple owns. They are also fed up with what they say are long-standing problems in the company's service and billing systems.</p>
  • Apple says profits eaten away, flat sales ahead

    01/15/2003 4:12:31 PM PST · by Brett66 · 14 replies · 177+ views
    Spacedaily ^ | 1/15/03 | AFP
    Apple says profits eaten away, flat sales ahead CUPERTINO, California (AFP) Jan 15, 2003 Apple Computer Inc. said Wednesday it lost money in the three months which ended December 28 and it expected flat sales ahead. Apple made a net loss of eight million dollars or two cents a share in the three months, compared to a profit of 38 million dollars or 11 cents a share in the same period a year earlier, it said. Sales rose 7.05 percent to 1.47 billion dollars. Apple said it would have made a small profit in the period, but the money was...
  • The X Factor: Apple Rolls Out New Version of X11 Windowing Environment

    01/13/2003 10:02:47 AM PST · by Schnucki · 9 replies · 124+ views
    Linux Journal ^ | Jan. 12, 2003 | DocSearls
    Latest move for OS X is intended to bring parity with other UNIXes and deepen its Open Source community involvement. When Apple launched its OS X development effort, it made a big deal out of the new OS's UNIX base. But for UNIX folks using the OS, certain components were missing or incomplete. For example, it lacked package management. So the Fink development team ported dpkg and apt-get from Debian; X on X implemented an X window system; X11 binaries for Darwin (Apple's open-source BSD-derived base code for OS X) were made available by the XFree86 project. But X11 still...
  • Macworld Expo keynote coverage recap (New PowerBooks, New Web Browser!)

    01/07/2003 1:51:09 PM PST · by Timesink · 160 replies · 1,320+ views ^ | January 7, 2002 | Peter Cohen
    [Read from the bottom up; each paragraph was posted in reverse order as Jobs spoke.]Macworld Expo keynote coverage recapby Peter Cohen, pcohen@maccentral.comJanuary 7, 2003 12:00 pm ET MacCentral's coverage of Steve Jobs' keynote address from Macworld Expo has concluded. Please visit our home page for more news from the show. The coverage below is presented in reverse chronological order, with the oldest content at the bottom of the page. "What's driving us is one simple thing, and that's innovation." Jobs says that 2003 is "the year of the notebook for Apple." Displayed video and TV ads showing off new PowerBooks....
  • Apple unveils own Web browser

    01/07/2003 1:43:00 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 89 replies · 330+ views ^ | 1/7/03 | Gary Krakow
    Hordes of Apple faithful were on hand Tuesday for another of CEO Steve Jobs’ revival meetings, again disguised as the keynote address at the Macworld exposition in San Francisco. And Jobs didn’t disappoint, telling his flock of a new Web browser, an open-source presentation program plus a pair of new notebook computers, including the first one ever to have a 17-inch screen. THE BIGGEST NEWS on the software front was the announcement of two new programs which will directly compete with Microsoft software that handle similar tasks. Safari is Apple’s new turbo-charged Web browser for OS X (the current version...
  • Apple laptop gets jumbo screen (17" PowerBook)

    01/07/2003 1:38:11 PM PST · by Norman Arbuthnot · 14 replies · 253+ views
    CNET ^ | January 7, 2003, 11:14 AM PT | By Joe Wilcox
    On the two-year birthday of the high-end Titanium PowerBook, Apple Computer on Tuesday upped the ante by introducing a model with a massive 17-inch display. "We believe someday notebooks are even going to outsell desktops," Apple CEO Steve Jobs said during his keynote speech at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. He predicted the sales ratio will climb to at least 50 percent in a few years. "We want to replace even more desktops with notebooks," he said. To achieve that goal, the company created a PowerBook that is 1-inch thick, slightly thinner than its predecessor. It weighs 6.8 pounds,...
  • Apple Introduces New Products

    01/07/2003 1:41:33 PM PST · by Djarum · 40 replies · 242+ views
    Apple ^ | 01/07/03
    Software Safari A free web browser for OS XKeynote Presentation software offering rich graphics capabilities - $99iLife iTunes 3, iPhoto 2, iMovie 3, iDVD 3, all bundled for $49 or (with the exception of iDVD) available separately for freeFinal Cut Express A lite version of FC Pro - $299 Hardware PowerBook G4 12" Apple's most compact notebook, starting at $1799PowerBook G4 17" The largest screen in the portable market, starting at $3299
  • Apple preparing new upgrade fees

    01/03/2003 5:30:44 PM PST · by Bush2000 · 24 replies · 249+ views
    CNET ^ | January 3, 2003, 12:14 PM PT | Joe Wilcox
    Apple preparing new upgrade fees By Joe Wilcox Staff Writer, CNET January 3, 2003, 12:14 PM PT Apple Computer next week will announce a plan to charge for upgrades to some of the company’s highly acclaimed "digital hub" software, a move that could anger customers accustomed to receiving free updates. According to sources familiar with the plans, Apple is expected to announce at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco Tuesday that consumers will have to pay for new versions of iDVD, iPhoto and iMovie, which will be sold together as a bundle. Previously, Apple had offered upgrades to its...
  • Apple Files For Patent On Color Changing Cases, Geeks Freak Out

    01/02/2003 5:14:47 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 33 replies · 373+ views
    Apple Files For Patent On Color Changing Cases, Geeks Freak Out [Updated] by Bryan Chaffin [Update: We'd like to thank Observer Daniel Koskinen for sending us a working link to the patent, which he found at - Editor] This story comes to you via a circuitous route: We noted it on Slashdot, which cited MacDailyNews -- which, having been slashdotted, is inaccessible for the nonce -- who we think noted it from Ars Technica's forums, as that site's thread on the subject was started on Saturday. The story itself is that Apple has apparently filed for a new...
  • Build Your Own G4

    12/20/2002 7:20:10 PM PST · by TomServo · 4 replies · 141+ views
    MacOpz ^ | 12/20/02 | "Tester"
    Building your own G4 can be both fun and exciting, and in doing so you will join a small but growing group of computer enthusiasts. Undertaking this project also represents a solution to the high prices associated with both new and used Apple computers. To give you an idea, a machine similar to what I'm about to describe here will normally sell for around $800. Retail prices vary, but that's around the norm for a low end G4 Graphite model with AGP. Another reason to consider this project is to have the ability to use more drives than Apple's case...
  • Nine lives for Mac OS 9

    12/15/2002 5:55:02 PM PST · by new cruelty · 27 replies · 378+ views
    CNET ^ | December 13, 2002 | Joe Wilcox
    Apple Computer has pulled back from a plan that would have made Mac OS X the primary operating system on all new Macs starting in January. In September, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company said that after the New Year, new Macs would only boot up into Mac OS X. Older models had the capability of booting into Mac OS X or the older OS 9.2. New systems would still ship with OS 9.2--to support the "Classic" mode for older software--but it could only be accessed through OS X. However, Apple said Friday that it will continue to sell schools some Macs...
  • Student Unites Macintosh Users to Track Alleged Swindler

    12/14/2002 4:43:18 PM PST · by new cruelty · 7 replies · 157+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2002
    MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) - A student's dogged pursuit of a bogus-check writer who cheated him out of a computer was credited with helping police make a forgery arrest. Eric Smith, a University of New Orleans student, initially had few clues to find the person who bought his Apple laptop on eBay with the bogus check. He had an e-mail address, cell phone number and the Chicago street address - actually a mail drop - where he shipped the laptop. But by posting the scant details on message boards and chat rooms, Smith got responses from more than a hundred Macintosh...
  • Unix's days are numbered, says Dell - Server OS market share has decreased by half in last 5 years

    11/13/2002 11:23:24 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 16 replies · 263+ views
    Unix's days are numbered, says Dell By Andy McCue [13-11-2002] Server OS market share has decreased by half in last five years Dell chairman and chief executive Michael Dell told delegates at the OracleWorld conference in San Francisco this week that the days of the Unix mainframe are numbered. Promoting his company's deal with Oracle and Red Hat to provide Linux applications on Dell servers, Dell said cost was the main reason users were moving away from Unix. "If we look at today's enterprise customers they are concerned with how to reduce cost of IT while maintaining high levels of...
  • Mac OS among least prone to attack

    10/31/2002 9:15:03 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 28 replies · 297+ views
    IDG News Service ^ | October 31, 2002 | Paul Roberts
    Apple Computer Inc.'s Macintosh was among the computer operating systems least prone to attack and damage from malicious hackers, worms and viruses in 2002, while Microsoft Corp.'s Windows and the Linux operating systems were the most vulnerable, according to a report by technology risk management company mi2g Ltd. The report, which will be released Friday, presents data on the discovery of software vulnerabilities and incidents of digital attack for 2002, according to a summary of the report released Thursday. Data from the report is taken from mi2g's SIPS (Security Intelligence Products & Systems) database, which stores information on more...
  • Succumbing to a Mac attack (Tom Clancy loves his Mac)

    10/17/2002 3:59:47 PM PDT · by Norman Arbuthnot · 37 replies · 191+ views
    CNN Headline News ^ | October 16, 2002 | Renay San Miguel
    <p>The best-selling author was in the Headline News studio this year to promote his latest book. Being a big fan of his thrillers, I introduced myself as he was leaving. I told him I was a technology anchor.</p> <p>"What kind of computer do you have at home?" he asked.</p>
  • IBM confirms Altivecked POWER4-lite [Specs disclosed]

    10/15/2002 7:59:59 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 158+ views
    The Register (UK) ^ | October 15, 2002 | Andrew Orlowski
    Microprocessor Forum IBM's Peter Sandon disclosed technical details for IBM's PowerPC 970 processor in San Jose this morning and confirmed that the processor supports the AltiVec instruction set. In addition to providing a competitive workstation and edge server chip for IBM - which deploys POWER3 in these space and power sensitive designs, the processor is tailor made for high end Apple machines. It's expected to sample in the first half of next year, and appear in production volumes in the second half. 970 is a single 64bit core - as opposed to today's POWER4 - with IBM predicting 937...
  • Red-Faced Microsoft Pulls Controversial Ad (woman in ad who switched from Macintosh was MS PR woman)

    10/14/2002 7:47:55 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 61 replies · 305+ views
    Red-Faced Microsoft Pulls Controversial Ad Spot Featured PR Agency Employee POSTED: 9:28 p.m. EDT October 14, 2002 WASHINGTON -- Red-faced Microsoft executives have pulled an ad that purports to show a free-lance writer who switched to Windows from rival Macintosh. There were questions about whether the woman actually existed. It turns out she works at a public relations company hired by Microsoft. The Associated Press tracked her down by examining personal data hidden within documents that Microsoft published with its ad. She says, "It was me. I made the switch." Microsoft's ad was apparently a response to a national...
  • Microsoft Pulls Ad After Web Flap

    10/14/2002 6:26:45 PM PDT · by toupsie · 22 replies · 251+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon Oct 14, 7:59 PM ET | TED BRIDIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Who was that mysterious Windows user? Red-faced executives at Microsoft Corp. on Monday pulled a breezy advertisement purportedly by a free-lance writer who switched to using Windows software from the rival Macintosh (news - web sites), amid questions about whether the woman actually exists. An employee at a public relations company hired by Microsoft, Valerie G. Mallinson of Shoreline, Wash., later acknowledged she was Microsoft's mysterious convert. The Associated Press tracked Mallinson by examining personal data hidden within documents that Microsoft had published with its controversial ad. "I guess I can tell the truth," Mallinson said Monday....