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Ditching the iPhone? I’ll Bet WinMo Has What You Want

Friday, July 31st, 2009

As of late, we have three prominent names publicly ditching the iPhone. Om Malik, from GigaOm, Michael Arrington from TechCrunch, and one person who’s inspired me for ages, macintosh developer Steven Frank from Panic, inc. here in Portland, Oregon. While I have no qualms with their decisions to ditch the iPhone, I’m having a tough [...]

Leaked Video: ‘Mac Mini 2009 Edition’

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Following up yesterday’s leaked 2009 Mac mini image, the original source has now provided what looks like a fairly convincing video of the rumored unit.

The image below was the first spyshot to circulate the web, which was originally posted to the Macrumors Forums. Interestingly, some raw investigation work done by a 9to5mac reader, who [...]

Leaked Mac Mini Image Emerges, Shows Five USB Ports

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

A leaked image first posted to the MacRumors forums depicts what may be the next Mac mini. The image shows what is allegedly the back side of the new Mac mini, with enough clarity to identify what specific ports have been included.

Image courtesy of MacRumors
In our coverage of what to expect from Apple over the [...]

Slow January for Mac and iPod, Sales Dip up to 14%

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Not completely immune from the global financial crisis, new market data from research firm NPD group shows Apple’s slowing sales in the month of January, when compared to the same time last year.
NPD’s data explains that in when compared to last January, Mac unit sales were down 6%, while even less iPod units were [...]

Apple Next Month Plans to Drop Certain G4 and Xserve Support

Thursday, February 5th, 2009 picked up some information from a support bulletin that Apple uses to communicate with Authorized Service Providers, that explains which of Apple’s products will be marked either “vintage” or “obsolete” next month.
Come March 17th, Apple will officially label the items listed below as either “vintage” or “obsolete” in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, [...]

Happy 25th Anniversary Macintosh! Here’s A Little Video Tribute

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

In being the 25th anniversary of the Macintosh, today marks an extra special day for the Apple community and the industry as a whole. We put together a little video tribute to commemorate the special occasion. Enjoy!
Back in December we pondered whether Apple would do anything to celebrate today’s occasion. But even if they don’t [...]

iPhone Market Share on the Rise While PC Share Slips

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

A recent survey shows that Apple’s iPhone now holds a steady 23 percent of the smartphone market, narrowing the gap between rival handset maker RIM and is retaining consumer interest five months after the release of the 3G. Spirits seem high in the smartphone department but the same cannot be said for the PC [...]

Apple Unveils Two New Holiday ‘Get-a-Mac’ Commercials (VIDEOS)

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Apple has unveiled two new holiday ‘Get-a-Mac’ commercials titled “Tree Trimming” and “I Can Do Anything.” Both commercials are targeted at holiday Mac sales.

This commercial is titled “I Can Do Anything”
Apple’s ‘Get-a-Mac’ campaigns were getting slack for losing focus a while back. Many people believed that Apple had been spending too much efforts on slandering [...]

The Cultural and Economic Significance of Macs at Walmart

Monday, December 8th, 2008

It has been confirmed that Apple’s iPhone will be sold at Walmart before the end of this year. While most may see this as a natural step in the iPhone’s evolution, the cultural and economic significance this has on both companies is astounding.

Culturally speaking, Apple’s products have always been marketed as “high-end” products. Which is [...]

Attack of the Mac Clones, Part Two: OpeniMac Sets Up Shop

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

It seems as though the ongoing Psystar battles have opened the doors for a few more bold clone attempts, as another Mac clone maker has popped up. This time, they are selling the “OpeniMac” and the “OpeniMac Pro,” with Leopard pre-installed.
Back in April 2008, Psystar unveiled a line of Mac clones. After having their [...]

The Importance Of Backing Up and the Increasing Virus Threat

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Do Mac users need to lose sleep over the malware that plagues our PC using friends? Do we need to load up on antivirus and antispyware and antirootkit software? Probably not. There is a better solution: bootable clones.

The more knowledgeable PC users know that the greatest vulvernability to malware assault resides in user habits, opening [...]

‘Welcome to Macintosh’ DVD Ready For Sale and Official Release

Monday, December 1st, 2008

The producers and directors of the cult-movie “Welcome to Macintosh” have happily announced that the movie is ready for official DVD distribution.
“Well, it has been a long time coming, but the DVD is done and off for mass production. Good thing too as we have started to sell it on Film Baby and Amazon!” the [...]

Apple Has Stopped Mac Mini Shipments, Finally Discontinued?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Gizmodo is reporting that according to two retailers in Europe, Apple has stopped shipping the Mac Mini, and told them not to expect any new units.

According to Giz, the Mac Mini may be pronounced dead (finally?) as soon as today’s Apple Q4 Earnings Call. The Mac Mini is currently Apple’s least successful computer, in terms [...]

Apple Tops 9% Market Share, Outperforms PC Market (Again)

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Proving analysts were right about Apple’s cushy market position, the Cupertino tech firm continues to increase its market share, closing in at 9%, ranking third in the US market.

According to recent data from Gartner, Apple has posted an around 30 percent increase in market share over third quarter sales numbers from the previous year holding [...]

Leaked RIM Documents: Blackberry Media Sync App for Mac

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

According to the Boy Genius Report, RIM is finally releasing a native Media Sync application for mac users.

Apparently the application is in a very early stage, and currently it can only sync iTunes playlists to a memory card or the device itself. In its full version you’ll be able to sync music, photos and videos [...]

People Love Windows: As Long As It’s Running On A Mac

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Sales of virtualization software Parallels and VMware Fusion are up 50% so far this year. Both pieces of software allow Mac users to run Windows applications side by side with OS X, making it a huge selling point for Mac holdouts, or those interested in making the switch.

A lot of business users need to run [...]

Analyst: Slumping Economy Leads to Trimmed Mac Sale Estimates

Friday, September 12th, 2008

American Technology Research analyst, Shaw Wu, maintains that even Apple is susceptible to downturn due in part to the severe economic situation, as he has cut his December and March quarters as well as 2009 revenue and EPS estimates.

Wu notes that while September quarter Mac sales could potentially remain healthy due to the school season [...]

Registration for Macworld 2009 Officially Begins; New Cinema Displays?

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

According to, the IDG World Expo has opened attendee registration for MacWorld Conference & Expo 2009, set to take place (once again) in San Francisco, California at the Moscone Center, on January 5-9, 2009.

The MacWorld Conference & Expo is an annual even for Apple where, historically, important announcements have been made. It’s where Steve [...]

Apple Snags 8% of Home Notebook Market Share, Fourth Place

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

According to a survey recently done by research firm MetaFacts, Apple has snagged the number four spot among the home notebook market.

The research firm reports that Apple’s market share is increasingly driven by its “success at attracting younger, more highly educates, and higher-income households, as well as the self-employed.” Metafacts conducted a survey of [...]

iMacs to Recieve Speedbump Before the Holidays?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Apple has plans to update a massive part of its product line over the next two months. Latest in the round of rumors is a speed-bumped iMac.

Nothing radical or revolutionary, just some minor speedbumps.
“Separately, Apple is also planning to refresh its line of 20- and 24-inch iMac seasons ahead of the holidays. People familiar with [...]