Don't let the URL fool you,
it's completely work safe, and yet oh so naughty
. I wish more sites would do this. It would lead to mass confusion, and last I heard, that's the next big monkey-making trend.
posted by jcterminal
on Feb 2, 2002 -
Over the years, there have been more than a few misconceptions about Macs. Now Apple take's a look at some of the most popular ones.
posted by riffola
on Jan 31, 2002 -
(Nope, not the codename for Dean Kamen's followup to "Ginger
"...) Could this the product that Apple
is hyping for release at the upcoming MacWorld Expo
? Pretty convincing video clips on this page... or is this simply the next generation of AppleFan fakery
posted by Fofer
on Jan 3, 2002 -
Apple setting the marketing bar higher than their engeneers can jump again?
Today apple.com reads "Beyond the rumor sites. Way beyond." Apparently yesterday it said something like "This is big, even for us." All of this is reference to the San Francisco MacWorld Expo on Jan, 7th where they presumably plan to launch a new product. The most credible rumour
so far is a new iMac with an LCD flat-panel display that has been ready for months, but held back
. It's interesting that after the iPod popped the expectations bubble (don't get me wrong, it's a cool toy, but lots of people were disappointed after the hype), Apple is stirring up so much hype themselves. I guess they've got me talking about it.
posted by stevengarrity
on Jan 2, 2002 -
was released recently. Some poor OS X users lost
all their data after installing this seemingly innocuous software. (about a third of the way down)
Is being on the bleeding edge worth it? What responsibility does a software manufacturer have to prevent from damaging your data? Any other horror stories from installing just released software? Not bashing Apple, as I'm using a Mac myself.
posted by the biscuit man
on Nov 5, 2001 -
The Apple G5 SPHERE!
SPHERE! It's Round! It's hella'fast. Get to the page before Apple
sics the lawyers on them and makes this great page vanish
If someone has already posted this sorry, I haven't seen it, but I'm pretty new...so there you go.
posted by Dome-O-Rama
on Oct 26, 2001 -
Apple's new device is rumored to be a PDA/MP3 Player with a color screen and airport functionality. Never heard of spymac.com before, but this looks pretty legit. (contains photo)
posted by jragon
on Oct 23, 2001 -
Apple Computer will introduce a 'breakthrough device' next week.
Will this be the long-rumored Apple PDA that Newton fanatics have been asking for? A device for wirelessly streaming your mp3 collection through your stereo? Your basic portable mp3 player? Or something that hasn't shown up on any of the rumor sites at all? Whatever it ends up being, my curiousity is officially piqued.
posted by toddshot
on Oct 17, 2001 -
Is OS X really going to work?
I've been a Mac tech for almost 6 years now and I feel that OSX is a very risky endeavor for Apple. It's weird and users don't like it - I'm talking about companies
who rely on Mac, not developers or the "power users" who always adopt early. Not one single client of mine is interested in learning a new OS or buying all new software (and hardware) for the privilege of learning that new OS. It seems to me that production departments and agencies have too many deadlines to meet to futz with learning curves, slow apps in OS9, and myriad other issues. Does anyone else get this feedback from clients? Wouldn't it be just as easy to give in and switch to PeeCee, like many
of the departments I support are being pushed to anyway? What do you guys think about OSX and Apple's future?
posted by misangela
on Oct 10, 2001 -
Where Apple goeth, the industry will follow . . .
eventually. "Intel is finally inciting the death of the floppy drive and is calling on PC manufacturers big and small to stop supplying the once-capacious 1.44MB removable drive in the latter half of 2002."
I remember the first 3.5 inchers (weren't they 400k) with my first Mac in '84. Yet another era passes.
posted by fpatrick
on Oct 4, 2001 -
- Have you ever wanted to run Mac OS 8 on your PC, but couldn't? Well now you can with this flash animation. I'm amazed at how detailed it is.
posted by bytecode
on Aug 23, 2001 -
No earth-shattering news, no new enclosures, nothing to phone your friends about (unless an unreleased iDVD2, boring-looking [but spiffy] new G4s
and an OSX update 2 months away floats your boat). Apple
CEO Steve Jobs' Macworld Expo keynote leaves everyone
just a bit disappointed.
posted by Marquis
on Jul 18, 2001 -
have had problems with their Apple
Airport wireless base stations
failing shortly after the one year warranty
ran out. Adventurous
figured out that there was a faulty capacitor in the power
supply, got out their soldering irons, and drilled some ventilation
holes. Apple is aware
of the issue
, and is quietly replacing ABSs that fall within a
specific serial number range, but only if they have failed. So other folks have to wait until the damn thing dies before it can be
replaced. This corporate behavior isn't just limited to Apple. What
other vendors are guilty of lack of disclosure for faulty products,
and only change their tune after public outcry?
posted by machaus
on Jul 16, 2001 -
Apple Goes Retail: Good Idea?
As this NYTimes Article describes, Apple is planning to open about a dozen stores nationwide. Because Apple specializes in aesthetically pleasing hardware, I actually think this is a good idea for them.
posted by ParisParamus
on May 8, 2001 -
Apple to NUblog: Drop Dead
When Joe Clark went looking for information about OS X's out-of-the-box inclusion of multiple languages, Apple's PR agency decided he wasn't worth talking to because he wasn't "credentialed
As Deborah Branscum writes
: Weblogs and webloggers may not get respect at Edelman or, perhaps, at Apple. But they should. Time to wake up, folks, and get a clue.
[found via NetworkWorldFusion]
posted by idiolect
on May 4, 2001 -
Apple lawyers target Mac Themes Project
-- Apple has issued a cease and desist order against Mac Themes Project (MTP) for creating a theme editor. Apple claims the editor enables third parties to copy its copyrighted trademark themes by "improperly copying Apple's copyrighted software code and graphic files".
posted by shauna
on Apr 17, 2001 -
Bill Gates created MacOS X?
I came across this memo written by Bill Gates on July 29, 1985 to John Sculley, then president of Apple Computer. In the memo, Gates writes about the possibility of licensing the Macintosh operating system to third party companies. Here's where it get wierd, Bill suggests that Apple talk to AT&T about migrating the MacOS as a GUI layer on top of their UNIX. Makes me wonder who had the idea first, Steve Jobs or Bill Gates?
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Apr 10, 2001 -
Clean and of things to come.
My stationery fetish reaches new heights. Cute pads 2cm by 5cm I must have. 1B pencils
and thickly nibbed felts in a black rubber coated organiser shaped like a pyramid. This dispenser will go to the left.
posted by holloway
on Apr 4, 2001 -
Wincent Colaiuta has seen and reviewed the new Mac OS
but you can't read the review. He's encrypted the whole thing using PGP and he's not releasing the key until the OS is released. He says he's done this to avoid law suits from Apple.
I say he's begging for hits.
If he wanted to avoid lawsuits, he could just wait to publish the review...
posted by Jako
on Mar 20, 2001 -
Rip Mix Burn?
The issue here isn't the usual, "Did they sell out?" It's more a case of, Is this stellar groups saying Napster is OK (in a roundabout way), or did they just need the cash?
posted by raysmj
on Mar 19, 2001 -
What started out as a joke
in the late eighties, has transformed into a multi-billion dollar industry
(of course, I'm exaggerating). Upgrade that aging Macintosh
that's just collecting dust...or take a drive to your local dealer for the custom-built macquarium
of your dreams. (And for those who hate the smell of fish food, there is always the macterrarium
posted by samsara
on Mar 19, 2001 -
Grrrlz R the future of computerz!
A suprisingly warm-hearted and atypically unguyish analysis of the “ridiculous” new iMac colours and what they represent for future computer use. If Apple blew it by not letting teenage boys play games, are they smart to make iMacs attractive to sensitive, design-focused people (including grrrlz) as so-called digital hubs? Or will the boyz shoot ’em up on Wintel while the grrrlz rip boy-band MP3s on groovy iMacs? (My claim: Bondi blue remains the bestest iMac shade ever. Discuss.)
posted by joeclark
on Feb 27, 2001 -
to be available on Macs first. Check out the 3rd video down. Bonus: A look at the new ID 3D engine for Doom. High drool factor.
posted by john
on Feb 22, 2001 -
Apple dropped the price of the Cube to $1300, released iTunes 1.1, and just started selling the strangest looking iMac you've ever seen.
Now I want a Cube, a G4 Powerbook, a G4 tower, *and* an iMac.
posted by jragon
on Feb 21, 2001 -
John Gilmore (via Wes Felter) lets the dogs out
on the new Mac DVD-R drive. Seems it's a DVD-General drive, rather than a DVD-Authoring drive, and, therefore, there are lots of things you might want to do with it that you can't.
is how Apple can fit a $4500 drive into a $3500 machine.
posted by baylink
on Jan 22, 2001 -
Steve Jobs on selling apps based on life beyond the Net
"I edited a digital movie of my children using our iMovie software," he said. "It took me about an hour, and when I showed it to my wife, she started crying. It was clearly the most emotional thing I've ever done on a computer in my life." ...
"The Internet is a wonderful thing and for a while it was such a blinding bright light that it obscured every other bright light," he said. "It's a wonderful thing, it's a magical thing, but there are other wonderful things too. Music is a wonderful thing. Movies are wonderful things."
posted by allaboutgeorge
on Jan 21, 2001 -
MacOS X comes of age.
Microsoft has just announced that Microsoft Office will be released for the new Apple OS in the fall. "Analysts had warned that without a version of Office, or similar productivity suite, running natively under Mac OS X, Apple would face problems getting businesses to switch to the new operating system. "
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Jan 10, 2001 -
Truth in advertising.
All you have to do is look at the URL to know what this guy's site is about. (It's actually quite good, with a great deal of humor and also a great deal of substance.)
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Jan 6, 2001 -
Is it me, or does MacOS Rumors
really really suck nowadays? I used to read it religiously, but it rarely even posts rumors, assuming it posts at all. As an alternative, I've been reading As the Apple Turns
lately, and at the very least it's funny and pretty tongue-in-cheek. Thank god.
posted by ookamaka
on Dec 13, 2000 -
Sounds like Apple is working their ass off to get new products out to show in January. The Cubebook
sounds cool and I am sure there would be pictures if MacOS Rumors wasn't in Apple's back pocket.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Dec 8, 2000 -