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Archives: January 2005

  1. DashboardDeveloper launches a new community for developers of Mac OS X Tiger ‘widgets’

    DashboardDeveloper is a new community for developers of “widgets”, mini-applications for Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger…

  2. Are Apple’s ‘iPod’ and ‘Mac mini’ the razors or the blades?

    More than a century ago, King Gillette invented both the safety razor and a new way of marketing consumer goods. Before Gillette…

  3. Apple Computer maintained lead in visits to computer hardware sites in December 2004

    Apple Computer Inc. maintained its lead in the number of unique visitors to computer hardware e-commerce sites for December…

  4. Is going after ‘Joe Six Pack’ a mistake for Apple Computer?

    The line outside Apple Computer Inc.’s new concept ‘mini’ store curved from the front door down the concourse and back toward the store’s entrance…

  5. Wal-Mart to sell Apple iPod shuffle? Walmart.com music service is ‘temporarily unavailable’

    Apple Computer has initiated a partnership with Wal-Mart that will soon see the iPod shuffle featured at Wal-Mart discount locations around the country…

  6. Sony’s portable music player sales tumble in face of Apple’s iPod success

    The Sony Corporation posted a steep rise in net profit on Thursday, helped by favorable tax effects, but the figure masked declines in sales…

  7. Apple iPod’s ‘hybrid entertainment matrix’ turns listeners into ‘cyborgs’ via ‘technotranscendence’

    Markus Giesler, a 28-year-old assistant professor of marketing at York University in Toronto, is fast becoming a bright light in high-tech consumer…

  8. Report: Best Buy to sell Mac mini, could accelerate ‘iPod Halo Effect’

    Best Buy may begin selling Macs again, which in turn could accelerate the iPod halo affect, according to a report released by Merill Lynch…

  9. Associated Press: With Apple’s Mac mini ‘you could abandon Windows altogether’

    The Mac mini is elegant, inexpensive without being cheap, and it’s not a magnet for the viruses, worms and other malicious software…

  10. PC Magazine review: Apple’s iWork 3.5 out of 5 stars, ‘strong in typographic and visual features’

    Apple’s new iWork ’05 application suite is a small but significant assault on Fort Microsoft. Though this new two-application office suite…

  11. Another tantalizing clue of soon-to-be-released Apple PowerBook G5 found on Apple.com?

    Is the PowerBook G5 near at hand? A tentative clue from Apple’s own website suggests that it might be…

  12. Apple releases iMovie HD 5.01 Update

    Apple today released iMovie HD 5.01 Update, available via Software Update, which addresses issues related to video and audio synchronization…

  13. RUMOR: Apple Mac mini standard config with 512MB RAM standard coming soon?

    If you’re contemplating a Mac mini purchase, stay tuned for at least one out-of-the-box config…

  14. USA Today: the software loaded on Apple’s Mac Mini gets you more bang for your buck

    Apple’s new Mac Mini is the least expensive Macintosh to date. As befits Apple’s heritage, this Mac defies conventions. It weighs just 2.9 pounds…

  15. Wintel box assemblers keeping a close eye on Apple’s new Mac mini

    Apple Computer isn’t the only company with big hopes for small computers. Rival PC makers are hoping Apple’s newly minted Mac Mini…

  16. CBS News: Grab a new Apple Mac mini ‘and kiss the old Wintel machine goodbye’

    What was the best thing at CES? Macworld! After a week in Las Vegas, at the Consumer Electronics Show, I had seen all there…

  17. AppleWorks Users Group to support Apple’s new iWork suite

    The AppleWorks User Group (AWUG) announced today that it would also support Apple’s new iWork suite. Future issues of AWUG’s flagship…

  18. Apple’s new ‘Made for iPod’ program designed to help iPod accessory makers

    Makers of iPod accessories got something of a scare during Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s Jan. 11 keynote at the Macworld confab in San Francisco…

  19. Mac Geniuses are the soul of the growing network of Apple retail stores

    In an age when human help of any kind is hard to come by, the eight or nine [Mac] Geniuses on duty at any given time here…

  20. AnandTech reviews Apple’s Mac mini: ‘tempting Windows users everywhere’

    The Mac mini removes the biggest barrier to Mac OS X adoption – price.  It’s not the cheapest computer that you can buy, it’s not the best performance…

  21. New to Mac OS X?  Here’s a ‘mini-guide’ for you

    A couple of weeks after its unveiling, the budget-priced Mac mini has begun shipping. Targeted at would-be switchers and ‘adders,’ the mini is…

  22. New to Mac OS X?  Here’s a ‘mini-guide’ for you

    A couple of weeks after its unveiling, the budget-priced Mac mini has begun shipping. Targeted at would-be switchers and ‘adders,’ the mini is…

  23. U.S. DOJ working hard to ensure Microsoft’s slap-on-the-wrist terms apply to Longhorn

    Microsoft Corp. will meet with representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) next month for the first of several briefings intended…

  24. The Hill: Put Rush Limbaugh on Apple’s board of directors; he could sell tons of Macs

    This week, Apple Computer is launching a campaign to sell a new product, the $499 Mac Mini, that portends to transform the world in a way the original…

  25. First time iPod buyers who go for iPod shuffle won’t fully appreciate the magic of iPod

    The biggest problem for Apple will be educating buyers to understand what the shuffle does and doesn’t do. If I were in charge…

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