RUMOR: Apple iClassic coming in January

Low End Mac is postulating that Apple may soon release what they are calling the “iClassic.” According to Low End Mac, “The iClassic will be a small footprint model somewhat reminiscent of the iMac and somewhat reminiscent of the cult classic Colour Classic II. It will also hark back to models such as the Quadra/Performa/LC […]

Controlling whole widget benefits Apple Xserve

“Gartner analyst Adams said a strong selling point is the tightly coupled integration between the Xserve’s OS and its hardware platform. Ironically, Apple was roundly criticized in the past for declining to license its OS to other hardware vendors. However, this longstanding strategy may prove to benefit the company in the server sphere. ‘There are […]

Apple posts new ‘Switch’ ad

Apple has posted a new “Switch” commercial, featuring Alex Schoknecht, a high school student who describes his Mac and contrasts it with the experiences he had with his dad’s PC, saying in the spot, “it couldn’t work for three days straight without something going wrong.” See it here.

Mass. Appeals Microsoft Case Alone

“Massachusetts on Friday appealed the settlement in the Microsoft Corp. MSFT.O antitrust case, splitting from a group of nine states that had been seeking tougher sanctions against the software giant. ‘We are prepared to go our own way,’ Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly told a news conference. ‘There was nothing in the deal that would […]

Xserve called ‘The Ultimate Hosting Machine’

“Ben Toker, vice president of operations at Scitx, which offers Web hosting services and products for businesses, told NewsFactor that Apple’s OS X Server software was a primary reason for his company’s decision to convert to the Xserve… ‘Xserve is like a BMW engine. It’s fast, safe and reliable,’ Toker noted, adding that the company […]

MacSurfshop introduces four new Mac-themed T-shirts

MacSurfshop today announced four new T-shirts just in time for the holiday season. The shirts, “Classic for life,” “Speed Daemon (Welcome to Darwin!),” “Nielsen/NetRatings Quote (Smarter and Richer),” and “I fink, therefore, I can,” come in sizes L-XXL and are priced at US$14.95 ($15.95 for XXL). See them here.

Woz to co-host Tech TV’s ‘The Screen Savers’ tonight

The Apple I computer made its debut at the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, California, in 1976. It boasted a 1-MHz processor and 8Kb of RAM within its handsome wooden case. Its creator was Steve Wozniak, who had worked on designs for the homemade machine for some years, but didn’t have the circuit board […]

Michael Dell, spouse, trust sell 10 million shares of DELL

Dell Computer Chief Executive Michael Dell sold 4.16 million shares of stock in the personal computer company last Thursday, a U.S. regulatory filing Monday showed. The filing, which was made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, also showed that another 1.36 million shares were sold by his spouse while a trust for their children also […]

Intel’s next Itanium to run at 1.5GHz; Motorola still clueless

“Intel’s next Itanium processor likely will run at 1.5GHz, a 50 percent increase from its predecessor and an indication the company is getting better at meeting development goals for its high-end chip family. The new chip, code-named Madison, is similar to its Itanium 2 “McKinley” predecessor but is built with smaller circuitry that permits faster […]

Dissatisfied with Quark’s Mac commitment? Quark CEO says ‘switch to something else’

“Publishing professionals who attended a Quark-convened ‘executive summary’ in New York last week are still abuzz over the performance of Quark CEO Fred Ebrahimi… [who] told his squirming guests that “the Macintosh platform is shrinking,” and that “publishing is dying.” He suggested that anyone dissatisfied with Quark’s Mac commitment should “switch to something else,” although […]

DeepTrouble 1.0.1 update now available

DeepTrouble is a fast paced 3D action game from CodeBlender. DeepTrouble is a new original game for the Macintosh. It’s a fast paced 3D action game that takes place under water where you are fighting against alien colonies. The game consists of 10 levels with different challenges and types of aliens to overcome. Throughout your […]

Take your Mac’s iPulse

Using its concise and visually pleasing graphical user interface, iPulse displays a multitude of information on the desktop or in the dock. The entire UI is completely configurable so you can turn off gauges you don’t want, leaving only what you are interested in for easy viewing. iPulse’s Gauges:– CPU activity (single and dual)– System […]

Apple posts Power Mac G4 Firmware Update 4.4.8

Apple today released a firmware update for the mirrored drive door Power Mac G4’s. The Power Mac G4 Firmware Update 4.4.8 improves fan control behavior and reduces high speed fan cycling when running in Mac OS 9. The download is available via the Software Update utility. It is 1.3MB.

Baby Safe your Mac

Baby Safe provides an interactive safe environment for your baby to play with the computer, while at the same time preventing your baby from causing chaos on your computer. Most screen savers ask for your password once you move the mouse or touch a key, which is not fun when you have a baby eager […]

Apple to dole out free stocking-stuffers at Apple Stores November 29 only

“6pm to midnight, November 29. Only at an Apple Store,” reads the announcement from Apple. “Get a head start on holiday shopping, plus great values and more. Join us the day after Thanksgiving at an Apple Store starting at 6 o’clock sharp. Stop by and check out Apple’s Top Gift Collection. There’ll be free stocking-stuffers […]

Fall leaves icons for Mac OS X help keep winter at bay

Leaves is the latest set of Mac OS X icons from warrior~poet. American Sycamore, Ginko, Pin Oak, Red Maple, Sugar Maple, White Ash, White Elm, and White Oak leaves comprise the set. If you like the colors of leaves in the fall, you can have them year-round. Get them here.

The New York Times looks at Apple ‘Switch’ parodies

“Apple Computer’s quirky ads have never been as good at building market share as ‘mind share,’ or buzz. The current campaign, with Macintosh users talking of why they switched from the Microsoft Windows world to Apple products, has received so much attention that imitations and parodies are showing up across the Web,” writes John Schwartz […]

ZDNet’s Executive Anchor Coursey tells readers to buy a Mac this holiday season

“This column–the first in a series of holiday shopping guides–is a blatant attempt to get you into an Apple Store and convince you to maybe even buy something while you’re there,” writes ZDNet’s Executive Anchor David Coursey. “I urge you to consider a Mac as a new computer in your home this holiday or perhaps […]

Apple opens 50th retail store; announces stores closed Thanksgiving Day

Apple opened its 49th and 50th retail stores in the U.S. this weekend, with new store locations in Denver, Colorado and Emeryville, California. The Company now has stores in 24 states in the U.S., with a retail location within 15 miles of 85 million people, about one third of the U.S. population. “We’re thrilled to […]

Dude, you’re getting neutered; man burns penis with Dell laptop

“A 50-year old scientist, previously healthy, burned his penis after placing his laptop on his, err lap, for an hour. Oh, he was fully dressed in trousers and underpants, according to this letter printed in the Lancet, the UK’s best-known medical journal,” as reported by The Register. There, in one fell swoop, all memory of […]

.Mac Webmail is temporarily down… again (UPDATE 5:30pm – It’s back online)

As of this story’s timestamp, we couldn’t log into our .Mac’s Webmail account. All we got after a long while was a page reading, “We’re sorry. Webmail is temporarily unavailable.” Let’s see, US$50 divided by 365 divided by 24 equals how much Apple owes us per hour of outages? The message from Apple is here.UPDATE […]

Apple posts Will Ferrell Holiday Switch Ads

Apple has posted a bit of holiday fun; two new Will Ferrel holiday Switch ads entitled “Santa and Lawyers,” and “Santa’s iPod.” Will Ferrell reveals another side of Santa in these parodies of Apple’s Switch ads. See them here. The infamous (and easily still the funniest) original Will Ferrell Switch ad is here.

PileUp Screen Effect for Mac OS X debuts

PileUp piles a set of pictures, one by one and one atop another, randomly across the screen. If the pictures are cropped to the object, the screen will look like a pile of those objects, for example autumn leaves or snowflakes. More info and download link here.

Feissmania hits new peak; Ellen’s first interview is now online

“Ellen Feiss is a lot like most 15-year-olds, with one notable exception: Some guy in Holland is wearing a T-shirt with her face on it right now. Actually, a lot of people are wearing that shirt with her picture or drinking coffee from a similarly themed mug purchased on one of Ellen’s numerous fan sites. […]

Add some Eyeballs to your Mac OS X Desktop

Eyeballs is a fun Mac OS X application that gives you a set of eyeballs in your menu bar or on your Desktop. The eyes watch the cursor move around as you work. They get sleepy depending on how busy you’re keeping the cursor, and they blink periodically. They are extremely configurable, in terms of […]

Make your Mac OS X Clock Fuzzy with FuzzyClock

Often you don’t need the exact time in hours, minutes and seconds. A more readable style like “five past ten” makes more sense. For that, you can now use FuzzyClock. FuzzyClock is a menubar clock which displays the current time in a “fuzzy” style. The team has announced the release of a new enhanced […]

‘iCal World’ officially launches today

Officially launched today, iCal World combines news, tips, help, applications, public, private, pay, and secure calendar hosting and an extensive iCal calendar library in a sleek, fast, easy-to-navigate user interface. Features include a calendar library with hundreds of calendars, free public & private calendar hosting, SecureCal private hosting service. For a limited time, everyone who […]

Apple offers US$100 off eMac with holiday promotion

Apple today launched a new promotion called, “Jingle Bells and Whistles.” The new promotion offers US$100 off an eMac between November 22, 2002 and December 28, 2002. Apple’s eMac comes in three configurations that include a Combo drive on the low-end and SuperDrive DVD burners at the high-end. eMacs range in price from $1099 to […]

Belkin announces Bluetooth Headset

Belkin has introduced its new Bluetooth Headset (F8V9017- ESP $99.99) for cell phones enabled with Bluetooth technology. The Bluetooth Headset from Belkin is compatible with other Bluetooth applications such as PCs, laptops, PDAs, and other devices that support the Bluetooth Headset profile, and will begin shipping in North America on December 9, 2002. The Bluetooth […]

No ‘Switch’ Ads in Europe; Apple thwarted by ‘regulatory environment’

In response to a question regarding whether Apple will bring their ‘Switch’ campaign to Europe, Pascal Cagni, Apple’s vice president Europe is quoted in Guardian Unlimited as saying, “there are some issues with regulation… we cannot say ‘this Wintel is shit, this Mac is great’ in the regulatory environment we have here.” Sounds like a […]

Polishing a turd; add a fake Mac OS X Dock to Win XP/ 2000

ObjectDock is a program that allows you to have an animated launchbar/taskbar on your WinXP/2000 screen that reacts to your mouse when you mouse over it. “In short, it’s a task bar and program launcher that does it with style,” so says the app’s developer Stardock. To aid the never-ending quest of Mac users attempting […]

Larry Ellison buys 70,000 Apple shares

“Oracle Corp. Chairman Lawrence Ellison, who resigned from Apple Computer Inc.’s (AAPL) board of directors in September, exercised options and acquired 70,000 shares of the computer maker, a regulatory filing on Friday said. The options were exercised on Nov. 18 and he acquired 60,000 common shares for $11.50 each and 10,000 shares for $13.99 each, […]

Woz returns to Macworld Expo after 10 year absence

“Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak is taking the stage at Macworld Expo after a six-year absence and will be giving his first presentation there in more than a decade. On Jan. 7, Wozniak, known as “Woz” in tech circles, will serve as a panelist at the big Macintosh show in San Francisco. He will be […]

Microsoft bug exposes millions to attack; Macintosh unaffected

“A software bug in a common component of Microsoft Web servers and Internet Explorer could leave millions of servers and home PCs open to attack, security researchers said Wednesday. The vulnerability, found by security company Foundstone and confirmed by Microsoft, could allow an Internet attacker to take over a Web server, spread an e-mail virus […]

Ink or Inkwell?  – Apple please pick one already!

First, a lesson: it may seem like your writing on the desktop goes nowhere, but it is actually being used for navigation, like a keyboard shortcut. Lets say you have three files on your desktop named “Elmer”, “Fudge Recipes”, and “Cartman Sayings”. If you write “el” on the desktop, then “Elmer” would be selected. This […]

Chalk up another switcher

“I switched. No, I’m not friends with the creative director at Apple, and I don’t plan on being the next ‘reality model’ to mug for an ad. I haven’t used a Mac since high school, but my PC laptop just melted down after nearly five years of trusty service, so when Apple announced its new […]

‘A Better Finder Rename’ version 5.0 released

A Better Finder Rename is a contextual menu plugin for the Macintosh Finder, which allows users to quickly rename multiple files. This utility makes the often tedious and time-consuming task of renaming multiple files easy and accomplishes the task in matter of seconds. A Better Finder Rename is well-suited for Macintosh webmasters, users who need […]

Cocoa Poker for Mac OS X hits version 1.5

Cocoa Poker 1.5 is an implementation of a Video Poker machine for Mac OS X. It is 100% freeware. You can check out the screenshots on developer Peter Schart’s site here. Information and download link is here.

Ink or Inkwell?  – Apple please pick one already!

First, a lesson: it may seem like your writing on the desktop goes nowhere, but it is actually being used for navigation, like a keyboard shortcut. Lets say you have three files on your desktop named “Elmer”, “Fudge Recipes”, and “Cartman Sayings”. If you write “el” on the desktop, then “Elmer” would be selected. This […]

Schedule actions and trigger them with iCal…Make It Happen

The application is called, “iCal…Make It Happen” from Lucid Dawn Software or “iCalMIH” for short. It will check for, and if absent, create a calendar called iCalMIH. iCalMIH will monitor this calendar. When it comes to an event that coincides with the system date/time, iCalMIH will perform whatever action the user specifies. Nice. More info […]

Apple not making PDA says former Newton staffer

“Rumors of an Apple-branded PDA have been rife for years – ever since Steve Jobs returned to Cupertino and made killing the Newton one of his first order of business. And Apple isn’t about to re-enter the PDA market, according to an industry veteran. Albert Chu formerly worked at Apple’s Newton division, and now works […]