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MacRumors 2020 Blood Drive

Friday May 1, 2020 8:00 am PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce our Eleventh Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2020. Our goal is to save lives by increasing the number of life-saving donations of blood, platelets, and plasma. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location, our blood drive is online and worldwide. Over the past 10 years, MacRumors Blood Drives have recorded donations...

MacRumors 2019 Blood Drive

Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:26 am PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce our Tenth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2019. Our goal is to save lives by increasing the number of life-saving blood and platelet donations. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location, our blood drive is online and worldwide. Over the past nine years, MacRumors Blood Drives have recorded donations of 544 units of...

2018 MacRumors Blood Drive

Tuesday May 1, 2018 7:26 am PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2018. Our goal is to save lives by increasing the number of life-saving blood and platelet donations. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location, our blood drive is online and worldwide. MacRumors routinely reports on Apple's support for charity, as summarized in our Help Center....

MacRumors 2017 Blood Drive

Monday May 1, 2017 7:37 am PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2017. Our goal is to save lives by increasing the number of life-saving blood and platelet donations. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location, our blood drive is online and worldwide. MacRumors routinely reports on Apple's support for charity, as summarized in our Help Center...

MacRumors 2016 Blood Drive

Sunday May 1, 2016 10:00 am PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2016. Our goal every year is to save lives by increasing the number of life-saving blood and platelet donations. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location, our blood drive is online and worldwide. To date we have recorded donations of over 300 units of blood and platelets. ...

MacRumors 2015 Blood Drive

Friday May 1, 2015 8:17 am PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2015. Our goal every year is to increase the number of life-saving donations in real-world communities by encouraging everyone in our online community to step forward. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location or collection center, our blood drive is online and worldwide. Our...

MacRumors Folding@home Team Reaches Two Billion Points

Thursday November 13, 2014 10:18 am PST by
The MacRumors Folding@home team has contributed over two billion points to the distributed computing medical research project, reaching this milestone on November 12. It took 11.5 years for the MacRumors team to accumulate its first billion points, but the team completed its second billion points in only 12.5 months, thanks in large part to today's faster GPUs, as well as Quick Return Bonus Points...

MacRumors 2014 Blood Drive

Thursday May 1, 2014 9:04 am PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2014. Our goal is to increase the number of life-saving donations in real-world communities by encouraging everyone in our online community to step forward. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location or collection center, our blood drive is online and worldwide. Our past...

MacRumors Folding@home Team Reaches One Billion Points

Monday October 28, 2013 7:27 am PDT by
The MacRumors Folding@home team has accumulated over one billion points for the distributed computing medical research project. The MacRumors team, currently ranked #55 out of over two hundred thousand Folding@home teams, reached the milestone point total on October 27. Folding@home participants receive work units as computation assignments. Completed work units are assigned points based on...

MacRumors 2013 Blood Drive

Wednesday May 1, 2013 10:49 am PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, running for the month of May 2013. Our goal is to increase the number of life-saving donations in real-world communities by encouraging everyone in our online community to step forward. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location and a specific collection center, our blood drive is online and worldwide. ...

MacRumors 2012 Blood Drive

Tuesday May 1, 2012 2:30 pm PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce the third annual MacRumors Blood Drive, for the month of May 2012. We encourage forum members and site visitors to donate blood or platelets at any hospital or blood donation center in their city. We want to increase the number of life-saving donations by our online community for the benefit of people in their real-world communities. We also ask donors to post...

MacRumors 2011 Blood Drive

Monday May 2, 2011 2:50 pm PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce the second annual MacRumors Blood Drive, for the month of May 2011. We encourage our forum members and site visitors to donate blood or platelets at any collection center. Our goal is to increase the number of donations by those in our online community. We also ask donors to post in our Blood Drive thread. Saving a life is its own reward but accepting...

MacRumors Reaches Half a Million Forum Members

Saturday October 2, 2010 3:44 pm PDT by
The MacRumors forums have reached half a million members, reaching a new milestone in forum participation. Tens of thousands of users joined MacRumors in recent months, fueled by speculation and discussion surrounding the release of iOS 4, the iPhone 4 launch, the controversy over the iPhone signal strength problem, and Apple's release of new iMacs, Mac Pros, and other products. Just shy of...

MacRumors Reaches One Million Forum Threads

Monday August 23, 2010 5:16 pm PDT by
Today MacRumors reached its one millionth forum thread. The MacRumors forums averaged just under 1000 threads per day during July, with a peak of over 2000 threads on July 27, when Apple released new iMacs and Mac Pros as well as the 27-Inch LED Cinema Display, the Magic Trackpad, and an Apple-branded battery charger. There are now over 485 thousand forum users. At current registration rates ...

First-hand Report of Texas Apple Store Robbery

Saturday August 14, 2010 1:06 am PDT by
Photos by cforand1293 User cforand1293 provides a first-hand account of a robbery at Apple's Knox Street retail store in Highland Park, Texas, north of downtown Dallas. The robbery reportedly took place Friday evening before the store's 9pm closing time, as men entered the store and took iPhones from the front display table (pictured). cforand1293 described seeing the robbery while he was ...

MacRumors Ten Million Post Avatar Contest Winners

Monday June 21, 2010 3:48 pm PDT by
This month MacRumors held an avatar contest in celebration of its ten millionth forum post on May 29, 2010. Forum members showed their creativity, humor, and graphics skill as they competed in four categories. Many contest entries made creative use of the MacRumors logo while others presented humorous takes on Steve Jobs and the controversy over the lack of iOS support for Adobe Flash....

Eleven-year-old Accidentally Downloads $1000 App

Saturday June 5, 2010 11:46 pm PDT by
An eleven-year-old boy in Northern California accidentally downloaded the $999.99 BarMax bar exam preparation application (iTunes link) using an iPod touch. He didn't mean to make the purchase and was surprised when it started to download the 1GB app. His mother was equally shocked, especially after she learned the price and that her son had not been prompted for an iTunes password. They...

Ten Million Post Avatar Contest

Tuesday June 1, 2010 10:10 am PDT by
To celebrate its 10 Millionth Forum Post MacRumors is holding a contest. All forum users are eligible to compete in the Ten Million Post Avatar Contest starting today, through June 13. Demonstrate your skill and creativity and have some fun! Winners, selected by a vote among forum users, will earn a permanent place in MacRumors history and in an avatar gallery. The winning avatars...

MacRumors Reaches Ten Million Forum Posts [Updated]

Saturday May 29, 2010 5:12 pm PDT by
MacRumors Forums, the discussion boards for the MacRumors website, reached a major milestone today: 10 million forum posts. MacRumors' coverage of Apple's products and business, along with the MacRumors discussion forums, Buyer's Guide, Mac Guides, and other site features, attract millions of users each month and make MacRumors the #1 Apple site other than Apple's own website. Quantcast...

MacRumors Blood Drive

Monday May 3, 2010 3:14 pm PDT by
MacRumors is pleased to announce the MacRumors Blood Drive during the months of May and June 2010. We encourage our readers to donate blood at any collection center, then let us know so we can offer well-deserved congratulations. Our goal is to increase the number of blood donations by people in the Mac community. Most blood drives are specific to a physical organization at a particular...