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Happy April Fools' Day: April 1, 2010

Wednesday March 31, 2010 9:01 pm PDT by
Today is April 1, 2010 and represents April Fools' Day -- so readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites today. For example, Australian Macworld reports that Apple is dropping its computer line in favor of iPhones, iPods, and iPads, while ThinkGeek announced an iPad Arcade Cabinet: Today also represents Apple's 34th anniversary -- Apple was founded on April...

Apple Resigns From U.S. Chamber of Commerce Over Climate Change Stance

Monday October 5, 2009 3:24 pm PDT by
Multiple sources, including the Washington Post, are reporting that Apple has given up its membership in the the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the Chamber's stance on climate change legislation. In a letter to Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Apple's Vice President of Worldwide Government Affairs, Catherine A. Novelli, stated Apple's position and submitted...

Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.6.2 Build 10C514f to Developers

Monday October 5, 2009 2:19 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded to developers a new build of Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2 (Build 10C514f). The seed is said to contain dozens of minor bug fixes and performance improvements in these areas: Address Book, AppleScript, AppleScriptObjC, ATS, ColorSync, Component Manager, Core Animation, Core Audio, Core Chinese Engine, Core Data, Core Graphics, Core Text, File Manager, Garbage Collection,...

Apple TV Set by 2011?

Thursday August 20, 2009 12:00 pm PDT by
In a message to clients, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster describes the possibility that Apple will enter into the market for television sets, with an Apple-branded set for movies, music, games, and interactive TV. "TV hardware is a challenging business if you don't change the rules of the game," Munster writes, "but we see potential for Apple to offer best-in-class software and hardware and...

MacRumors Celebrates Eighth Birthday, Over Five Million Forum Posts

Saturday February 23, 2008 2:09 pm PST by
Today marks the eighth birthday of the MacRumors.com website. It also happens to be the 53rd birthday of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The MacRumors Forums, the discussion boards for the MacRumors family of sites, reached a milestone this week as well, passing five million forum posts. It took MacRumors 3.3 years to reach one million posts, 1.3 years to reach two million posts, 10 months to reach...

iTunes 7.6 Released

Tuesday January 15, 2008 11:00 am PST by
iTunes 7.6 is available in Software Update or via direct download. The update adds support for Apple's new movie rental service. Rent and download your favorite movies with iTunes on your computer or directly to your living room on Apple TV. Enjoy rented movies in sizes up to 720p HD with surround sound on your Apple TV and sizes up to DVD-quality on your computer. Transfer your rented movies...

Apple Releases iPhoto 7.0.2 Update

Tuesday August 28, 2007 12:19 pm PDT by
Apple has released iPhoto 7.0.2 (download) What's New in this Version This update to iPhoto addresses issues associated with publishing to .Mac Web Gallery, rebuilding thumbnails, and editing books. It also addresses a number of other minor issues. iPhoto 7 was released on August 7, 2007 as part of iLife '08, and promptly updated to iPhoto 7.0.1....

Post-Keynote Software Updates

Wednesday August 8, 2007 1:32 pm PDT by
Apple has issues a few software updates yesterday and today, including updates for the newly released iMacs. Use Software Update or visit the download pages. Aperture 1.5.4 Update: required for compatibility with iLife '08. This update is recommended for all Aperture users. (download page) Front Row 1.3.1: provides for improved iPhoto compatibility. (download page) iPhoto 7.0.1:...

MacRumors Reaches Four Million Posts

Thursday August 2, 2007 10:39 pm PDT by
MacRumors Forums, the discussion boards for the MacRumors family of sites, has reached another milestone: four million forum posts. The 4,000,000th post was made by member MisterMe at 9:53 AM EST on Saturday, August 4, 2007, in a thread named It's not great viewing photos in the Finder, is it? in the Mac OS X forum. Congratulations, MisterMe, and congratulations, MacRumors! MacRumors.com...

Mac OS X 10.4.10 Seeded to Developers

Friday May 18, 2007 10:05 am PDT by
We have it on good word that Mac OS X 10.4.10 has been seeded to developers. It is build 8R2205 for Intel, 8R205 for PowerPC. Mac OS X 10.4.9 was first seeded to developers in December 2006 and released to the public in March 2007. As an aside, this confirms that subversion number 10 is the natural successor to subversion number 9 in Apple's numbering scheme. While many thought this...

Another CNBC 'On the Money' Interview for MacRumors Founder [Updatex2]

Wednesday January 10, 2007 3:28 pm PST by
MacRumors founder and Editor-in-Chief Arn is once again scheduled to be interviewed on the CNBC On the Money program. The financial news show (today, 7pm EST, 4pm PST) is already in progress as we report this. In constrast to the previous taped interviews, Arn is to be on the show "live" this time. Arn was first interviewed on CNBC on November 16, discussing the iPhone rumors. This...

Nike+iPod Sport Kit Reportedly Vulnerable to Surveillance

Friday December 1, 2006 10:40 pm PST by
The design of the Nike+iPod Sport Kit leaves it vulnerable to potential surveillance of the wearer, according to a team led by University of Washington doctoral student T. Scott Saponas. Their research report describes the potential for privacy and personal security problems if the transmissions of the in-shoe sensor are intercepted. The sensor is designed to transmit a unique code,...

MacRumors Reaches Three Million Posts

Monday October 30, 2006 3:35 pm PST by
MacRumors Forums, the discussion boards for the MacRumors family of sites, has reached the milestone of three million forum posts. The 3,000,000th post was made by member WildCowboy at 7:31PM EST on Monday, October 30, 2006, in the MLB Hot Stove Thread 07 thread of the Community Discussion forum. Congratulations, WildCowboy, and congratulations, MacRumors! The first forum members joined...

MacRumors 3,000,000 Post Apple Advertisement Contest

Monday October 16, 2006 9:21 am PDT by
MacRumors Forums is approaching its three millionth post. To celebrate, we are having a contest to create imitation Apple ads as graphics or videos. Winners will be chosen in two categories: * Best Apple Print Ad * Best Apple Video Ad The contest description and rules provide the details and explain how to enter. The MacRumors Forums reached one million posts on August 23, 2004 and two ...

Logic Pro 7.2.3 and Logic Express 7.2.3 Updates

Wednesday September 27, 2006 4:20 pm PDT by
Logic Pro 7.2.3 is now available in Software Update for affected users, and via direct download: Logic Pro 7.2.3 addresses performance issues when Logic Pro 7 is used on Mac Pro and G5 Quad computers. Logic Pro 7.2.3 is recommended for all Mac Pro and G5 Quad users. An existing Logic Pro 7.2.1 or Logic Pro 7.2.2 installation is required for this update. Note: Logic Pro 7.2.3 is optimized for...

iTunes 7 Introduced

Tuesday September 12, 2006 12:41 pm PDT by
iTunes 7, announced at today's "It's Showtime" media event, is available for download (requires Quicktime 7.1.3, available here). The "iTunes Music Store" is now referred to as the "iTunes Store". iTunes has interface changes, as well as new features: Movies - 640 x 480 px movies you can purchase for download from the iTunes store. Currently, only Disney-affiliated movies (Disney, Pixar, ...

Google CEO Joins Apple Board of Directors

Tuesday August 29, 2006 2:37 pm PDT by
In a press release, Apple announced that Dr. Eric Schmidt was named to Apple's Board of Directors today. Dr. Schmidt has a long resume, including current positions as CEO of Google, as a member of the Google board of directors, and on the Princeton University board of trustees. He was formerly CEO of Novell and Chief Technology Officer at Sun Microsystems Inc. This brings to eight the...

Bluetooth Mighty Mouse? [Updated, Released]

Monday July 24, 2006 1:09 pm PDT by
DailyTech reports that a filing with the Federal Communications Commission reveals that Apple has developed a Bluetooth (wireless) version of its Mighty Mouse, otherwise identical to the current model and its touch-sensitive cover, Scroll Ball, and force-sensing side buttons. The new Mighty Mouse uses two standard AA batteries and will be compatible with OS X 10.4.6 and later. No release date is...

iTunes Movie Rentals to be Announced at WWDC?

Monday July 17, 2006 11:41 pm PDT by
Think Secret claims that Steve Jobs will announce the addition of a movie rental service to the iTunes Music Store during his keynote speech at the Worldwide Developers Conference on August 7. MacRumors reported last month that movie studios had mixed feelings about Steve Jobs, some regarding him as a friend and some as a foe, and Think Secret's report indicates that the studios have won this...

Analysts Predict Apple Earnings

Monday July 17, 2006 1:15 pm PDT by
The Mac Observer reports comments by financial analysts from Piper Jaffray and American Technology Research regarding Apple's upcoming Q3-2006 financial results, to be webcast this Wednesday, July 19, at 2pm EDT. They predict Apple sales results that are close to but slightly lower than the Wall Street consensus estimates, with iPod quarterly sales between 7.7 and 8.3 million units, Mac sales...