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  • New iMacs coming soon? Sounds 'bout right.

    New iMacs coming soon? Sounds 'bout right.

    Apple has informed retail partners that iMac availability is going to be strained in the coming weeks which might mean the company is slowing down production of the current lineup ahead of announcing new models. The iMacs are anything but outdated, but the model line definitely isn't cutting edge either. Intel's low power, quad-core CPUs should replace the Core 2 Duo processor along with an NVIDIARead More

  • New iMacs to include hotter components, new cooling?

    New iMacs to include hotter components, new cooling?

    The new line of iMacs due early this coming year are likely to sport some pretty serious upgrades, most notably (we reckon) a quad-core processor and new NVIDIA chipsets. Of course, this more powerful hardware will be producing more heat, and if Apple wants to keep the iMac and Mini lines trim and svelte, they may be putting a bit of work into a new cooling system. Read More

  • New iMacs in November

    New iMacs in November

    AppleInsider is saying there will be “refreshed 20- and 24-inch” iMacs next month. Sucks if you just bought one, right? People familiar with the company’s plans have said changes to the iMac family will largely consist of performance improvements and technology refreshes. And while there’s admittedly been few concrete details to go by since the August report, this… Read More

  • Back to School: Desktop PCs

    Back to School: Desktop PCs

    Before you go humping down to Best Buy to pick up a PC, let’s ask ourselves a few questions. The rise of desktop replacement laptops – laptops with full-sized processors, hard drives, and lots of memory – have essentially supplanted the desktop PC in dorm rooms every where. Why pay $500 for a big, noisy box when you can potentially drag your $700 laptop down the hall to watch a… Read More

  • Apple now has a higher market valuation than Google

    Apple now has a higher market valuation than Google

    All hail Apple, king of something or other. Apple now has a higher market valuation than Google. Apple’s went up because of the success of the iPhone (and iPod and iMac), while Google’s went down because of the downturn in online advertising. Blame the economy for that one. The actual numbers put Apple at $158.8 billion, and Google at $157.2 billion. One odd sentence from the Guardian… Read More

  • Turn your iPod Touch into a mini iMac with the iClooly

    Turn your iPod Touch into a mini iMac with the iClooly

    On June 7th, Rockridgesound will roll out a new aluminum-made stand for the iPod Touch on the Japanese market. The MSRP for the so-called iClooly is $48. Mainly designed to watch movies on an iPod Touch in mini iMac style, it comes with a pivot joint for 90-degree rotation, a tilt function and an extension cable for headphone or external speaker connection. The Japan-only iClooly is measured at… Read More

  • Why Apple's industrial design puts others to shame

    Why Apple's industrial design puts others to shame

    “We’ll take the time to get the product right.” You wanna know why Apple’s designs are so lauded, why they make so many competitor’s products look like junk? It’s because of the mentality expressed in the above quote. Apple cares. More specifically, senior vice president of industrial design Jonathan Ive cares. His works include the iMac and iPhone. You may have… Read More

  • A look back and the iMac: First impressions from 1998

    A look back and the iMac: First impressions from 1998

    Yesterday we wished happy birthday to the iMac, the personal computer from ten years ago that more or less saved Apple, leading the way to change the computer industry — as well as the music industry — forever. We posted the video of Steve Jobs introducing the iMac and the nostalgia was palpable. But what were the reactions? Reader Dan showed me this clip from a MacWorld from ten years… Read More

  • Video: iMac turns 10 today

    Happy tenth birthday, iMac. It’s been a great ride, and, like me, you’re getting better with age. I remember when the iMac was released, I was working at a retail big box store that sold Macs. Within a few hours of the story hitting the wires (TV and print, mostly,) we had about a dozen people asking if we had it in. We didn’t of course, but it was telling. It’s arguable… Read More

  • New iMacs overclocked, not next-gen

    New iMacs overclocked, not next-gen

    Apparently, the processors in the new iMacs released today by apple aren’t anything new. The iMacs are able to reach speeds of 3.06GHz because they are an overclocked version of chips from Intel’s current line. The mainboards are still based on the Santa Rosa chipset found in the previous iMacs. There was some speculation over whether the new iMacs were going to be the first machines… Read More