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  • 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 The iMacs are anything but outdated, but the model line definitely isn’t cutting edge either.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… Read More

  • 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


    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

    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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • iMacs upgraded


    The new iMacs will have 2 GB of memory standard and the 24-incher is hitting 3.06GHz. Here’s the full press release: Apple Updates iMac Now with Faster Processors & Faster Graphics Option CUPERTINO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple(R) today updated its all-in-one iMac(R) line with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and the most powerful graphics ever… Read More

  • Retailers confirm new iMacs next week

    GeekSugar predicted there’d be new iMacs next week, and several retailers have confirmed the existence of new model numbers in their inventory. That’s what MacRumors claims, at least. What should you expect with these new iMacs? Penryn-based processors, for one, and maybe an expanded hard drive or newer video card. A minor update, in other words, not a total re-design. Read More

  • Apple launching new iMacs next week

    Our good friend, GeekSugar, has the inside scoop that Apple will announce new iMacs next week. Details are skimp, but the iMacs will more than likely see proc and HDD upgrades. We’re 99 percent sure this is legit based on her previous scoop surrounding the MacBook Pro upgrades a few months back. Read More

  • Apple being sued for creative marketing of its 20-inch iMac


    Kabateck Brown Keller, a law firm specializing in suing big companies over faulty products and services, is fixing its legal sights on Apple Inc. They say that the 20-in iMac was advertised as having a certain type of LCD monitor capable of displaying “millions of colors” — as the 24-in iMac indeed can. However, the 20-in version sports an inferior type of screen limited to… Read More

  • Pelican adds iMCruzer case for 24-inch iMacs

    [photopress:iMac_24_IMG_0124_02112008.jpg,full,center] As someone who’s made my share of flights with tons of computer gear, I know good cases when I see them, and there aren’t many people who do it better than Pelican. Pelican has a new case purpose-built for 24-inch iMacs as part of its Case Cruiser line. The box is made or reinforced plastic with layers of shock-resistant… Read More

  • What a concept: iMac iView has curved display

    [photopress:iview.jpg,full,center] A man with a stunningly Portuguese name (Nuno Teixeira) has designed an iMac with a curved screen. Called the iMac iView, the concept uses a curved screen because such a screen is better suited to the curvature of the human eye. If the idea sounds familiar, that’s because Alienware demoed a similar display at CES earlier this year. Biggs poo pooed the… Read More

  • iMac, MacBook Pro updates in March (??)


    9to5Mac is positing some pie in the sky stuff about multi-touch trackpads and full iMac/MacBook Pro overhauls. He’s pegging this prediction on the March event coming up and not much else, but it’s nice to dream. If anything happens in March it will be the SDK launch and little else. iMacs to receive processor upgrades along with new Macbook Pros? [9to5mac] Read More

  • Troll Touch touchifies the touchless iMac

    We’ve been loving multitouch since Apple made it splash with the iPhone and now the iPod Touch. And we’re shepherding rumors lately that the new Apple sub-notebooks that are rumored will feature mutlitouch. When the new iMacs were announced a couple months ago, we figured they’d have the technology, but we were foiled. TrollTouch, however, has hacked the iMac to include… Read More

  • XPS One all-in-one reviewed: "Meh"

    Dell’s XPS One is here, and it’s a nice looking machine, to be sure. And for most people it seems to be about the PC you’d expect for the price, and for the form factor, but Computer Shopper thinks it could do more. Shopper thinks it needs a better GPU, and laments its lack of upgradability. But its main competition is, of course, the iMac, where it no doubt got its market… Read More

  • Mossberg reviews Gateway One, says it's no iMac

    Since Gateway announced the One, everyone and their cousin has known it’s a blatant copy of Apple’s iMac. Even Uncle Walt over at the Wall Street Journal knows damn well what Gateway and Dell are trying to do with their all-in-one computer systems. Unfortunately for Gateway, while imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the One doesn’t even come close to the iMac. In… Read More