But for those that really want a 17-inch G5-based iMac, and not the snazzy new Intel model, Amazon has it listed for $1,299 and is offering a $125 mail-in rebate to boot.
Deirdre Hutchins, Technocel's director of product management, said her company was initially targeting the crystal earbuds at teenagers. But in a recent focus group, it turned out that women really like them, too. "They saw (them) as a piece of jewelry," she said.
The earbuds are made and branded by Technocel, and can be purchased online at … Read more
Apple has cut $200 off the price of the 20-inch version of the iMac running a PowerPC processor.Last month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a version of the iMac that used Intel chips rather than the PowerPC processor. In a move that sparked chatter and speculation among Apple followers, the Intel machines were priced identically to the PowerPC models--$1,299 for the 17-inch version and $1,699 for the 20-inch variety. The pricing conformity seemed odd considering that Apple is touting the Intel-powered model as running up to twice as fast as the G5 version, while noting that … Read more
OS X contains unpatched security flaws of a type that were fixed on alternative operating systems more than a decade ago, claims a security researcher credited with finding numerous bugs in Apple Computer's increasingly popular platform.
Neil Archibald, a senior security researcher at software security specialists Suresec, told ZDNet Australia that as Apple's market share increases, OS X will come under more scrutiny by security researchers, who he believes will find plenty of "low-hanging bugs."
Archibald, who has already discovered a number of security vulnerabilities in OS X, speculates that should Apple's market share continue … Read more
Do you love your iPod? How much? Enough to buy it a sexy red negligee for Valentine's Day?
Apparently committed to promoting domestic harmony between iPods and their owners, Los Angeles-based iPod accessory maker iAttire has come out with a Valentine 2006 line so you can romance your beloved MP3 player with more than just an FM transmitter or a new set of earbuds.
The handcrafted Valentine's Day line--which is available on iAttire's site and ranges in price from $25 to $60--features a sheer red negligee with a black chiffon ruffle; a French satin corset cinched with … Read more
Disney's board has approved a roughly $7 billion takeover of Pixar Animation Studios, Business Week reported late Monday.
On its Web site, the magazine said that Pixar CEO (and Apple Computer chief) Steve Jobs could take a seat on the Disney board. The magazine's sources said that Pixar's board still needed to give its approval for the deal.
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times both reported that Disney's board had authorized CEO Bob Iger to make a bid, but cautioned the deal could yet fall apart.
Booting other operating systems on Apple Computer's new Intel-based Mac is tough, but Red Hat hopes they'll make it happen with Linux.
Red Hat spokeswoman Gillian Farquhar confirmed last week that the company hopes to help its developers figure out how to get Linux working on the new Macs. "That's definitely happening," Farquhar said of the effort, though it hasn't gone far because the Linux seller doesn't yet have any of Apple's new machines.
First it was iPods that were smashed, then Xbox 360s and even Dodge Vipers. As this destructive trend continues, it was inevitable that someone would post a gallery of high-speed smash pictures.
Life has often imitated art in the long-running back-lot soap opera between Disney and Pixar, but the most recent story line is worthy of any Touchstone Pictures production. Only a few years ago, the powerful alliance of the two companies seemed to be all but dead after a widely publicized feud between their respective CEOs, Michael Eisner and Steve Jobs.
But since Eisner--a Hollywood icon in his own right--resigned after more than two decades at Disney's helm, relations have thawed considerably between the companies. So much so, in fact, that rumors are circulating of Disney possibly acquiring Pixar.
Sources … Read more
Continuing the small box trend it started with the iPod, Apple Computer has started packaging its software in containers barely wider than a CD.
Both iLife '06 and iWork '06 come in the new packaging, as do several GarageBand JamPacks.
The move addresses a well-known fact in the industry: Software boxes, which once were stuffed with large manuals, keyboard overlays and other goodies, have become largely empty space. Most boxes contain a flimsy "getting started" booklet and a CD or two.
Traditionally, the big boxes have been important in securing shelf space at retailers. However, since Apple controls … Read more