Just Trolling Here, Just Trolling

Nothing like bringing your iMac to the Microsoft Store to troll everyone. First, Microsoft employees, trying to troubleshot whatever the hell is wrong with it. Then Apple fanboys, offended by the idea of their beloved OS X replaced by Windows 8. [Jai Definichon] » 1/11/13 4:00pm 1/11/13 4:00pm

Sony X Factor Headphones Review: I Somehow Love These Gross, Gaudy…

Sony X headphones are everything we hate: Ostentatious, overpriced gear that's nothing more than a cynical celebrity cash grab. In a world with justice and truth, such gaucherie wouldn't exist—but we kind of love these headphones anyway. » 9/10/12 3:45pm 9/10/12 3:45pm

OS X Lion Goes Platinum in One Day

You guys hear that? That's the folks at Apple chillin' and one hundred dollar billin'. Just a day after they announced comically massive earnings, OS X Lion sold more than a million copies in its first day of sales. » 7/21/11 9:40pm 7/21/11 9:40pm

OS X Lion Will Be Out July 14th

OS X Lion is basically done, and now it has a release date. 9to5mac is reporting that Lion will "ship" (App Store download!) on July 14th. It looks like the Macbook Air will also ship on the same day, but 9to5's sources weren't as certain on that front. » 7/01/11 4:21pm 7/01/11 4:21pm

You Might Need a Snow Leopard Disc to Do a Clean Install of Lion

OS X Lion's only available through the Mac App Store. But without a DeeVeeDee, how are obsessive nerds supposed to do a clean install? Reinstall Snow Leopaard [sic], says the latest purported Steve Jobs email. Potentially annoying, if true. [MacRumors] » 6/21/11 2:43pm 6/21/11 2:43pm

Apple To Bundle iCloud For Free With OS X Lion

Apple may offer its new iCloud service for free to folks with Mac OS X Lion, according to AppleInsider. To sweeten the deal, Lion may be priced extremely competitive and sold through the Mac App Store. » 6/02/11 12:03am 6/02/11 12:03am

Apple Patents More Five-Finger Gestures and Chargers With Built-In…

The latest pair of Apple patents to make the rounds actually look like two that could be realistically implemented sooner than later: one for a charger with an integrated battery pack, and one for more five-finger gestures in OS X. » 3/31/11 9:34pm 3/31/11 9:34pm

Apple's WWDC Possibly Set for June 5-9

Somone has booked the Moscone Center in SF for the week of June 5-9, which is usually the time and place Apple holds their annual WWDC conference. Could we see iPhone 5 and Lion there this year? [AppleInsider via CrunchGear] » 2/07/11 9:38pm 2/07/11 9:38pm

Rumor: Mac App Store Launching Tomorrow at Noon EST

The Loop is reporting that Apple's Mac App Store will launch at 12p EST (9a EST) tomorrow. The January 6 launch date has more or less been confirmed by multiple reports, but Jim Dalrymple has sources telling him that Apple will flip the switch when they begin their work day on the West Coast. The Mac App Store will… » 1/05/11 3:59pm 1/05/11 3:59pm

Watch Today's Apple Event Online

You don't have to breathe up against the windows of Apple's San Francisco event, because they've just announced a livestream online, starting at 10am PST / 1pm EST. Remember to keep your eyes on Giz too. Details below: » 10/20/10 9:30am 10/20/10 9:30am

Motorola Droid X Specs Confirmed: It's Huge and Fast

The folks over at Engadget got their hands on a Motorola Droid X and have shared some gorgeous pictures along with specs that confirm what we've heard about the device so far—right down to the name. » 6/15/10 5:17pm 6/15/10 5:17pm

Handbrake DVD Ripper Just Went 64-Bit

Handbrake just updated to 0.9.4 which uses x264 libraries to encode faster and smaller file sizes. On my iMac Core i7 a DVD ripped 25% faster. It also has better xbox and ps3 presets, among other things. It depends on a now unavailable 64-bit version of VLC but you can still download the nightly builds here. [Handbrake » 11/25/09 3:45pm 11/25/09 3:45pm

Almost Nobody Owns Just Macs

NPD's Household Penetration Study found a 3% uptick in Mac households for 2009. This makes sense! What's surprising (or not) is that of the 12% of homes with a Mac, less than 2% are Mac-exclusive. » 10/05/09 2:00pm 10/05/09 2:00pm

AMD Unveils World's First DirectX 11 Graphics Processor, Takes It for a…

AMD demoed their buzzed-about DirectX 11 graphics processor at the Computex show in Taiwan, offering proof that they're making progress in getting to market first with their product. » 6/03/09 12:30am 6/03/09 12:30am

New Mac OS X Snow Leopard Beta Released, Run to the Torrents

A new version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard—labeled 10A335—has hit developers. Apple hasn't mentioned any new features or bug fixes, however. The Server version—which was released alongside—does come with an easier to use version of Podcast Producer, new spam mail filters in Mail Server, and other niceties. » 4/24/09 12:38pm 4/24/09 12:38pm

Leaked OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Screenshot Shows 32-bit Mode

Sevenmac Magazin got themselves some screenshots of Apple's new OS X update, Snow Leopard, and it looks like apps with 32-bit modules will need to run in 32-bit mode even if they are 64-bit. » 12/27/08 6:30pm 12/27/08 6:30pm

Shady Organization Behind Psystar, Apple Claims

In a new turn of events after the judge dismissed Psystar's anti-trust claims, Apple is now on the offensive, accusing them of being associated with a group of shady John Does breaking the law: » 12/04/08 1:40pm 12/04/08 1:40pm

Giant iPhone Display Runs OS X (This Time, At Least)

Eagle-eyed reader Phelipe Hamoui snapped these shots of the giant iPhone display in Hong Kong running Mac OS X. This marks a nice change from that embarrassing little slip-up » 10/04/08 4:00pm 10/04/08 4:00pm that revealed a U.S. display was running (gasp upon gasp!) Windows XP. So take a deep breath, Mac Army. Everything's gonna be okay. []

Adobe Knew of Vista PWN 2 OWN Hack All Along

The PWN 2OWN contest, as we all know, saw the Mac OS X weed crumble first, with Vista following soon after. Ubuntu was the only OS that was impenetrable to attack, but news is surfacing that Vista should have had a longer lifeline, if only Adobe had patched the flaw they knew about all along. » 4/06/08 3:30pm 4/06/08 3:30pm