macosXrumors http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles Rumors and news about Apple and Mac OS X. Copyright 2006 Sun, 12 Feb 2006 13:07:51 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.3-alpha-4 MacosXrumors is taking a break (UPDATE) http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/02/01/macosxrumors-is-taking-a-break/ http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/02/01/macosxrumors-is-taking-a-break/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2006 15:47:37 +0000 macosXrumors http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/02/01/macosxrumors-is-taking-a-break/ MacosXrumors is taking a short break. Although there might be some occasionnal articles, we'll be fully resuming the publication by the next two weeks. UPDATE (February the 11th): We'll be resuming the publication by next Monday with a sum-up of the news we missed. We also have a lot of fresh content to publish and some major changes to announce for the site so stay tuned! http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/02/01/macosxrumors-is-taking-a-break/feed/ Apple tradmarks “Mac Pro”? http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/30/apple-tradmarks-mac-pro/ http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/30/apple-tradmarks-mac-pro/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2006 03:12:31 +0000 Strategy Events http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/30/apple-tradmarks-mac-pro/ TheStreet's Troy Wolvetron claims that Apple has filed a trademark for the brands "Mac Pro" and "MacPro". The trademark was actually filed in the New Zealand's Patents and Trademarks Office : MacPro, or Mac Pro, which the company filed to protect in New Zealand last November. According to the filing, the phrase is meant to cover a series of devices related to computers. This name could be used for the Intel-based high-end Macs that are expected to be released by the end of the year or early next year, replacing the current PowerMac line based on dual-core PowerPC G5 processors. http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/30/apple-tradmarks-mac-pro/feed/ Apple’s accelerometer and universal container patents http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/apples-accelerometer-and-universal-container-patents/ http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/apples-accelerometer-and-universal-container-patents/#comments Sat, 28 Jan 2006 14:51:45 +0000 Software Hardware http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/apples-accelerometer-and-universal-container-patents/ MacsimmumNews provides an interesting analysis of Apple's recently filed "Accelerometer" and "Universal Container for audio data". The author believes the "Accelerometer" patent filing reveals a kind of Tablet Mac as well as a gaming tablet application. The second patent filing that is analyzed is a patent relating an "universal container for audio data". A container that may include different versions of an audio file, each one encoded with a different codec, making the audio file "universal". http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/apples-accelerometer-and-universal-container-patents/feed/ Apple hires Finder engineer for Leopard? http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/apple-hires-finder-engineer-for-leopard/ http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/apple-hires-finder-engineer-for-leopard/#comments Sat, 28 Jan 2006 12:03:10 +0000 Mac OS X Software http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/apple-hires-finder-engineer-for-leopard/ As notes MacRumors, Apple is hiring a Finder engineer for development related to Finder: The Finder team is seeking an energetic, motivated software engineer to help develop next generation versions of the Finder, the notorious file browser for Mac OS X. You will be responsible for developing new features of an application that is often perceived by our users as the "face of the system". You will be working on user interfaces spanning various browser views, new advanced search features, navigation and data presentation as well as many other parts of the application. In this position you will be expected to: - Participate in all of the various stages of feature development from design brainstorms, through feature development, all the way to fixing that ... http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/apple-hires-finder-engineer-for-leopard/feed/ iBooks to feature Front Row? http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/ibooks-to-feature-front-row/ http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/ibooks-to-feature-front-row/#comments Sat, 28 Jan 2006 07:22:29 +0000 Software Hardware http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/ibooks-to-feature-front-row/ According to AppleInsider, Apple is going to add the Front Row feature to its next generation, Intel-based iBook line. Front Row, which was first introduced late last year with the last PowerPC G5 powered iMac brought a kind of "Media Center" experience to the Mac by gathering all the content of the iLife suite along with a movie trailers navigator in a single piece of software. http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/28/ibooks-to-feature-front-row/feed/ Mac OS X 10.4.5 Update seeded to developers http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/27/mac-os-x-1045-update-seeded-to-developers/ http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/27/mac-os-x-1045-update-seeded-to-developers/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2006 07:08:57 +0000 Mac OS X Software http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/27/mac-os-x-1045-update-seeded-to-developers/ According to AppleInsider, Apple has seeded the first builds of Mac OS X 10.4.5 (Tiger) Update. The builds, numbered 8H3 and 8H5 focus on the following areas : - Safari, - CoreGraphics - Mac OS X Dock - Mac OS X crash report - Software Update - MSDOS file system compatibility No timeframe is provided for the release date of this update. http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/27/mac-os-x-1045-update-seeded-to-developers/feed/ Apple trademarks “iWeb” http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/25/apple-trademarks-iweb/ http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/25/apple-trademarks-iweb/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2006 00:06:38 +0000 Software Strategy http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/25/apple-trademarks-iweb/ Apple has filed a trademark for "iWeb" at the U.S. Patents & Trademarks Office. The trademark was filed on January the 17th with the following description (Goods & Services): IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: computer software for use in developing web sites; computer software to help users create, edit, organize, search, transfer, publish and subscribe to weblogs, blogs, podcasts, web broadcasts and news and information feeds on global and/or local computer and telecommunications networks; computer software for use in authoring, downloading, transmitting, receiving, editing, extracting, encoding, decoding, playing, storing and organizing audio, video and still images; computer software for authoring digital content; computer programs for personal information management;. FIRST USE: 20060110. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: ... http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/25/apple-trademarks-iweb/feed/ Disney buys Pixar, making Jobs its biggest shareholder http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/24/disney-buys-pixar-making-jobs-its-biggest-shareholder/ http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/24/disney-buys-pixar-making-jobs-its-biggest-shareholder/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2006 22:11:12 +0000 Strategy http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/24/disney-buys-pixar-making-jobs-its-biggest-shareholder/ As it has been rumoured earlier this week, it is now reported that the board members of Disney have agreed today to buy Pixar for about $7.4 billion. The company, which is owned by Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs became famous with Toy Story and Toy Story 2 and kept the momentum going higher and higher with further movies like Finding Nemo and The Incredible. Pixar has been distributed by Disney for years, but the two companies had not been in very good terms since the beginning of the decade. Pixar finally signed again with Disney for its latest movies while Dinsey's former CEO, Michael Eisner had just left the board. By the way, Steve Jobs will earn more than $3.5 billion by selling ... http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/24/disney-buys-pixar-making-jobs-its-biggest-shareholder/feed/ Wireless iPod rumours resurface http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/21/wireless-ipod-rumours-resurface/ http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/21/wireless-ipod-rumours-resurface/#comments Sat, 21 Jan 2006 22:58:39 +0000 http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/21/wireless-ipod-rumours-resurface/ As MacRumors notices, TimesOnline reports that Apple's next generation iPods will be able to "connect wirelessly to the internet". First mention of a wireless iPod came from a Motorola rep. back in February 2005. http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/21/wireless-ipod-rumours-resurface/feed/ Apple posts $565 million of profit http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/18/apple-posts-565-million-profit/ http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/18/apple-posts-565-million-profit/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2006 22:11:42 +0000 Strategy Events http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/18/apple-posts-565-million-profit/ Apple has released its financial results for the first (financial) quarter of 2006. The company has earned $565 million for a revenue of $5.75 billion. Last year, Apple had earned $295 million for a revenue of $3.49 billion. More than 14 million iPods and 1.25 million Macs were sold during the last quarter. The iPod sales are now about $1 billion worth. The company has however provided very conservative guidance for the current quarter, resulting in a plunge of its shares during the after-hours session. A slow down in the demand of Macs was cited for last quarter but the company is happy with analyst and customer response to the launch of its new Intel-based Macs. Apple shares closed down -2.62% (-$2.22) at $82.49 ... http://www.macosxrumors.com/articles/2006/01/18/apple-posts-565-million-profit/feed/