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2008-07-29 12:05:00

Enough already about the health of Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs. It's time to turn our attention to something more interesting -- namely, that "future product transition" Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer mentioned several times on the company's recent earnings conference call. The smart money is on a revamp of Apple's notebook line. I know I'm not the first to opine on the matter, but here's why I'm expecting new iterations of the MacBook Pro to be a big part of the lineup that...

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2008-07-22 12:10:00

News that Apple expects thinner profit margins sent shares of the consumer electronics maker plummeting in extended trading on July 21. The prospect of diminished profitability through the rest of fiscal 2008 and into the following year overshadowed what was otherwise a blowout quarter. Having forecast earnings of $1 a share on sales of about $7.2 billion, Apple (AAPL) delivered earnings of $1.19 a share and revenue of $7.46 billion. But investors fixated on the margin forecast. CFO Peter...

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2008-07-11 09:10:00

Suspicions over rigged stock options that have hovered over Apple for two years will not result in criminal charges against founder Steve Jobs and other current and former executives, attorneys involved in the case said Thursday. "The Justice Department took a long time and scrubbed this matter very thoroughly, and they concluded no charges should be brought against anyone," said Miles Ehrlich, an attorney for former Apple general counsel Nancy Heinen. "In our view that was the only fair...

2008-07-11 06:00:23

By Anonymous Apple's all-in-one iMac line now has the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and the most powerful graphics ever available in an iMac. The latest models have processors with 6MB L2 cache and a faster 1066 MHz front-side bus across the entire line, and 2GB of memory standard. For the first time, the 24-inch iMac features optional NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics with 512MB of video memory. Across the line there are the latest in high-performance connectivity options for...

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2008-01-17 10:55:00

Wirelessly Backup all Your MacsOn Tuesday, Apple introduced Time Capsule. A backup appliance that automatically and wirelessly backs up everything on one or more Macs running Leopardâ“ž¢, the latest release of Apple's Mac OS X operating system including the amazing Time Machineâ“ž¢ automatic backup software. Time Capsule combines an 802.11n base station with a server grade hard disk in one small package. Simply plug it in, then...

2007-12-13 12:00:29

By Eric Gwinn, Chicago Tribune Dec. 13---The holidays are a time to celebrate the past, the present and the future. Tech gifts help by keeping memories alive, making new special moments, and preserving those occasions to be enjoyed again. I've picked six cool gifts (these five, plus one on the cover) that will help you and yours hang on to what was, what is and what will be. REMEMBERING THE PAST --Unibind PhotoBook Creator ($119.99; bestbuy.com) If you have a high-quality...

2006-07-05 18:15:59

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday said it will begin selling a version of its iMac personal computer for $899 for the education market as it bolsters its business aimed at students and teachers. The company, known for its popular iPod digital music and video player, said the new iMac will have a 17-inch liquid crystal display and will be powered by Intel Corp.'s latest-generation chip, known as the Core Duo. The computer, available immediately to students and teachers,...

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2006-01-10 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL)'s historic shift to Intel Corp. (INTC) microprocessors came months earlier than expected as CEO Steve Jobs on Thursday debuted personal computers based on new two-brained chips from the world's largest semiconductor company. The first Macs to deploy Intel's Core Duo processors will be the latest iMac desktop, whose circuitry is all built into the display, and the MacBook Pro laptop. When it announced the massive switch in June, Apple said it...

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2005-12-02 08:13:12

People simply don't interact with a TV the same way they do with a computer, said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Fast forward to 2005, and Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) still hasn't released a better toaster. But it has updated its all-in-one iMac G5 computer with a remote control and a program that shares many of the features of Microsoft's Media Center operating system. The program, called Front Row, lets you listen to music, watch videos, play DVDs and display photos from a distance with a few clicks...

2005-10-12 15:04:05

By Duncan Martell SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday introduced a version of its market-leading iPod that also plays videos and unveiled a deal with Walt Disney Co. to sell television shows like "Desperate Housewives" after their first broadcast. Apple has long aimed to make its devices the hub for digital entertainment inside and outside the home, and Chief Executive Steve Jobs said the ABC deal was a turning point in bringing television to the Web. "I think...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.