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Best Buy to Sell Mac mini, 512MB shuffle in Stores (UPDATE)

3:00 PM, Jan. 27th, 2005 · Brad Gibson · TMO Scoop

Apple will begin selling its both models of the Mac mini and the $99 iPod shuffle at Best Buy stores in the U.S. sometime in the next 30 days, the electronics retailer has confirmed and highly reliable, third-party sources have corroborated to The Mac Observer

Apple Spotlight Patent Reveals 3-Year Head Start on Microsoft [UPDATED]

3:00 PM, Jan. 26th, 2005 · · TMO Scoop

A patent granted to Apple January 25th, 2005 reveals that Apple had a multiyear head start on Microsoft for Spotlight. Many had seen Spotlight as a me-too technology intended to compete with Microsoft's long-delayed Longhorn update to Windows, but the patent application shows that Apple began working on the technology years before Longhorn was announced

No Web Access on Show Floor Slows Expo

3:00 PM, Jan. 13th, 2005 · Brad Gibson · TMO Scoop

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Browser dependent exhibitors were brought to a grinding halt Friday as Mac Expo suffered a Web outage going on three hours.

Electronic Frontier Foundation To Represent Mac News Sites in Apple Lawsuit

3:00 PM, Jan. 9th, 2005 · Brad Gibson · TMO Scoop

The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced Monday it will legally represent Mac news sites AppleInsider and PowerPage in its legal battle with Apple Computer over a recent lawsuit filed by the company seeking information on who leaked facts about an un-announced audio hardware product.

XM Squelches Combo-iPod Rumors; Leaves Door Open

3:00 PM, Jan. 6th, 2005 · Brad Gibson · TMO Scoop

LAS VEGAS, NV -- XM Satellite Radio has had discussions about a combination portable media device and XM receiver with a number of major manufacturers, including Apple, but no formal partnership has been formed and there are no plans for an imminent announcement, the company has told The Mac Observer.

UpBeat Audio Readies High-Def Amp for iPod

3:00 PM, Jan. 4th, 2005 · Brad Gibson · TMO Scoop

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Audio enhancement manufacturer UpBeat Audio will ship a new iPod in-line audio amplifier by the end of January that features enhanced, high-definition sound

I.D. Magazine Names Jobs #2 Design Trendsetter

3:00 PM, Jan. 2nd, 2005 · Brad Gibson · TMO Scoop

Calling him "the Medici of his day: a 21st-centurn patron of the new and the best," I.D. Magazine has named Apple Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Steve Jobs the second most important design trendsetter for 2005