Category Archives: Mac Web

Engadget’s ‘iPhone and Leopard Delay’ Rumor

Engadget published a report today claiming that Apple was delaying Leopard until Jan 2008 and the iPhone until October. We hesitatingly republished this report with some caveats. As it turns out, the report was wrong, but I don’t necessarily blame … Continue reading

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Digitimes.com Could Still be Right (about Leopard)

I feel weird about defending Digitimes immediately after writing how likely it was they are wrong, but… First, I don’t have anything personal against Digitimes. My entire online-life revolves around evaluating how likely a rumor really is. My previous blog … Continue reading

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Digitimes.com’s Poor Apple Rumor Accuracy

The latest Digitimes.com rumor has hit the Mac web again. The claim this time is that Apple is delaying Mac OS X Leopard until October 2007. For whatever reason, Digitimes seems to draw the attention of the mainstream Mac web … Continue reading

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MacUpdate.com Looking for Business Appraiser

MacUpdate.com, a popular Mac software tracker, posted a job search for an “Online business appraiser (w/possible acquisition background)” at CrunchBoard. MacUpdate is the most popular Macintosh-only software website on the Internet. It’s been organically growing since 1996. It’s essentially one … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Rumor and Speculation

As the “MacRumors guy”, I take rumors very seriously. One common misconception that appears again and again is the lack of distinction between “Rumor” and “Speculation”. I find it surprising that I need to spell out this distinction, but it’s … Continue reading

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The Genius of MacHeist: Putting Users to Work

Again, this opinion may be a few months old, but I wanted to put down my thoughts on MacHeist.com — a promotional website which drew a lot of attention and criticism amongst the Mac web. To give some background, MacHeist … Continue reading

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Thread 500. First reactions to the iPod.

One of the advantages of having a site that has been around for 7 years is that we have an archive of user reactions to various releases over the years. In October of 2001, Apple announced they were holding a … Continue reading

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Paid Reviews Backlash at TheAppleBlog

TheAppleBlog.com, a relative newcomer to the Mac web scene, quickly found a way to generate a lot of backlash from their readers. They posted a public proposition for advertisers to pay for a review of their products: We get literally … Continue reading

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