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Great things to do with your Mac mini

Today, we celebrated the Mac mini's 7th anniversary. As workhorse machines go, the mini cannot be beat. It provides a great deal of computing power along with a small footprint and plenty of ports for devices. Add any monitor, keyboard, mouse, or trackpad and you're ready to rock and roll. He...

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Happy 7th anniversary to the Mac mini

"I wish I had a nickel for every time somebody asked me that," Steve Jobs said as the question "Why doesn't Apple offer a stripped down Mac that is more affordable" flashed up behind him during Macworld 2005 keynote. Today, that stripped-down computer celebrates its seventh anniversary. The M...

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iPod shuffle debuted on this day in 2005

On January 11, 2005, Apple introduced the iPod shuffle to the world. Designed as a way to enjoy music while exercising, the shuffle brought random play of music to the iPod. The first edition of this device looked remarkably like a white stick of gum, featuring no display or scroll wheel, and...

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January 9, 2007: iPhone introduced at Macworld Expo, five years ago

As we bid goodbye to this January 9, amidst the CES chaos, we pause to remember. It was five years ago today that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone, at the annual Macworld keynote, and very much changed the world. It might seem like a long time ago, but before the (long rumored) iPho...

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10 years ago today, the original iPod changed music

Happy 10th anniversary to the iPod! It was introduced at a low-key Steve Jobs presentation on October 23, 2001, when the country and the consumer electronics market were still reeling from the events of six weeks earlier. The 5 GB device designed to put "1,000 songs in your pocket" wound up not o...

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Daily Update for Sept. 7, 2011

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes, which is perfect for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inli...

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On this day in 2005 you could buy the first iPod nano

Has it really been six years? The iPod nano was first made available for purchase on September 7, 2005. At the time it debuted, the iPod mini was (according to Steve Jobs) the most popular MP3 player in the world. Carrying on the tradition of "1,000 songs in your pocket" the nano was an iPod wi...

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The iPod touch was introduced today, way back in 2007

The iPod touch was introduced on September 5, 2007. In the video below, it's almost painful to watch all of the iPhone features we now take for granted, particularly the iPod interface. I got a chuckle when I heard the crowd applaud for Wi-Fi, something we really take for granted these days wit...

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Happy 10th birthday, WebKit!

As AppleOutsider notes, the WebKit engine that powers both Safari and Chrome, as well as the browsers on the iPhone and the iPad, turned ten years old yesterday. We meant to mark the occasion on the date itself, but unforeseen circumstances forced us to juggle things around a bit. Sorry about tha...

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The iPhone on its Fourth Anniversary

Most would agree the iPhone was a game-changer when it launched in the U.S. on June 29, 2007 -- four years ago today. The iPhone was officially unveiled by Steve Jobs at Macworld earlier that year and Apple fans were eagerly awaiting the day when they could finally get their hands on the device...

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Happy First Birthday, iPhone 4!

One year ago today, where were you? Were you standing in line waiting to snag the newly announced iPhone 4, or were watching from afar, marveling at the long lines? Unless you had your head in the sand, you were likely doing one or the other. In the 12 months since its launch, the iPhone 4 ha...

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ifoAppleStore celebrates Apple Store anniversary with a road trip

As you may have heard, Apple's retail arm is celebrating 10 years of existence this May, and the guys at are doing something special to celebrate. Gary Allen will be driving from California all the way out to Virginia for the opening of the Apple Store at Tyson's Corner there,...

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Rumor: Apple planning something in stores for retail anniversary

Just this morning we were hearing rumors that Apple was planning some sort of event for this weekend's retail anniversary, and now BGR has heard that there's a flurry of activity behind the counter at Apple Stores. There are some overnight shifts planned for this weekend, black curtains to go u...

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Talkcast tonight, 10pm ET: A decade of Apple retail

This Sunday night, we're celebrating ten years of Apple's retail stores with an hour of chat about the unlikely success and remarkable story of the little shops that could. Got a great retail experience to share, positive or otherwise? Pop in and let us know. [We were fortunate to have our buddy...

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Happy 10th birthday, Mac OS X!

It's hard to believe that 10 years ago today, Mac OS X made its official debut after several months of a paid public beta. Mac OS X v.10.0 "Cheetah" was released on March 24, 2001 for US$129. It was slow, clunky and made many users want to throw their Macs out the window, into the closest body of...

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