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Expo Notes: OWC Mac mini-based home media system

Creating a Mac mini-based media center and finding the right combination of hardware and software can be a lot of hard work. At Macworld 2011, OWC demoed its attempt to simply the process.

Research firm: iPad makes Apple third-largest PC maker

Including iPad shipments would have made Apple the third-largest PC vendor during the fourth quarter of 2010, research firm Canalys says.

Holiday sales help Apple start the fiscal year in style

On Tuesday, Apple reported revenue of $26.74 billion and $6 billion in profit for its fiscal first quarter of 2011. Both figures are quarterly records for the company.

With Tim Cook, Apple turns to a familiar face

Apple chief operating officier Tim Cook is taking over for Steve Jobs for the third time. Here's a crash course on what to expect from the man tasked with taking over the day-to-day duties of Apple's CEO.

With Apple's Jobs on leave, many questions and few answers

With Steve Jobs taking another medical leave, Apple customers, investors, partners and employees are again left to wonder what implications this will have for the company.

Mac sales climb as rivals lose U.S. share

Analysts say Apple sold nearly 2 million Mac desktops and laptops in the fourth 2010 quarter as PC giants like HP and Dell lost share. But Apple still dropped to the fifth spot in U.S. computer sales, due to strong sales to businesses by rival PC makers.

Remains of the Day: Welcome to the party, pal

A retail giant enters the app market, Congress is no longer Windows-only territory, and mysterious parts point to an iPhone secret.

VAT hike hits Apple prices in UK

Mac users in the UK will pay more to buy an Apple product after the company raised its UK prices in line with the hike in VAT.

VAT increase: Apple prices to rise in UK?

Monday could be the last day for UK customers to get the best deal on a host of Apple products with a VAT increase due to come into force on Tuesday.

Apple I goes for $213K in Christie's auction

Christie's auction house in London today sold an Apple-1 computer for $213,600 to an unidentified bidder.

Mac buying guide: Which Mac is right for you?

Six Macworld editors and contributors talk about why they chose the Mac they use every day. Each person has their own unique set of daily tasks that may be similar to what you do.

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Remains of the Day: It’s on like Genghis Khan?

The New York Times gives its stamp of approval to e-books, Steve Jobs dials 'D' for 'developer,' and Nintendo trademarks a classic catchphrase.