The ongoing saga of my iPhone restoration project hit a snag but I am not giving up on it. Read my latest instalment.
Low End Mac (LEM) has in April 1997 as a way for me to learn Web design and to help Mac get the most out of their Apple gear. There weren’t many online resources yet, and we grew from two dozen profiles to hundreds. LEM began as a hobby, was my full time job for quite a […]
Remember when ergonomic keyboards were all the rage in fighting carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injuries? Remember how incredibly huge most of those keyboards were? Well, I’d forgotten about them until I received this monstrosity with a recently acquired Power Mac G5.
High-end phones are great, but if your budget doesn’t stretch or your needs are minimal, a low-end Android can give you the smartphone experience with little expense. Today I look at the Samsung Galaxy Y.
The power supply in my Power Mac G5 fried itself. What G5 Power Macs can I use for a donor power supply?
Microsoft PowerPoint began its life as Presenter and was published for exclusively Macintosh by Forethought, Inc. Microsoft acquired Forethought in 1987 and renamed the app PowerPoint.
After years with DirecTV, we’ve decided to cut back as much as possible on the cost of watching TV. We’ve cut back to the lowest cost DirecTV package until we can put up a good antenna, and we’re using Netflix and Hulu Plus for the bulk of our viewing.
As a fan of the Mophie Juice Pack Plus – a case with built in rechargeable battery -I wanted to see how the Juice Pack Air compared.
Have you ever picked up a very cheap PC and brought it home – only to find that it was far more than you had imagined?
What’s 12″ long, consumes up to 10 amps of 5-volt power, and is without equal in Macintosh history? If you were thinking the World’s Noisiest Hard Drive, you’re close, but the real answer is the amazing Radius Rocket series of NuBus cards.
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On Monday, June 30, Apple released its fourth update to OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Apple recommends all Mavericks users update to v10.9.4.
On Monday, June 30, Apple introduced iOS 7.1.2, a free update for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices capable of using iOS 7.
We almost lost VAIO, Sony’s brand for its nicest looking PCs. Visually, Sony seems to be the only one trying to take on Apple design without simply copying what Apple is doing.
According to Security Intelligence, Android 4.3, the version just prior to current 4.4 Kit Kat, suffers from a security flaw in the Android KeyStore service. This is the part of Android that secures your password, PINs, login info, etc., making it a particularly nasty vulnerability. At this point, approximately 10.3% of Android users are version 4.3. (Not 86%, as […]
We’re trying to do something different with tech news: no rumors, no reprinted press releases, no minor software update notices, and nothing based solely on a third-hand report. We take our tech news seriously.
Arthur, legendary King of England, became the code-name for the third generation PowerPC (PPC) processor, eventually named the 740 and 750. The successor of the 603e, the third-generation CPUs were optimized to run real software, not some theoretical ideal. Early benchmarks show the 750 outperforming the 604e, making it look like the older chip would be reserved for multiprocessor […]
Mac OS 8 introduced several modern features while still supporting Quadras and 68040-based PowerBooks and Performas.
I’m a sucker for novelty gadgets, and when I saw a tiny speaker called the Mighty Boom Ball promising big sound, I could resist trying it.
If you are a fan of racing games, you should check out the latest mobile high speed instalment of the Asphalt range. Step up Asphault 8 Airborne.
The choice of System software for a 68k Mac* is not so simple as deciding what software to run on a modern computer. While it’s very difficult to ignore the hum of newer, faster, better in the modern computing world, the vintage Mac user really has the option to choose.
System 7.5 and Mac OS 7.6 introduced many new features and greater modernity while staying within reach of most early Macintosh models.
After a recommendation from a friend, I took a look at Xubuntu 14.04 – the latest LTS version.
The early versions of System 7 provide broader capability for modern tasks than System 6 while still being practical for even the lowliest Macs.