2002 – Steve Jobs announced the iMac to the world on May 6, 1998, and several Apple dealers had midnight hours on August 15, 1998 so they could sell the new US$1,299 Bondi blue computer as soon as Apple allowed.
Bringing Location Manager to OS X, Macsense FireWire CardBus card for PowerBooks, new Metal Gear, hard drive deals, and more.
Low cost Combo drive for Lombard and Pismo, Iomega mini USB flash drives, 24x USB 2.0 CD burner, and more.
In my previous article, I discussed the care and maintenance of the venerable Mac Plus. Well, I displayed my imperfections as a Triassic Mac user. I know a number of things about old Macs. However, I am a writer, not an engineer (with apologies to the late DeForest “Bones” Kelley).
First 2.5″ 80 GB notebook hard drive, Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks, handle for Titanium PowerBooks, Apple addresses Sleep of Death, double-speed USB floppy drive, and more.
When we published Flash Cards: A Solution for Low Memory Macs in June 2000, Maxwell Cabral suggested using CompactFlash (CF) for virtual memory. The scenario: Pop a CF card into a PC Card (formerly PCMCIA) adapter, plug that into the PC Card slot on your PowerBook, format it as a Mac volume, open the Memory control panel, and […]
New iBooks and PowerBooks, Combo drive upgrade for dual-USB iBooks, SkyLINE 802.11b WiFi PC Card, and more.
A bit more than six months after bumping the fastest TiBook from 667 MHz to 800 MHz, Apple once again updated the titanium workhorse with faster processors (867 MHz and 1 GHz) and ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 graphics (with 32 MB of video memory on the slower model, 64 MB on the faster).
The November 2002 14″ iBook runs at 800 MHz, 100 MHz faster than its predecessor. The new Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics offers improved video performance and has 32 MB of video memory, twice as much as the previous 14-incher.
Apple improved the popular iBook by boosting CPU speeds another 100 MHz. The entry-level 700 MHz model has a CD-ROM drive, while the 800 MHz one includes Apple’s Combo (CD-RW/DVD) drive. The new iceBooks use ATI’s Mobility Radeon 7500 with 16 MB or 32 MB of VRAM.
Of all of the Triassic Macs, the Mac Plus has the most sentimental value among the Low End Mac community. For many 1980s computer users, it was the first Mac they ever owned. For others, it was the first device they used as a replacement for the venerable typewriter.
Not even two years old yet, the PowerBook G4 is growing long-in-the-tooth and ready for an overhaul. And what an overhaul it’s going to be!
PowerBook LCD and screen backlight replacements, colorful iBook bag, other cases, and more.