April 13 in Apple and Low End Mac History
- 1995: Performa 580 replaces Performa 575. Changes include use of IDE (rather than SCSI) hard drive and less costly non-Sony monitor.
- 2004: eMac 1.25 GHz, first eMac with USB 2.0.
- 2010: 13" MacBook Pro (Early 2010)gets nVidia GeForce 320M graphics.
- 2010: 15" MacBook Pro (Early 2010) and 17" MacBook Pro (Early 2010) move to Intel i5 and i7 CPUs.
- Performa 580 replaces Performa 575. Changes include use of IDE (rather than SCSI) hard drive and less costly monitor (vs. Trinitron in 575).
- Low-cost USB removables compared, Paulo Rodrigues, Tanerine Fusion. Zip, floppy, or SuperDisk?
- Taste, style, and the Mac, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. A look at Macintosh styling - the good, the bad, and the ugly.
- Make mine OS 9, John C. Foster, My Turn. "I grew up, so to speak, using the Classic Mac operating system, and I am resisting the culture switch to OS X."
- 10 uses for an older Mac, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Get a kid started, set up a print server, build a Macquarium, use old SCSI peripherals....
- Mac, faith, and religion, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Thoughts on the Christian faith, the Christian church, and the Macintosh community.
- WallStreet and PB 1400 CPU upgrades, bargain 'Books from $1,399, and RAM deals, Dan Knight. Bargains on G3 'Books, processor upgrades, and the week's best memory prices.
- eMac 1.25 GHz released, bumps speed from 1 GHz to 1.25 GHz, gains USB 2.0, supports drives over 128 GB, can use up to 2 GB of RAM.
- Heavily used 12" PowerBook on last legs, but what next?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. After three years of heavy use, this PowerBook is worn and feels sluggish. But what would make the best replacement in 2006?
- Project management when working with others, Ed Eubanks Jr, The Efficient Mac User. Sometimes you can't do the work alone and need to collaborate. Here are several useful tools, many of them free, for multimember projects.
- MacBook theft alarm, consumer notebooks outsell corporate, MacBook Pro vs. PC competition, and more, The 'Book Review. Also Daystar responds to problems with 1.92 GHz PowerBook G4 upgrade; new handle, stand, and cases for 'Books; and bargain 'Books from $230 to $1,399.
- Tiny TVMicro tuner, iPatch iSight cover, Intel iMac boots Vista, bank goes Mac, and more, Mac News Review. Also original ways to get people to switch to the Mac and The Memory Place offers savings on Mac memory upgrades.
- iPod bunny covers, Bluetooth iPod soon?, pod couture, an iPod dictionary, and more, iPod News Review. Also things you didn't know about your iPod, waterproof Drypod, iPod Hi-Fi case, interference-free wireless audio, and more.
- Leopard delayed to October. And the bad thing is?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) won't ship until October, 30 months after Tiger, and our Macs will be as happy as clams until then.
- Macs more secure than Windows in the online world, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. Mac OS X always asks users if they want to install software. Before Vista, Windows didn't do that by default - and Vista natters about way too many things.
- First Blu-ray drive for Apple's 'Books, replace notebook hard drive with Compact Flash, and more, The 'Book Review. Also 160 GB 7200 rpm hard drives, upgrading from a MacBook Pro to a MacBook, Waterfield's flexible new Sling bag, bargain 'Books from $170 to $1,699, and more.
- Apple TV runs OS X, 8-core Mac Pro benchmarks, Best Buy to carry Apple Computers, and more, Mac News Review. Also Scoble says 'buy a Mac', satisfaction the key to Apple's loyal customers, first keyboard with an iPod dock, 'ultimate' computer desk includes aquarium, and more.
- 'Mac Migration' an excellent resource for Windows users moving to the Mac, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. "'Mac Migration: The Small Business Guide to Switching to the Mac' manages to a pretty much cover all of relevant bases inside of 350 pages."
- 13" MacBook Pro (April 2010). The smallest MacBook gets faster Core 2 Duo CPUs, nVidia GeForce 320M graphics, and up to 10 hours of wireless productivity.
- 15" MacBook Pro (April 2010). Intel i5 and i7 CPUs, auto-switching GeForce 330M graphics, and 8-9 hours of wireless productivity for the midrange MacBook Pro.
- 17" MacBook Pro (April 2010). Intel i5 and i7 inside, auto-switching GeForce 330M graphics, and 8-9 hour battery life for Apple's largest notebook.
- Hot 'Book? It could be your apps, Charles Moore, 'Book Value. Some programs, such as Firefox, Chrome, and Thunderbird, can really raise CPU temperature. Others have less impact on heat.
- Introduction to camera lenses, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing. Interchangeable lens cameras allow you to choose from a range of sharp lenses including a fast normal, a range of wide-angles and telephotos, and macros for close-up work.
- Looking Back at the 1.25 GHz eMac, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. The third version of the eMac moved to USB 2.0, a faster memory bus, better graphics, and double the memory capacity.
- New iPad WiFi Issues, Improved iPad 2 CPU, Apple Tops Brand Loyalty Survey, and More, iOS News Review. Also Windows Phone 'back in the race', case turns iPad 2 into MacBook Pro lookalike, iOS baseball simulator, and more.
- Slimmer MacBook Pro Anticipated, Intel Pushing Ultrabooks, Low Power 7mm WD Scorpio Drive, and More, The 'Book Review. Also Intel pushing touchscreen Ultrabooks as alternatives to MacBook Air and iPad, $5 replacement MacBook keys, WaterField custom laptop sleeves, and more.
- Fighting Flashback Malware, 11 Reasons to Skip OS X Lion, Why Lion Calls for an SSD, and More, Mac News Review. Also Flashback infection rate reduced by half, Apple's belated Flashback solution, TextWrangler 4 released, new Text Tools utility, and more.
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