May 4 in Apple and Low End Mac History
- 'WallStreet' PowerBook G3 introduced at 233, 250, and 292 MHz.
- Mac alive and kicking, Evan Kleiman, Mac Happens. "The Mac might've been a bit unconscious for a while, but it most definitely isn't now."
- My OS Xperiences, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Hands on report after using Mac OS X on four different Macs.
- Running a Mac website: The good, the great, and the greater, Jake Sargent, iThings Considered. Sure, there's some stress, but there are a lot of positives as well.
- New 500 MHz white iBook, TiBook handle, WallStreet 13" display problems, and more, Charles Moore. The new iBook, new cases, new desktop images for the TiBook, longer refurb warranty, bargain 'Books, and more.
- The distinctive smell of a new Mac, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. "It is a little bit of plastic bag with a hint of lindenberry followed by a rush of Styrofoam."
- After 7 years, is the WallStreet PowerBook obsolete?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Is the seven-year-old PowerBook G3 Series still useful or ready for retirement?
- Apple's WallStreet PowerBook G3 at 8 years old, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Probably the most flexible, expandable PowerBook ever, the G3 Series offered desktop performance to go - and today it's a good deal on the used market. Also, the WallStreet CPU Upgrade Guide.
- Apple embraces Dark Side, Book Camp kicks butt, Intel 90% dual-core by year end, and more, The Macintel Report. More thoughts on Windows on Macs, Parallels Workstation reaches Beta 6, and Intel plans new CPU architecture every two years.
- iPod use mostly illegal in UK, unlicensed iPod accessory crack down, a color change iPod case, and more, iPod News Review. Also the return of iPod booting, next gen iPod speculation, iPod Fast Start, iPod trade-up service, portable apps to run from your iPod, and more.
- Apple's new ads: Spokespeople for other operating systems, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Apple's new ads pit a Mac user against a Windows XP user, but what about all of those other operating systems?
- Low End Mac: A wealth of information for 10 years, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh. Looking back at a heritage of low-end Mac support - and a surprise in the near future.
- G3s and Leopard, SuperMac help, and more on 30 Mac user mistakes, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Most G3 Macs too old to do well with OS X 10.5, an unbootable SuperMac, another internal USB/FireWire option, and more feedback on "30 Mac User Mistakes".
- MacBooks drive Mac sales, LED backlighting this year, flash laptops, battery update, and more, The 'Book Review. Also cracking MacBooks, RAID in your 'Book, battery issues, a rugged USB flash drive, bargain 'Books from $170 to $2,299, and more.
- Intel V8 clones Mac Pro mobo, Star Wars flash drives, $500 Blu-ray for pro Macs, and more, Mac News Review. Also Parallels launches Parallels Technology Network, Apple updates Security Update 2007-004, Hitachi ships first 1 TB hard drive, Google Desktop for Mac, and more.
- 11 years later, WallStreet PowerBook still productive, Charles Moore, 'Book Value. Introduced on May 4, 1998, the PowerBook G3 Series had lots of power and a curvaceous new design that lasted until the Titanium PowerBook arrived in 2001.
- DOS nostalgia: Looking back at early computer experiences, Larry Stotler, Linux on the Low End. TRS-80s, the Tandy 1000HX, Radio Shack's Color Computer, Hercules card, 1200 bps modems, hard cards, and other 20-year-old technology.
- iPhone vs. netbook for typing, Disney World on the iPhone, Star Trek iPhone case mod, and more, iNews Review. Also musician dumps instruments for iPhone, Nationwide accident app, bedtime stories app, wood iPhone case, and more.
- Gizmodo and the iPhone prototype: Putting the shoe on the other foot, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. How would Jason Chen feel if someone found his laptop and shared all of his personal information on the Internet?
- 2 weeks with Snow Leopard: Still a bumpy ride, Charles Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. Charles Moore hasn't reverted to Mac OS X 10.5, but he is experiencing some problems with 10.6.
- 1998: The iMac Saves Apple, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. Its specs were pedestrian, but the color, lack of standard Mac ports, and missing floppy drew a lot of attention.
- Apple Loves to Release New Notebooks in May, Low End Mac Round Table, 2012.05.04. New MacBook Pros may be just around the corner, and Apple has a long history of introducing new 'Books in May.
- Windowed Multitasking for iPad, Puffin iOS Web Browser Supports Flash, iOS 5.1 Jailbreak, and More, iOS News Review. Also iPad and iPhone replacing iPod as family's first Apple device, magnetic iPad stand, LifeProof iPhone 4/4S case, and more.
- All Quad-Core MacBook Pros Possible, Apple Tries to Patent MacBook Air's Wedge Design, and More, The 'Book Review. Also world's thinnest external SuperDrive from Samsung, AOC's 22" USB powered display, and more.
- HP Overtakes Apple in PC Market, iPad May Save Desktops, New Mac Pro Could Come Soon, and More, Mac News Review. Also OWC kit adds second hard drive or SSD to 2011 Mac mini, Elgato's Thunderbolt cable now shipping, and more.
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