May 4 in Apple and Low End Mac History
May 3 - May
- 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
- 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.
- Apple's WallStreet
PowerBook G3 at 8 years old, Charles W 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
- 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 W 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
- 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.
- 1998: The iMac
Saves Apple, Simon Royal, Tech 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,
iNews Review. Also iPad and iPhone replacing iPod as family's first
Apple device, magnetic iPad stand, LifeProof iPhone 4/4S case, and
- 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.
May 3 - May 5
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