May 13 in Low End Mac History
- Cost effective upgrades for 68030s, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel. What upgrades make sense for these vintage Macs?
- Free POP3 email update, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Field report on 10 free POP3 mail services - and two new ones.
- The Penguin lockup mystery, Adam Loiacono, Unix & the Mac. Something was locking up the Mac tight when booting into Linux - but what was it?
- Website automation with PHP and MySQL, Dan Knight. Part 7 of our series begins our use of the date field.
- Safari and the Apple Internet experience, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac. It's free and fast, but the latest version makes Safari even more functional than the previous beta.
- Niners to Xers: Apple's Switch campaign for Mac users, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Apple to provide financial incentives to longtime Mac users, disincentives to those wed to ancient Mac OS.
- Blue and white Power Mac G3, Best Mac Buys. Whether you want to run the classic Mac OS or OS X, the b&w G3 offers a lot of computer with plenty of upgrade options for the money.
- Xbox 360 specs put Power Mac G5 to shame, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. It just doesn't seem fair that a gaming system can have a triple-core PowerPC processor running at 3.2 GHz.
- Which older Macs are good candidates for Tiger?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Should you even consider putting OS X 10.4 on a beige G3, tray-loading iMac, clamshell iBook, or PowerBook G3?
- Tiger on an iBook, PowerBook wish list, higher capacity battery for 12" PowerBook G4, fastest laptop drive ever, and more, The 'Book Review. Also PowerLogix upgrades Tiger-friendly, LapCop 'Book recovery, widescreen notebooks to become the norm, bargain 'Books from $280 to $1,599, and more.
- Apple ends DIY repairs, does Mac mini kill the used Mac market?, USB drive kit matches Mac mini, and more, Mac News Review. Also buy a mini or upgrade your Cube, purple Mac mini drive and case mod, Mac mini carputer, 8x dual-layer SuperDrive upgrade for mini, and more.
- 4 GB iPod mini top choice, iStain theft deterrent, Graphic Cling for iPod, iPod field guide to bird songs, and more, iPod News Review. Also iPod history, iPod heat, car gizmos, cooking with iPod, perfect iPod bag, bluetooth headphones, waterproof housing, and much more.
- 10 cult Macs adored by collectors, Tamara Keel, Digital Fossils. Macs are not only noted for their longevity, but also by the passion which collectors have for some of the most interesting models ever made.
- Low End Mac's Compleat Guide to the Lombard PowerBook G3, Charles W Moore, 'Book Value. With the Lombard PowerBook, Apple abandoned the legacy ADB and serial ports for USB, trimmed 20% from WallStreet's weight, and hit 400 MHz.
- 500 MHz iBook keeps going, iBook video repair, a WiFi card that costs less than AirPort, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also Dell's alternative to the 12" PowerBook, WiFi hotspot insecurity, and feedback from a Eudora fan.
- iPad's greatest threat may come from left field, Austin Leeds, Apple Everywhere. Apple's iPad may find its greatest threat coming from the tablet being developed by the One Laptop Per Child program.
- Has iPad killed netbooks?, can iPad replace MacBook Air?, 480 GB SSD upgrade for MacBook Air, and more, The 'Book Review. Also MacBook Air unlikely to switch to ARM processor, NuPower replacement batteries for 15" 2008/09 MacBook Pro, and more.
- Will Lion be Apple's Vista?, Java malware attempts Mac attack, Mid 2011 iMac teardown, and more, Mac News Review. Also Apple restricts hard drive upgrades in new iMacs, PC market weakness isn't due to iPad, new BlueGriffon webpage editor, Parallels Server Mac mini Edition, and more.