June 12 in Low End Mac History
- Mac Web Assimilation?, Rodney O. Lain, Things Macintosh. "If power corrupts, what does Mac web consolidation do?"
- Surfing with Big Fonts, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. I can't do it. I can't get used to the "industry standard" big font in Internet Explorer 5.
- 3 Favorite Programs, Scott Atkinson, My Turn. "One of the mistakes computer users make is confusing complicated with complex...."
- Review: Podium CoolPad, Dan Knight. Inexpensive accessory keeps laptops cool, improves keyboard angle.
- Macs, Elitism, and the Starbucks Demographic, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Why are Mac users called "elitists" for choosing a better built, better looking, longer lasting, more costly computer?
- Upgraded PowerBook vs. New MacBook: Which Makes More Sense?, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac. Especially for serious gamers, the older PowerBooks with their graphics processors and dedicated memory run circles around the low-end Intel GMA 950 graphics of the MacBook.
- Is Netscape 7 the Best Classic Mac OS Browser?, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Why the one-time "king of browsers" beats out Internet Explorer and iCab as the classic Mac user's browser of choice.
- iPods Offer Students New Ways to Cheat - or Do They?, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. Banning iPods in schools to prevent cheating is short-sighted, as iPods can also be used as educational tools.
- Compact Flash Faster Than a Hard Drive, CF in a Clamshell iBook, eSATA for PowerBooks, and More, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Faster boot times with a flash drive, replacing the hard drive in an iBook with Compact Flash, eBay feedback tips, eSATA CardBus options for PowerBooks, and the importance of G3 support in Mac OS X 10.5.
- Adobe InDesign Version History, Matt Pearce, Mac Software Guide. A historical overview of Adobe InDesign for the Mac.
- iPhone or iPod touch?, More Linux on Macs, Mac Resale Value, Blue and White Frustration, and More, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. The big difference between a $199 iPhone and a $299 iPod touch, more Linux discussion, finding a price for old Macs, troubles with a Blue and White G3, and Leopard on Sawtooth.
- Fire Sale on End-of-Life 'Books, Pros of SD Card Support, 13" MacBook Pro an Editor's Choice, and More, The 'Book Review. Also 13" MacBook Pro teardown, ExpressCard missing from new 15" MacBook Pro, Virgin Mobile intros 3G broadband service, bargain 'Books from $170 to $2,199, and more.
- iPhone 3G S and Palm Pre Teardowns, AutoStitch Panoramas on iPhone, Big Ben App, and More, iNews Review. Also the 3 MP camera in the new iPhone, backup to iPhone or iTouch, streaming radio app, bezel scratch remover, 80s-inspired cases, and more.
- OS X User Base Triples, Snow Leopard Divorces PowerPC, MailForge 1.0 Released, and More, Mac News Review. Also reassessing the 'Apple tax', pro-Mac T-shirts, modular USB 2.0 Mac keyboard with Cherry keyswitches, and more.
- No New MacBook for Me at WWDC, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. The Late 2008 MacBook continues to do the job, and no affordable replacement is worth the price.
- The Retina MacBook Pro Value Equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display has an amazing screen, but how much will graphical performance suffer?
- The Mid 2012 MacBook Pro Value Equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The 2012 MacBook Pro has some real improvements (especially USB 3), but what about close-out prices on last year's model?
- The Mid 2012 MacBook Air Value Equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The 2012 MacBook Air has some real improvements (especially USB 3), but what about close-out prices on last year's model?
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