June 29 in Low End Mac History
iPhone released in 2007
- Third Voice revisited, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "Third Wave (since defunct!) creates a derived work in violation of Fair Use."
- Third Voice: One too many, Scott Link, Mac Musings. "...my website is not the vehicle for their views, it is the vehicle for my views."
- OS X on older Power Macs, Scott Atkinson, My Turn. The best news of the week is OS X compatibility with some earlier Power Macs.
- Web browsing with Espy, Jonathan Ploudre, Back & Forth. How to use Apple's Espy font as your default typeface.
- The offensiveness of style and passion, Rodney O. Lain, Things Macintosh. "For some people, there is something they find unmistakably offensive about those who possess passion or style."
- Lombard and Pismo value, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. A look at the cost and value of the recent "Lombard" and "Pismo" PowerBooks.
- The 'Book Review, Charles Moore. A few PowerBook deals, a dock for the TiBook, power adapters for the PowerBook G4, cleaning an LCD, and more.
- Mac maintenance, part 1: Protect your hard drive and data, Michel Munger, iBasics. "It's important to maintain your hard drive because your operating system, your software, and your data resides on it."
- The 'Steve Jobs on living and dying' letters, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Readers respond to last week's look at Steve Job's Stanford commencement address.
- Why I want Apple to make an ultralight notebook computer, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac. The 12" PowerBook is nice but heavy. And while Apple practically invented the ultralight category with the PowerBook Duo, it has long since abandoned the market. It's time for a comeback.
- Floppy drive observations: A compleat guide to Mac floppy drives and disk formats, Scott Baret, Online Tech Journal. A history of the Mac floppy from the 400K drive in the Mac 128K through the manual-inject 1.4M SuperDrives used in the late 1990s.
- Getting IE 4.5 to work with Low End Mac, 7200 rpm drive heat in an iMac, upgrading OS X on a white iBook, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Configuring Internet Explorer 4.5 to work with CSS-based websites, overheating issues with iMacs, positive results with OS X upgrades, and problems getting an SD flash card to work in a PowerBook 1400.
- Core 2 performance coming to the Mac, Intel version of Darwin closed, IBM's 500 GHz chip, and more, The Macintel Report. Also Fink now universal, Intel's plans for 10-core CPUs, and 65nm chip production surpasses 90nm production.
- Apple's iPhone isn't the mobile phone 'for the rest of us', Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh. The iPhone will be an iFlop because it's too expensive, limits users to a single carrier that offers no prepaid plans, and is too costly for most people to operate.
- iPhone launch a religious event, Apple's 13% market share, noise in OS X 10.4.10, and more, Mac News Review. Also Apple's 500 MB drive shortage, Seagate's first 1 TB drive, a memory optimizer for OS X, MigliaTV software, and more.
- Apple 4th in notebook sales, the ultimate notebook hard drive, Samsung's 64 GB flash drive, and more, The 'Book Review. Also a Fujitsu subnotebook Apple could learn from, man smashes MacBook with sledgehammer, several gushing reviews, lots of new cases, bargain 'Books from $130 to $2,299, and more.
- Things you must know to when connecting a USB hard drive to AirPort Extreme, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. There are several steps you must take to make sure the drive is properly formatted, visible on the network, and available for backup with Time Machine.
- Bravo to Apple for pulling the plug on porn, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Last week the developers of 'Hottest Girls' moved from lingerie and bikinis to topless images, so Apple pulled the plug.
- Accessories to make your iPad more useful, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. A few hardware accessories that can make the iPad an even more useful device.
- iPhone 4: Of course glass breaks, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Some people think putting a glass back on the iPhone 4 is a mistake, but it's no more fragile than the glass on the iPhone's front. You do need to protect it.
- More cloudy thinking, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing. Apple's iCloud may be free, but you have to buy apps for your Macs and iDevices. On the other hand, Google's apps are truly free.
- iPhone and iOS: The First 5 Years, Low End Mac Round Table. Five years ago, Apple's first smartphone came to market. Even at $599, people lined up for it.
- Always On Scroll Bars in Lion, 'New' Mac Pro Same as the Old Mac Pro, and More, Mac News Review. Run Classic Mac software with SheepShaver, Kensington security products for iMacs, iAntivirus updated, and more.
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