August 3 in Apple and Low End Mac History
- Where no Mac has gone before: USB, Dan Knight, iMac Channel. "Despite the efforts of Microsoft, Intel, and others, it was tiny, innovative, thinking different Apple that forced the peripheral industry to move into USB country."
- Macs vs. Y2K, Scott Barber, Mac Musings. How a steel rolling firm replaced 26 Windows NT machines with five old Quadras and became Y2K compliant and more efficient at a fraction of the price.
- Easier computing, Evan Kleiman, Mac Happens. "Computers were designed to make our lives easier, right? So why do they make our lives harder?"
- Wide selection of PowerBook drive upgrades, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Lots of options available, even for older PowerBooks that use SCSI hard drives.
- Apple sues Cobalt over cube, Anne Onymus, Rumor Mill. "None of this would have been possible if Apple hadn't purchased NeXT lock, stock, and barrel."
- Moving our lists, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. We've moved our family of email list to a new server - here's why.
- Nostalgic inspiration, Scott Webb, My Turn. Beauty, elegance, and power. Why Macs are power tools for the mind.
- Sometimes you can fix your Mac yourself, part 3, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. How to add another hard drive, install an expansion card, or add a modem to your Mac.
- Build your own Mac, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. How Apple can grow the market by offering a "build your own" Power Mac.
- The 'Book Review, Charles Moore. 512 MB modules for iBooks, Borg keycaps, target disk mode, expansion bay options, new cases, and some hot PowerBook deals.
- Creating a new user to solve display problems, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel. Got a task or program that just doesn't work at your normal working resolution? Create a new user account with the resolution you need.
- Powerful Finder features you may not be using, Michel Munger, iBasics. How to use smart folders, burnable folders, the sidebar, Automator, Fast User Switching, and other Finder features to become more productive.
- Microsoft the ultimate pyramid scheme?, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. If you look at the way a pyramid scheme works and compare it to the way Microsoft promotes their product....
- Icons, status symbols, and the MacBook, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac. The MacBook combined the best of PowerBook and iBook designs in a fresh new way that's nearly perfect.
- Optical ADB mouse wanted, but who will build it?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Low-end Mac users with ADB mice simply don't have an optical mouse option. We'd like to change that, even if it means distributing it through Low End Mac.
- Core 2 'world's best processor', but when will it come to the Mac?, The Macintel Report. Intel's Core 2 CPUs begin shipping this month, and the PC world is bound to have Core 2 desktops and notebooks by the end of the month. How soon will Apple make the move?
- iText: Solid, lightweight, free word processing for the Classic Mac OS, OS X, and Windows, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh. If you want a fast, easy-to-use word processor that's consistent across platforms, look no further than iText.
- Free software for the creative Mac, Daniel Andrés Prieto García, My Turn. "It's not the tool, it's the way you use it." Free software for creative Mac users.
- Pigs fly, snow in Death Valley, and Dvorak uses a Mac, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. What has the world come to when John Dvorak, founding member of the Axis of Macevil, walks into the temple of All Things Macintosh?
- Better screen captures in OS X with free Screenshot Helper, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Reviews. Mac screenshots tend to have a lot of clutter in the background. Screenshot Helper puts a tablecloth over your busy desktop for cleaner captures.
- AirPort and screen problems affecting MacBook Pro models, Apple stripped of Energy Star label, and more, The 'Book Review. Also a steampunk PowerBook, After Effects CS3 on OS X vs. Windows, a vertical notebook stand, bargain 'Books from $130 to $2,199, and more.
- New Macs expected August 7, Apple keyboard repair tutorial, Linux vs. Mac vs. Widows, and more, Mac News Review. Also new Apple keyboard inspired by MacBook?, Logitech's new Wave keyboard, iNeck lets G5 and Intel iMacs pivot, TechTool Pro updated for latest Macs, and more.
- My five favorite OS X apps (and several other useful ones), Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Moore's list of most important apps includes a text editor, email client, browser, image editor, and speech-to-text program - none of them from Apple.
- Beige Power Mac G3: Maximum power then, great value now, Leo Titus LeBron V, Collection Spotlight. The world's most powerful personal computer when it was introduced in November 1997, the beige G3 still has a lot to offer anyone looking for a very low cost, powerful Mac.
- Apple #1 PC Maker with iPad, Android Drops to 56% in US, Why Rush Limbaugh Loves Apple Products, and More, iOS News Review. Also iPad infographic, more Nexus 7 raves, miGlass are frames for iPads, iPad-friendly USB splitter, and more.
- New Configurations for Entry-Level Retina MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion Cuts Battery Life, and More, The 'Book Review. Also SMC updates for Mid 2011 and Mid 2012 MacBook Air, Crucial's lower-cost SSDs, portable USB powered display, new mice and keyboards from Microsoft, and more.
- Mountain Lion a Roaring Success, Mac's Golden Age Ending?, Windows 8 a Catastrophe, and More, Mac News Review. Also Save As... returns in Mountain Lion, Apple's goal is not making money, the PC is not dead, PCIe expansion chassis for Thunderbolt Macs, and more.
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