August 21 in Low End Mac History
- Survey says..., Dan Knight, The 'Book Page. Recent surveys show Mac users love AirPort, are divided over iBook pricing, and wish it shipped with more memory.
- When to buy new, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The publisher of Low End Mac admits that it sometimes makes more sense to get a new computer then keep upgrading an old one.
- Making Macs listen and obey, Evan Kleiman, Mac Daniel. A brief introduction to using Speech Recognition to control your Mac.
- Screens of plastic could be fantastic, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. New technologies could make flat panel displays far less costly.
- My own little computer war, Carl Hult, My First Mac. After using Windows, the Mac seemed puzzling, but in the end the Mac OS won the battle.
- Video editing on low end Macs, part 2, Dave Ip, Online Tech Journal. Picking the right low-end Mac for capturing and editing video.
- The low end in Low End Mac, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Low-end is a moving target, but we continue to cover it.
- A pox on CD burning, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Burning CDs is a slow, annoying process with plenty of room for improvement, so why do we keep doing it?
- High Mac prices in New Zealand, Dirk Pilat, Down But Not Out. How high prices damage Apple's market in New Zealand.
- Comcast and Netgear hell, AirPort heaven, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. MAC addresses, cable modems, networking, Windows, and Indian tech support can create a lot of headaches.
- Clamshell iBook viability, problem reading CD-R, OS X unstable with video compression, iCab 3.0.3, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also possible solution for booting into OS 9, WallStreet upgrade value, Power Mac no longer jinxed, MacTV value, AIM for ancient Macs, and more.
- 'Twice as fast': Did Apple lie or just carefully select its truths?, Alan Zisman, Mac2Windows. Yes, some CPUs are more efficient than others, but by carefully choosing which benchmark results are reported, you can make one chip look a lot better than its competitor.
- Apple's Intel transition hurts elementary education, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living. While dual-core Intel CPUs may be a plus in many ways, their lack of support for the Classic programs widely used in education makes them a bitter pill for some schools to swallow.
- Macworld's Jason Snell on Apple's fervor for great products, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh. "Apple has a fervor, a belief that a good product should be a pleasure to use."
- iWork can replace AppleWorks, Classic a best feature of OS X, and Apple II AppleWorks on a Mac, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also AppleWorks lives on, an AppleWorks holdout, what killed AppleWorks, and AppleWorks R.I.P.
- 'Snow Leopard' pounces, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard' could be Apple's key to reaching a new market - white box PCs.
- 2010 will be the Year of the iPod touch, Tim Nash, Taking Back the Market. The traditional iPod market is declining, but a low-end iPod touch could make Apple a major player in the handheld gaming market, among other.
- Max Miller, solo musician, Phil Herlihy, Extraordinary Mac Users. An interview with Max Miller, solo musician and Mac user.
- Top 10 laptop disasters, Apple and the netbook phenomenon, what good is the SD Card slot?, and more, The 'Book Review. Also Asus tops in notebook reliability, AirPort and hard drive noise fixes from Apple, some MacBooks not going to sleep, bargain 'Books from $179 to $1,999, and more.
- 10 truisms of the Apple universe, Adobe ditching PowerPC, Apple still tops in satisfation, and more, Mac News Review. Also Microsoft Outlook finally coming to Macs, MacSpeech Dictate reviewed, Verbatim hard drive with always on LCD, Mac vs. PC, and more.
- iPhone tops on Flickr, iPhone putting Apple in business market, AAA roadside assistance app, and more, iNews Review. Also iPods as noise pollution, Gmail push comes to iPhone, TomTom app released, headphones the double as speakers, and more.
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