November 15 in Tech and Low End Mac History
- Intel 4004, the world's first CPU, introduced.
- Time to buy an iMac?, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel. Is there enough performance difference between a Quadra and the iMac to justify the expense?
- Teacher tools: AppleWorks, Steve Wood, View From the Classroom. "Two of the most opinionated and product loyal groups of folks I know are teachers and Macintosh users."
- The top 10 Macs, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Our pick of the ten most significant Macs.
- Older Mac, newer SCSI, Michel Munger, Mac Daniel. How can you use newer SCSI devices with 50- or 68- pin connectors with older Macs?
- Preview: New Centurions, Brian Rumsey, Low End Mac Gaming. New game from the makers of Realms promises good gameplay and support for oldest color Macs.
- 8-year-old PowerBook is enough, Andrew Lawman, My First Mac. When it comes right down to it, a PowerBook 145b is plenty of computer for almost anything except using the Web.
- Hands on: iBook carts in the classroom, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. A teacher looks at the strengths and weaknesses of Apple's 'mobility solution' for iBooks in the classroom.
- Second Best of the Mac Web Survey. Rate the Mac sites you're most familiar with.
- Benefits of computing at the low end, Kevin Webb, The Mac Webb. Saving money is just one reason for buying computers long after their initial release.
- Is OS 9 still useful?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. "Face it, OS 9 is obsolete - and has been for quite some time - but that doesn't mean it's useless."
- First 80 GB laptop drive, QuickCam for notebooks, TiHandle, 2x USB floppy drive, and more, Charles W. Moore, The 'Book Review. Also Mac vs. PC website update, Dr Bott Imports, Sleep of Death, free 'Book classifieds, and bargain 'Books from $209 to $2,475.
- The polarized state of astronomical image processing software for the Mac, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. When it comes to astronomical image processing software for the Mac, there's a gaping hole between the low end and high end programs that needs to be filled.
- Surfing with a Mac SE, Power Mac 8100 hard drive woes, iCab vs. Camino, Windows Media Player, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also problems downloading from Apple's site, unsupported CD-RW drives, and optical drive friction fixed.
- NeXT, OpenStep, and the triumphant return of Steve Jobs, Tom Hormby, Orchard. Steve Jobs left Apple in disgrace in 1985, created NeXT, and regained control of Apple in 1997.
- The trials and tribulations of email on vintage Macs, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living. Got a vintage Mac? Got a free POP3 email account? Good luck actually getting them to work together.
- The high-end iPhone: How Apple could grow a new market, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. If Apple expects to penetrate the cell phone market, it needs a full-featured product that stands apart and integrates well with the Mac.
- Why Microsoft OneNote is the best digital scrapbook, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac. StickyBrain and Yojimbo are fine, but the winner is OneNote on a Tablet PC - for lack of a Mac tablet.
- MacWrite 1.0: Defining word processing for a graphical user interface, Andrew Conachey, Classic Mac Nostalgia. The Mac's first word processor introduced a lot of features and norms that show up in today's word processing software.
- Core Duo Mac mini, a Limited Mac, Dan Knight. The smallest, cheapest Mac went dual-core, increased in price, and used memory sucking Intel GMA 950 graphics.
- Multiple users on the same Mac at work, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel. How to set up a Mac so multiple users can log in and use it - and use the same pool of work files.
- G4 Mac mini not a Road Apple, big drive support in Leopard?, leaking capacitors, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Why the original Mac mini shouldn't be considered a Road Apple, maximum Power Mac RAM, a dual 933 MHz G4 upgrade, and more.
- iPhone firmware 1.1.2 released and hacked, upgrade earbuds on the cheap, IM for the iPhone, and more, iNews Review. Also iPhone earbuds violate California law, fix your broken iPod, iPod touch 'best ever', shopping for a home with the iPhone, iPod shuffle dock adapter, and more.
- iPhones most reliable smartphones, Galaxy Tab a 'train wreck', iPhone service cost a killer, and more, iNews Review. Also iPad needs mouse support for real work, excessive texting and social networking may indicate other behaviors, DashCam app, and more.
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