35 years ago this month on January 22, 1984 the world would get its first preview — in a now iconic commercial that aired during Super Bowl XVIII (18) that year — of a new personal computer from what was then Apple Computer, and two days later, at a community college near the tech company’s original […]
A Mac I acquired brand new ten years ago this month, the first aluminum unibody MacBook Pro, is now the oldest of three modern low-end Macs I currently own which I have purchased (not counting two vintage ones that were given to me), and the story of how it became my computer was the result […]
Macs are known to be generally more secure than their PC counterparts and relatively free of virus and malware attacks. But with the rise in popularity of Apple computers in recent years — thanks first to the so-called iPod halo effect and the iPhone, which brought on the dawn of the iOS ecosystem — the […]
Apple, Inc. has always been at the forefront of some leading technologies and innovations. Two of its three alternate computing interfaces that were designed to assist the disabled — touch and voice control — which were ahead of their time when first deployed back in the late 1980s, are now mainstream interfaces for use by […]
Welcome to this third edition of Reader Roundup for the “Leo and Mac” column here on Low End Mac, where we take a look at a sampling of reactions shared by readers on articles I’ve written.
Steve Jobs (1955-2011), the co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc., left us on this date seven years ago, having passed away on October 5, 2011, from a personal battle with pancreatic cancer. Today, on the seventh anniversary of his untimely passing, I take a fond look back at the three times I witnessed his […]
We users of low-end Macs know how long Apple computers last and how durable they are thanks to the high-end materials and components used in the creation of Apple hardware. Due to this longevity, short of being on a budget, we enjoy using, keeping, and buying older Macs along with the other Apple products that […]
2018 found us bidding a fond farewell to famous individuals from the likes of music icon Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) and American war hero Senator John McCain (1936-2018), but for the Mac-related webverse, it has lost one of its own with the passing of writer Charles W. Moore (1951-2018), who passed away on Sunday, September 16 […]
What if you could control your computer with just the power of your thoughts? It’s not science fiction anymore, and this new real interface is already here courtesy of Amazon and Alphabet, the parent company of Google.
Welcome to this special second edition of Reader Roundup for the “Leo and Mac” column here on Low End Mac where we take a look at a sampling of reactions shared by readers on articles I’ve written.
Want your old Mac to feel like you just bought it fresh from the Apple Store but don’t want to start from scratch and have to migrate your files back over to your computer? Let CleanMyMac 3 from MacPaw help.
Former Low End Mac writer Charles W. Moore has not been heard from since October of 2017, and being a well-known author in the Mac web-verse – and of course, here on this site – his silence is a bit worrisome. I am in search of the writer and friend.
At WWDC 2018, the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, which began on Monday, the next release of macOS, version 10.14 Mojave, was announced, bringing with it yet another round of new features and improvements. However, one thing has remained forever unchanged at its core: The user interface. When will Apple — or the competition for […]
Apple, Inc. opened its first two retail store locations 17 years ago – in May 2001 – in McLane, Virginia and Glendale, California. A year later, in 2002, my local store, Apple Bay Street in Emeryville, Calif. was opening its doors for the very first time. Let’s take a look back at the Apple Store […]
Are the Apple product lines due for a refresh? It has been more than a decade since Apple last changed its naming conventions, and with the reported planned move to its own chips in 2020 by the Cupertino, Calif. based tech company bringing its production in-house, maybe it’s time for a change once again.
20 years ago this month — on May 6, 1998 — the iconic iMac from Apple was unveiled by then-interim CEO Steve Jobs. Two decades later, the venerable desktop computer that brought the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech company back from the brink and to the top, lives on.
Welcome to the first Reader Roundup for the “Leo and Mac” column on Low End Mac, where we take a look at a sampling of reactions shared by readers on articles I’ve written. All of the comments that follow come from ones made by members of the Low End Mac group on Facebook in a […]
What cards does Apple have in its hand regarding the future of its hardware and software? If various reports from across the Macverse are to be believed, the cards have already been laid out on the table for us to place our bets.
Call me a fool. After all, it was only April Fools’ Day on Sunday. But it was Easter on Sunday too, and on the theme of rising from the dead, could Apple be resurrecting one of its old products in a new form?
We all love our iPhones. But is that love serious enough to warrant a union in holy matrimony?
My iPhone SE is approaching its second anniversary next week, and that’s old for a smartphone. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one when I read the announcement about the new device.
We’ve all heard the saying “less is more” — but can a smartphone that does less offer more in terms of personal productivity?
It was 20 years ago this month when the very first computer I ever bought was released. It was the Spring of 1998 and I was 19 years old, just months away from the end of my teenage years, when I made the big decision. What was the impetus for the purchase? I don’t quite […]
Greetings to all of you readers in the Low End Mac web-isphere! As one of the newest writers on this site, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I have been a reader of the Low End Mac website for many years now and am also a member of its Facebook group. Now […]