Low End Mac began 20 years ago as a way to share my knowledge of the earliest useful Macs with other Mac users. At that point I considered the Mac Plus – the first Mac with SCSI for adding a hard drive and expandable memory – to be the oldest practical Mac. Interesting thing is, […]
Use your smartphone to organise your shopping. Take a look at Listonic.
The current Mac Pro was introduced in December 2013 to mixed reactions. Yes, it’s beautifully miminalistic and it was very powerful by 2013 standards, but it lacked hard drive bays and expansion slots, two features that generally define a professional level computer.
Twenty years ago today, Dan Knight began an odyssey. Using a Macintosh Centris 610 and Claris Home Page, he set out to make it easier to support low end Macs. Little did he know, April 7th, 1997 was a day that would change his life and the Mac Web forever.
What happens when an iPad Air and iPad Air 2 have a baby? You get the new iPad. The new 9.7” iPad that Apple recently released is a product that I am happy Apple has released. Even though I don’t agree with many of Apple’s recent decisions (including the discontinuation of the 32 GB iPad mini), […]
Tiny bluetooth earpieces are becoming very popular. I take a look at the GoNovate G8 earbud.
The world certainly has changed since the late 1990s, when there were only two significant personal computing platforms – Windows with about 95% of the market, Mac at about 5%, and a tiny sliver of Linux users. Today we have mobile operating systems and another personal computing choice, Chrome OS. But what if you want […]
It’s been a long time coming, but I have left the iPhone and iOS world – making the switch to Android.
Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs will always be Apple. A visionary? A marketing genius? A control freak? What will happen to Apple in the future without him?
A decade of iOS. I look at my favourite features.
If your device could run iOS 8, then it could also run iOS 9. But was it any different to its predecessor?
Was iOS 8 a big update? Or was it just a refined iOS 7?
One of the most dividing releases, iOS 7 came with an entire visual overhaul.
2012 saw Apple release iOS 6, which promised 200 new features. But did it really?
Portable speakers are the latest technology trend. I take a look at the Platinum, mini bluetooth speaker from Jam.
One of the biggest releases in iOS history, iOS 4 brought many new features, including FaceTime.
Now well established, Apple rolled out its third incarnation of its mobile operating system in 2009.
2008 saw Apple cement itself further in the mobile market with a new iPhone model and a new version of its mobile operating system. Hello, iPhone OS 2.
Marking ten years of the release of the original iPhone, Low End Mac are taking a look at the progression of the mobile operating system from Apple.
Apple’s iconic phone range is now ten years old. I look back at its launch, its impact, and its legacy.
Budget gadgets can be great. I take a look at the portable pound power bank.
In October 2001, Apple introduced the original 5 GB iPod with FireWire as its only data and charging port. Steve Jobs previewed the original iPhone in January 2007 – ten years ago and just over five years after iPod introduction. The iPhone shipped at the end of June 2007, and released the first iPod touch […]
I love the huge 5.5″ 1920 x 1080 pixel display on the iPhone 6 Plus, but it’s such a large device that I wouldn’t want to stick one in my pocket and use it as my phone. The thing is huge – but there are other uses for it.
I once used decade old Apple gear, slowly creeping to more modern kit. But I may again be heading toward the low end camp.
Shopping lists no longer have to be handwritten. Your smartphone can take over this role too.
News of Pebble being taken over by Fitbit had been rumoured, but now it’s official – what does that mean for loyal users?
Keeping in contact with people has never been so instant, but with so many services available, it can be hard to remember who uses what method.