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Recent Content on Low End Mac
- 2 wireless alternatives to Apple's Magic Mouse, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.27. Whether you prefer buttons to buttonless, are still using Mac OS X 10.4, or don't like Bluetooth, Targus has mice to consider.
- Jumpcut, a free clipboard manager for OS X, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.26. PTHPasteboard, once a free clipboard manager, has gone commercial. Jumpcut has stepped into the gap and works very nicely.
- My Windows 7 launch party, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz, 10.23. "The final surprise was that things started to slow down during my demo. I had XP Mode running, several open windows, and a half dozen other apps running."
- MacBook best selling Mac ever, new MacBook disassembled and reviewed, new notebook cases, and more, The 'Book Review, 10.23. Also Apple ignores netbook market and thrives, resurrecting a dead 'Book, seamless dual display from Samsung, new drives, bargain 'Books from $179 to $2,294, and more.
- OS X beats Win 7, record Apple profits, new iMac and Magic Mouse, Mac mini updated, and more, Mac News Review, 10.23. Also iFixit dissects the new Magic Mouse, Samsung's energy efficient external 3.5" hard drive, Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac, and more.
- No Verizon iPhone any time soon, but Verizon may have another Apple opportunity, Tim Nash, Taking Back the Market, 10.23. Put simply, the iPhone is a GSM device that Apple would have to re-engineer for Verizon's CDMA network. But Apple's tablet could benefit from Verizon's 3G network.
- iTouch and iPhone sales up, no 'public performance' royalties for ringtones, grocery app, and more, iNews Review, 10.23. Also living in App Space, car controlled by iPhone, women ignore ads on iPhone, free flight tracking app, two new safety apps, and more.
- The Late 2009 iMac value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 10.21. With larger 16:9 displays, the new iMacs bring a lot of value to the table, but there are some close-out bargains.
- The Late 2009 Mac mini value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 10.21. We called the Mac mini 'the best value in desktop Macs' two months ago, and the refreshed Mac mini only improves that value.
- The Late 2009 MacBook value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 10.21. The redesigned consumer MacBook uses unibody construction, gains LED backlighting and battery life, but loses FireWire.
- A useful Eudora feature, FireWire ports in Apple displays, having enough RAM, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.21. Also upgrading from Panther to Leopard, Low End Mac's new PC swap list, and reasons to avoid QuickPADs.
- iMac (Late 2009), 10.20. Bigger displays with 16:9 ratio, 3.06 GHz standard, 2.66 GHz quad-core i7 option, similar pricing.
- Mac mini (Late 2009), 10.20. Speed boost, more base RAM, bigger base hard drive, same base price.
- MacBook (Late 2009), 10.20. Polycarbonate unibody design, faster CPU, built-in 7 hour battery, no change in price.
- Free Mailsmith Is the BBEdit of email clients, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.20. If you're looking for an efficient, powerful, flexible, scriptable plain text email client for POP3 email, Mailsmith could be for you.
Around the Web
- Low End: Signs of Old Age, Riccardo Mori, System Folder, 2013.05.05. "Another rather common problem with vintage compact Macs (from the 128K to the Classic II) are their capacitors on the logic board. With time (and neglect) these components fail and leak...."
- Advice: OS X: Disable your v-sync, PowerPC Liberation, 2013.04.23. A tip for vastly improving graphics performance on OS X 10.5 Leopard with PPC hardware.
- Opinion: Four years later, iWork apps need Apple's attention, Peter Cohen, iMore, 2013.05.08. First released in January 2009, Keynote, Numbers, and Pages have seen minor updates - but not a major update in over 4 years now.
- Opinion: Doomed Apple Is World's Number One PC Maker, with a Snow Leopard Problem, Jonny Evans, Compuerworld, 2013.02.07. Apple has a problem. People keep on using old Macs while Apple wants them to upgrade. 15% of our readers still use PPC Macs, 6.4% Intel OS X 10.4 or 10.5, and 21.4% 10.6!
- Web: Low End Mac Community on Google+, Google+, 2012.12.22. We've got over 1,250 members at our Facebook change, and G+ now allows communities, so let's see how this plays out.
- Advice: What the End of Google Sync Means to You, Joe Kissell, Macworld, 2012.12.22. If you're using Google Sync, you can continue doing so, but adding a new iOS device might be an issue.
- History: On the PowerBook G3, Stephen Hackett, 512 Pixels, 2012.12.20. "Like the iMac G3, the PowerBook G3 line of notebooks helped revive Apple in the late 90s and the first year of the 21st century."
- Opinion: Why I Refuse to Use Linux on My Macintosh, Taylor Almond, MMC, 2012.12.22. "...Linux on PowerPC Macs is just not an enjoyable experience."
- Advice: Time Capsule for $25, Iurii Garmash, Programmer Blog, 2012.11.27. How to configure Raspberry Pi and a USB hard drive to work as a Time Capsule drive.
- History: Apple's Mouse: A History, Stephen Hackett, 512 Pixels, 2012.11.27. A visual history of Apple's mouse from the 1983 Lisa to the present.
- Advice: One Mac, Two Versions of OS X, Christopher Breen, , 2012.11.21. A couple ways to run Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on the same Mac.
- History: iTunes Through the Ages, Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica, 2012.11.23. iTunes 1.0 arrived in January 2001, before the launch of Mac OS X - and before the iPod. It's grown a lot since the days of "Rip. Mix. Burn."
- Analysis: Out of the Box, James Gowans, 2012.11.21. "Does iOS ship with everything you need out of the box?" Almost.
- History: On the Apple Pippin, Stephen Hackett, 512 Pixels, 2012.11.18. "With the Wii U's release this weekend, I thought it would be fun to look at Apple's  foray in to the gaming console market."
- Opinion: Microsoft Cheapens Windows 8 with Ads, Paul Thurrott, Supersite for Windows, 2012.11.10. Get Windows 8 for $40 - but have to deal with ads when you use it. Really?
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