Welcome to Tangerine Fusion, the Mac-related writings of Paulo Rodrigues, who has been using Macs since he was seven years old. His special interests are less known features of the Mac and less known software programs.
- Guide to Rare & Collectible Macs, 2001.07.25. A look at Macs that may grow in value as collectibles.
- What Is AAUI?, 2001.06.27. Apple's odd ethernet connector explained.
- Harman/Kardon compatibility guide, 2001.05.31. iSub, SoundSticks, Apple Pro Speakers, slot-loading iMacs, Cubes, and G4s - what works with what.
- Farewell CRT, 2001.05.09. A look at Apple's last, impressive, overpriced CRT monitor.
- OS X via FireWire, 2001.04.19. Why putting OS X on an external FireWire drive might be your best bet.
- Windows XP Beta 2: Only 106,500 bugs, 2001.04.01. For Microsoft, this is an improvement.
- Your Mac is an alarm clock, 2001.03.08. How to have your Mac wake you up to CDs or MP3s in the morning.
- Fixing the trackpad, 2001.02.16. How Apple could improve the trackpad - and a new alternative from Panasonic.
- Review: Cabrio PR 1, 2001.01.17. Freeware Mac MP3 player uses little memory, runs smoothly in the background.
- SCSI and FireWire Disk Modes, 11/29/00. How to use SCSI Disk Mode and FireWire Target Disk Mode for ultrafast file transfers.
- PowerBook Lite Dreams, 11/7/00. Why a sub-PowerBook could be Apple's hottest product yet.
- Tangerine Fusion's Fun Facts: FireWire iBooks, 9/25/00. Interesting tidbits on the new iBooks.
- 4x4 Evolution SUV Public Beta, 9/13/00. Hands on with the new cross-platform off road SUV racing game.
- The G4 Cube and Radeon fans, 8/16/00. How ATI spilled a trade secret. Oops.
- Review: ihateapple.com, 8/2/00. Believe it or not, it's an excellent source of information, albeit biased against Apple.
- Cease and Desist, Apple-Palm Fans!, 6/20/00. "You can't wait for Apple and Palm's new PDA, can you? Dream on! It ain't gonna happen."
- USB Printer Sharing: GrayShare 2000, 6/16/00. USB Printer Sharing is rooted in Apple's old GrayShare technology, but with some refinements.
- Fruit-flavored slot of death?, 5/31/00. Slot-loading drives and laptops could be a dangerous combination.
- Slash-Not, 5/17/00. Slashdot appears to have a strong anti-Mac bias, especially in recent coverage of OS X.
- Macintosh Sound: The Great and the Pedestrian, 5/11/00. The iMac DV has stunning sound, so why does the G4 has such a pathetic sound system?
- Bulldozing for a faster drive, 4/5/00. It takes some time, but here's on inexpensive way to speed up your old hard drive.
- Apple's retail problem, 2/17/00. The Win-centric press often pretends the Mac doesn't exist.
- Beyond the box?, 1/10/00
- Why Macs Don't Look Generic, 12/24/99
- Apple's USB Mouse Is Not an Ergonomic Dud, 12/21/99
- Why I chose iMac over iBook, 11/24/99
- Listen to the iMac, 11/10/99. A look at the new iMac's new sound system.
- The Voom Factor, 8/25/99. "Apple Computer, which was once almost invisible to the computer purchaser, has cleaned up the computer industry just like Voom [in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back]."
- Will the iBook Outsell the iMac?, 8/10/99
- More than an iMac to Go, 8/5/99
- Low-Cost USB Removables Compared, 4/13/99. A look at Zip, SuperDisk, and floppy drives.
- Review: The CPort List, 3/10/99. A hands on view of the oldest iBook list, launched long before the iBook itself.
- Guide to P1 Features, 2/24/99. Speculation on iBook features (the iBook was announced the following July).
Links for the Day
- Mac of the Day: Mac LC II, introduced 1992.03.23. The LC gets 4 MB base RAM, gains virtual memory thanks to 68030 CPU.
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- World Book Encyclopedia 2012 DVD, Tommy Thomas, Reviews, 2013.03.05. "You may be asking yourself, in an age of Wikipedia and instant information, is World Book still relevant?"
- Vintage Computer Festival SouthEast, April 20-21, 2013, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum, 2013.02.25. Old Apple gear and old PCs.
- iMessage: The Ultimate Messaging Service?, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum, 2013.02.21. In most ways, Apple's iMessage is far superior to BlackBerry Messenger.
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