April 24 in Apple and Low End Mac History
April 23 - April 25
- 2006: 17"
MacBook Pro replaces 17" PowerBook G4, supplements 15" MacBook Pro,
and runs a 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo.
- The tech support dance,
David Schultz, Virtuality. "A tech support call is actually an
intricate dance of conflicting interests and viewpoints."
- Old Mac, new Mac, Kel Taylor,
Mac to the Future. A new computer is no reason to retire your old
- From road Apples to golden
Apples, Mark Looper, My First Mac. "...I realized that I had
always had a soft spot in my heart (or maybe in my head!) for the
old all-in-one compact Macs."
- The best low budget Macs,
Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. The best values in new and
used Macs, desktop and portable.
- Just try buying a Mac, Dirk
Pilat, Mac UK. The decidedly sorry state of Mac retailing in the
- Buying a Mac on eBay, Jake
Sargent, iThings Considered. Tips for getting the best deal when
buying via auction.
- Will Apple follow Polaroid into
bankruptcy?, Gregg Eshelman, My Turn. Both Polaroid and Apple
are fiercely protective of their products, which endangers both
- When is a hoax not a hoax?,
Eric Schwarz, The Power of Mac
- 3 tips for OS X users,
Evan Kleiman, Mac Daniel. The root account, staying connected via
modem, and keeping your Dock in its place.
- Website automation with PHP and
MySQL, part 2, Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal. Creating your
MySQL database and defining the data fields you'll use.
- Getting stakeholders onboard,
Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Getting others to support your program
- or at least tolerate it.
- Performa 475 modem, PB 5300 power
connector, Internet Sharing issues, Small Dog, and more, Dan
Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also more on OS X and beige G3s,
finding the Mac OS in Spanish, skipping Jaguar, and thoughts on
ADB, USB, FireWire, and Serial ATA.
- 17" MacBook
Pro. Apple's newest notebook computer runs a 2.16 GHz Intel Core
Duo, includes a 120 GB hard drive, and has a record three USB 2.0
- Tiger tip: Save PDF to Web Receipts
folder, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Tired of printing out online
receipts only to misplace them or discover you're out of paper? This
new Tiger feature saves them on your computer.
- Degunking Your Mac, Tiger Edition,
Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. This book explains how to
degunk your Mac by removing unwanted and obsolete files, clearing out
spam, and generally tuning up your Mac.
- Advice for Dell
and HP: Innovate, don't imitate, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. HP and
Dell may lead the market, but they will decline unless they stop
building boring Windows PC or trying to copy Macs.
- Why Eudora fans
are 'doggedly faithful', Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings.
The power and flexibility of the classic Eudora email client - and how
to make it more stable in Mac OS X 10.5.
- Overpriced Macs, 4-core Mac Pro
value, USB for G3 PowerBooks, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac
Mailbag. Also reader feedback on running a keyboard through the
dishwasher, tips for using external DVD drives, and 8 GB partition
issues with the Classic Mac OS on the beige G3.
- Apple's best March quarter ever,
Tweetie for Mac, Apple tops in customer service experience, and
more, Mac News Review. Also tips for reading Mac security articles,
powering down at night, fixing network copy problems, iCab beta adds
'Top 10' feature, and more.
- Trojan creates Mac botnet, $200
Dell netbook runs OS X well, 10-port USB 2.0 hub, and more, The
'Book Review. Also why Apple doesn't yet make a netbook, Windows guru
impressed with Macs, rugged notebook hard drives, bargain 'Books from
$170 to $2,580, and more.
- iPhone 'way, way ahead' of other
smartphones, sight-free iPhone dialing, ChocoShuffle case, and
more, iNews Review. Also turning your iPhone into a better camera,
recharge your iPhone or iPod with two AA cells, Belkin Micro Charger
for your car, and more.
April 23 - April 25
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