April 27 in Low End Mac History
April 26 - April 28
- No $500 PCs this year,
Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "The industry will comfortably break the
$1,000 with viable new systems by Christmas, but with all the
features buyers demand, the only $500 computers we'll see this
Christmas are from liquidators unloading old inventory."
- 2 Power Macs at under
$150, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Setting up a Performa
6200 or Power Mac 7100 on the cheap.
- Review: Contour MiniPro Mouse,
Dan Knight, MacUSB. This compact optical mouse is especially useful
- New iBook rumors, iBook hard drive
upgrade tutorial, SleeveCases, bargain 'Books, and more, Charles
Moore. Rumors of a new iBook, iBook drive replacement, the TiCase,
keyboard screen protection, 512 MB DIMMs for the TiBook, bargain
'Books, and more.
- Power Mac G5/2.7
GHz. A slightly faster CPU, larger hard drives, more video RAM, and
16x SuperDrives with no change in price.
- The 2005 Power Mac G5 value
equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The new Power Macs are faster
with no change in price, but the close-out 2004 models offer some great
- WinXP a real alternative to PPC
apps on Macintel, Intel launches Pro PC brand, and more, The
Macintel Report. More Win-on-Mac news, Photoshop for Macintel due
in 2007, new Gateway laptop runs 1.06 GHz Core Solo, AMD-Intel
antitrust trial approaching, and more.
- Apple iPhone coming?,
Wurlitzer jukebox adds iPod dock, Corgi iCar rocks iPod, and
more, iPod News Review. Also, UC Berkeley puts lectures on
iPods, new iPod phrasebook and dictionary, Pocket Vegan software,
- Apple's 5% market share, 8-core
Mac Pro rocks when multitasking, ScreenRecycler speeds up, and
more, Mac News Review. Also how to cool RAM in the Mac Pro,
Blu-ray support may come with Leopard, new Core 2 CPUs with
double-sized caches, clever eSATA extender cable from NewerTech,
- QuickTime vulnerability impacts
Macs, Intel's handheld PC, Sony on overheating batteries, and
more, The 'Book Review. Also MacBook Pro battery swelling, a
periscope for the MacBook, guide to upgrading MacBook Pro hard
drive, bargain 'Books from $170 to $1,399, and more.
- Why do aliens ignore
us? Because they may not exist, Charles W Moore, Charles Moore's
Mailbag. A recent poll finds that 70% believe in extraterrestrial life,
but after 50 years of searching, SETI hasn't found any sign of it.
- The iPad is here to
stay, Austin Leeds, Low End Mac Reviews. Austin's iPad replaced his
Pismo PowerBook a month ago, and he has no regrets from making the
- Crosley CR245: Two
ways to digitize your vinyl, Tommy Thomas, The Review Vault. The
Crosley 'Director' has a belt-drive turntable and can record directly
to CD - or to your Mac, using the appropriate cable.
- Mac OS X 10.4
Tiger: Perhaps the Best Version Ever, Simon Royal, Tech Spectrum. In
many ways, OS X 10.4 Tiger was Apple's best yet, supporting a wide
range of hardware and software.
- Apple's New iPad Blunder, Brydge
Makes iPad a Real Laptop, iHome's iPad Workstation, and More, iOS
News Review. Also why one tablet user plans to go Windows 8, two new
iPad stands, Ferrari chairman meets with Apple CEO, and more.
- Linux Creator Loves MacBook Air,
Ivy Bridge MacBook Update Expectations, and More, The 'Book Review.
Also 17" MacBook Pro approaching its end?, ultrathin value notebooks
could undermine Intel's Ultrabook plans, and more.
- Apple's Record 2nd Quarter, Free
Snow Leopard for MobileMe Users, iCloud Alternatives, and More, Mac
News Review. Also Microsoft and Google cloud drives support Mac users,
hyperspeed Accelsior SSD on PCI Express tested in Mac Pro, and
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