May 8 in Apple and Low End Mac History
May 7 - May 9
- The natives are growing
restless, David Schultz, Virtuality. Users are demanding more
choices. Should Apple expand the product line?
- Web content to go, Dan Knight,
Online Tech Journal. How to adapt web pages for the handheld
computer (Palm, WinCE) user.
- FireFly PowerBook on tap,
Anne Onymus, Rumor Mill. Yes, Apple will illuminate future
PowerBook keyboards. The technology may surprise you.
- Air quality: A look at
environmental illness, Dan Knight's Soapbox. Life isn't fair,
especially when nice smells can make you sick.
- Macs for schools: The
eMac, Dan Knight, MacInSchool. Why the iMac is nearly perfect
for schools - and how Apple could make it more affordable.
- Buying a second Mac, Evan
Kleiman, Mac Daniel. Tired of sharing a single Mac? Tips on
choosing a second system.
- OS X beyond the PowerPC,
Dan Knight, Mac Musings. New hardware platforms provide a real
opportunity for OS X to compete where Windows doesn't already
- Mac emulation with Basilisk II,
vMac, Alan Zisman, Mac2Windows. More on Basilisk II, OS X
compatibility, and emulating a Mac on a Mac with vMac.
- Other things I'd pay 99¢
for, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. I'd pay 99¢ for a
shareware game, a month of ad-free site access, or to send 1000
emails if spammers had to do the same.
- Getting the Mac digital
jukebox up and running, Nathan Thompson, Embracing
Obsolescence. Connecting your PowerPC Mac to your stereo and remote
control options for running a headless digital audio jukebox.
- Setting up a NuBus Power Mac as a
digital recording studio, Tyler Sable, Classic Restorations.
Take a Power Mac 7100 or 8100, add a Digidesign AudioMedia II card
and a fast hard drive, and you've got the core of a powerful,
low-cost digital recording studio.
- Flexible eWheelie stand improves
notebook use at your desk, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous
Ramblings. With a unique wheeled design, the eWheelie Laptop Stand
lets you roll your 'Book to the side when you need to use your desk
for other things.
- 500 MHz iMac with Panther
great for Internet, watching video, and more, Carl Nygren, My Turn.
At $65 with upgraded RAM and a bigger hard drive, it was too good to
pass up, and it works very nicely with Mac OS X 10.3.
- Why one Mac user
chose BlackBerry over iPhone, Andrew J Fishkin, Best Tools for the
Job. The advantages of OS X, Safari, Mail, and iSync don't outweigh the
familiarity of BlackBerry, its excellent software, easily replaceable
batteries, and a camera-free option.
- Boomerang: The
Blue and White Power Mac G3 that kept coming back, Charles Webb,
The Webb Chronicles. Over its nine-year lifespan, this Power Mac had at
least five owners before it finally gave up the ghost.
- 12 year old
PowerBook 2400c Apple's first crossover notebook?, Charles W Moore,
'Book Value. Built by IBM Japan, the PowerBook 2400c remains the
smallest footprint notebook that Apple has ever produced, comparable in
size to today's 12" netbooks.
- Macs tracking swine flu, 6 quick
Mac OS fixes, iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.4, and more, Mac News
Review. Also Right Zoom maximizes windows, GeForce GTX 285 coming to
Mac, APC backup batteries incompatible with Intel Macs running OS X
10.5.4 and later, vertical mice, and more
May 7 - May 9
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