May 10 in Apple and Low End Mac History
May 9 - May 11
- Mac OS 8.6 introduced. Uses nanokernel that added
preemptive multitasking to the Mac's cooperative multitasking.
Faster and more stable then 8.5 or 8.5.1.
- 'Lombard' PowerBook G3
introduced at 333 and 400 MHz.
- Bitten by the laptop bug,
Beverly Woods, Acoustic Mac. "Adhering to the principle that a gift
you want yourself is the best kind to give, I set up the
- Where's the iPizzaBox?, Alex
Allee, My Turn. Apple needs something far less costly than the iMac
- how about a modern LC?
- Macs for schools: The
cMac, Dan Knight, MacInSchool. How Apple can beat cheap Wintel
computers at their own game with a remarkably inexpensive Mac.
- Images from A through Z, Matthew
Urban, Matt's Mac. Terms used when working with images.
- The sad state of Macs and PCs
in school, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Problems include
poor maintenance, kids messing things up, and a lack of training on
how to use a computer.
- Website automation with PHP and
MySQL, part 6, Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal. Finding and
fixing a problem in our PHP script.
- 512 MB modules for TiBook, IBM
5400 RPM notebook drives, Zip 250 for Lombard and Pismo, and more,
Charles Moore. One gig PowerBook upgrades, fast new IBM hard drive,
Zip250 deal, WiFi drivers, cases, bargain 'Books, and more.
- Go ahead and gloat, Anne
Onymus, Rumor Mill. Yes, I was wrong about the flat panel iMac -
and almost everything else. It's my job.
- A better portable solution:
Bluetooth instead of wires, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive.
Bluetooth has the potential to replace many wired connections,
reduce cable clutter, and make portable computing more user
- iBook repair program expanded,
$190 Combo drive for DVD TiBooks, Lombard G4/433 upgrade, and
more, The 'Book Review. New PB G4 video
performance, using a PowerBook to watch DVDs on TV, BookEndz for
15-inch AlBook, Glide hinge maintenance kits, bargain G4 'Books
from $925 to $2,599, and lots more.
- iPad vs. anything else, iPad 3G
teardown, Beat the Traffic app, slim Bluetooth keyboard, and more,
iNews Review. Also AT&T requires home address for 3G service, 16 GB
most popular 3G iPad, Jon Stewart calls Apple 'Appholes', new apps, and
- Apple patents 'invisible'
buttons, Quickscript gives Modbook handwriting recognition, and
more, The 'Book Review. Also iPad on the road can't quite replace a
'Book, multitouch input vs. the mouse, NewerTech battery station price
cut, and more.
- Mac OS taking a back seat to
iPhone OS?, using Chrome, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx released, and
more, Mac News Review. Also OS and browser shares for April, Google
apps for Mac users, Typinator update ads search of text snippets, and
- Fuss over iPhone
user-tracking information a tempest in a teapot, Alan Zisman,
Mac2Windows. Someone would need physical access to your iPhone, iPad,
or computer to read the cryptic location file.
- Planetary for iPad:
A whole new way to play your music, Austin Leeds, Apple Everywhere.
Planetary uses a fresh new paradigm for accessing your iTunes library,
one that you may find more intuitive and fun.
- iOS updates address location
database controversy, USB keyboard for Mac and iPhone, and more,
iNews Review. Also Seagate planning iPad companion, e-readers eating
into print market, create an Apple ID without a credit card, free new
and updated apps, and more.
May 9 - May 11
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