July 23 in Low End Mac History
- The price is right, Dan Knight, The 'Book Page. "Compared with the best value Windows laptops, the iBook easily holds its own."
- Bigger hard drives for older Power Macs, Korin Hasegawa-John, Mac Daniel. It's easy to add higher capacity drives to older Power Macs - here are the options.
- Looking back at the Expo, Dan Knight. Looking back at some of the best introductions of the Expo.
- Open letter to Steve Jobs about .mac, John Droz, Jr., My Turn. Charging $100/year for iTools (.mac) will do nothing to increase Apple's market share - and could hurt it.
- Other charges Apple forgot to tell you about, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Debundling the keyboard, an optical mouse usage fee, charges to visit apple.com, and other user fees.
- Pass the crow, please, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac. Last week's Expo predictions revisited. Some misses, but some home runs, too.
- More feedback on the "under God" controversy, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Eleven more readers share their thoughts, pro and con, on the "under God" ruling and recent MR columns.
- The good, the bad, the stupid of BuyMusic.com, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. BuyMusic.com is directly targeting Apple's iTunes Music Store, but their service could end up driving customers to Apple once iTunes for Windows is ready.
- The iPod goes back to basics, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Smaller and less costly, the 4th generation iPod's best feature is the restored simplicity of the original iPod.
- Best 'Book ever, G3 vs. G4 iBook, laptop market growth, monitoring software, and more, The 'Book Review. Also new PowerBook handles, metallic touch up pens, new drive enclosures, WiFi Spy, and iPod mini armband, bargain 'Books from $190 to $2,175, and more.
- Why developers love programming for the Mac, Seb Payne, Different Branches. Ignoring the lure of a huge Windows market, Mac developers love creating software for people who love to use their computers.
- Apple's first phone a fake, build your own Macintel, Internet options for G3 Macs, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also a Cube that won't boot, moving data from an old Mac, useful resource for PowerBook 1400 owners, reformatting a Quadra's hard drive, finding an AirPort power supply, and more.
- The Old Mac blues, Tamara Keel, Digital Fossils. Intel Macs are tempting, but the Power Mac 7100 will be not one more iota obsolete tomorrow than it is today.
- Toward a better computer keyboard, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Today's standard computer keyboards have obsolete keys, poorly placed ones (Caps Lock), and aren't designed for the way we work today.
- Sorry, Henry, Apple's Mac business is not shrinking, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Henry Blodget finds a dark cloud behind Apple's silver financials - and pigs can fly.
- Medical marijuana: Yes, there's an app for that, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Medical marijuana laws have been passed in 13 states. These apps are intended to help those with a prescription obtain Cannabis.
- iOS 4.0.1, next iPod touch to be iPhone without phone, smartphone antenna issues, and more, iNews Review. Also Whoopi Goldberg destroys her iPhone 4, app turns iPad into a monitor for Windows PCs, Britannica 2010 available for iOS devices, and more.
- Record Apple revenue and profits, Macs still going strong, security mount for new Mac mini, and more, Mac News Review. Also rumors about next generation Mac Pro and iMac, MacPaint source code archived online, GoFlex networked storage supports Time Machine, and more.
- 11.6" MacBook Air rumors, iPad biting into netbook market, wide variety of 2.5" enclosures, and more, The 'Book Review. Also could Motorola's Droid X replace your laptop?, flush fitting eSATA ExpressCard, keyboard cases from Waterfield, Samsumg's first 1 TB laptop drive, and more.
- The Clamshell iBook: Beautiful but Lacking, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. Apple's first consumer laptop was rugged and good looking, but it fell short in specs and ports.
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