August 12 in Low End Mac History
- 1981: IBM PC introduced
- Good-bye XLR8, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. XLR8 is out of business, but if your CPU upgrade is already working fine, there's really no reason to panic.
- Dead WallStreet, faster iBook drives, Portector missing in action, MyRealBox, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also ThinkFree Office, Netscape as the best Mac browser, and Eudora a top choice for email.
- The only way to save Apple is to kill the Mac, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Why the best way to overcome the Mac Myths is to stop calling Apple's computers Macs.
- Once a leader, Apple now follows the pack, Michel Munger, Macinthoughts. For over a decade, Apple has been following the lead of the PC industry in hardware and software.
- Photos, music, calendar, and address book to go: The Zire 31, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. PalmOne's US$129 PDA has a color screen, accepts SD cards, syncs with your Mac, and even lets you play solitaire.
- Battlefield 1942: Addictive Gameplay, Jacob Loeb, Low End Mac Reviews. "Perhaps that is the best thing I can say about this software is that I don't play a lot of video games, but I just can't stop playing Battlefield 1942."
- Underperforming SuperDrive petition, calibrate your 'Books battery, SuperDrive upgrades for white iBooks, and more, The 'Book Review. Also 'Book replaces guitarist, new iBooks test wekk, CableYoYou wire management, Acer Ferrari 4000 notebook, and bargain 'Books from $345 to $1,999.
- Mac mini keyboard/guitar rig, more on Mighty Mouse, new Mac mini accessories, 2.0 GHz upgrade, and more, Mac News Review. Also benchmarking the 512 MB Mac mini, hands on Power Mac G5, surround sound headphones, and more.
- WiFi cards for PowerBooks with PC Card slots, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. PC Card and CardBus 802.11b and 802.11g cards known to be compatible with Apple's PowerBooks.
- The Duo Dock Tick of Death Page, Sean Cleary. Duo Docks can fail, refusing to accept or eject a PowerBook Duo. Here's how to fix it.
- Unreliable Macs, future Apple CPUs, replacing a Mac Plus mouse, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also Windows Media Player content that doesn't work on Macs, Leopard on a 700 MHz iMac G4, Apple's $99 Pro Care service, and CPU options.
- Emulation on a Mac, Dan Bashur, Apple, Tech, and Gaming. Whether you're emulating an older Mac, a Windows PC, or a game console, emulation software provides the tools you need.
- Pismo resuscitation, a possible NotePad Deluxe replacement, Eudora 8 keyboard shortcuts, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also looking at TextWrangler and TextMate as potential replacements for the Smultron text editor.
- 30 years on: The legacy of the IBM PC, Low End Mac Round Table. Low End Mac's staff looks back at the introduction and impact of the IBM PC, which was released 30 years ago.
- iPad trade dress ruling in Europe won't end tablet competition, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Apple has blocked the iPad-styled Samsung Galaxy Tab from the European market, but there's more than one way to design a tablet.
- Diskless Lion restore issues, MacBook Air runs hotter with Lion, Mid 2011 MacBook Air reviewed, and more, The 'Book Review. Also 2010 MacBook Pro i7 kernel panics with Lion, OWC Data Doubler make 2 TB 'Books possible, MacBook SSD upgrade, and more.
- Lion Recovery Disk Assistant, making Lion less horrible, Gmail gains preview pane, and more, Mac News Review. Also merging iOS experience and desktop Macs ill-founded, Leopard Migration Assistant updated, Hallmark Card Studio sale, and more.
- iBank a better choice for Mac Quicken users moving to Lion, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. Quicken Essentials doesn't provide some of the simple reports previous versions of Quicken did, but iBank imports Quicken data and creates needed reports.
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