September 22 in Low End Mac History
- Internet grandma, John C. Foster, My Turn. You'll laugh out loud as John Foster explains how he helped his 70-year-old mother get on the Internet.
- Choosing a monitor for your Mac, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. There are a lot of factors involved in choosing the right monitor for your Macintosh.
- Stinky cigars and brandy, Cozmo, Cozmo's Email. The after dinner portion of Cozmo's virtual dinner party.
- 11 free and low cost alternatives to .mac for email, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 09.22. If all you need is email - whether POP3 or webmail - there's no need to spend $100 on .mac.
- Online personals: Using Yahoo! Personals. Yahoo Personals does a nice job of integrating an online dating service with instant messaging.
- Transition 'on track', why Intel (not AMD), Intel's $40 chips, lower power CPUs, and more, Charles Moore, The Macintel Report. Macintels on target for June 2006, Apple boosts development efforts, Intel's cost of chip production, more efficient CPUs, new Apple patent, and DigitalLife.
- iPod nano sales hot, Finns protect fair use, iPods replacing DJs, free iPod nanos, and more, iPod News Review. Also iPod nano helps chip makers, badge holder iPod nano case, HouseParty iPod stereo, ClearClip for shuffle, 9 new nano cases from Speck, and more.
- VisiCalc and the rise of the Apple II, Tom Hormby, Orchard. "VisiCalc was first released for the Apple II, which quickly became an invaluable tool for businesspeople - at least until IBM moved into the 'personal computing' market in 1981."
- Apple's Pippin and Bandai's @World: Missing the mark(et), Joshua Coventry, Cortland. Intended as a multimedia player to fit between gaming consoles and full-fledged computers, Apple's Pippin technology just couldn't carve a niche between two already saturated markets.
- iTunes 7 improves organization, adds new browsing modes, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Apple has streamlined content organization with iTunes 7 and added a couple of great new browsing modes for your music collection.
- Apple II greatest PC ever, Core 2 in a Mac mini, iMac Core 2 Duo 'ultimate Mac value', and more, Mac News Review. Also firmware restoration for Intel Macs, Mac Pro firmware updates, iron on iPod nano cases, Boot Camp beta 1.1.1, and more.
- Virgin bans 'Book batteries, Sony to take on MacBook, glossy screen upgrades for G4 PowerBooks, and more, The 'Book Review. Also MacBook "fashionably late" to go Core 2, new battery tech still years off, wrappers for MacBook, control your backlit keyboard, bargain 'Books from $119 to $2,399, and more.
- Tiger vs. Leopard: Which is best for you?, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. Two great versions of Mac OS X, but unless your Mac is well above the minimum spec for Leopard and has lots of RAM, stick with Tiger.
- Converting a car's front seat for use around the house, Charles Moore, 'Book Value. It started with the passenger seat from a 1987 Chrysler New Yorker and became the most comfortable seat in the house.
- Do you trust your email to the Cloud?, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Webmail is great if you want to access it from more than one computer, but regular email clients have advantages of their own.
- 20 years ago, Apple's PowerBook redefined notebook computing, Low End Mac Round Table. Introduced on Oct. 21, 1991, the first PowerBook models introduced a design that has influenced every new laptop design since.
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