- G5 'Books possible, G3 vs. G4, hosed by UPS feedback, WallStreet troubleshooting, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.30. Also more MacMail problems, unmountable drives, lower cost G4 hinges, OS 9 problem solving, WallStreet backlight solutions, and beige G3 ROM issues.
- Beige G3 abandoned by Panther? Is it really inevitable?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.30. It looks like Apple may not support the beige G3 under Panther. Here's one way Apple could move ahead without abandoning so many users with older hardware.
- No G5 'Books in sight, TiBook hinge repair, low cost USB drive case, AirPort improved, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 06.27. Aluminum cooling stands, WD notebook hard drives, CMS price reductions, a portable DVD burner, and bargain 'Books from $239 to $2,948.
- Newton: Too much, too early?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 06.27. "Not that the Newton wasn't a good product; it was just a little bit ahead of it's time."
- MP3 sharing isn't piracy - and it isn't legal, either, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.27. The RIAA likes to use loaded words like theft and piracy, but file swapping is simply copyright violation - and that can cost you dearly.
- Blogs for teachers: Post your lesson plans on the Web, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 06.26. Blogging software makes it easy for you to post lesson plans and more on your web space.
- Is the G5 enough to entice switchers?, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope, 06.25. The Power Mac G5 eliminates the speed difference, but is that enough to bring Windows users to the Mac?
- Blowout G4s or forthcoming G5s, which wins the value comparison?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.25. When we look at the end-of-life pricing on the Power Mac G4s and the value of the Power Mac G5s, two models stand apart from the pack as undisputed best buys.
- The Windows user's guide to talking with a Mac user, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 06.24. How to ask a Mac user for help without setting off an anti-Microsoft diatribe.
- The Power Mac G5 value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.24. Apple has turned things on their head when the dual 2.0 GHz machine offers 2.5x the power of the 1.6 GHz model at just 50% more money.
- Troubleshooting iChat AV for voice and video chat, Dan Knight, 10 Forward, 06.24. Can't get iChat AV to work for audio or video chat? Here's how to get past your firewall.
- Hosed by UPS - again, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.23. UPS brokerage fees on US shipments to Canada are "outrageous, excessive, and highway robbery."
- Apple G5 upgrades: No Mac Left Behind, Anne Onymus, Rumor Mill, 06.23. You wouldn't believe Apple's latest scheme to get owners of legacy Macs to migrate to OS X - new G5 motherboards for older Macs.
- 15.4" PowerBooks coming, G4/550 Pismo upgrade, iBreeze stand, iPod remote control, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 06.20. Combo drive for Lombard and Pismo, SportFolio for 17" PowerBook, Bluetooth, USB Flash Drive, and bargain 'Books from $795 to $3,099.
- Does Mac OS and Windows convergence threaten innovation?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 06.20. As Windows and the Mac OS borrow from each other, will both companies lose the ability to innovate the interface?
- Back on the low-end TiBook, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.19. A defective memory module has us temporarily abandoning the eMac for the 400 MHz PowerBook G4.
- Netscape, IE Mac die in triple suicide attempt, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 06.19. Netscape, IE Mac, and IE Windows, all despondent over their future, made a pact to commit suicide together.
- First impressions of a low-end eMac, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.18. Low End Mac steps up from a 400 MHz PowerBook G4 to a 700 MHz eMac. Early thoughts on the transition.
- Mac vs. PC design, 9 vs. X, Mac 512K value, nonprofit Macs, G wireless, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 06.17. More on hardware design, interface design, refurbishing older Macs for nonprofit use, 9-bootable Power Macs, and 802.11g wireless options for an older iBook.
- The benefits of using webmail, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac, 06.17. The biggest advantage of webmail is that you can access your email from any computer with a web browser and an Internet connection.
- How I plan to spend my Microsoft Windows windfall, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 06.17. Ten ways schools can spend their Microsoft money without buying Windows software - er, make that nine.
- Beige G3 upgrade problems, unsupported OS 9.2, crashing 8600, boot floppies, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.16. Also APM tuner, Mac PCI modems, WallStreet Sleep of Death, setting the MTU value, XPostFacto, widescreen wallpaper, and problems with MacMail.
- Hard drives, switching to OS X, bouncing icons, Unix junk, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 06.13. Drive controllers, migrating to OS X, the legality of installing OS X on non-Apple hardware, the Chooser, the Print Center, and more.
- Why text browsers? MacLynx vs. WannaBe, D. W. Owens, My Turn, 06.13. Why text browsers are great, and why MacLynx is sometimes a better choice than WannaBe.
- Two hard drive upgrade tutorials, two Pismo CPU upgrades, ATI Remote Wonder for Mac, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 06.13. New 'Book stand and turntable, 12" 'Book case, Mac port extender, 500 GB dual drive, widescreen wallpaper, and bargain 'Books from $239 to $2,999.
- How Apple software (and not just iTunes) could improve the Windows experience, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 06.13. How Apple could use iTunes and other iApps to penetrate the Windows market and help create more switchers.
- Mac vs. PC design, FireWire 800, slow OS X adoption, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 06.11. Pros and cons of computer design, why FireWire 800 isn't IEEE 1934b, 6100 video, TV card in a 6400, and more on switching to OS X.
- Apple and Amazon or Apple vs. Amazon?, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope, 06.11. As others prepare to copy the iTunes Music Store, is Apple better of going it alone or finding strategic partners?
- End Vendor License Agreement, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 06.10. The Lite Side's answer to End User License Agreements - the consumer friendly End Vendor License Agreement.
- Free POP3 email services, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.09. Eleven no cost POP3 email services - plus two low cost ones.
- PowerBook price cuts, identifying TiBooks, 80 GB and 7200 RPM laptop hard drives, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 06.06. Apple #9 in laptop sales, USB watch, Pixel Tester, new cases, and bargain 'Books from $700 to $2,099.
- Internet sharing, Mac vs. PC design, low income Macs, and OS X migration, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 06.06. Sharing an Internet connection, horsepower vs. handling, and lots of feedback about the slow migration from OS 9 to X.
- Macs more flexible, more friendly than Windows PCs, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 06.06. Unlike Windows, the Mac OS lets the user decide which applications should be the default, not the OS maker.
- Simulating space flight on a Mac, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 06.06. A-OK! The Wings of Mercury lets you simulate not only the flight itself, but also ground support in mission control.
- OS X and deep sleep, LEMs, upgrades, defective 7100/66, Microsoft and AOL, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 06.04. NASA, beige G3 and x200 upgrades, FireWire 800 on CardBus, LC III and SCSI drives, Compact Flash and IDE, and Internet Sharing on Mac OS X
- Netscape memorial service invitation, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 06.03. Microsoft sponsors memorial service for the latest casualty of the browser wars and Redmondonian monopolistic practices.
- Thinking too different: Why Mac users are slow to adopt OS X, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.03. "...if Apple wants to gain converts, they need to make OS X as easy, as elegant, as simple, as powerful, as friendly, and as comfortable as the best OS these people have ever used - the classic Mac OS."
- iTunes for Windows precursor to OS X for Intel?, flashing a Radeon, Kanga feedback, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 06.02. Also CardBus and FireWire 800, replacement slot-loading drives, Compact Flash and PC Card adapters, static, keyboards, x200 upgrades, and sleeping G3s.
- WannaBe 1.0b14, a fast, low-end web browser for almost any Mac, Charles W. Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.02. As long as your Mac supports Color QuickDraw, you can run this free, small footprint, text-only Web browser.
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