- iPhone to hit $299 'within months', iPhone car integration guide, iPhone privacy concerns, and more, iNews Review, 01.31. Also one-in-four iPhones unlocked, iJailBreak released for 1.1.3, Apple TV update delayed, light-up touchpads and clickwheels possible, and more.
- Restoring a Blue & White G3 and a 'Mystic' Power Mac G4, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 01.30. Both of these Power Macs had been unreliable since they were purchased (used). Patience plus trial and error got them both working reliably with Mac OS 9 and X.
- WWDC Leopard on upgraded Beige G3, PowerBook vs. iBook, Leopard on an 800 MHz iBook G4, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.30. Also MacBook Air points to future notebooks, iPod and iPhone coverage on Low End Mac, changes in Xbench scores, and help with a Mac Classic.
- G3 and G4 Power Macs and Clamshell iBooks still useful, Ben Zalutsky, No Windows for Me, 01.29. Intel CPUs may be blazingly fast, but the old G3 and G4 Macs have plenty of usable life left in them.
- Power Mac G4/1 MHz dual, Low End Mac Benchmarks, 01.29. This mid-2002 Power Mac is benchmarked under Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.11.
- iCab 4: Try it, you might like it, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 01.28. iCab has been a Mac-only browser since 1999, and the newest version is definitely worth a try.
- MacBook Air and the future of FireWire, crippled by iTunes 7.6, Panther on an 8600, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.28. Also problems with GainSaver, who's on first?, inflated Power Mac benchmarks, and Leopard on an 800 MHz iBook G4.
- Picking a lapdesk, MacBook Air the new Cube?, Pismo won't start, and Entourage vs. Mail and Eudora, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 01.28. Looking at pads for notebook computers, why the MacBook Air is the new Cube, a Pismo that stopped working, and whether Entourage is a good alternative to Mail and Eudora.
- Liberals, conservatives, and Mac users, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 01.28. Readers weigh in on whether Mac users are liberal, conservative, green, or socialist.
- Explosive Mac sales, 'endless fixes' coming in 10.5.2, build a Hackintosh for $950, and more, Mac News Review, 01.28. Also OS X eating Linux on the desktop, the value of Photoshop Elements, Crucial Memory's free Mac system scanner software, and more.
- Hooked by a PowerBook Duo, Walker Quine, My First Mac, 01.25. Receiving a PowerBook Duo 2300 with Mac OS 8 was enough to hook the author - and get almost his entire family using Macs.
- Maybe no to MacBook Air drive upgrade, MS customer support, and Leopard on an eMac, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.25. MacBook Air may be limited to 5mm thin hard drives, Office: 2008 upgrade orders, external SuperDrive only works with MacBook Air, and Leopard on a 700 MHz eMac.
- MacBook Air battery easy to replace, Fujitsu Tablet PC Lighter and Cheaper than MacBook Air, and more, The 'Book Review, 01.25. Also MacBook Air SuperDrive needs high power USB port, booting with Remote Disc, Seagate Momentus notebook drive reaches 250 GB, MacBook Air cases, bargain 'Books from $150 to $3,079, and more.
- Is the MacBook Air this road warrior's dream machine?, Andrew J Fishkin, Best Tools for the Job, 01.24. A longtime ultraportable user and 12" PowerBook G4 fan looks at the compromises in Apple's lightweight notebook. Will it become his next ultraportable?
- My first Mac was older than me, Alexander (Sasha) Ivanoff, My First Mac, 01.24. It all started with a Macintosh IIsi from 1990, which was great for ClarisWorks and playing games.
- Adding keyboard shortcuts in OS X, Pismo vs. MacBook Air, horrid Microsoft customer support, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.24. Also the MacBook Air is not for power users, MBA SuperDrive and the MacBook, unsupported Leopard on an 800 MHz iMac G4, and putting an ATX motherboard in a G4 case.
- Lotus Notes on iPhone?, pink nano, Apple TV star of Macworld, $50 iPod Audio Station, and more, iNews Review, 01.24. Also Skyhook coverage, iPod vs. Zune, travel and email for iPhone and iPod touch, iPod library recovery software, Pole Position: Remix exclusively for iPod, and more.
- The MacBook Air makes a statement, Frank Fox, My Turn, 01.23. Apple's MacBook Air isn't designed to be all things to all users. It's designed to tell the world "this is all I need when away from my desk."
- More crumbling Macs, good news about MacBook Air storage, WiFi options for Classic Mac OS, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.23. Also reconsidering the MacBook Air, sometimes USB 2.0 cables are better, Mac switcher mistakes, Intel Mac mini or PowerBook G4, and more.
- MacBook Air: What do you do when there's no WiFi?, John Hatchett, My Turn, 01.22. Every modern PowerBook had ethernet and a modem, but how do you connect the MacBook Air when there's no WiFi service?
- MacBook Air vs. ThinkPad X300, moving from MacBook to PowerBook, USB 2.0 cables, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.22. Also another crumbling G3 iMac, a Rev. B iMac brought back from the dead, 'fencing in' type in HTML, and Leopard on an AGP Power Mac G4.
- Thinking different about liberal vs. conservative Mac users, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 01.21. Yet another study had concluded that Mac users are more liberal. Where do conservative Mac users fit into the picture?
- Early obsolescence and the MacBook Air, free Mac antivirus software, recent AAPL price drop, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.21. Also MacBook Air vs. Windows competitors, cost of MBA battery in Europe, can new Mac Pro Run Tiger?, iCab, and Leopard on a Digital Audio Power Mac.
- How the G3 iMac crumbles, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 01.18. The green light of death, failing powerboards, and crumbling plastics are some of the problems old CRT iMacs face as they age.
- MacBook Air a Road Apple?, beautiful Macquarium, a Compact Flash to SCSI adapter, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also problems with a D-Link USB WiFi adapter, hi-def iTunes movie resolution, MacBook Air whiners, and another Pismo lover.
- New Mac Pro benchmarked, OS X killing Linux?, a hardened Mac mini, and more, Mac News Review, 01.18. New Mac Pro architecture reduces memory bottleneck for better performance, Mac Pro Developer Note posted, and NewerTech's USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter.
- MacBook Air unveiled, examined, and debated, The 'Book Review, 01.18. Initial impressions of the lightweight MacBook Air, its built-in battery, troubleshooting. and more. Also bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,899.
- MacBook Air: Return of the PowerBook Duo?, Robert Alpizar, Marketing the Mac, 01.17. Like the PowerBook Duo, the MacBook Air is the ideal field computer, but it needs a lot more features when its on your desk.
- The MacBook Air misses the mark, Barry Shell, My Turn, 01.17. As sexy as the MacBook Air is, the 12" PowerBook G4 beats it hands down in terms of practicality.
- iCab 4 abandons support for the Classic Mac OS, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 01.17. The last browser developed for the 'classic' Mac OS was finalized at the end of December. With version 4, iCab requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.
- MacBook Air disappoints, adding ethernet, Remote Disc, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.17. Comparing the MacBook with the 12" PowerBook G4 and the PowerBook 2400, it's not a desktop replacement, and Apple profits.
- Apple TV overhauled, iPhone and iPod touch gain 5 apps, free ad-supported WiFi, and more, iNews Review, 01.17. Also iTunes Movie Rentals, iPod diagnostics, Google improves support for iPhone, Canada rejects 'iPod tax', and new products and software from the Macworld Expo.
- The MacBook Air is nearly perfect, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 01.16. The MacBook Air isn't quite the perfect replacement for the 12" PowerBook G4, but it comes mighty close.
- Too few USB ports in too many Macs, developer Leopard ran on Yikes, Mac IIfx RAM heaven, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.16. Also Macworld Expo disappoints, Pismo a great field computer, using flash memory in vintage Macs, and Word vs. Pages for academic writing.
- MacBook Air, 01.15. Apple's ultralight has a full-sized keyboard, 13.3" display, 5 hour battery life, weighs just 3 lb., and is the thinnest notebook computer on the planet.
- Something new in the air, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 01.15. Macworld Keynote roundup: Time Capsule, iPhone and iPod touch improvements, iTunes Movie Rentals, Apple TV 2, and MacBook Air, Apple's best notebook ever.
- Restore stability to a troubled Mac with a clean system install, Keith Winston, Linux to Mac, 01.15. If your Mac is misbehaving, the best fix just might be a fresh reinstallation of Mac OS X - don't forget to backup first.
- We need more than 2 USB ports in MacBooks, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 01.14. There's something wrong when you can't plug a flash drive, mouse, and printer into a notebook computer at the same time.
- Leopard almost running on Beige G3, Word vs. Pages, overclocking an eMac, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.14. Also Compact Flash and the PowerBook 190, beige G3 that won't boot Mac OS 8.1, Google less than completely Mac friendly, and AirPort drivers.
- DRM in Mac OS X, Ubuntu and BSD as alternatives to OS X, the power of Eudora, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 01.14. More thoughts on Apple's digital rights patent and OS X, free non-DRM alternatives to OS X, Eudora and dialup, and adding AirPort to a white iBook.
- Digital vs. film photography, megapixel myths, G3/G4 SuperDrive upgrade, and a newly acquired Mac Classic, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.11. The differences between film and digital photography, the value of old 35mm SLRs, the importance of good lenses, a $50 18x dual-layer SuperDrive, and writing on a Mac Classic.
- Most powerful Mac Pro and Xserve ever, dishwashers great for cleaning keyboards, and more, Mac News Review, 01.11. Also a look at the new video cards for the Mac Pro, running Classic on Intel Macs, AppleCare costs more in Canada, New User's Guide to the Mac, and more.
- 128 GB flash drive fuels MacBook mini rumors, 500 GB notebook drives, Apple's dock patent, and more, The 'Book Review, 01.11. Also MacBooks missing the 'wow', Lenovo beating Apple to the punch, Intel's new 45nm CPUs, bargain 'Books from $200 to $2,899, and more.
- Busting the Megapixel Myth, Dan Knight, Digigraphica, 01.10. More megapixels can mean a better image, but in many cases it's more than you need and sometimes it can mean worse photos.
- Microsoft Word 2004 vs. iWork Pages 1.0 for writing a book, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 01.10. Microsoft Word is great for technical writing, powerful yet slow, while Pages lets you concentrate on just writing, making it great for novels.
- Keeping G3 Macs from becoming ewaste, my other Mac is a Pismo, and thoughts on a midrange desktop Mac, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.10. G3 iMacs are too useful to be stripped for recycling, Pismo still a great field computer, and thoughts on additional desktop Macs Apple could add to the line.
- Intel chip could put x86 in iPhone, iPhone unlock via SIM adapter, B&O invented iPod wheel, and more, iNews Review, 01.10. Also one-click contact transfer, iPod bike mount, speaker dock with handsfree mic for iPhone, waterproof speakers for iPod nano, and much, much more.
- The 2008 Mac Pro value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 01.09. The new Mac Pro models use quad-core Intel Xeon CPUs on a faster bus, add SAS support, and include Bluetooth. Is there any reason to buy the old ones?
- New Macs before the Expo? What is Apple thinking?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 01.09. It's unprecedented. Apple has never unveiled a new Mac just before the Macworld Expo. What does Steve Jobs have up his sleeves for the Expo?
- Mac Pro (2008), 01.08. Every model now includes quad-core CPUs at 2.8 or 3.2 GHz, Radeon 2600 standard, and Bluetooth now included.
- Xserve (Quad Core), 01.08. Apple's server now uses quad-core Intel Xeon CPUs at 2.8 GHz and 3.2 GHz.
- This old Pismo, John Hatchett, My Turn, 01.08. Tips on upgrading a used Pismo for better performance under Mac OS X.
- Is DRM in Mac OS X anything to fear?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 01.08. Just because Apple has a way to incorporate digital rights management within OS X doesn't mean the company is going to follow Microsoft's example.
- Lawsuits getting out of hand, G3 iMac upgrade resources, Leopard on a 400 MHz TiBook, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.08. Also wondering why Mac OS X 10.5 won't run on the 'Yikes!' Power Mac G4 and AltiVec just works.
- Netscape is dead, but its children live on, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 01.07. Netscape Navigator dominated the browser market into 1998, but it was bludgeoned into oblivion by Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
- Could DRM in Mac OS X drive users to Linux?, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 01.07. Apple has applied to patent software similar to Windows Genuine Advantage. Should they implement it, is it feasible to switch to Linux or BSD?
- Upgrading a Power Mac G4 on the cheap, Mark Garbowski, My Turn, 01.04. For under $200, the author upgraded memory, dropped in a SuperDrive, added a better video card, and moved up to USB 2.0.
- Think bull: Why the shuttering of Think Secret is no big deal, Ed Eubanks Jr, The Efficient Mac User, 01.04. Apple and Ciarelli have reached a mutually satisfactory agreement, and journalism is not at stake here.
- Using ProTools Free 3.4 with older Macs, Adam Rosen, Adam's Apple, 02.04. How to install and use the free version of ProTools 3.4 with the Classic Mac OS on a wide range of older hardware.
- Unpartitioned FireWire iBook, Mac IIfx SIMMs, Compact Flash in a PowerBook 1400, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.04. Also another unsupported Leopard field reports and details on the iPhone Terms of Service with AT&T.
- Modbook shipping, new MacBook confirmed, Blu-ray for MacBook Pro, XO vs. eMate, and more, The 'Book Review, 01.04. Also fixing MIA Bluetooth on MacBook Pro, US bans spare batteries from checked luggage, an in-flight laptop stand, bargain 'Books from $200 to $2,649, and more.
- Ultimate Leopard tweaking guide, used Mac beats new PC, the megapixel myth, and more, Mac News Review, 01.04. Also 'spectacular' growth in Mac usage to continue through 2008, why Leopard trumps Windows, Dell XPS and Apple iMac 'both suck', ditch your DVD player for a Mac mini, and more.
- 512 MB in tray-loading iMacs, partitioning iBook (FireWire) hard drive, value of Kanga, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.03. Also a source for Mac IIfx SCSI terminators, ongoing problems with a Rev. B iMac, and need to match screen size to printed output.
- iPhone update to break apps and unlocks, VOIP for iPhone and iPod touch, Wikipedia on your iPod, and more, iNews Review, 01.03. Also ruggedize your iPhone for winter, United Airlines announced iPod integration, next gen iPods to include automatic volume control to protect hearing, and more.
- Introduction to emulation on the Mac, Trevor Wale, One More Thing, 01.02. No games for the Mac? With console and PC emulators, that's anything but true.
- Menu bar opacity and translucency in Leopard, better Rage video in Leopard, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 01.02. Also why GeForce 5200 may be a good choice, USB webcams work with iChat in 10.4.9 and later, and moving some files to a new Mac.
- Dialup fix for Leopard, scripting for cooler laptops, the Griffin iMate battery, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 01.02. Also Eudora as the 'correct' email client, a fan of the Mozilla version of Eudora, and another text processor for Mac OS X.
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