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5 Totally Rad Retro Apple Wallpapers

Jun 8, 2012 - 7 Comments
Think Different, retro rainbow Apple wallpaper

Want some retro Apple wallpapers featuring the classic rainbow  logo? Of course you do, so get ready to feel like you’re somewhere back in the 80’s and early 90’s again with this collection of five old school wallpapers.

Celebrate the Apple II’s 35th Birthday with an Apple II Simulator for Mac OS X

Apr 17, 2012 - 3 Comments
Apple II Simulator

The Apple ][ is celebrating it’s 35th birthday. Originally demoed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak at a computer fair on April 16 and 17, 1977, the Apple II was the machine that put Apple on the map and then went on to catapult the personal computer revolution. What better way to celebrate one of … Read More

Get 200+ Free Retro Screen Savers with XScreenSaver for Mac OS X

Apr 14, 2012 - 16 Comments
XScreenSaver for Mac OS X

Tired of all the OS X default screen savers? Breathe a ton of new retro life into your screen saver collection with the XScreenSaver pack for Mac. The free bundle includes over 200 old school screen saver classics, including an Apple II emulator, Flying Toasters, The Matrix, Blue Screen of Death, Missile Command, Phosphor BBS … Read More

The Original Apple iPhone… from 1983

Apr 13, 2012 - 6 Comments
Original iPhone

Apple was busy dreaming about the future 29 years ago, long before the days of the iPhone, touch screens, cell phones, and even cordless phones. As this Apple product concept from 1983 shows, the company envisioned an Apple phone complete with a Mac-like OS, touch screen, touch keyboard, and even a stylus to navigate the … Read More

Simplify the OS X Finder to Look Like a Retro Mac OS Classic Style

Mar 20, 2012 - 10 Comments
Traditional Finder Styling

Many years ago before OS X, the Mac OS Finder was much more simple. There was no toolbar, no sidebar, no drop shadows, and each folder opened in it’s own window showing you only the icons in that Folder. That was basically the default desktop experience from Mac OS 1.0 through Mac OS 9, and … Read More

Turn iPhone into a Giant 1990’s Flip Phone

Mar 5, 2012 - 5 Comments
iPhone flip phone

Remember the old flip phones? Of course you do, they were huge and ugly and half of them wouldn’t fit in a pocket even when folded up, but oh were they cutting edge in 1998. Soon you’ll be able to have that same terrible user experience with the iPhone. From the company who brought you … Read More

Install iOS ’86 Theme on iPhone & iPod touch

Feb 22, 2012 - 17 Comments
iOS 86

Remember that retro iOS ’86 concept theme for iPhone that popped up recently? We were hoping it would become an iOS theme, and it has. To use the iOS 86 theme you’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 5.0.1, here is how to do that with absinthe for iPhone 4S, or … Read More

If Apple Made iOS In 1986 This Is What It Would Look Like

Feb 13, 2012 - 44 Comments
Retro iOS UI on iPhone

Update 2/22/2012: Want your iPhone to look like this? Here’s how to install the iOS 86 theme on an iPhone and iPod touch! What would iPhone’s iOS look like had it been made in 1986? Maybe this, and it looks awesome in that retro sort of way. This is just concept art from a few … Read More

Young Steve Jobs Gives IBM the Finger

Dec 30, 2011 - 11 Comments
Steve Jobs gives IBM the Finger

This is a classic picture of a young Steve Jobs giving the finger to an IBM sign in 1983, it’s been circulating again after all these years thanks to Macintosh co-creator Andy Hertzfeld who posted the high res copy to Google+. Here’s the text that was posted along with the amusing image: In memoriam for … Read More

Apple Spoofs Ghostbusters in Outrageously Cheesy 1984 Sales Video

Dec 29, 2011 - 8 Comments

In 1984, Apple spoofed the classic Ghostbusters song by Ray Parker Jr, and this outrageously cheesy video is the result. The video apparently played as the introduction to an Apple corporate event held in Hawaii to rally the international sales team. Instead of Ghostbusters, it’s “Blue Busters”, with Blue of course being a reference to … Read More

Get an 8-Bit Pixelated Virtual Fireplace for Mac OS X

Dec 22, 2011 - 5 Comments
Fireplace

Just in time for the holidays, Fireplace is a totally awesome interactive 8-bit fireplace app that fills your Macs screen with a pixelated fireplace. But don’t stop there, you can add logs, roast hotdogs and marshmallows, and even burn papers and photos. Each log ‘burns’ for about 30 minutes of pixel torching glory, and although … Read More

Macintosh Portable Ejecting a Disk in Space [Video]

Dec 3, 2011 - 4 Comments

In 1991, astronauts took a Macintosh Portable aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-43, amongst other things, it became the first computer to send an email in space. A slightly less historical aspect is this fairly entertaining video clip from that mission, demonstrating the Macintosh Portable’s disk ejection system, which works perhaps a little too well in … Read More

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