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Classilla is a Modern Web Browser for Classic Mac OS 9

Nov 11, 2011 - 8 Comments
Classilla browser for Mac OS 9

Have an old Mac running OS 9 laying around the closet? Dust it off and bring it into the modern age (of the web at least) with Classilla, an open source port of Mozilla, the same underpinnings of Firefox. It’s a work in progress so don’t expect it to be perfect, but alongside iCab it’s … Read More

The Original Macintosh User Manual

Aug 24, 2011 - 7 Comments
First Macintosh User Manual

The very first Macs user manual is a fun look at the past, and despite being 27 years old, there are still some undeniably Apple aspects to the manuals imagery and text. The intro paragraph from the first page is classic: “You’re about to learn a new way to use a computer. If this is … Read More

165 Classic Retro PC Games for Mac OS X

Jun 9, 2011 - 16 Comments
Original Lemmings for Mac OS X

Update: We posted the games link under the assumption that all of the titles were abandonware or freeware, but some commenters are suggesting this may not be the case. We don’t have the resources to independently verify either claim, so we have pulled down the link. That said, you can play many of the definitely … Read More

Kings Quest 1, 2, & 3 are Free to Download for Mac – Blast from the Past!

May 28, 2011 - 42 Comments
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If you grew up in the 80’s and you had an interest in video games plus a computer, you probably played Kings Quest. Now, you can relive the past for free thanks to AGD Interactive, who has remade and redrawn Kings Quest 1: Quest for the Crown, Kings Quest 2: Romancing the Stones, and Kings … Read More

The Original iPhone? Apple Phone Patent from 1985

Apr 29, 2011 - 5 Comments
Apple phone patent from 1985

Long before the iPhone, there was… an Apple phone? I don’t know if this is real, if it was actually patented by Apple Inc, or if it was ever produced, but it certainly looks like someones brilliant high-tech idea from 1985. Who wouldn’t want to be talking into a flip apple phone? For more retro … Read More

Once Upon a Time… Apple Cassettes

Apr 6, 2011 - 7 Comments
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Long before the days of iPhones and App Stores, Apple software came on 5.25″ floppies and… cassette tapes. Here is an example of such a relic, a super retro tape of Lemonade Stand, an extremely simple Apple II game that taught kids the business basics of running a lemonade stand.

Use an iPad with an old Apple Extended Keyboard

Apr 2, 2011 - 3 Comments
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If you’ve been a Mac user for a while, you’ll remember the Apple Extended Keyboards. They were very responsive and made a wonderfully crisp clicking sound as you typed. If you’re still in love with the old ADB powered Apple Extended Keyboard I don’t blame you, and you can reignite that old flame by using … Read More

Hilarious Apple Corporate Video from 1984

Mar 4, 2011 - 22 Comments
Apple corporate cheese from 1984

This is an Apple corporate video from 1984 that was apparently used during the original Macintosh launch. It’s complete with a super cheesy “We are Apple, leading the way” theme song, so make sure you have sound on for this one, it’s absolutely hysterical and very 80’s. Retro Apple at it’s most ridiculous. Update: A … Read More

Browse the Web in 8-Bit Glory with Pixelfari

Feb 17, 2011 - 3 Comments
8-bit-safari

You’ve probably noticed we’re fans of some retro tech stuff around here, whether it’s flip clock screensavers, retro Cathode terminals, or the ridiculous 80’s block iPhone case, there’s just something fun about bringing back the old to interact with the new. Apparently popular iOS Developer Neven Morgan of The Incident fame agrees. So enthralled with … Read More

Flip Clock Screensaver: Fliqlo

Feb 14, 2011 - 36 Comments
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Looking around for a clock screensaver I stumbled across Fliqlo, which is a simple and free flip clock screensaver that mimics the appearance of those retro flip clocks that existed in the time of dinosaurs. As you might expect from a clock screensaver, settings are limited, you can adjust the size of the flip clock … Read More

The Ultimate Retro iPhone Case Turns Your iPhone Into an 80’s Block Cellphone

Jan 29, 2011 - 17 Comments
retro-iphone-vs-android

This is starting to look like flashback week, first with the flickering retro Terminal app Cathode and now this absolutely ridiculous iPhone case that is made to resemble the giant block cellphones from the 80’s. Is this thing hilarious or what? It’s not just photoshop either, here it is next to an Android:

The Ultimate Retro Terminal: Cathode

Jan 27, 2011 - 8 Comments
cathode full screen

The Mac just had it’s birthday, but don’t you long for the days before a GUI? Don’t you wish you were in the 70’s or 80’s banging away at a DOS prompt connecting to a local BBS? Do you get nostalgic for the days of typing commands into a noisy green on black terminal that … Read More

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