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Run Newton OS on an iPad

Oct 2, 2010 - 1 Comment

How’d you like to run Newton OS on your iPad? You can with an emulator, and it actually runs on your iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac OS X too. This is all done through an open source project called Open Einstein which now has a working iOS port. It’s not exactly an easy achievement, but … Read More

The Evolution of Mac OS

Feb 14, 2010 - 1 Comment

Mac OS has come a long ways since System 1.0, and there’s no better way to see just how far we’ve come than to look at screenshots. Francesco Mugnai has compiled quite a comprehensive collection of screenshots that chronicles the evolution of the Mac operating system, it’s a fun walk through time, so check it … Read More

BeOS is reborn as the open source Haiku Operating System

Oct 19, 2009 - 3 Comments

Remember BeOS? If you don’t that’s ok, it came out around 1995 and even though its performance was leaps and bounds above Mac OS System 8 and Windows 95, it never quite caught on, so it died off and seemingly disappeared. Now BeOS is reborn as Haiku, an open source lightweight operating system. It’s certainly … Read More

Make Polaroid Pictures Easily

Oct 12, 2009 - Leave a Comment

The Polaroid film effect is a fun and retro look for digital images, and now you can make Polaroid style pictures without Photoshop! The nifty app called Poladroid is cross-platform compatible and works exactly as advertised: simply drag any image onto the Poladroid app and out comes a Polaroid style image. The app itself is … Read More

Steve Jobs at his home office in 1982

Sep 25, 2009 - 9 Comments

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.” – Steve Jobs Amazing picture and quote from Diana Walker Source: Diana Walker: The Bigger Picture

GLTerminal – Retro Terminal Simulator Updated for Mac OS X Leopard

Aug 10, 2009 - 6 Comments

I’ve been on a bit of a retro and minimalism kick lately, preferring simplified apps that take me back to the good old days of BBS’s and 2400bps modems (ok maybe not the modems), and when I saw that GLTerminal has a new release I was pleased. It’s basically just a Terminal replacement that uses … Read More

Paintbrush – the best Microsoft Paint clone for Mac OS X

Aug 7, 2009 - 2 Comments

Paintbrush is a Microsoft Paint clone of sorts for Mac OS X, it’s an absolute joy to use in it’s simplicity and we are pleased that a new version is available with even more MS Paint type functions for your Mac. We’ve covered this MS Paint clone for Mac here before on OSXDaily but a … Read More

Easily Change the Mac OS X Boot up Image

Aug 5, 2009 - Leave a Comment

I’ve been bored with the standard Mac OS X boot up screen and it’s grey Apple logo, and a few times I have scoured around trying to change it manually to no avail. Today though, I stumbled into a post on The Unofficial Apple Weblog that makes changing the Mac OS X boot image a … Read More

Paintbrush – a Microsoft Paint clone for Mac OS X

Dec 14, 2007 - 81 Comments

Many of us who converted from a Windows PC to a Mac may long for the amazing artistic capabilities allowed within Microsoft Paint. Ok so maybe that’s a bit dramatic, and we all know that Microsoft Paint is pretty crappy, but that’s also why it was fun. Thankfully, developers in the open source community saw … Read More

WriteRoom 1.0 – The free version for a distraction free writing space

Feb 27, 2007 - 5 Comments

WriteRoom is founded on a great idea that is hard to find nowadays in the computing world, a distraction free workspace that emphasizes nothing but the task at hand. In this case, the task is writing, which WriteRoom allows you to do easily. There are few frills other than what you absolutely must need to … Read More

Mac Retro: Run Mac OS System 7 in Mac OS X

Feb 24, 2007 - 3 Comments

How would you like to run Mac OS System 7 in Mac OS X? Never thought about it? Us neither, until we came across a post at Mac Informant showing us how to do it. OK so this just might be at the top of the useless list, but the fact that it’s possible makes … Read More

Mac Retro – ShufflePuck Cafe and Flying Toasters for OS X

Feb 3, 2007 - 2 Comments

Think back, and pretend for a minute that it’s 1989 and you’re on a Macintosh SE/30. What was the hottest game? Shufflepuck Cafe. What was the coolest screensaver at the time? AfterDark’s Flying Toasters. It’s time to get retro with your Mac, and thanks to Mac developers these two blasts from the past have modern … Read More

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