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Fun: Forget to Empty Your Mac Trash? Have Buzzing Flies to Remind You

Jul 12, 2024 - 1 Comment

A fun new Mac app offers a rather creative way to remind you to empty your Mac Trash can… buzzing flies! Yes indeed, after your Mac Trash can has accumulated a little too much clutter, BananaBin puts buzzing flies around the trash, offering an unmistakable visual reminder to empty your digital Trash bin.

Fun: Get a Bouncy Ball to Play With on Your Mac Screen

Jun 27, 2024 - 3 Comments
Ball for Mac

Ball is a super fun project for Mac that is goofy, simple, and wildly creative. It’s, well, a virtual bouncy ball. Ball lives in your Mac Dock, and when you click on the Dock icon, the bouncy ball pops out and drops onto your screen. The big red bouncy ball has decent physics too, so … Read More

Fun: Emulate a Macintosh 128k on a Raspberry Pi Pico Microcontroller

Jun 23, 2024 - 1 Comment
Pico MicroMac Macintosh 128k

There are no shortage of interesting projects and things to do with Rasbperry Pi devices, but this one will be particularly intriguing to fans of retro Macintosh and emulation; you can emulate a Macintosh 128k complete with VGA video and keyboard/mouse input, using nothing but a Pico Microcontroller!

Watch a Video of John Sculley Discussing Steve Jobs Being Fired from Apple

Jun 8, 2024 - 1 Comment
John Sculley discusses Steve Jobs firing

Steve Jobs being fired from Apple, the company he cofounded, is both a famous moment in Apple history, and broader business history. The story generally goes that Jobs was fired in 1985 due to a significant disagreement with the Apple CEO, John Sculley, and the companies board of directors. Who better to discuss the firing … Read More

Play the Retro First-Person Shooter Classics Marathon & Marathon 2 for Free

May 12, 2024 - 1 Comment
Play the Marathon series of video games for free

The Marathon series of video games are classic first-person shooters set in a sci-fi world, and longtime Mac users may have fond memories of playing Marathon, Marathon 2, or Marathon Infinitiy as single-player or multiplayer over a LAN in the mid 1990s. But you don’t need a time machine or to run Mac OS Classic … Read More

The Apple Pirate Flag – A Fun Story from Apple History, and a Free Wallpaper

May 4, 2024 - 1 Comment
Apple Pirate Flag or Apple Jolly Roger recreated

“It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy.” – Steve Jobs Have you ever seen the Apple Pirate Flag, sometimes called the Apple Jolly Roger, and wondered what the story was around that? I did too, so I dug into a bit to uncover a fun little part of Apple history.

Make a Website Your Mac Wallpaper with Plash

Apr 20, 2024 - 1 Comment

A unique third party Mac app allows you to turn any web page, including YouTube videos and links to animated GIFs, into your Mac desktop wallpaper. Sound like fun? Well it definitely is, and depending on how creative you want to be, you can accomplish some really fascinating wallpaper experiences on the Mac with this … Read More

You Can Play Flappy Bird in the Mac Finder

Apr 6, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Flappy Dird is Flappy Bird implemented in the MacOS Finder

If you’re a longtime Mac and iPhone user, you likely remember the wildly popular viral iPhone game called Flappy Bird from way back in 2013, with its very challenging yet addictive gameplay. Flappy Bird was an absolutely massive hit that quickly came crashing down when the developer yanked the game from the iPhone App Store … Read More

How to Watch Super Bowl 58 Free from iPhone, Apple TV, Mac, iPad, Web

Feb 10, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Watch Super Bowl 58

Super Bowl 58 (or Super Bowl LVIII) is set to begin on February 11 at 3:30PM PT / 6:30PM ET, where the San Francisco 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The game is being aired on CBS live, but if you don’t have a TV with an … Read More

Watch This 1984 Macintosh Promo Video, Featuring Bill Gates!

Jan 28, 2024 - 1 Comment
Bill Gates talks Macintosh in 1984 promo video

Would you believe that one of the original promotional videos for the Macintosh featured none other than Microsoft’s Bill Gates?! In this fun video from 1984 you’ll see a young Bill Gates from Microsoft expressing his enthusiasm and extolling the virtues of the Macintosh computer. The famous rivalry between Apple and Microsoft hadn’t quite heated … Read More

Scroll Through Every Mac Desktop & Laptop Ever Made

Jan 27, 2024 - 3 Comments
Mac40th website is a fun find for Apple fans

The Mac turned 40 this week, and if you’re still on an Apple history kick, there’s a fun website that’s worth exploring called Mac40th. showcases every desktop and portable Mac ever made by Apple in a continuous stream of Macs, displayed in random order. But it’s not just Macs, interspersed with tons of photos, … Read More

Macintosh Turns 40

Jan 24, 2024 - 1 Comment
40th anniversary of the Mac

The Macintosh computer, which has played a pivotal role in shaping personal computing and design principles throughout the entire tech industry, has turned 40 years old.

Play Tetris on the Mac (or Any Device) via the Web

Jan 20, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Play Tetris on the Mac from the web

Tetris is a classic and fun game that has hallmark simple yet challenging gameplay. Something about trying to piece together falling geometric shapes into lines is satisfying, and considering there are some studies that demonstrate Tetris may be good for the brain, what’s not to like? But if you want to play Tetris on your … Read More

How to Track Santa from Mac, iPhone, iPad, PC, Android, etc

Dec 24, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Track Santa with NORAD

Want to track Santa’s progress as he delivers gifts around the world? You can do that, thanks to NORAD.

5 iPhone Tips for the Holidays & Christmas

Dec 22, 2023 - Leave a Comment
iPhone tips for the holidays

The holidays are here, so let’s cover a few iPhone tips that will help you get the best use of technology over Christmas and New Years. From capturing and sharing moments, making sure your device lasts through the festivities, getting festive, to staying connected to those you’re apart from, let’s use your iPhone well this … Read More

Get a Twinkling Lit Christmas Tree on Your Mac Desktop

Dec 17, 2023 - 2 Comments
Christmas Tree on the Mac desktop

Would you like to have even more Christmas spirit on your Mac, in the form of a twinkling Christmas tree? Of course you would! If the falling snow and blinking Christmas lights weren’t enough for your Mac desktop, you can add a little Christmas tree into the mix too, complete with a Christmas countdown. Christmas … Read More

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is Free to Watch This Weekend

Dec 16, 2023 - 1 Comment
A Charlie Brown Christmas

The classic cartoon “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, about a child who is upset about the commercialization of Christmas, is free to watch this weekend only on Apple TV+ (though you can continue to watch it free with an Apple TV+ free trial at any other time). Perhaps you had grown accustomed to watching the heartwarming … Read More

Put Falling Snow & Christmas Lights on Your Mac Desktop with MacLampsX

Dec 15, 2023 - 5 Comments
MacLampsX puts Christmas lights and falling snow on the Mac desktop

If you want to get your Mac into the holiday spirit, why not put some blinking Christmas lights and falling snow on your Mac screen? That’s exactly what the free Mac app MacLampsX will do for you, decorating your Mac for the holidays, complete with customizable holiday light bulbs, snowfall, and holly. You can change … Read More

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