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Run ChromeOS on Older Macs and PCs with CloudReady

Sep 12, 2021 - 5 Comments
Chrome OS on old Mac or PC hardware

If you have an old Mac or PC laying around and you’re bored with running something like Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Windows XP, you might consider putting Chrome OS on it, which is freely available thanks to CloudReady.

Revisit Flying Toasters from the After Dark Screen Saver via Web

Aug 17, 2021 - 8 Comments
After Dark Flying Toasters

Do you remember when your Macintosh screen saver was filled with flying toasters, aquarium fish, and warp speed ahead? If so, you might be recollecting the glorious fun of the After Dark Screen Saver, which graced the Macintosh in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, way back when the Macintosh platform and entire ecosystem was … Read More

Get Clippy Back on the Mac (Yes, That Microsoft Clippy)

Aug 13, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Clippy for Mac

Remember Clippy, the little animated Microsoft Office Assistant? I bet you missed Clippy, right?! The Office assistant was a bit divisive, typically considered either quirky and lovable or annoying and obnoxious, often appearing in the midst of your workflow to say things like “It looks like you’re writing a letter. Would you like help?” with … Read More

Listen to 1000’s of Radio Stations Around the World, Free

May 23, 2021 - 8 Comments
Listen to Radio from Around The World free

Have you ever wanted to listen to a radio station from another state or country? Maybe you want some different music, or to listen to different talk radio? Perhaps you were traveling and heard a radio station you liked in Ireland, or maybe you have a favorite radio station from where you lived years ago … Read More

Need a Last Minute Gift? The Ultra Slacker Christmas Shopping Guide

Dec 24, 2020 - 2 Comments
Last Minute Gift Ideas

We all know the feeling; it’s Christmas Eve (or Christmas morning… if you’re the biggest slacker on the planet) and you still need to do some gift shopping. If you’re in need of a last minute gift, either because you like to procrastinate until the literal last moments before shopping or perhaps an unexpected visitor … Read More

How to Use AirPods as a Remote Spying Tool

May 19, 2020 - 3 Comments
AirPods outside of their case

Did you know you can use AirPods and iPhone as a remote spying tool, or simply to boost the volume of some distant sound or speaker? Indeed, with a little planning and know-how, you can use AirPods, AirPods Pro, and PowerBeats Pro, like spying microphones or for amplification to better hear conversations! That may be … Read More

Build Your Own Apple I Replica with SmartyKit

Jan 12, 2020 - 3 Comments
SmartyKit Apple 1 Replica DIY project

The Apple I was the original Apple computer built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, so naturally every Apple fanatic has dreamed of playing around with an Apple I or even having their own. But you won’t need to keep dreaming, because you’ll be able to build your own DIY Apple 1 replica thanks to … Read More

Use iPhone as an Escape Key on MacBook Pro Touch Bar with ESCapey

Jan 4, 2020 - 6 Comments
ESCAPE key for Mac running on iPhone

OK so here’s a silly one, don’t take this too seriously… but as you may know, up until the release of the 16″ MacBook Pro, all MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models removed the hardware escape key along with the function keys and replaced it with the Touch Bar virtual screen. Sometimes they will show … Read More

Get a Christmas Tree & Blinking Lights on the Mac Desktop with TreetopLights

Dec 24, 2019 - 3 Comments
TreetopLights for Mac

Want to decorate your Mac for Christmas and the holidays? How about putting some blinking Christmas lights and a tree on your Mac desktop? If you’re feeling festive then you’re in luck, because the classic Mac app TreetopLights still works on many Macs (as long as they have 32-bit apps support anyway, sorry Catalina).

Enjoy Four ASMR Videos from Apple – Crunching, Whispering, Woodworking, Rain

Aug 8, 2019 - 6 Comments

Apple has released a series of interesting ASMR videos to listen to and enjoy with headphones on. The videos emphasize different sounds, like falling rain, the sounds of boots on a trail, the sounds of workworking, and the sound of someone whispering. Apple recommends wearing headphones for the best experience. ASMR, which stands for Autonomous … Read More

Browse Dozens of Retro Classic Mac OS Screen Shots from 1984 to 1999

Jun 30, 2019 - 2 Comments
Welcome to Macintosh 1984 original Mac boot screen

Do you enjoy taking trips down computing memory lane? Why not take a gander at screenshots of old Macintosh Mac OS releases from yesteryear, like Mac OS System 1, System 4, System 7, and System 9? A fun site called VersionMuseum hosts collections of screen shots from old software releases, including historical Mac OS versions.

Get a Fancy Animated Apple Logo Screensaver for Mac

May 3, 2019 - 13 Comments
Brooklyn animated Apple logo screen saver

If you’re looking for a unique Apple-themed screensaver for the Mac, the free third party Brooklyn screen saver offers a fun collection of stylized and fanciful animations of the Apple logo. The animated Apple logos used in the Brooklyn screensaver appear to be based on various Apple logo animations seen during an Apple event from … Read More

You Can Run Windows 1.0 Right Now, in a Web Browser

Apr 19, 2019 - 6 Comments
Windows 1.01 screen shot

You can run the very first version of Microsoft Windows 1.0 with almost no effort, and right in your web browser! If you’re feeling like experiencing what the Windows PC world was like in 1985, then you’re in for a real retro treat.

April Fools Prank for Mac & PC: Set a Screen Shot as Screen Saver

Apr 1, 2019 - 9 Comments
Set a screenshot as screen saver Mac prank

Love it or hate it, but it’s April Fools Day, which means much of the internet is even less believable than normal, full of extra stupid jokes and ridiculous claims. We usually like to offer harmless or goofy pranks as April Fools jokes and this year we’re going to focus on a very simple prank … Read More

Run the Very First Web Browser from 1990, WorldWideWeb

Feb 22, 2019 - 6 Comments
the first web browser ever WorldWideWeb

Have you ever wanted to know what browsing the web was like at the very beginning of the web, way back in 1990? Thanks to some retro efforts by a team at CERN (yes the same CERN that built the Large Hadron Collider), you can now try out the very first ever web browser, called … Read More

Pretend to be a Movie Hacker with eDEX-UI Terminal Emulator

Jan 11, 2019 - 13 Comments
eDEX-UI on Mac

Sci-fi movie fans have undoubtedly seen countless scenes where a character is interacting with some unique looking computer interface, making a mundane task like issuing a shutdown command appear far cooler than it would otherwise be. But have you ever thought, gee that looks cool, what if I could make my computer look like that … Read More

42 of the Best Troubleshooting Guides from 2018

Jan 5, 2019 - 1 Comment
Troubleshooting

Happy New Year week continues with yet another roundup guide! This roundup collection focuses on some of the most helpful troubleshooting guides from 2018, tackling a variety of potential problems that people may have encountered with a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Of course troubleshooting guides are rather specific, so if you’re looking for some more … Read More

25 of the Best Terminal Tips from 2018

Jan 4, 2019 - 4 Comments
Terminal tips

The Happy New Year week continues! Here we have another roundup of some of the best tips and tricks for the Terminal from 2018, this time aimed at more advanced Mac users who spend a lot of time at the command line. Many command line tips are just general unix tips, thus a fair amount … Read More

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