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Get ChatGPT Access on Mac OS 9 with LegacyAI

May 28, 2023 - Leave a Comment
LegacyAI for Mac OS 9

Many longtime Mac users continue to have old Macs laying around, and many of those old Macs continue to be used whether for specific use-cases, or simply outright nostalgia and retro computing fun. Whatever the case, if you’ve got an older Mac running Mac OS 9, and you wish it to have access to the … Read More

Run Mac OS 9 Right Now in a Web Browser with

May 27, 2023 - 2 Comments
Mac OS 9 in a web browser

Mac OS 9 was the last version of classic Mac OS released before Apple transitioned entirely to Mac OS X and its underlying unix core, and if ever you’re feeling nostalgic for Mac OS 9 and all its goodness, you can now easily run the classic Mac operating system right in your web browser. Because … Read More

Watch This Fun Apple Lisa Video

Apr 9, 2023 - 1 Comment
Steve Jobs with the Apple Lisa computer

If you’re a fan of Apple history or retro computing, you’re sure to appreciate this nine-minute video covering the Apple Lisa. Created by The Verge, this fun video demonstrates using an Apple Lisa in 2023 as they overview the development of Apple’s Lisa computer, the prequel to the Macintosh, released some 40 years ago.

How to Connect to BBS from Mac, iPad, iPhone with MuffinTerm

Apr 2, 2023 - 1 Comment
Connecting to a BBS from iPad/iPhone with MuffinTerm

Remember the old days of BBS? Using a modem, you’d dial in to a BBS (bulletin board system) to connect and get online, where you could then play games, communicate with others through message boards and chat, and exchange information and files, all long before the days of the modern internet. While BBS’s are mostly … Read More

Permanently Fix AirPlay “Unable to connect” HomePod Errors

Apr 1, 2023 - 7 Comments
AirPlay Unable to Connect Error with HomePod Mini

If you have a HomePod or HomePod Mini and you attempt to connect audio streams to it through AirPlay, you’ve undoubtedly ran into the error message “AirPlay – Unable to connect to (HomePod)” with an OK button. This is a very frustrating error message that makes the HomePod Mini and HomePod not particularly useful or … Read More

Remember the Old Rivalry Between Apple & Microsoft? This 2006 Video Will Remind You

Mar 18, 2023 - 3 Comments

Do you remember when Apple and Microsoft had a substantial public rivalry? Apple was the underdog, known for its innovative designs and user-friendly interfaces, while Microsoft was the goliath, better known for widespread adoption and the associated practicality. This video from WWDC 2006 of Steve Jobs and Bertrand Serlet roasting Windows similarities to Mac OS … Read More

Run Mac OS 8 in Your Browser

Dec 10, 2022 - 1 Comment
MacOS 8 in Infinite Mac

MacOS 8 may have debuted in 1997, but thanks to the Infinite Mac project, you can run MacOS 8 right now in a virtual Quadra right in your web browser. The Infinite Mac MacOS 8 installation is complete with a whole bevy of retro applications and games, including everything from Adobe Photoshop 3.0, KPT Bryce, … Read More

Run System 7 in a Web Browser with Infinite Mac

Nov 22, 2022 - 2 Comments
Macintosh System 7.5.3 running in a web browser

Any modern web browser can now run the retro System 7 Macintosh operating system on just about any device, thanks to the Infinite Mac project. Infinite Mac offers a browser based 68k Macintosh Quadra emulator that runs impressively well in a browser, allowing you to play old games, run old Macintosh applications, and just have … Read More

Try the Fun AI Image Generator on Mac, Diffusion Bee

Oct 1, 2022 - 1 Comment
AI generated image with DiffusionBee on Mac

AI image generators are intriguing and pretty fun, they typically work by generating new images from a database of existing images, based on the inputs provided by the user. So for example, if you input “large smiling Santa Claus standing on car”, you’ll get some AI generated image that attempts to create an image based … Read More

The iPhone Autocorrect Ducking Problem, Explained

Jun 5, 2022 - 3 Comments
Inventor of iPhone autocorrect explains the ducking problem

Most iPhone users have experienced this before; you’re trying to emphasize just how teed off you are about something and rather than everyones favorite F word, the iPhone shows a D word instead; duck. Ducking duck. Why is autocorrected so ducked up? If you’re wondering why the duck the iPhone is constantly ducking autocorrecting duck … Read More

How to Turn an Old Mac into a Chromebook with Chrome OS Flex

Apr 17, 2022 - 8 Comments
Turn old Mac into ChromeBook

Ever wanted to use a Google Chromebook running the Chrome OS? If you have an older Mac laying around that isn’t getting much use, you may be interested in trying out Google Chrome OS Flex on the old Mac, which basically turns the older Mac into a Chromebook.

Play a Siri True or False Trivia Game

Apr 1, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Siri true or false trivia game

Like trivia? Love Siri? You’re in luck, because Siri can play True or False trivia games, right on your device. You’ll get 5 random questions on all sorts of subjects that you can answer true or false to. Like any good digital April Fools Prank (or Siri experience), the first few efforts to play True … Read More

April Fools Prank for Mac & PC: Set the Windows Black Screen of Death as Screen Saver

Apr 1, 2022 - Leave a Comment
The Windows 11 Black Screen of Death

Want a stupid, goofy, harmless tech prank to play on someone this April Fools? Set the all new Windows Black Screen of Death (BSOD) error screen as the screen saver on their computer! This trick works for both Mac and Windows, and it’s arguably even more funny on the Mac since, well, the Mac isn’t … Read More

Play WORDLE, a Fun Daily Word Game

Jan 11, 2022 - 5 Comments
Play WORDLE the word game

WORDLE is an increasing popular word game that is spreading around everywhere, and if you spend much time on social media you may have already seen a screenshot of someones score or streak. The gist of WORDLE is fairly simple; players are tasked with guessing a five letter word, and the game gives clues by … Read More

How to Schedule Fake Incoming Calls on iPhone

Jan 5, 2022 - 3 Comments
How to Schedule Fake Incoming Calls on iPhone

How often have you been in conversations that you didn’t want to be a part of, on a bad date, or in some other undesirable situation? Sometimes you want to avoid a conversation or experience, but there isn’t an easy escape. In these uncomfortable moments, perhaps the easiest way to to this without making things … Read More

Check Out This Fun Video of Mac OS 9 Nostalgia, Imagining Zoom, Slack, Spotify, etc in Retro UI

Dec 28, 2021 - 1 Comment
Retro Google Chrome looking like Mac OS 9

Have you ever wondered what modern apps like Zoom, Spotify, Google Chrome, Figma, or Slack would look like in the Mac OS 9 UI? Designer Michael Feeney did, so he took it upon himself to apply the 90’s Mac OS styling to some common apps used in todays workflow. In his own words: “(mac)OStalgia is … Read More

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

Dec 24, 2021 - 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

Decorate your MacBook Pro Notch with Notchmeister

Dec 17, 2021 - 1 Comment

The display notch on the new MacBook Pro has been somewhat controversial with occasional odd behavior, but rather than try to hide the Notch through creative wallpaper tricks or using a dark menu bar, the amusing Notchmeister app decides to do the complete opposite by emphasizing and decorating the Notch. You can hang Christmas lights … Read More

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