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Get Out of Boring Zoom Meetings with Zoom Escaper

Dec 12, 2023 - 1 Comment
Zoom Escaper

Stuck in another boring Zoom Meeting? Ready to be done with those dull virtual meetings or Zoom classes for the moment, or the day? Zoom Escaper will come to your rescue, by allowing you to “self-sabotage your audio stream, making your presence unbearable to others” according to the apps developer, LOL! Zoom Escaper is an … Read More

How to Watch “Charlie Brown Christmas” for Free with Apple TV+

Dec 10, 2023 - 1 Comment
Watch Charlie Brown Christmas

Apple now has the exclusive rights to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, which means if you’d like to watch the Christmas classic from 1965 this holiday season, you’ll need to watch it through the Apple TV+ service. Fortunately, Apple TV+ offers a free seven-day trial, so you can sign up for the free trial long enough … Read More

Watch These Apple Newton Commercials from the 1990s

Sep 9, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Apple Newton commercial

Do you remember the Apple Newton commercials from the mid 1990s? The Apple Newton, which was Apple’s Personal Digital Assistant and first tablet experiment, used a stylus for input, had internet connectivity, and some really cool features that only recently came to the iPad – like Scribble. A YouTuber has put together a collection of … Read More

Watch “Pirates of Silicon Valley” Full Movie & Enjoy the Old Apple vs Microsoft Rivalry

Sep 4, 2023 - 2 Comments
Watch Pirates of the Silicon Valley full movie for free on archive.org

The 1999 movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley” offers a fun dramatization of the rivalry between Apple and Microsoft, from their origin stories at the beginning of the Personal Computing era, through their different philosophies and products. And the best part is, even though it’s Hollywood, it’s actually reasonably accurate! Pirates of Silicon Valley is loosely … Read More

Build a DIY 1984 Macintosh Running Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Sep 2, 2023 - 1 Comment
Original Macintosh running Mac OS X

Ever thought about converting that dusty old original Macintosh in your garage into a modern Mac? Probably not, but this person did, and they have documented the entire project of converting an original 1984 Macintosh into a modern Mac capable of running a much more modern operating system of Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Of … Read More

Watch “Love Notes to Newton” Documentary on the Apple Newton [Video]

Aug 19, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Apple Newton and iPad

If you’re a longtime Apple fan, you may recall the Apple Newton, the Apple PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) that debuted in 1993. It had a pen-input based screen, handwriting to text capabilities, a whimsical and fun user interface (sigh), and many features that we all take for granted and use regularly today on iPhones, iPads, … Read More

Build a Tiny Working Macintosh from a RaspberryPi

Aug 13, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Build your own Tiny Macintosh

If you’re seeking out a very unique hobby project or weekend endeavor, perhaps you’d be interested in building a tiny working Macintosh out of a RaspberryPi? Nobody said it would be easy, but if you’re adventurous, dedicated, and patient enough, you can follow a set of instructions to build your very own Tiny Mac out … Read More

Watch This 1953 Documentary on the Transistor

Jul 30, 2023 - 7 Comments
1953 documentary on the transistor

No matter what device you are reading this article on, it would not be possible without the invention of the transistor nearly 70 years ago. Transistors are basically just mini-semiconductors that regulate voltage flow, and when many transistors are combined in large numbers, they create microprocessors (the Apple M1 chip has 16 billion transistors, for … Read More

Watch These Amazing 1973 Training Videos for Bell Labs’ Holmdel Computing Center

Jul 23, 2023 - 3 Comments
A Unix computer and workstation in 1973 at Bell Labs in New Jersey

As many of you likely know, the entire modern Apple operating system suite – from MacOS, iOS, iPadOS, visionOS, watchOS, and tvOS – are all based on UNIX, powering the Apple tech we all know and love. But way back in 1973, UNIX was a very different operating system running in a very different environment … Read More

Play Minecraft for Free with Minecraft Classic

Jul 8, 2023 - 2 Comments
Minecraft Classic on the web

Want to play Minecraft for free? Minecraft Classic is available for anyone to play if they have interest in the game, and all you need is a web browser. This means you can play Minecraft for free on Mac, Windows PC, Linux, Chromebook, and any other computer. Minecraft is a wildly popular game, and it … Read More

The Bitcoin Whitepaper is Hidden in MacOS

Jul 4, 2023 - 7 Comments
Bitcoin white paper hidden in MacOS file system

Someone at Apple appears to be a Bitcoin enthusiast, or at least intrigued by the technology, as the complete Bitcoin whitepaper appears hidden in MacOS. Specifically, the full Bitcoin whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto is stored as a PDF file within the resources of the Image Capture application – yes the app you can use to … Read More

Watch a Visualization of the Most Popular Desktop Operating Systems Over 20 Years

Jun 28, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Desktop operating system market share shows Windows as dominant but Mac is continuing to grow

Everyone knows that Windows has been the most popular desktop operating system by market share for a long time, and if you roll back the clock 20 years you will find that MacOS had a itty bitty slice of the desktop operating system market of around 4%. But fast forward 20 years, and things have … Read More

Watch the First Episode of Sci-Fi Drama “Silo” Free

Jun 27, 2023 - 2 Comments
Watch Silo free online

Fans of the dystopian sci-fi genre might be interested in watching the first full episode of the Apple TV+ show “Silo”, which Apple has made available to watch in full free on Twitter (and embedded below). Apple describes Silo as follows: “In a ruined and toxic future, thousands live in a giant silo deep underground. … Read More

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 MacOS9.app

May 27, 2023 - 3 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

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