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BeOS Reborn as Haiku Operating System, Run BeOS!

Oct 19, 2009 - 3 Comments
Haiku BeOS

Remember BeOS? If you don’t that’s ok, it was an operating system that came out around 1995 and even though its performance was leaps and bounds above Mac OS System 8 and Windows 95 at the time, it never quite caught on, so it died off and seemingly disappeared. Until now, that is. Now BeOS … Read More

Make Polaroid Pictures Easily with Poladroid

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. Poladroid allows you to … Read More

Steve Jobs at his Home Office in 1982

Sep 25, 2009 - 10 Comments
Steve Jobs picture by Dianne Walker in black and white

“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 This is rather iconic, isn’t it? Something about that picture captures the minimalist aesthetic that Apple successfully translated to the digital age, with … Read More

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 since I can finally run it in a … Read More

Paintbrush Is The MS Paint Clone For Mac OS X You Need

Aug 7, 2009 - 4 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. And we mean it, this thing is awesome at simple pixel drawing and is … Read More

Easily Change the Mac OS X Boot up Image with BootXChanger

Aug 5, 2009 - 2 Comments

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 my friends blog that makes changing the Mac OS X boot image a snap … Read More

Want Microsoft Paint for Mac OS X? Paintbrush is Equivalent!

Dec 14, 2007 - 83 Comments
Paintbrush for Mac

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 in a weirdly lovable way, but that’s also why it was fun. So, if you … Read More

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

Feb 27, 2007 - 6 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 - 4 Comments
System 7 running in Mac OS

How would you like to run Mac OS System 7 in Mac OS X? Never thought about it? Well we hadn’t really either but thanks to an app called Mini vMac you can easily run old school retro releases of Mac OS System 7 right on modern versions of Mac OS and Mac OS X!

ShufflePuck Cafe and Flying Toasters for Mac OS X? Get Retro!

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

GLTerminal – Get Retro with Mac Terminal

Dec 14, 2006 - 4 Comments

Remember the old days, where we’d all be peering at little 10″ fisheyed black screens with green or amber text? Well you can relive the computing 70’s and 80’s with this funky app that emulates the appearance of an old terminal. Complete with display curviture, shoddy colors, and even settings for simulated baudrate lag, you’ll … Read More

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