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Software find

I don't usually pick up older software, but I made an exception here:

This is version 1.0, for HP-UX as the sticker notes. Still sealed and…

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Added by Bradley Mattice on July 18, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Cinnamon II - An Apple II Compatible Watch

Cinnamon II is a Kickstarter smartwatch project that ends on Thursday August 13.  Here are some details:

The Cinnamon II is quite possibly the ultimate in retro geek fashion. A complete 1980's era microcomputer for your wrist! It features a virtualized 6502 clocked at a blistering 1 Megahertz and a whopping 32K of memory! 

It is software compatible with the original Apple® ][ and includes a custom hardware accelerated BASIC interpreter. Code programs right there on your wrist!…

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Added by Luis on June 30, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

Seinfeld Apartment Fixed

After some pushback from the Mac community and media, Hulu has fixed the apartment. They replaced the old PC with a Macintosh Performa 200. Follow the link for more details.

http://mashable.com/2015/06/23/jerry-seinfeld-used-a-mac/

Added by Luis on June 25, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Seinfeld Apartment

Hulu is hosting a Seinfeld marathon and to promote the event they have made a replica Seinfeld apartment. The display has one major flaw: an old PC on Jerry's desk. Fans of the show know that Jerry always had a Mac. The Seinfeld apartment is open June 24-28 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at 451 14th Street in New York City.…



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Added by Luis on June 23, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Apple Watch Running 7.5.5

Nick Lee posted a video over at YouTube of an Apple Watch running System 7.5.5 on WatchOS 2 using Mini vMac Macintosh Emulator. More info at the Mac Rumors website.

http://www.macrumors.com/2015/06/22/apple-watch-runs-20-year-old-mac-os/

Added by Luis on June 22, 2015 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Macstock Expo

Mike Potter from the FMEO Podcast is hosting Macstock Expo in Woodstock Illinois. The event is on Saturday June 20 at the Luecht Conference Center. This is a good opportunity for those in the Chicago area to meet some of the members of the Mac Community. Follow the link for more information on the event.

http://macstockconferenceandexpo.com

Added by Luis on June 19, 2015 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Retro Computer Still Hard At Work

This is not Retro Mac but still interesting.  Attached is a link for an article showing a vintage 1980's Amiga still running the HVAC system at the Grand Rapids school system.  In the article you will find a video showing the set-up and an interview with the administrator.

http://woodtv.com/2015/06/11/1980s-computer-controls-grps-heat-and-ac/

Added by Luis on June 15, 2015 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

PowerBook 170 on ebay

For those of you with deep pockets I have attached a link for a working MultiColor Apple JLPGA PowerBook 170.  The rare PowerBook appears to be in excellent shape.  The auction ends in 5 days and starts at $10,000.00.  Happy bidding!…

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Added by Luis on June 12, 2015 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Retro Apple jacket

Since Drake took the stage at WWDC the price of vintage Apple jackets has skyrocketed. One identical to the one Drake was wearing has a starting bid of $3999 and a buy it now of $9999. Attached is the link for your consideration.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/151708217819?_mwBanner=1
Source: http://www.512pixels.net/blog/2015/6/on-old-apple-jackets

Added by Luis on June 9, 2015 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Digital Vintage

The New York Times interview with Lonnie Mimms. The video shows his massive collection as well as the Apple Pop-Up Museum. Check it out at the technology section of The New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/technology/100000003725541/digital-vintage.html

Added by Luis on June 8, 2015 at 10:41pm — No Comments

American Genius

American Genius is a new documentary series that will be airing June 1st on the National Geographic Channel. The show kicks off with the famous Steve Jobs and Bill Gates rivalry. Follow the link for more details.

http://www.cultofmac.com/324100/new-documentary-explores-steve-jobs-bitter-rivalry-with-bill-gates/

Added by Luis on May 28, 2015 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Woz will be a wax statue

Woz has won the contest to be a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. He beat out several famous tech icons such as Elon Musk and George Lucas, among others. There are more details over at Gizmodo.

http://gizmodo.com/wax-woz-steve-wozniak-will-be-the-next-wax-statue-at-m-1707250741

Added by Luis on May 27, 2015 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Did you know you can connect an Apple II to a Cinema Display?

Here's an article over at Cult of Mac highlighting the work of Matthew Pearce from New to Old Tech who was able to hook up an Apple IIc to a Cinema Display.  In the article you will find a link to Matt's YouTube video.…

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Added by Luis on May 22, 2015 at 12:37pm — No Comments

The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez

One of the best articles I've read on Bill Fernandez, Apple's #4 employee.


http://www.techrepublic.com/article/apples-first-employee-the-remarkable-odyssey-of-bill-fernandez/

Added by Luis on May 17, 2015 at 2:41pm — No Comments

The Revolution According to Steve Jobs

Great article over at Wired.

http://www.wired.com/2011/11/ff_stevejobs-2/

Added by Luis on May 17, 2015 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Mac Memorabilia Collection for sale

For those that can afford it, Blair Saldanah has for sale a large collection of Apple related magazines, posters, and other memorabilia.

http://saldanah.com/apple-magazines/index.html

http://saldanah.com/apple-collection/index.html

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Added by Luis on May 15, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Sixth District C.A. sides With Neighbors in Fight Over Wozniak Property

This is a property once owned by Steve Wozniak located at 21435 Summit Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95033.  Redwood Ridge Estate now belongs to Woz's ex-wife Candice Clark Wozniak.  The 14-acre property has been used, since 2006, as a wedding venue and other events which has led to complaints from the neighbors.

http://www.metnews.com/articles/2015/keep050815.htm…

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Added by Luis on May 12, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

What Happened To The First 10 Apple Employees

I've been on a Mac Folklore Radio listening marathon and it made me wonder what some of the characters in the stories have been up to.  I didn't find any recent articles but did find this article form April 2014.

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-first-10-apple-employees-2014-4#10-gary-martin-was-in-charge-of-accounting-1…

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Added by Luis on May 11, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

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