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June 2015 Blog Posts (10)

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

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