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Legos Apple II

Added by Luis on March 20, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Image of Steve Jobs on bubble wrap

This guy uses an injection process to create images on bubble wrap.

Added by Luis on March 19, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments

iPad won't make you go completely paperless

Funny commercial

Added by Luis on March 15, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Creating and managing multiple iTunes libraries

How to create a new iTunes library

First we'll need to create an iTunes library for each person that's using that computer by performing the following steps:

Completely quit iTunes and make sure it is not running in the background. Now hold down either alt/option on your Mac or Shift on your PC and click to open iTunes again.

You'll notice instead of opening, iTunes is now asking you to either create a new library or navigate to an existing one. Click on the Create… Continue

Added by Luis on March 14, 2013 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Other useful uses for Apple's earbuds

Control iTunes:

Click the center button once to launch iTunes application in OS X

Start playing a song with a center button click

Pause the currently playing song with a center click

Skip to the next song with by double-tapping the center button

Go back a song by triple-clicking the center button

System volume up and system volume down are controlled by pressing the + and – buttons

Activate Siri:

Press and hold the center Earbud button… Continue

Added by Luis on March 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Display owner contact information on iOS lockscreen

Although iOS doesn’t specifically provide an “Owner Information” feature, if you’re concerned about losing your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you can easily create your own version simply by using a custom lock screen wallpaper. Simply take your favourite wallpaper image and load it up in Photoshop or a similar image editing tool, and add whatever text you want, such as a name or contact number. Be sure to place the text within the general center area of the image so that it doesn’t get obscured… Continue

Added by Luis on March 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Artmix store on eBay

Artmix is selling compact flash to SCSI converter cards for PowerBooks and other retro Macs. These are useful to replace old hard drives with compact flash cards.

Added by Luis on March 11, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Recommended iPhone apps




PDF Expert





Printer… Continue

Added by Luis on March 11, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Cydia tweaks to have

%hook's law
NC Settings

Added by Luis on March 10, 2013 at 11:02pm — 1 Comment

Quickly acces saved drafts in Mail app

Launch Mail app

Press and hold the Compose button (button located on bottom right corner)

Mail will launch a list of saved drafts

Tap on draft of your choice

Source: iMore

Added by Luis on March 10, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

How to calibrate the iPhone home button

Open the Stocks app

Press and hold the lock button until the slide to power off notification

Release the lock button

Press and hold the home button until the Stocks app appears

Release the home button

The Stocks app will close on its own

The home button is now calibrated

Added by Luis on March 10, 2013 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Like new in box Classic II on eBay

here is the auction.

The Classic is like new, and complete with the box, cables and manuals. It even has a vinyl dust cover for the CPU and keyboard. Shipping box-in-box is pretty expensive, so keep an eye on the shipping cost when bidding.…


Added by option8 on March 8, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Check Out My Blog!

Here is my new new blog, The Classic Mac. I hope you enjoy it!

Added by Daniel Black on January 15, 2013 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Hartmut Esslinger's early Apple Computer and tablet designs

Anyone see this yet? New images of old prototypes from the 80s! I'd have to say, I'd love to own a Baby Mac and the "Macbook" if they had actually put them into production.…


Added by Rick on December 28, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Mac User for 20 Years!

I am Johnny Ruffin and I have used a Mac for 20 years now! My first ever Mac was the Classic (still have it), and I used it up until 1995. I was very excited to get my hands on a portable machine which was the PowerBook Duo 230. I was in love with it. I think that it was the greatest thing ever. In fact, it was my main computer up until 2002. I still have it (working too) and I still use it every once in a while. I used an iBook G4 from 2002 until 2004. I then got an iMac G5 which I used…


Added by Johnny Ruffin on December 15, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments


I came across an article about something Apple released in 1987 called "The Apple Boogie". I found out that this was an album that was handed out at a special event in 1987. This album has all your favorites such as "Blue Busters" and "Apple II Forever". But one thing that is very different about some songs is that they are extended versions. "Blue Busters" and…


Added by Daniel Black on December 8, 2012 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

20th Anniversary Mac

Added by connectionfailure on November 19, 2012 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Mac Portable Mod


Self-declared hipster builds Macintosh Portable case mod, reckons it goes well with skinny jeans…


Added by connectionfailure on November 19, 2012 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

Listening to the Podcast Retrospectively.

Hi all, I am a very recent joiner.  Very happy to be here.

I just wanted to tell you of my experience in listening and enjoying the Retromaccast.

I am a Retro computer enthusiast and have a small collection however I have never collected any

thing Mac related before.  I am a Commodore fan (dont hate me) and a fan of the other 8 bits from the UK

(Amstrad/Spectrum and the like).

I did however cut my teeth way back in primary school on an Apple…


Added by Andrew Stewart on October 26, 2012 at 3:19am — 1 Comment

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