PowerPC Mac owners can now experience Flash 11.7 with the latest unofficial hack update.
The future of PowerPC web browsing is looking even bleaker with the recent announcement of no plugin support in future releases of TenFourFox.
The original Asus EeePC can handle Windows XP very well, but the 4GB SSD can be a bit cramped. Here is how to slim it and tweak it.
With PowerPC Macs being left further and further behind, the unofficial Flash 11.1 hack from 2011 has now been updated to 11.5.
At first glance, the LaCie 5big Network 2 could be mistaken for a new Borg ship in the Star Trek™ universe. However, it is actually a 5-bay network file server intended for small business use. Casual users will probably find the LaCie sufficient; power users will be frustrated.
Talk is cheap. So is storage. But what isn’t cheap is cloud storage, when you need a lot of it – or at least it wasn’t cheap, before AeroFS. Before I get too far into this, I guess I should admit that AeroFS isn’t technically cloud storage – it’s really a syncing solution, similar to [...]
Every year, Apple has an update to the iPhone, and 2013 will be no exception. We can expect an improved version of the iPhone 5, which will almost undoubtedly be called the iPhone 5S, and we can expect the current iPhone 5 to replace the iPhone 4S at the $99 (with contract) price point. view [...]
There was a time when, at least according to rumour, Microsoft made more money – on average – from each Mac user than from each Windows user. That was because most Mac users got copies of Microsoft Office – paying the full retail cost while most Windows users had copies of Windows and Microsoft Office [...]
Many users compliment their Macs with Apple-branded iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets. They all tie together nicely, synching with iTunes. (Whether iTunes has grown into an ungainly combination of music player, video player, and connection device for the range of Apple devices is a question for another article). view full post »
Mobile phones might have advanced in the past few years, but the batteries powering them haven’t. The biggest complaint from smartphone owners is battery life. view full post »
In a recent blog posting, I wrote about a week I spent with a low-cost (CDN$269) Samsung Chromebook – a small and light system running Google’s Chrome OS. view full post »
If you’re anything like me, you’ve had lots of different email addresses over the years, and lots of different websites you log into. The Mac’s password manager does a good job if you have a single Mac, but things gets messy when you use multiple Macs (or multiple versions of OS X on the same [...]
Long before newfandangled contraptions known as word processors and eventually the Macintosh, and even longer before the iPhone and iPad, the manual typewriter reigned supreme for getting your muse from thoughts to paper. Tactile key action was king here. You had to apply a greater deal of force to each letter you struck compared to [...]
Today’s Mac computers are amazing. They’re sleek, slim, extremely powerful, and filled with features like iCloud, AirPlay mirroring, Notification Center, and so on. So why are old Macs holding more value now than ever before, and does it make more sense to buy a new machine or a used one if the cost difference between [...]
Safari held its own for years, and Camino remains a very nice, speedy browser, but for OS X 10.4 Tiger users, Firefox had them both beat – and then the Firefox team stopped supporting Tiger and PowerPC Macs.
There are still some apps on the App Store that only require OS 3 without resorting to custom firmware and custom app stores, like the one provided in whited00r, but will work in both standard Apple firmware and whited00r
Online information about ScuzzyGraph is minimal. We do know that it allows old black-and-white Macs with SCSI ports to work with an external display. It supports a 3-bit, 8-color palette (some sources say 4-bit/16-color with some Macs), which is a far cry from the 8-bit/256-color output introduced with the Mac II’s first color video card [...]
Who needs a screen saver when you can have real fish in your old Mac? view full post »
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In schools, libraries and homes across America, World Book Encyclopedia has always been considered the go-to reference for general knowledge in a clear, easy-to-understand format. Since 1919, World Book Encyclopedia has been in print, and within the last couple of decades, it has expanded to digital formats such as CDs, DVD,s and the internet. The [...]