I love Macs, and I’ve been publishing Low End Mac since April 1997. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I haven’t had much time to write lately, but that’s finally changing.
It’s debatable whether the Mac IIsi is really a Second Class Mac. The IIsi was a bit of an odd duck. On the one hand, it was the only Mac II to ship without a NuBus slot. On the other hand, it could be seen as a monitor-less SE/30.
I’ve been getting email since Remy Davison published The 10 Worst Macs Ever Built on Insanely Great Mac. Shouldn’t I add the Mac Classic to the Second Class Macs list?
When it was introduced in February 2006, the Core Duo Mac mini was the smallest desktop computer on the market – and the second-least expensive Macintosh Apple had ever built. As with other first-generation Intel Macs, the price was $100 higher than the model it replaced.
When it was introduced in January 2005, the G4 Mac mini was the smallest desktop computer on the market – and the least expensive Mac Apple had ever built. Measuring 6.5″ square and 2″ tall, the Mac mini was dwarved by almost any desktop computer built before it.
The Yikes! Power Mac G4 is essentially a Blue & White Power Mac G3 with a better CPU and no ADB port. If the Blue & White G3 is a Best Buy, why is the Yikes! G4 a Road Apple?
We try to avoid calling any Mac a Road Apple while it’s in production, so we conducted our post mortem after the Cube was “put on ice”.
The iMac was a positively brilliant departure from conventional computer design, but the USB mouse and keyboard were less than brilliant departures from the norm.
In the history of mouse design, none have earned more scorn than the round USB mouse that Apple shipped with early iMacs and Power Macs with USB.
SCSI isn’t the black art it sometimes seems to be, but the various terms different people use for the same thing makes it tough to sort out. I hope the following lessens the confusion.
Did you know that Apple once had a gaming console?
If you were on the Mac Web in July 2007, you probably saw Fudder’s article, The Very First iPhone – or at least stories about the article or links to it. The mock-up (below) was created by Frog Design and bears more than a passing resemblance to the Apple IIc.
In 2006 or so, Dan Warne published his list of the top 30 mistakes made by new Mac users. We want to revisit them.
Apple made the biggest change in Macintosh history with the introduction of the Macintosh II and SE in 1987.
I’ve been publishing Low End Mac (LEM) since April 1997. It began as a way to learn Web page design and help Mac users get the most out of their aging Apple gear. There weren’t many online Mac resources in 1997.
If you follow Low End Mac on Facebook, you’ve probably seen a link to an article from Redmond Pi claiming that upgrading from iOS 8.1 to iOS 8.1.1 may free up to 500 MB of space on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. As the owner of an 8 GB iPhone 4S, I had to test […]
Many Mac models can be “chipped” to run at a higher speed. These pages provide information on the maximum reliable speed. This may vary from one machine to the next. Chipping is not authorized by Apple. Any modifications you perform on your Mac may damage it. Modifications are done at your own risk.
We live in a society obsessed with cable-free technology, but just how much do we rely on chargeable devices?
iOS 5 and 6 brought quick posting to social media, which was removed in iOS 7. TapToShare app brings back those shortcuts for iOS 8.
The gory classic controversial splat fest racing game comes to a mobile phone near you.
With a recent upgrade to an iPhone 5, I take a look at the Mophie Juice Pack Air.
The Mac mini has always been the runt of the Mac litter, and not just in size. When Apple upgraded the G4 model, it never announced it. The Mini ran a Core Duo CPU long after everything else had migrated to Core 2 Duo. And now it’s been almost two years since the Mini was last […]
Is your iPhone battery not lasting as long as you would like? Here are a few tips on how to extend your battery.
Since its introduction in 2007, the iPhone has only had one button on the front of it, the home button. What can it do?
Last week, I decided to switch to Bing. It all started with wanting to add two-factor authentication to my accounts. One of the websites I was using wasn’t playing nicely with Chrome, so I was using Internet Explorer. I ended up completing a Bing search, and then it was love at first sight.
The iPhone 5 might be two years old now, but this is Low End Mac. I take a look at the hardware and how it handles iOS 8.
Apple released OS X 10.10 Yosemite yesterday, and I take a look at their latest offering.
I’m always up for something free, and if that is a piece of music, then I’ll give it a fair listen too. So when Apple ‘gave’ me the latest U2 album, Songs Of Innocence, I thought I would give it a go.
Microsoft are set to launch their new version of Windows in 2015. I take a quick look at the recently released Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Do you have a passion for Apple equipment? Do you like older kit? Would you like to write for a long running Mac website?