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At a time when devices are faster and slimmer than ever, a collection of bulky old computers can be amusing yet surprisingly evocative. The Interface Experience, an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center's Focus Gallery in New York, brings on a rush of nostalgia with a ton of vintage machines. Kim...

April 8th 2015 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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If the interior components of the original Macintosh were the heart of the device, then many of the graphic elements designed by Susan Kare were its soul. Kare designed fonts for the Mac, created many of the icons that graced the Mac for many years, and is even responsible for the Command Key symb...

November 24th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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There's a bizarre charm to the mini dramas of Apple's commercials from the 1980s, and this Australian Macintosh clip is no exception. "The Manager" is fifty-seven seconds of corporate melodrama, like a soap opera you might experience on the AMC hit Mad Men. Our hero, known only as Frank, is corn...

July 7th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Iconographer and graphic designer Susan Kare is a graphic designer and was a member of the original Macintosh team. Susan created -- if you'll forgive me -- some of the most iconic images in the history of personal computing, including the "Happy Mac," its companion the Sad Mac, the original Macin...

June 19th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Don't you just love this vintage bumper sticker? Apple should bring these back -- I know I would buy one for every car I own and a few more for my friends. Photograph by Damian Ward of Flickr. You can contribute to our Flickr pool here. We'd love to see your photos.

May 6th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Siri is the most recognizable face -- er, voice -- of Apple's faux sentient virtual assistants these days, but let's take a moment to remember one of the company's best efforts at voice recognition from yesteryear. He didn't ever seem to have a name aside from simply "Macintosh," but he lived in th...

February 17th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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You may have seen this endearing photo circulating across the web before; just your run-of-the-mill shot of an enterprising young kid with MacGyver-like skills immersed in the world of vintage Macintosh. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, and TinEye.com in particular, I was able to track down...

February 12th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple isn't done celebrating the Macintosh's 30th birthday just yet. To further mark the occasion, the folks in Cupertino dispatched 15 film crews to locales around the globe, armed with 100 iPhones to document just how far Apple has come in 30 years. The end result is 70 hours of footage culled i...

February 3rd 2014 at 10:58am 0 Comments
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Perfect Photo Suite 8 from OnOne Software is a robust photo editing suite that allows you to customize your photos in ways only limited by your imagination. This update to version 7 hit the stores in November, 2013 and now is up to version 8.1. It is well worth your attention and dolla...

January 28th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments