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We often laud our smartphones and tablets for being thin, but we often forget that monitor technology has seen perhaps the greatest slim down in recent years. Case in point -- take a look at this vintage 20-inch Apple monitor fired up and photographed by Ken Fager. As much as you may love vintage...

December 17th 2014 at 11:00am 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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Benj Edwards of Macworld takes a walk down memory lane and lists six obscure Mac computers that saw limited production runs. All the unusual machines were produced in 1990s and include the JLPGA PowerBook 170, the Color Classic II, the Macintosh TV, Power Macintosh G3 All-in-One, Twentieth Anni...

October 19th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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All the little fishies in bottom of the sea wish that they were swimming in my G5 Mac PC Or for the geekier devs among you: Joy to NSFishies in the G5 PC, @selector(joy:) to you and me... Video of the case conversion follows for your delectation. [via Gizmodo]

May 18th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Former Palm chief Jon Rubinstein has left Hewlett-Packard, having completed the 24-month commitment period he agreed to when HP acquired Palm. An HP spokesperson has confirmed the story, first reported by AllThingsD, in a brief statement: "Jon has fulfilled his commitment and we wish him well." R...

January 27th 2012 at 11:56am 0 Comments
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Firefox 4 received quite a bit of fanfare when it finally rolled out of beta. Unfortunately for some Mac users, Mozilla decided to drop support for PowerPC processors and therefore Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger from FF4, meaning that G3, G4 and G5 users were left out in the cold. If you're one of these u...

April 27th 2011 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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What do you do with that once state of the art Power Mac? Well, you could always empty the case and add a "cheap clock mechanism," in the words of our friend Justin -- who emailed us some pictures of his latest creation this morning. But don't forget the Mighty Mouse pendulum: that's what really wo...

January 26th 2011 at 1:36am 0 Comments
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Let's say you have a Mac collecting dust in the corner of your garage. Rather than succumb to your spouse's demands and send the old friend to computer heaven, why not re-purpose that Mac into something both functional and beautiful? Cult of Mac points us to one enterprising hardware modder who ha...

February 22nd 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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This is great, and highly appropriate for the tick-tocking away of the year -- Japanese modder Nobon had an old Power Mac G5 (case, it looks like, though this would be cool on a working Mac as well) sitting around, and he wanted to know what time it was, so he installed a little clock in there. As...

December 31st 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The following is a re-enactment of the mysterious and sudden failure of Megan Lavey's MacBook. It was the evening of Tuesday, July 14, 2009. Megan Lavey heads out to the movies to watch the eagerly anticipated Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince. But the excitement of the night was short lived. Upon...

July 20th 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Ars Technica reports that Apple will announce the latest additions to its list of vintage and obsolete machines on March 17. The list, initially reported through MacMerc, includes the following:The "vintage" machines are ones where service parts are available to repair machines purchased in Californ...

February 4th 2009 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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There was a day during an age not far removed from our memory in which Apple would remain dead silent on any murmuring going on regarding its wares -- clearly, that day has passed. In a rather unprecedented move, an actual spokesman named Bill Evans emerged from the Cupertino cocoon in order to put...

November 3rd 2008 at 10:20pm 0 Comments