Peeking inside a book bin at a Seattle Goodwill, Redditor vadermeer caught an interesting, unexpected glimpse into the early days of Apple: a cache of internal memos, progress reports, and legal pad scribbles from 1979 and 1980, just three years into the tech monolith’s company history.
Two things that persistently hold a special place in geek hearts are the Apple II desktop computer and the video game Portal. What happens when you put them together? Magic.
If you’re looking for a quick hit of internet fame around the holidays, consider baking up some gingerbread and making anything but a house. So far we’ve seen crashed Enterprises and Death Stars, but a gingerbread Apple II computer, complete with edible circuitboards inside, easily wins Christmas this year.
To date, Analogue has released adapters allowing nostalgic gamers to use modern wireless controllers on both their classic NES and Super Nintendo consoles. But the company, working with 8Bitdo, is turning the clock back even further with a new wireless adapter for the 40-year-old Apple II and IIc computers.
What’s one part country fair, one part art festival, a side of Burning Man and an educational, geek-filled fun-fest? Maker Faire, of course. We went to the Bay Area Maker Faire this past weekend, and overdosed on creative, inspiring DiY technology. Here’s what we saw.
Live-streaming cleans up its act, YouTube confirms its ad-less subscription service, and the Apple Watch you REALLY want. All the news and rumors you missed all on BitStream.
This Lego version of an Apple II+ is perfect. It has the lovely aged hue of beige, clear bricks for the Apple Monitor II, floppy disk drives with the right sticker and even a removable top on the computer to see the Lego computer's guts!
You may not know him, but that guy on the right is one of the most influential industrial designers in history, Apple's first Jonny Ive. He designed the original Apple Macintosh, a model that influenced generations to come and defined the all-in-one personal computer. It's a classic that sits today at the Museum of…
Hate him or love him, but this man lead some of the most talented bands of engineers in the history of the planet to create gadgets that have changed the way we understand technology. Here are his greatest works.
Even back when 4kB of RAM would set you back $1,298, the trademark turtleneck was still a staple in the land of Jobs. Timeless turtleneck fashion, from 1977 to today. [Obsolete]
Apple ads are usually quite good. Sometimes, however, they are so bad that I would like to bitchslap the copywriter. When the headline is "Start a personal relationship at the office," you know it's going down hill from there.
Often it's an artist's second book or album that draws the public's attention—so too with Apple's number 2, whose story is excerpted here from Core Memory, photographed by Mark Richards and written by John Alderman.
Thirty years ago, it would have been obscene to think a PC could fit into a case the size of the Apple II's floppy drive. Now Charles Mangin's Mac Mini lives in one.
Yesterday we missed this in our look at the first review of Windows ever: Here's the first known photo of an Apple computer running Windows 1.0 software. Yes, Mr. Bootcamp, Windows on Apple in 1983.
Before iPod + Nike, there was Apple II + Puma. The built-in pedometer in these 1980s clodhoppers look like a recipe for some cracklin' good shin splints, if you ask me. After pounding the pavement, you download the time and distance to the Apple II via its game port to track your progress, along with your knees'…
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MacApple [Update: Thx for the fact-check, fanboys] I'd ever used. I spent Summers in Hong Kong with the grandparents, and one year I got computer "lessons" on it. When I say lessons, I mean playing Ghostbusters. That game came out in 1984, which is seven years after the Apple ][ launched,…
Never underestimate the deep devotion and deep pockets of Apple fanboys. A mint-condition Apple II+ from early 1980 was recently placed on eBay with the original box, manuals, and software, and it sold for $1,414.87 — more than $200 more than it sold for over 25 years ago.