Everything Apple and then some!
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December 2013 Following up on comments in this space last month, the Spy still has had none of the issues reported by others who’ve adopted Mavericks. Apart from the need to upgrade a handful of programs, all continues smooth. However, iTim’s elves are busy at work releasing betas of the first incremental upgrade to fix(...)
Brian Picchi has released a new Apple II game, Lamb Chops. The game which plays much like the old Atari games, is a multi-level fast action arcade game which speeds up as you progress through the stages. The object of the game is to protect sheep as they cross a pasture. Wolves and aliens of(...)
AppleCommander, the java based floppy viewing software has been updated. Dr. John B. Matthews has put forth version 184.108.40.206 which is intended to address a freezing issue which has been in many early versions. The issue addressed in the update affected SWT and has long forced users to to FORCE QUIT the application. The new(...)
Dont Run With A Plasma Sword, the runner game by XperimentalZ Games has been updated. DRWAPS includes 5 levels of difficulty in both a challenge mode as well as an endless arcade style mode. Each level of the challenge mode concludes with a Boss fight which allows the user to continue to the next level(...)
The What is the Apple IIgs Website (WITA2GS) has added a host of new educational titles to their website. The new titles, archived by the website’s curator, Alex Lee, while on a trip to California offer an ever expanding glimpse into the world of Apple II education. There are over 20 new titles on the(...)
Well, another year has passed and of course Apple has updated their iPhones in September with the advent of the 5C and the 5S. While most of the S series phones over the years have been fairly stable, this latest version has left a bad taste in a few consumers mouths. Even our own in-house(...)
As we all know, it’s never a dull moment in the world of Apple II. Let’s look around and see what’s happening. We are all still looking forward to Dr. Weyhrich’s Apple II History book. The Daily Apple blog is talking about podcasts, emulators, and the prices of old Apple equipment. option8 made a USB(...)
Ewen Wannop has released two software updates this week. The first is to his Apple IIgs Byte Editor, Chewbagger. The second update is to his NNTP client, SNAP. According to the press release in CSA2, “ Version 1.1.5 of ChewBagger and 1.1.5 of SNAP are now available from my website: http://www.wannop.info/speccie ———————— This is an(...)
Apple, Inc. quietly shutdown their Apple Store and then added the Mac Mini 2. Long delayed by a number of issues, the Mac Mini 2 comes in 2 models and 2 colors. Silver and Space Grey are the colors currently available in the Apple Store. While the US store has made both the Wi-Fi model(...)
We have decided to once again make the PDF available of Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine. Once again, the magazine will be chocked full of news, interviews, and product announcements and will coincide with the release of articles here on the A.P.P.L.E. Website. Stay tuned for more!
Dr. Steven Weyhrich’s upcoming history book, Sophistication & Simplicity, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $22.40. It will go on sale 1st December 2013. Weyhrich states on his blog that, I will say that although the core of the material in the History has not changed much, there is additional information in nearly every(...)
The Open Apple Podcast, run by Ken Gagne and Mike Maginnis features Bill Martens of A.P.P.L.E. this month. Discussions about the latest news in the Apple world, Apple II software, preservation and other related topics took place. Brian Wiser also joined the trio of long time Apple II afficandos to discuss his and Bill’s WOZPAK(...)
The wave of Apple’s future was supposed to be a simplification of the user interface, a de-skeuomorphism of visual elements, and a unification of MacOS and iOS. The most recent version of the latter went a long way toward this mark However, MacOS 10.9, a.k.a. Mavericks, is, on the whole, a stay-the-course mild enhancement of(...)
The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that what everyone feared has come to pass; Steve Jobs’ home is now a historic landmark. Designation was passed by the Los Altos Historical Commission due to the homes association with Steve Jobs. Apparently it was a unanimous vote when the home came up for designation. Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_24407428/jobs-house-cleared-apos-historic-resource
Quite a lot has happened since last time. Let’s take a look at what’s new in the world of Apple II! David Schmenk has made an Apple II card that will interface with the Raspberry Pi. It is called Apple II Pi. A new utility called Spyglass is an online disk image browser that(...)
Apple has sent invitations to their next event at the Buena Yerba Center in San Francisco. The event scheduled for 10am on the 22nd of October, is expected by most media outlets to be the announcement by CEO Tim Cook of the release of the iPad 5 as well as the iPad Mini 2.
October 2013 “Hi Nellie.” I didn’t need to turn around. The sound of her cowboy boots and a certain air of eau de geek that pervades her space tipped me to her presence. “What’ya workin’ on?” “This column.” “Still into self referentialism as always, so no doubt you’ll quote us quoting us.” Lest we get(...)
Volume 18, Issue 3 (September 2013) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has been mailed to all subscribers. This issue features coverage of KansasFest 2013 and Oz KFest; reviews of the book The First Apple and the movie Jobs; the concluding chapter in our history of Electronic Arts; and much, much more! This is Juiced.GS‘s third quarterly issue of 2013. Subscriptions are available for(...)
The world of Apple II is never dull; there are new projects and things happening each month! Let’s take a look at what’s going on this week: On Applefritter, some of the users there are discussing making a single Apple II archive site to mirror all the other sites. Also on Applefritter, jsa asked for help and(...)
Brutal Deluxe has announced the addition of a number of new cassettes to the Apple ][ Cassette Collection. Their press release on CSA2 states that “Thanks to Ron Graff, former publisher of Magnemedia and Innovative Computer computers, please find new complete titles at http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/projects/cassettes/ Ron kindly accepted to send his applications to me which I(...)