December 28th, 2013

Juiced.GS Volume 18, Issue 4 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 18, Issue 4 (Dec 2013)Volume 18, Issue 4 (December 2013) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has been mailed to all subscribers. This issue features a review of the Replica 1 Ten from Briel Computers; a preview of David Schmenk’s Apple II Pi card; an interview with Jonathan Zufi of the Shrine of Apple and Iconic; and much, much more!

This is Juiced.GS‘s fourth quarterly issue of 2013. Subscriptions are available for both 2013 and 2014 at $19 for United States customers, $24 for readers in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international customers, with several free sample issues available as PDFs.

December 20th, 2013

Open Apple #33 (Dec 2013): Andrew Schultz, interactive fiction, JSMESS, and SCOTTEVEST

Interactive Fiction CompetitionThis month on Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only monthly podcast, Mike and Ken chat with Andrew Schultz — gamer, FAQ author, and Interactive Fiction Competition winner. Text adventures are enjoying a resurgence in popularity and access, and Andrew guides us through the tools and resources available for aspiring game authors. Both Steve Weyhrich’s history book and the Steve Jobs movie are available for home delivery, but there’s only one we want to find under our Christmas tree. Jason Scott has integrated the JSMESS emulator into the Internet Archive, granting users unprecedented access to historical software right in their browsers. Finally, Ken, in his quest to be more Woz-like, adopts his hero’s fashion sense.

Find the show at the Open Apple Web site or in the iTunes and Zune podcast directories.

November 2nd, 2013

Open Apple #32 (Nov 2013): Bill Martens, history, Apple founders, and WOZPAK

Bill MartensThis month on Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only monthly podcast, Mike and Ken chat with Bill Martens of Call-A.P.P.L.E. Preserving our community’s software and documentation is important not just to the users, but to the people doing the preserving; Bill explains why. The show looks at how the media can never get enough of Steve Jobs, examining his early career and denoting his boyhood home as a historical landmark — but Woz gets his time in the spotlight too, on panels about Atari, the Jobs movie, or a Homebrew Computer Club reunion. Highlighted eBay auctions include the ten rarest and most expensive games and yet another Apple-1. Finally, Brian Wiser calls in to discuss The WOZPAK Special Edition, a book that made its debut at KansasFest 2013 alongside its creator, Steve Wozniak.

Find the show at the Open Apple Web site or in the iTunes and Zune podcast directories.

October 12th, 2013

Open Apple #31 (Oct 2013): Brendan Robert, Lawless Legends, Texas, and Wayne Green

Brendan RobertThis month on Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only monthly podcast, Mike and Ken chat with Brendan Robert of the Java Apple Computer Emulator (JACE) and Apple Game Server.Innovative cross-platform tools are being used to bring Lawless Legends, an original 8-bit RPG, to the Apple II and Commodore 64; as part of the programming team, Brendan takes us behind the scenes. He lives in a lawless land himself — the Old West of Texas, where gaming icons Ion Storm, Zynga, Lord British, Rooster Teeth reside. But when it comes to games, sometimes you can’t do better than Tetris, of which there are many new and devious deviations. We get rid of old toys, like a SCSI CD-ROM 7-disc changer and a LANceGS card, so we can all have room for new toys, like A2CLOUD, Apple2Pi, BenchmarkeD, AppleIIWorks Envoy, and Final Cut Pro X. And sadly, Wayne Green of InCider and Byte has passed away; we remember his magazines fondly.

Find the show at the Open Apple Web site or in the iTunes and Zune podcast directories.

September 28th, 2013

Juiced.GS Volume 18, Issue 3 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 18, Issue 3 (Sep 2013)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 both 2013 and 2014 at $19 for United States customers, $24 for readers in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international customers, with several free sample issues available as PDFs.

September 2nd, 2013

Open Apple #30 (Sep 2013): Charles Mangin, Jobs movie, Tetris, and S-Prize

Charles ManginThis month on Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only monthly podcast, Mike and Ken chat with Charles Mangin, the mad scientist who puts Mac Minis inside Apple II cases and inventor of the RetroConnector. It’s our first show since KansasFest, and we share our highlights and favorite products and announcements from the show. The Steve Jobs film is now out, and Ashton Kutcher and Steve Wozniak have words while critics publish their own mixed reviews. However, we have nothing but praise for Walter Isaacson’s biography, and Steve Wozniak gets his own moment in the spotlight courtesy interviews with the Verge and Game Informer. We’re super-psyched that Eric Shepherd has established the S-Prize — how big will the pot grow before some enterprising programmer claims it?

Find the show at the Open Apple Web site or in the iTunes and Zune podcast directories.

July 31st, 2013

Juiced.GS now accepting 2014 subscriptions

Juiced.GS iconJuiced.GS announced at KansasFest 2013 that it will continue its streak as the longest-running print publication dedicated to the Apple II with a nineteenth volume, to be printed in 2014. Subscriptions are now being accepted at $19 for destinations in the USA, $24 for Canada and Mexico, and $27 elsewhere in the world.

Juiced.GS also launched three new Concentrate PDFs, bundles of thematic material originally published across years of Juiced.GS print issues:

  • Getting Started collects 2011's three-part series of where and how to acquire an Apple II, how to repair it, what programs and accessories to add, and what to do with your rig once it's completed. $6
  • Interactive Fiction examines the surprisingly active state of modern text adventures, including reviews Leadlight, Twisty Little Passages, and Get Lamp, and a comparison of the IF development environments Eamon and Inform. $8
  • Logo is an 18-page introduction to programming in Logo and features exclusive content, including homework solutions, further reading suggestions, and code samples on Apple II disk images. $12

Stay tuned for more Juiced.GS announcements by signing up for their email list!

July 4th, 2013

Open Apple #29 (July 2013): Mike Willegal, Apple-1, cons, and films

Mike WillegalThis month on Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only monthly podcast, Mike and Ken chat with Mike Willegal, Apple-1 and Apple II reproduction expert extraordinaire. His topic is hot this month: five Apple-1 computers were simultaneously on display at the History San Jose museum; one is being auctioned online; Willegal was interviewed for a Kickstarter-funded book about the Apple-1; and his clones are appearing in a feature-length film about Steve Jobs — what a guy! He even went to Vintage Computer Festival Southeast this spring, though he’ll be absent from VCF Southwest, KansasFest, and Oz KFest, all occurring this summer. Mike, Mike, and Ken watch the trailer for the Jobs movie and find we all have different reasons to see (or skip) Ashton Kutcher in the title role. They may or may not have dressed up to see the recent Star Trek and Man of Steel films; maybe they’ll fit the part by wearing some Apple t-shirts from 1986 to see Jobs.

Find the show at the Open Apple Web site or in the iTunes and Zune podcast directories.

June 28th, 2013

Juiced.GS Volume 18, Issue 2 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 18, Issue 2 (Jun 2013)Volume 18, Issue 2 (June 2013) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has been mailed to all subscribers. This issue features a behind-the-scenes look at the discovery and publication of 8-bit shooting game Zéphyr; an interview with the conference services staff at Rockhurst University, host of KansasFest; reviews of Option8’s RetroConnector keyboard interface device, and of Karateka Classic and Lode Runner Classic for iOS; a history of Apple II software publisher Electronic Arts; and much, much more!

This is Juiced.GS‘s second quarterly issue of 2013. Subscriptions are available at $19 for United States customers, $24 for readers in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international customers, with several free sample issues available as PDFs.

June 5th, 2013

Open Apple #28 (June 2013): Lon Seidman, BBSs, Steve Wozniak, and documentaries

Lon SeidmanThis month on Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only monthly podcast, Mike and Ken chat with Lon Seidman, sysop of the Matrix Returns BBS and co-host of Behind the Video. The dial-up bulletin board is making a comeback, thanks to Warp Six and the Raspberry Pi! It’s so easy, anyone can do it — unlike buying an Apple-1, the going rate for which has skyrocketed to $668,000 USD. But even that is a pittance compared to what Steve Wozniak’s former house is selling for. How long before he sells his current house and moves to Australia? Jordan Mechner’s Karateka reboot has paved the way for Karateka Classic on iOS, just the way we remember it. Charles Mangin also blends new and old with his USB interfaces for the Apple II — get yours next month at KansasFest! Finally, if you want a GET LAMP coin or any of Jason Scott’s documentaries shipped overseas, you’re outta luck — but he has four new films coming, with a colleague’s pinball film en route as well.

Find the show at the Open Apple Web site or in the iTunes and Zune podcast directories.

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