October 16th, 2006

Virtual ][ for Mac OS X updated to version 5.5

Gerard Putter has updated his excellent 8-bit Apple II emulator, Virtual ][, to version 5.5.
What’s new in version 5.5:

  • The arrow keys on the keyboard can now be used as a joystick.
  • The “enter” key on the numeric pad can now be used as an alternative “return” key. This is consistent with the numeric key pad of the Apple //e.
  • Improved ProDOS compatibility of the Thunderclock emulation.
  • Fixed a potential crash when the virtual machine is restarted.
  • Fixed yet another issue with license key validation when Japanese is the system default language.
  • Reorganized the long list of subjects in the documentation, in order to make it more accessible. 
August 8th, 2006

A2Unplugged Premier Episode released

The premier episode of A2Unplugged, the Apple II Podcast, has just been released. Show notes and many other details are all being worked out still, but in the meantime, you can check the show out at http://www.a2unplugged.com/

April 2nd, 2006

This Week in Tech covers Apple Computer history

The Leo LaPorte podcast This Week in Tech covers Apple Computer, Inc.’s 30th birthday, with extensive discussion by some of the earliest Apple employees and lots of stories about the Apple-1 and Apple II. Check it out!

December 20th, 2005

Woz on This Week in Tech

This Week in Tech (also known as TWiT), a weekly podcast on technology in a roundtable format, has a special guest this week: Steve Wozniak, inventor of the Apple-1 and Apple II computers and co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc.

July 27th, 2005

ClickIP released

Ryan Suenaga released ClickIP, the first third party module for the SideClick Contextual Menu Manager. ClickIP displays the IP address assigned to your Apple IIgs. Freeware in beta form; download it from Ryan’s web site or wait for the release from the Syndicomm library.

July 20th, 2005

Syndicomm announces The Definitive GS+: Volume One

Ryan Suenaga, Editor-in-Chief of Juiced.GS magazine, announced the availability of Volume One of The Definitive GS+, a CD-ROM collection of the software and searchable PDF reproductions of the paper contents of the first volume of GS+ Magazine. To be available for $25 through the Syndicomm Online Store; $20 to KansasFest 2005 attendees.

December 12th, 2004

DictioNDA released as public alpha

Ryan Suenaga has released a new NDA, this time as a public alpha (there is at least one known bug which will result in some users not seeing some results) called DictioNDA, a dict client for the Marinetti using IIgs. A dict client is a program that lets you look up definitions of words and phrases in Internet dictionaries.

November 14th, 2004

Updated NDAs by Ryan Suenaga

New versions of Ryan Suenaga’s three released New Desk Accessories: MyIP.NDA, TheirIP.NDA, and MailChecker.NDA have been uploaded to his World Wide Web site as well as the Syndicomm A2 Library. These all implement minor bug fixes. See http://lamp.a2central.com/ryans_software to download these new versions.

October 7th, 2004

MailChecker.NDA public beta released

Continuing his theme of TCP/IP based Internet utilities for the Apple IIgs, Ryan Suenaga has released another public beta New Desk Accessory, this one dubbed MailChecker.NDA. MailChecker.NDA reports to the user how much mail is in a POP3 mailbox. Requires System 6.0.1, Marinetti 2.0.1 or later, and a working TCP/IP connection. Like the rest of his software, MailChecker.NDA is available at http://lamp.a2central.com/ryans_software.

September 5th, 2004

TheirIP.NDA 1.0b2, then 1.0b3 released

In a classic case of staying up too late coding, TheirIP.NDA 1.0b2 was released with a significant bug that prevented the resolving of domain names; to compensate, programmer Ryan Suenaga stayed up later and completed TheirIP.NDA 1.0b3, which fixes that bug. It can be downloaded at: http://lamp.a2central.com/ryans_software/TheirIP.NDA/TheirIP1b3.BXY. The new version also fixes a bug related to drawing controls in the window.

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