November 30th, 2006

Juiced.GS 2007 renewals now available

Juiced.GS magazine renewals for the 2007 subscription year are now available for purchase for subscribers in both the United States and the rest of the world. Juiced.GS is the only remaining printed magazine for Apple II users and enthusiasts.

November 28th, 2006

Virtual ][ for Mac OS X updated to version 5.6

Gerard Putter has updated his OS X 8-bit Apple II emulator, Virtual ][, to version 5.6.

What’s new in version 5.6

  • Added full implementation of the Super Serial card, allowing an Apple II program to connect to an actual serial device, such as a dial-up modem.
  • When the application is started for the first time, it now adapts the window size to best match the computer’s main screen.
  • Solved an issue that caused ProDOS to fail when formatting a diskette.
  • Solved an issue that could cause the program to crash when restarting a virtual machine.
  • In very rare circumstances a modified diskette image was not saved when it was ejected. This has been fixed.
  • Solved a minor issue with the print preview button; double-clicking while the print preview was open made the presented output invisible.
  • In the previous release, one of the ImageWriter pictures was missing, resulting in a blinking icon in the devices bar while printing. This has been corrected.
November 17th, 2006

Updated ADTPro now sends bootstrapping code

David Schmidt has updated the ADTPro server software with the ability to send bare-metal bootstrapping code over a serial connection to a DOS-less Apple II. This makes ADTPro one of the most versatile and convenient ways to get your Apple II going again, if you don’t have a copy of DOS or ProDOS on disk.

November 15th, 2006

Alex Freed’s Pseudo-Disk ][ in limited production, on sale now

Alex Freed has made a small production run of about 20 Pseudo-Disk ][ cards, an MMC interface for the Apple II. Get your order in now, they won’t last long.

November 14th, 2006

Interview with VisiCalc inventor, Don Bricklin

Low End Mac has a short interview with Dan Bricklin, who co-developed the Apple II program VisiCalc, the world’s first electronic spreadsheet. Read about his history and what he’s been up to these days, like his latest project, wikiCalc.

November 12th, 2006

Catakig v2.00b3 for Mac OS X available

Colin Klipsch has released a new beta release of Catakig, an open-source emulator for the popular Apple II series of personal computers, supporting the Apple ][, ][+, //e, and //c models.

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November 7th, 2006

A2Unplugged show #0006 released

Ryan Suenaga’s Apple II podcast A2Unplugged, show #0006 is now available for download from the A2Unplugged web site or via iTunes. This edition features an interview with Mike Maginnis, producer and maintainer of The Computist Project.

November 3rd, 2006

October edition of 1MHz! The Apple II Podcast available

The October edition of 1MHz! The Apple II Podcast, is now freely available for download from Carrington Vanston’s website or from the iTunes store.