December 31st, 2015

Juiced.GS Volume 20, Issue 4 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 20, Issue 3 (Sep 2015)Volume 20, Issue 4 (Dec 2015) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, is now arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes. This issue features a review of the Uthernet II networking card; an interview with anonymous cracker 4am; Lucia Grossberger Morales’ recounting of her collaboration with Bob Bishop and the creation of SpaceLace; an examination of how ProDOS deletes and undeletes files; the shocking conclusion to Detective Pomme and Colonel Hexings’ latest mystery; and much, much more — including a 5.25" floppy disk with some special surprises!

This is Juiced.GS‘s fourth quarterly issue of 2015, its twentieth year in print. The collected 2015 volume is now available at a discounted price. Subscriptions for 2016 are also available at $19 each for United States customers, $24 for readers in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international customers.

December 8th, 2015

Bob Bishop’s Apple II for sale (via eBay)

The estate of Bob Bishop has been selling off his various collections, and have now posted Bob’s modified Apple II (serial #13) to eBay. It’s not completely original but no one should care. This is the machine that Mr. Bishop used to program all of the nifty software we know so well, like APPLE-VISION, APPLE-TALKER and DUNG BEETLES. UPDATE (Dec 15, 2015, 4:58 PM EST): The computer sold for 1$7,877.00 USD + $18.80 S&H.

December 7th, 2015

Apple2ix for Android

Hi there,

I would like to announce “Apple2ix”, a new Apple //e emulator app for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.deadc0de.apple2ix.basic).

The Apple2ix emulator is designed for cross-platform (Mac/Linux/*BSD desktop and iOS/Android mobile), only the Android version is officially released and supported at this time. The source code primarily derives from the discontinued “apple2-emul-linux” project from the late ’90s and also contains more recent contributions from AppleWin.

Source code and collaboration is through GitHub: https://github.com/mauiaaron/apple2

Apple2ix features:

  • Apple2ix for Android integrates minimalist “touch keyboard” and “touch joystick” UI elements to make the playing of old arcade titles on a touch screen feel almost seamless
  • Provides support for a wide range of Android 2.3.3 “Gingerbread” and later phones and tablets
  • Minimal permissions (read/write external storage only)
  • Currently out in Play Store for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, U.K., and U.S.plans for more releases as translations become available
  • Free as in beer and free as in liberty

As the primary/sole developer on this side-project of love, I am very much interested in Android bug reports for the Android variant. Stay tuned!

Kind regards,
mauiaaron

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