According to a post on comp.sys.apple2 by Warren Ernst, the entire Beagle Bros. TimeOut series of AppleWorks enhancements has been reclassified as freeware and will eventually be posted to the Beagle Bros Software Repository. Warren deserves credit for running down the reclassification of these titles, and we extend our thanks on behalf of a grateful […]
RetroBits podcast series on Apple II computers updated
Jeff Blakeney wrote in to remind me that I haven’t posted that Earl Evans over at RetroBits Podcast, has released part three of a four part series on the Apple II. The most recent podcast focuses on the Apple IIGS.
Apple II CFFA compact flash card review
Alex Lee has posted a lengthy review of Rich Dreher’s CFFA card on his Apple IIgs web site. It includes a step-by-step guide to setting up the card.
Apple II Family Fonts Available as TrueType
Now you can sprinkle a little Apple II in everything you do: Rebecca Gabriella Bettencourt brings what are billed as the “World’s most complete Apple II text font, in TrueType format” In addition to the standard 40/80 column Apple II screen text, a TrueType version of the Apple IIgs system font, Shaston has also been […]
Juiced.GS Volume 13, Issue 4 now available
Volume 13, Issue 4 (December 2008) of Juiced.GS, the last remaining Apple II publication in print, shipped today to all subscribers. This issue features an interview with Ben Heckendorn, creator of the laptop Apple IIGS; a review of Dungeons and Desktops, a history of computer role-playing games; a how-to for converting MOD music files to […]
New floppy drive interface announced
Vladimir Ivanov has posted on newsgroup comp.sys.apple2, information on his latest project; an Apple II interface for PC-style 3.5 MFM floppy drives. Videos of the interface in action are online, and a production run for the interface has been announced. Vladitx’s full announcement is quoted below. Greetings, Friends of mine convinced me on a pet […]
A2Unplugged show #0030 released
Ryan Suenaga presents A2Unplugged, show #0030. In this episode, Ryan interviews noted Apple II developer “Burger” Becky Heineman. A2Unplugged can be freely downloaded from the podcast’s web site, or subscribed to from the Apple iTunes store.
Mike Willegal working on PC to Disk II interface
James Littlejohn wrote in to tell us about Mike Willegal’s latest project, a PC to Disk II interface. Mike has posted an update on the project’s progress over on the Applefritter Apple II forum. Willegal has previously completed other Apple II interfacing projects, and may be best known for his Apple II Revision 0 Replica.
Jason Scott to keynote KansasFest 2009
KANSAS CITY, MO — December 18, 2008 — Technology historian and documentarian Jason Scott will be the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2009, the world’s only Apple II computer convention. Scott, whose documentary about dial-up bulletin board systems was presented at KansasFest 2007, brings with him a comprehensive insight into the Apple II and its role […]
Get Lamp launches its own blog
Jason Scott, creator of BBS: The Documentary, recently created a blog dedicated to his latest project, a documentary of text adventures. The new site, “Taking Inventory“, is “a weblog related to the production of the documentary Get Lamp and the general subject of interactive fiction.” A trailer for this film’s pending release is also available.