After years of dedicated development and testing, David Schmenk announced the release of VM02 1.0 — a Java compatible VM for the Apple II series. With VM02, an entirely new and exciting frontier for application development has just opened up for the Apple II. David’s announcement is attached:
15 years and counting, Juiced.GS still going strong
With the recent announcement of Volume 15, Issue 1 being sent to subscribers, it dawned on me that Juiced.GS has achieved a major milestone — 15 years of continuous print publication — the longest Apple II-centric publication run ever. Not bad for a magazine dedicated to a vintage, decades-obsolete line of personal computers and the […]
Juiced.GS Volume 15, Issue 1 now available
Volume 15, Issue 1 (March 2010) of Juiced.GS, the last remaining Apple II publication in print, shipped today to all subscribers. This 24-page issue features a review of the USB and Bluetooth expansion card known as the iDisk; the conclusion to Ivan Drucker’s tutorial on programming in Structured Applesoft; the first in a four-part series […]
RetroMacCast interviews the Huston Brothers
RetroMacCast interviews the Huston Brothers, former Apple employees from ‘back in the day’ that have recently auctioned off a collection of early Apple prototype hardware and other rare, valuable memorabilia. The interview contains interesting historical anecdotes that may surprise Apple II aficionados — so we won’t spoil the podcast by revealing anything here.
Silvern Castle 9.4 released
Jeff Fink has released version 9.4 of Silvern Castle, a free RPG similar to Wizardry and written almost entirely in Applesoft BASIC.
DigiSoft Innovations releases Apple IIGS Music Collection
DigiSoft Innovations has released the Apple IIGS Music Collection, a free 5 CD compendium of SoundSmith, NoiseTracker and other music formats for your listening pleasure.
Apple //e Functional Test Card
Now and then I come across a piece of Apple II hardware I haven’t seen before and want to learn more about, or an item so rare and interesting that you can’t help but appreciate for it’s historical or collectible value. Today, courtesy of my friend James Littlejohn, we’re looking at the Apple //e Functional […]
“Lost” Dharma II Plus replica on eBay
Take an otherwise unremarkable Apple II Plus, put some stickers on it that make it resemble the Dharma computer from the popular television series “Lost” and viola… you have the makings for a clever way to potentially get a little extra moolah out of that plain old machine.
ADTPro 1.1.5 released
With the release of ADTPro 1.1.5, Laser 128 and Franklin 500 users get support for their built-in serial ports (among other enhancements). David Schmidt’s full announcement is attached: A little help here for our clone friends: the Laser 128 can now go full throttle at 115.2kbps, and the Franklin Ace 500 correctly auto-selects its modem […]
Early Apple prototypes and products on eBay
Mike Willegal wrote in about Dick and Cliff Huston, two brothers who worked at Apple (employees 25 and 27) from 1977 to mid 1984. The Huston Brothers are auctioning off a collection of early prototypes on eBay. You can learn more about each item and it’s authenticity at Cliff Huston’s web site.