Michael Mahon announced the release of NadaNet 3.1 via Usenet newsgroup comp.sys.apple2 today. The latest version of NadaNet, version 3.1, is now released. This is a minor update, containing one new command, &PEEKPOKE, providing a reliable atomic primitive for acquiring a lock in a multiprocessor environment. It supplements the existing &PEEKINC command. In addition, the […]
Before affordable floppy disk drives were introduced, cassette tapes were the most commonly used media to store programs and data on early personal computers. While inexpensive, most cassette tape drives were slow (no random access) and sometimes a near masochistic hassle to use. Some early Apple II users (like me) may recall tweaking their tape […]
The May 2010 issue of Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine is now available for all users to download. You will need the latest version of the Adobe PDF viewer to read the magazine. See the A.P.P.L.E. website at http://www.callapple.org and follow the Current Issue link for the magazine.
The guys at Mac software developer Panic use an iPad to load “Jed’s Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)”, a demo program written in Applesoft BASIC, onto an Apple //e via it’s cassette port. Proof positive that Apple continues to (indirectly) support the Apple II; products like the Macintosh and iPad are among the best Apple II […]
Charles “Cecil” Fretwell, noted Apple II technical writer, analyst and reviewer passed away May 11, 2010. His numerous publishing credits include articles that appeared in Call-A.P.P.L.E., TechAlliance, the APDA Journals, Assembly Lines, inCider/A+ and NAUG. Cecil specialized in programming utilities, and dissecting and documenting code. He frequently analyzed versions of AppleWorks, ProDOS, and BASIC.System to […]
The A2GS-L01 Project Team has posted an update, including information on features, specifications and recent battery tests. Even better, it looks like they’re still on track to demo the prototype(s) at KansasFest 2010. Personally, I can hardly wait to see it.
The following was received from the team at BrainSystems (via Bill Martens) today: BrainSystems Is Proud to Announce GSBarnDoor Accelerator 13 May 2010 Finally, The ponies are let loose! You want horse power? You are fixing to see horse power! GSBarnDoor is the latest in Apple IIgs Accelerator technology. No longer will acceleration require a […]
Ryan Suenaga released FishNDA, a new desk accessory for the Apple IIgs that tells you whether actor Abe Vigoda is still among the living. Although Ryan bills this as “the stupidest program in the history of computing”, we know it’s a tech demo for even more interesting projects to come…
Drew ][ takes a brief look at UtilityLaunch 2 for the Apple IIgs on his blog. This application launcher was written by George R. Wilde in 1992. An excerpt: UtilityLaunch is an application launcher for the GS. It can run independently or replace START as your initial program when you boot to GS/OS. It provides […]