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Option8 announces new RetroConnector for old-school joysticks

Charles Mangin has announced Option8’s latest RetroConnector will be a joystick shield. For only USD $35, you can now use your much-loved, classic CH Mach II joystick (or any other Apple DB9 or DIP16 joystick) and interface it to your USB equipped Mac or PC for some retro-gaming fun. The joystick shield joins Option8’s family […]

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Wayne Green (1922-2013)

I noticed on my Twitter feed this morning that Matthew Reed marked the passing of Wayne Green, who died September 13th, 2013. Mr. Green published several technical oriented books and magazines, notably BYTE, 73, Kilobaud, 80 Microcomputing and for the Apple II series, inCider. Our condolences go out to Mr. Green’s family and friends. We […]

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Original Mac dev team gathers to remember the Twiggy Drive

As an Apple II fan site, we don’t post very many articles about our frenemy, the Macintosh. That’s unfortunate, because I’ve often felt several of the Macintoshes (especially later models) were amongst the best Apple II peripherals ever made. This story posted on CNET today is an exception, as it features pictures and anecdotes from […]

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Jim Salmons announces The Softalk Apple Project

Jim Salmons has announced The Softalk Apple Project, a site dedicated to preserving one of the most iconic (and ironically short-lived) Apple II magazines ever published. At just four volumes, there are still over 9,100 pages of features, tips, reviews, advertising and Apple II history to be OCR scanned, edited (via crowd-sourcing) and eventually published […]