This month on Open Apple we present an early holiday gift, in the form of an epic three hour episode. We sit down for a great conversation with Apple II legend Randy Brandt, perhaps best known for his work at Beagle Bros. We go deep on Beagle Bros, exploring the making of their quirky, innovative […]
Kevin Smallwood to release GBBSPro under the GPL
Kevin Smallwood announced in the Facebook Apple II Enthusiasts forum that he intends to release the GBBSPro bulletin board system (along with ACOS and other related products) under the GPL. Kevin is the current owner of the GBBSPro product. To my fellow Apple // fans. Tony Diaz and I are going to GPL the GbbsPro […]
CFFA 3000 run #4 delayed until November 2015
In an e-mail to interested buyers, Rich Dreher dropped the bombshell that the next run of CFFA 3000 boards will be delayed until November 2015! The community had been looking forward to early spring 2015 for availability. Rich’s announcement is posted below: Dear Apple II fans, You are receiving this email because you have expressed […]
David Schmenk releases updated PLASMA
PLASMA for the Holidays (For all you programmer types looking to escape from the relatives this week) Just like last year, here is an update to the PLASMA sandbox (an Apple II IDE to play around with PLASMA). It is (sort of) self-documenting progression through some PLASMA example code. PLASMA has grown up a lot […]
UltimateApple2 preparing to release several new products
Anthony Martino and Henry Courbis are about to offer for sale several new products. First up is the new ‘8 MEG RAM CARD v2.0′ for the Apple IIGS that is switch selectable between 4MB-8MB in 1MB increments, making it fully compatible with both the ROM 01 and ROM 3 Apple IIGS. We’re anticipating being able […]
Pictures of upcoming Carte Blanche II posted
A gallery showing the upcoming programmable Carte Blanche II from AppleLogic is available online for viewing here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6UD-1FjUTjkZ0NmZF9Zb0VUSjg&usp=sharing Contact AppleLogic SOON if you want to get on the waiting list!
Apple luminary Bob Bishop passes
The Facebook Apple II Enthusiast’s forum is discussing the sad news that Bob Bishop, famed programmer and early Apple employee has passed away. Call-A.P.P.L.E. has a nice write-up of what’s known so far, and the KansasFest site has posted a tribute to Bob, who was keynote speaker at KansasFest 2011. RIP Mr. Bishop.
Tecnobytes sells out limited batch of Apple IDE cards… more coming soon
Tecnobytes Classic Computers announced yesterday via the Facebook Apple II Enthusiasts forum a small run of 10 boards for their new Apple IDE card (a ‘replica’ of the original CFFA v2.0 from R&D Automation) would be for sale. Within a few hours, they were quickly snapped up for $125 each (including shipping). Tecnobytes promises more […]
Open Apple #40.5: Quinn and Mike watch The Goldbergs
Now for something completely different. We have a bit of a gap between shows here on Open Apple, due to the timing of some interviews we have lined up. Rather than keep you waiting, we thought we’d try something wacky. In this “episode” of Open Apple, Quinn and Mike sit down together and watch The […]
French Touch releases new demo ‘Unlimited Bobs’
You can get more info and download French Touch productions from http://www.ctrl-pomme-reset.fr/french-touch/.