4play and 4soniq cards demoed at WOzFest ///
The 4play card is an interface for simultaneously connecting 4 digital (Atari style) joysticks to the Apple II for multi-player gaming and possibly other creative applications. The 4soniq appears to be a 4 channel stereo card. This is a developing story. More information is forthcoming. PRESS RELEASE Brisbane, Australia, 29 April, 2016 – Alex Lukacz, […]
Ultimate-Micro finalizes release of new Universal Power Suppy
This is an update to our prior post from March 28th, 2016. We’re excited to announce the official release of the Universal PSU Kit and Upgrade service from Ultimate-Micro.com. The Universal PSU works Internationally and with all AC power from 90 to 264V, and 47 to 63Hz. The Universal PCB mounts in any Apple II […]
Tribute to the French United Crackers Klan
Brutal Deluxe is a big fan of the works of the French United Crackers Klan/Miami Software and the group wanted to thank them for what they have brought to the Apple IIgs. Find a page with their software (cracks, demos, games, slide shows, utilities) and source code (yes, source code of ZZCopy ;-)) now @ http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/tribute/fuck/
Vintage Computer Festivals Spring/Summer 2016
Vintage Computer Festivals are like no other events! Come join us for a few days of family-friendly historic computing awesomeness. Each event has a hands-on exhibition hall where you can see and try computers from the 1960s-1980s. There are also keynote lectures, technical classes, special attractions, and much more. There are four U.S. editions of […]
Open Apple #57 (March 2016) : Bill Budge!
This month on Open Apple, we sit down with legendary Apple II programmer, Bill Budge. In addition to being an icon of Apple II gaming and graphics, he is the number-one-requested guest by listeners of the show. Mike and Quinn are very excited he was able to make some time to talk to them, and […]
Drop /// Inches #16: Taylor Pohlman
In this episode of Drop /// Inches, we interview Taylor Pohlman, who joined Apple in 1979 and became the Apple /// Product Marketing Manager in 1981, managing the “Reintroduction” of the Apple ///. He is also well known for the series of columns in Softalk magazine (“The Third BASIC”) introducing concepts in Business BASIC programming. […]
ZDNet posts article on how communist-era clones of the Apple II influenced today’s technologists
ZDNet has posted an interesting story on how clones of popular computers (notably, copies of the Apple II) built during the communist era have influenced today’s technologists in Bulgaria, Romania and other former Soviet Bloc countries. Even today, the Apple II Community is benefiting; Plamen Vayssilov’s A2Heaven.com is a great example.
“Classic Computing: The Complete Historically Brewed” now a free download
Back in 2011, David Greelish ran a successful Kickstarter to republish “Historically Brewed”, a series of ‘zines for fans of retro-computing. It was one of the first Kickstarter projects I’ve backed, and I was pleased with the results. It’s not an Apple II-specific ‘zine, but there are plenty of articles of interest for the Apple […]
Berlin GeekFest 2015 recordings (how did we miss these?) with Andy Hertzfeld, Randy Wigginton, Daniel Kotke and more
Seriously, how did we miss these cool recordings? You can listen to them here.