Podcast hosts Carrington Vanston of the Retro Computing Roundtable and Kay Savetz of ANTIC have joined forces to form a new podcast. Eaten by a Grue is a semi-monthly show in which the two co-hosts play and share their experiences with Infocom interactive fiction. The first two text adventure games they’ve played are Zork I: […]
Lon Seidman, occasional sysop of the Matrix Returns BBS, recently reviewed the Apple IIGS on his popular YouTube channel. The 33-minute video covers such peripherals as the CFFA3000 and software including GS/OS, HyperStudio, Arkanoid II, and California Games. Unfortunately, the Apple IIGS nearly went up in flames during the shoot, resulting in this “yule log“. […]
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Review written by Javier Rivera The apple //c is a little marvel and it is a favorite among retro collectors for its beauty, versatility and size. Lately there has been a lot of development for the platform around storage and display, as media is harder to acquire and slow, and CRT displays are aging and […]
BOY HAVE WE GOT BIG PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND! A2Central has received its TranswarpGS v1.0 clone prototype and we are going to test it in our primary Apple IIGS starting this weekend. The first run of 10 PCBs are intended for testers and developers, with the remainder being sold to a lucky few who have […]
We’re big fans of the Apple IIGS (well, duh) but for all its cool graphics and sound capabilities, it’s kinda pokey when running its native GSOS GUI and compatible applications. That’s why accelerators are always in demand. They replace the stock 2.8MHz processor with a faster 65c816 on a card, usually 7MHz or faster, and […]
If you’ve listened to the latest Open-Apple podcast (#45), you’ll know that Em Maginnis and I have recently had the opportunity to test a few new products from UltimateApple2 and ReactiveMicro. First up is an improved clone of the No-Slot Clock (NSC), aka the Dallas Smartwatch DS1216E. Well, it’s more than a clone, really. It’s […]
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I was recently given a copy of ‘ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation’ by Jonathan Zufi to review. I’ve spent the past week poring over it in my spare time. As I turned each page, I felt mesmerized and pleasantly surprised by the book’s high-quality photography of historical Apple products. Which is odd. I’m […]
For anyone still waiting for your CFFA3000 to arrive in the mail, here’s something to help tide you over. Blake Patterson of the Byte Cellar has posted a nice write-up and demo video of the highly-regarded Apple II card in action. Â Check it out here.