Category: Apple Inc.

Items of news from Apple, Inc.

Retro computing event in Melbourne Australia April 2019

The Great Oz Retro-Fest, (GORF) is a multi-day event celebrating the personal computing platforms of the 1970s, 80s and 90s including the Apple, Microbee, Commodore, Atari, Sinclair and other 8- and 16-bit computer lines. GORF is being produced by Teaching Electronics and Computing History (TECH) Inc. which is an Australian not-for-profit association. GORF is happening […]

QFest 12 Announcement

From the europlus zone blog: From our Northern Apple ][ Compadres comes the following announcement: I am very happy to announce QFest 12, to be held in Brisbane on Saturday 27 April 2019, concurrent with WOzFest 12:00 and GORF, starting around midday Brisbane time (UTC+10:00). As with previous QFests, there will be projects to work on, and an Applesauceon hand. […]

RetroChallenge 2018/04 Opens

The 2018/04 RetroChallenge is now taking entries for their event.   RetroChallenge is an bi-annual event sponsored by John W. Linville in an effort to further the retro computing hobby.   Entry rules pretty much sum up the feeling of the event: it is a bit like the opposite of Global Thermonuclear War — the only way […]

Steve Jobs’ Choices Documentary

A new film called “Steve Jobs’ Choices” is on IndieGoGo, produced by 8-Bit Generation who also produced “The Commodore Wars.”  The documentary looks intriguing from the posted trailer.  They have assembled some impressive interviews with people like John Sculley, Mike Markkula, Steve Wozniak, Andy Hertzfeld, Al Alcorn, Dan Kottke, Larry Tesler, Jay Elliot, Paul Terrel, […]

Is your iCloud suddenly in China?

When Apple decided to move all of its China Based iCloud accounts to a chinese based partner company, Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) , which is run by the local government, it also swept up a number of accounts which were US based.   According to TechCrunch, this number is low but all the same is quite unalarming […]