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 […]
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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. […]
For a spell, the Steve Jobs Archive was the one go-to place on the web to get a good synopsis of the videos of Steve and the associated grouping. The site contains 43 categories of Steve Jobs’ life and the videos which contain that aspect. After the disappearance of the site, A.P.P.L.E. inquired and apparently […]
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 […]
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, […]
For those of you who write adventure games or interactive fiction, there is another contest out there. The Spring Thing was announced and run by Aaron Reed and the entry deadline is 1 March 2018. Initially held in 2002, The Spring Thing is intended to be an event which brings interactive fiction writers together. This […]
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 […]
Apple, in their latest move to stem the tide of those claiming Apple doesnt pay its fair share of taxes, has released a statement concerning the history of their tax status in Ireland, the UK and payments of taxes to the US government. https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/11/the-facts-about-apple-tax-payments/
MacTracker, the App which tracks all of the Apple hardware has been updated. According to the MacTracker website, the following items have changed in 7.6.6.: Version 7.6.6 – Adds iMac (21.5-inch, 2017), iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017), and iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) – Adds MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017), MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 […]