The Northern Spy — New and Better

The Northern Spy

by Rick Sutcliffe Apple’s new introductions this month are the iPhoneXR and XS, plus the Watch series 4. The latter is becoming more interesting with each new generation, and smart watches seem to have found their principal niche as fitness assistants. The Spy notes, however, that some insurance companies are offering special rates for customers […]

New Uthernet II Pre-Orders Begin

Glenn Jones of A2RetroSystems announced that Pre-orders for the new Uthernet II cards for the Apple IIe and IIgs were being taken in an email to the Uthernet mailing list.  The new cards, according to the website are based on the Wiznet W5100 chip. It has an embedded hardware IP stack. Contiki, IP65, Marinetti and […]

General Magic Documentary

An important documentary about the origins of many modern technologies, “General Magic,” premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival.  General Magic was founded in 1990 to reinvent telephony, and in 1994 – over a decade before the iPhone – they shipped one of the first smartphones and created a voice assistant. The visionaries at […]