April 29 , 2013 - Hammondsport Mac Users Group
ATTENDING: Tom B, Bob S, Jerry L, Gene N, Janet S, Nancy D and Bill N.
TOPIC : Old School
Thanks to Bob S for sharing the website of Susan Kare who designed many of the early Apple icons such as Clarus. See how to make your own animated GIFs using the free app GIFfun.
Jerry shared pictures and interesting details of IBM computers from his college days.
The HMUG group took a trip down memory lane by looking at some of the highlights of Apple computers over the past 40 years. Tom showed a history of Apple innovations and products which had a major impact on the computers we use today. He also brought a vintage 1993 PowerBook 520c (which wouldn't power up - it turned out the AC adapter had failed).
An intact and working first generation Apple-1 computer that originally sold for $666.66 in 1976, recently brought $374,500 at a Sotheby’s auction in New York. There are believed to be less than 50 of these rare 36-year-old Apple-1 computers, and only about half a dozen are still known to work. Story from IT NEWS .
The Macintosh was introduced in this famous Super Bowl ad of 1984.
MORE APPLE HISTORY
50 Things We Miss About Old-School Apple
Looking Back at 11 Years of Mac OSX
The Vintage Mac Museum
Apple History - see video of Steve Jobs introducing the original Mac and iMac
Old Apps for Mac - apps for OSX systems 10.0 (Cheetah) through 10.6 (Snow Leopard) - find earlier versions of popular software such as Quicktime, Skype, Safari and many more.
GIFfun - make your own animated GIFs - free app (download 793kb - works with OSX 10.1 up)
Moultrie Camera - take wildlife photos day and night - very easy to use - just insert 4 C batteries, put in the SanDisk card, turn switch to ON - then leave the camera. Images recorded on the SD disk can be viewed later by inserting into the SD Reader slot of a MacBook Pro. More info here.
IN THE NEWS
Man Traces Stolen Laptop to Iran - blogs photos of new owners
stolencamerafinder - locate pictures on the web taken by your camera from EXIF data
Apple Implements two-factor authentication for Apple IDs - read more
What's The Best PC to Run Windows? - it is the Apple MacBook Pro according to a report by PC management firm Soluto in a recent survey - read more
Stick it to your Mac - interesting decals to modify the glowing Apple on your computer
Even Marat misses the old days of Mac
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