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Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Tiny Macintosh Computer While it Charges

Turning the Apple Watch on its side while it’s charging overnight puts it in Nightstand Mode so you can always see the time. But with Elgato’s amusing new W3 stand, instead of a tiny alarm clock, your Apple Watch becomes a miniature replica of the original Macintosh computer on your bedside table. Read More >>

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Take One Last Tour of Tekserve, New York’s ‘Original Apple Store’

Tekserve has been in New York City, on 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, for nearly thirty years. Today was its last. This morning, Tekserve began a live auction selling off everything in its inventory, including the private collection of its co-founder, Dick Demenus. Read More >>

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Can You Spot All the Apple Gags in This Poster of a 1984 Macintosh?

This new print by UK design outfit Dorothy looks like your average Macintosh cross-section schematic. But instead of web of wires and chips, there’s an entire miniature world dedicated to the history and legacy of Apple and the Mac. Read More >>

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Turn a Broken 1986 Macintosh Plus Into an Amusing Bin

Here’s a great way to enrage the Apple fans in your life whom put all of the company’s creations on a pedestal. Imgur user hahabird converted the shell from a classic 1986 Macintosh Plush into a bin, complete with a spring-loaded screen flap. Read More >>

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A Wooden Macintosh Replica Proves the Original Deserved a Flashy Gold Keyboard

For years Love Hultén has been making gamers jealous of his woodworking and electronics skills with hand-crafted arcade cabinets, portable consoles, and handheld gaming units. But now he’ll be the envy of Mac fans too with a new replica of the original Macintosh he calls the Golden Apple. Read More >>

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30 Years of Apple’s Guided Tours, From Awkward to Amazing

The Apple Watch has started hitting wrists with one of the most incredibly enormous user guides ever produced for an Apple product: 23 topics, almost 100 pages, not even including the 10 videos produced to teach people how to use this thing. Apple started creating “guided tours” for its new products back in 1984—here are some highlights from over the years. Read More >>

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This Website Charts Apple’s Interesting Music Tastes Since the ’80s

Apple is not the same company it was under Steve Jobs' stewardship. Any company that starts in a small garage in Cupertino and grows into a massive corporation pulling in £110 billion a year. Over the decades, as new product categories, more powerful processors, and new tech philosophies have matured with Apple so have their musical tastes. Read More >>

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The Best Typeface Apple Ever Had

It was square, squat, and inherently cute. It was friendly. It was easy to use. I'm talking about the beige box with the blue grinning face that came to live with us in 1985. But I'm also talking about the font that came with it. Read More >>

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Here’s How a 1984 Macintosh Tutorial Taught People to Use a Mouse

A generation of us grew up interacting with computers through a mouse—but that has not always case and will not always be the case. (Hi there toddlers on iPads!) When the Macintosh 128K debuted in 1984, it had to teach users how to point, click, and drag with a charming, game-filled mouse tutorial. Read More >>

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It Took More Than Just iPhones to Shoot Apple’s New Ad

With Macintosh turning 30 this year, you'd think Apple would go big. Maybe they'd spring for another Super Bowl commercial like the 1984 ad that changed the way the world thinks about computers. Nah… they just made an Apple promo reel that was shot entirely on iPhones—with a little help, of course. Read More >>

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Apple is Probably Going to Run a Sequel to its “1984” Ad During the Super Bowl

30 years ago, the Los Angeles Raiders were slaughtering the Washington Redskins at halftime in SuperBowl XVIII, when America was stopped in it's tracks by a gal with an Brigitte Nielsen haircut and a hammer, running towards the screen. Read More >>

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Watch Steve Jobs Show Off the Mac in Footage Unseen Since 1984

Thirty years ago the landscape of personal computing was vastly different. That is to say, it hardly existed. Footage of the Mac's initial unveil is out there, but this second, more polished run—a presentation for the Boston Computer Society—hasn't been available since the event itself back on January 30th 1984. Read More >>

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Macintosh 128K Teardown: A Time Capsule With Keyboard and Mouse

The Mac turns 30 today, and what better way to celebrate than with a good ol' fashioned autopsy. iFixit proves that can be a lot more fun than it sounds with its classic 128K Macintosh teardown, a beautifully gory history lesson. Read More >>

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Happy 30th Birthday Macintosh, the Controversial World-Changer

Today is a very special day for a very special computer. This is the computer that started it all, the device that changed everything, the very thing that kicked off the era of the personal computer. Happy 30th birthday, Macintosh. It's been quite a trip. Read More >>