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Adventures with my Apple IIc Part 2 – Using ADTPro

Ordering the parts The best way to communicate to the Apple is via a brilliant piece of software called ADTPro, firstly we need some bits: DB9 Serial to USB Adapter – there are two main types, one with FTDI chipset, one … Continue reading

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Adventures with my Apple IIc Part 1

The Apple II was the first computer that our family owned, it was the first and only computer in my life from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. When the opportunity came up recently to re-acquire one from eBay … Continue reading

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My favourite keyboards

The keyboard is the part of computing that we interact with the most, yet most people are content to use the keyboard that the computer originally bundled with.  The emphasis of most computer packages is towards minimising cost and this … Continue reading

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How Apple, Google and Microsoft seek to be the centre of our digital lives

The answer to this question comes down to how each of these three tech giants view the world. Look at how these company make their money: Apple – Device focused Google – Advertising focused Microsoft – Windows focused Apple seek … Continue reading

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Farewell iMac G5

It is with a tinge of sadness that write this piece…  My faithful companion is now in a different place… The iMac G5 holds a special place in my heart.  It is the first Macintosh that I brought brand new. … Continue reading

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Tactile keyboards for Mac and iOS

I was in the market for a new keyboard for my Mac and iPad I only had a short checklist: Mac specific – if the keyboard had a Windows key, it would immediately be struck off the list. Tactile – … Continue reading

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Backup and Storage on a Mac

The issue of storage and backup is critical.  Storage and backup is where data lives.  If data is lost, business can be lost or worse, personal memories are lost. The two main issues of concern with data: Faster access (the … Continue reading

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