Vintage Apples: 3 videos show top games from Mac Performa series, iMac G3 and Apple Pippin

Vintage Apples: 3 videos show top games from Mac Performa series, iMac G3 and Apple Pippin

"applemctom" on YouTube is fond of vintage Macs and the games that ran on them. Although these games look crude in comparison to what we're used to now, they represent some of the best games and educational apps that ran on the Macs of a bygone era. In the three short videos following, you'll see retro gaming on the Apple Macintosh Performa series (1992 - 1997), the iMac G3 (1998), and the short-lived Apple Pippin gaming console (1996-1997). Enjoy!

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Slickwraps Retro Case protects your iPhone like it's 1984

Slickwraps Retro Case protects your iPhone like it's 1984

As a blogger who writes more than his share of reviews of iPhone cases, I get a lot of them at no cost for review purposes. That's why it's a bit surprising that the case I'm currently protecting my iPhone 7 Plus with is one I paid for. With just one look, I knew I had to open my wallet, get out the credit card, and purchase the Slickwraps Retro Case ($36.99) to adorn my iPhone.

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Belkin releases MIXIT DuraTek USB-C cable and takes a trip down memory lane

Belkin releases MIXIT DuraTek USB-C cable and takes a trip down memory lane

Few accessory manufacturers have been around since the dawn of the Mac, but one was actually in existence pre-Mac: Belkin. The company was founded by Chet Pipkin (current CEO), who started building cables on his parents' dining room table in 1983. Now the company is well-known to most Apple users for its wide range of accessories, and today Belkin released its latest product -- the US$29.99 MIXIT DuraTek USB-C cable.

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AWT News Update: June 9, 2016

AWT News Update: June 9, 2016

A lot of fun, interesting, and historical Apple news today:

  • Take fun retro photos with BitCam, a 20th anniversary gift app from Iconfactory.
  • Facebook's iOS app now supports upload and viewing of 360° spherical photos
  • Two more metro areas -- and one national rail service -- gain transit direction support on Apple Maps
  • Apple co-founder and legend Steve Jobs met with the head of a team building a lightweight and inexpensive car way back in 2010
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You can fit an original iPhone display between the app icons on an iPad Pro

You can fit an original iPhone display between the app icons on an iPad Pro

Dennis Munsie pointed out yesterday on Twitter the immense size of the iPad Pro screen by noting that the distance between app icons on the new tablet's display is wider than the original iPhone display. That's 324 pixels (on the Pro) compared to the width of the first iPhone display at 320 pixels.

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Retro iPhone 6s / 6s Plus both classy and pricy

Retro iPhone 6s / 6s Plus both classy and pricy

Does anyone have $1,699 they can lend me? If so, I'm going to run right out and spend it on a frivolous purchase, but one that's incredibly cool. The ColorWare iPhone 6s Retro ($1,599) and iPhone 6s Plus Retro ($1,699) harken back to the days of the beige case and color logo of the Apple IIe.

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