This link is very interesting for all iPod users. How to sync iPods without deleting music : http://techchannel.radioshack.com/sync-ipod-deleting-music-1664.html
This is my first post after a long vacation! I really tried to keep in touch and do some research but for so many reasons I couldn’t get back on track and actually I was most of the time “off line”.
We are on our way through 2014 and I’m glad to see you’re all still using PowerPC! I was pleasantly surprised to see that people have started collecting the PowerPCs…I saw that the G3s have gone straight to the “rare list” and noted an iBook clamshell on eBay costing over $200. The message is simple: if you’re lucky enough to have one, then hold on to it because you might get way more in a few years!
A while ago I received an e-mail from Zen (PowerPC Liberation: http://powerpcliberation.blogspot.com) telling me that a copycat was mirroring his blog. I was very surprised that we get to this point where people would steal material for unknown reasons, because if this person is looking to make money with ads, frankly PowerPC material is not the most popular technology online! Also he copied everything and I mean EVERYTHING. So please, as we are becoming a very united and close group if you guys see something suspicious let’s give a heads up to each other and share information. We PowerPC users know where to get news/information and if there is a new blog with a suspicious material let’s report it.
I’m glad to know that Zen found out and reported to Google and they removed the copycat blog.
I have new recommended blogs/sites that I’ve stumbled across, and highly recommend that you all take note of what they’re posting.
* My Abandonware – http://www.myabandonware.com If you are looking for an old game here is place to start. Games from 1980 to 2002.
* FreeSMUG – http://www.freesmug.org/start If you’re looking for Open Source software that is still available to your Mac PowerPC, then here is place to stop by and take a look around. Graphic section is really good!
* MacOS9Lives – http://www.macos9lives.com This blog will definitely will bring you back to the roots. I can see you taking your G3/G4 machine out of the closet and powering it back on. Mac OS 9 Lives (just saying).
I found this very interesting: http://www.macyourself.com/2010/01/07/solution-to-finder-error-code-36-in-10-6-when-copying-folders/
SeaMonkey for PowerPC just released (2.22.1) – Leopard 10.5
- Additional Functionality: QuickDraw Plugin capability has been restored.
*MacPowerPC Gaming – http://powerpcgaming.wordpress.com – Great blog dedicated for PowerPC gamers. All gamers is time to turn on your machines and enjoy some great options.
Maid Tamashi Studio Is about to release in 2014 an Android Software for Mac PowerBooks (PowerPC). We just hope to hear very soon from them. More informations:
It’s time to update your SeaMonkey to 2.21 (Additional functionality: QuickDraw plugin capability has been restored).
Also I found this post very nice, if you have time take a look: http://clausstiekallesoe.org/post/44451908487/can-we-still-use-older-hardware-for-our-daily-needs
Recently our friends from PowerPC Liberation – http://powerpcliberation.blogspot.com – celebrated a birthday. Like me, these guys tirelessly work to ensure our beloved PowerPCs stay relevant. We wish them all the best and many more years of PowerPC related blogging to come. Some of their focus has been to keep Mac OS X running for applications that do not require internet, for internet material they are 100% Linux for security reason. Keep your eyes on PowerPC Liberation because they continue to provide good information about how to transit from Mac to Linux and all the Linux related applications that you just can’t live without!
* Tech Laggard – http://www.techlaggard.com/ – I really like this video, its totally worth watching.
* The Mother Ship – http://macmothership.com – Awesome Web-Site with great information about Macintosh and Lisa. The Galleries are great and don’t forget to visit once you click the link, which displays historic flyers, ads, brochures, etc. The information spans from 1976 to 2002…it’s fascinating! Mac Mother Ship has done a beautiful layout on their web site. Way to Go!
* Elvira Sweeney’s Old Mac Love – http://elvirasweeney.com/oldmac/index.html – Why not browse some random information to see what people think about the G4.
* OldVersion – http://www.oldversion.com/mac/ – Because newer is not always better. And that is what this web site is all about.
* Humanize Technology – https://techuman.wordpress.com They do have good material related to Technology and some PowerPC material.
* HappyMacs – Quadras, Cubes and G5s – http://happymacs.wordpress.com Awesome blog also working with Pre-Intel Macs material. I just found it because they made some good comments on our material and we always welcome new blogs to our group.
* GamesWidgets – http://g-a-m-e-w-i-d-g-e-t-s.blogspot.com/ – Yes they do deserve a space here, this blog is awesome, I always find good games to run on DashBoard.
SeaMonkey Release 2.20 version (Free): QuickDraw plugin capability has been restored. Mac OS X 10.5
This information is very interesting: http://morrick.me/archives/6292
Mac Icon Pillows anyone? This is really cool. It sounds like a Fan-Boy, but these pillows will look fantastic in any Mac Collection.
So let me guess…you bought a second hand Mac computer for a great price and you did not ask or the seller if he/she had the original intall discs and now you have a machine that displays it’s previous owner’s name, which annoys the hell out of you.
The first thing you need to do is create a user account (PLEASE) as Administatror.
After that you can change the name by going into System Preferences > Sharing and on the top “Computer Name” You just type the name you want it to read.
Also you can do the same trick on Terminal…which I recognize that some of you hate messing with it, but I also understand that others have a lot of fun.
sudo scutil –set HostName new_hostname
Simply replace new-hostname with any name you want your hostname to be changed to, like MacPowerPC.
sudo scutil –set HostName MacPowerPC (press enter)
You will be asked for admin password:
In addition to HostName, LocalHostName and ComputerName can be changed.
It’s worth taking a look at this too – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428
I found this post very interesting for second hand buyer. No password, no root, no cd? No problem! – http://www.macobserver.com/tip/2003/06/16.1.shtml
If you guys have some tricks about changing name or something similar, please leave on comments. Thank you for sharing
I understand that a few of you won’t like the idea that the PowerPC is not allowed on Apple’s App Store but just imagine an App Store Card with a value of U$10,000. Did you start salivating? I would buy tons of music and apps for my iPhone and as long as any PowerPC user could use this card on the iTunes Store, would make me happy. I would be able to download all the new records that I want to listen to and because it was free money, I’d try out new bands I’d never heard of before! So I don’t want to get too excited, so I will stop here. The good news is that PowerPC users still have a shot at this, even without an App Store on our machines… you go to this link, fill out the form and cross your fingers: http://www.apple.com/ca/itunes/50-billion-app-countdown/entry-form/
Good luck…I understand that they are about to hit 50 billion downloads worldwide!
http://apple.com + Some new blogs
What do you guys think about a PowerPC forum? Our friend created one and we are happy to share it with you. Also we have some new blogs coming out to better support the PowerPC community. As you know we take pride in supporting the outcasts, because apparently the Mac PowerPC is one of them! You also can see this post later in Recommended.
PowerPC Forum - http://macintoshwasteland.com
MacMiniG4 – http://macminig4.wordpress.com
TheChurchofApple – http://thechurchofapple.com/ This is my sister blog, it’s not PowerPC related but there is great information about Apple.
AllAboutSteveJobs – http://allaboutstevejobs.com/ Oh we defenitely miss Steve Jobs.
MacMotherShip - http://macmothership.com/
MyMac - http://mymac.com – Publishing since 1995
I don’t know if every reader of this blog shares my philosophy that too much protection is never enough, when it comes to technology. In line with this mantra, the first thing I usually do after purchasing new or second hand electronics is to buy some hardware protection. It is my style to ensure I buy this from a different store that I purchase my hardware from, as I’m always looking for a better deal. BTW – Excuse me Apple Store, I don’t think I would ever pay that much money for a Michael Kors case! I’m not questioning the quality but the price is just off the charts! At the end of the day, it’st just a sleeve! Anyone that watches Project Runway knows that at the end of the day the most expensive part of merchandise is the name attached to it. Now, I know that It’s not my job to decide if the price is right or not, but I’m a customer and as a customer I would appreciate someone that could think ahead and create a laptop sleeve that brings more usuability to the customer. I’m pleased to announce that this isn’t crazy talk because someone (actually 2 people) really thought outside of the box and created SafeSleeve!
- SafeSleeve – http://igg.me/at/SafeSleeve/x/2939851
This project is still searching and raising funds to start putting this excelent Sleeve out there. SafeSleeve goes beyond just keeping your laptop protected…in fact, it actually protects you from your laptop! SafeSleeve is a multi-functional laptop accessory that provides protection for your computer when on the go and in use; and most importantly, personal protection from Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Radiation.
SafeSleeve also provides a desktop workstation that includes a mouse pad and is optimized to allow airflow to your laptop on any surface. In my opinion, this is a great touch, especially for those that are travelling all the time, as it’s not practical to rely on the provisions of your airplane seatback support, or the scratched, dirty surface of your local coffee shop.
SafeSleeve is a lightweight, sleek and stylish sleeve that will fit and protect most laptops. This combination of features, its sleek and stylish design, and premium quality makes SafeSleeve a must own for any laptop user.
You can also check this post out in our new Review section.
When we stop to think about how the internet has changed in last ten years it’s almost unbelievable. When the internet first started, most people didn’t know how to handle it and to get to the position that we are today is just awesome. Most PowerPC users are old enough to remember how things were in the early 1990s and now twenty years later we see that the most common thing is to share information and sync devices on the cloud..,it’s just a common fact of computer life now! A while ago, I was very impressed because Google released a new operating system entitled Google Chromium, which ran on the web, which I thought would change everything, especially the way we purchase computers. The cloud services were also something which improved and brought everything to another level in a short time span. Citrix ShareFile is thinking ahead and decide to hone in and focus on the business market.
Citrix ShareFile – It’s easy to use, Professional and Secure. It’s the easiest way to share large business files with your choice of one person or a hundred. Just click to send a file link on a navigation bar, enter an e-mail address and upload your file. It uploads files up to 10GB in size. Desktop tools, mobile apps or just launch your browser to manage your account.
Citrix also offers Secure Virtual Data Room.
For a Free Trial, prices and more informations please visit: http://www.sharefile.com/