I admit that I regularly get e-mails asking me how to watch Netflix on a PowerPC, so I thought I had better answer this question to the masses. In the past I did some research but I didn’t have time to finish the post. Here are some of the links and resources that I have to share with you:
I don’t have a Netflix account so I’m not sure if works or not.
This Link it says to Delete InstallationCheck from the “Show Package Contents” > “Resources”.
Seeing as how we can do everything else…why not play a bit of Golf from the comfort of your PowerPC and enjoy few hours without having to worry about waking up early for work tomorrow! This is an expansion pack that adds a new Egyptian theme with 18 new holes to your Islands Mini-Golf. The full version of this game can be download here: Island Mini Golf. If you guys are wondering the game is totally Free – (Of Course! We from Mac PowerPC don’t have the luxury to spend money!!). Enjoy your hole in one with Islands Mini-Golf!
Facebook is one of the sole reasons people spend more time in front of a computer than ever before. Personally, I blame timeline because for some reason you always want to check what your friends are doing/sharing. I have a really small list of friends/family and I only add family and friends that I know “in real life”. But anyways when it comes to PowerPC users we are very limited in finding Facebook applications compatible with our system. Some time ago I posted about a menu tab and recently found another option to share with you today:
* Facebook Desktop 1.9 (Shareware) – PowerPC Leopard 10.5. It looks like a browser but its very dynamic and already has tabs for Facebook, Twitter, Chat and Lifestyle. It’s really nice to browse and it ran very well on my iBook 1.07GHz. The only problem is this is a Demo version and you can only run it for 5 minutes at a time. The developer’s web site it’s offline so it’s hard to contact them to get a serial number. Anyways I still think its a good application to share with you:
I wish I had more time to answer all the e-mails I get from my readers and to be able to do some research to help everybody find applications. Unfortunately during the summer it’s difficult to find the time to spend hours in front of my computer. Slowly as summer progresses into fall, you’ll see more from MacPowerPC!
A long time ago, a few people asked me about some applications to edit movies. Obviously, my first answer is iMovie, I don’t do movie editing and if so it’s very basic! In my travels, I’ve come across a great program called Avidemux.
* Avidemux (2.5.3) – Free – PowerPC 10.2 (Jaguar here guys) or later. It’s free open source and multi-platform software. The interface might not be the best thing you have seen but the application is very straightforward. It supports video formats that iMovie does not and is very powerful for a simple cutting, filtering, and encoding. I might have to mention again that its FREE and this is what MacPowerPC is all about.
My Facebook friend Gregory will be very happy because I finally got some time to check out the application that he mentioned on Mac PowerPC’s Facebook Page a long time ago, which I had bookmarked but never had enough time to get to. Here you go!
* Jers Novel Writer 1.1.12 – (Demo $30.00) – http://jerssoftwarehut.com/jers-novel-writer/download-jers-novel-writer – PowerPC friendly Panther / Tiger / Leopard – 10.3/10.4/10.5 – It’s a simple but not restricted writing application. I’m very impressed with the quality of this word processor, as it has everything to keeping you writing and saving your ideas without messing things up. It has a main window like any other word processor but the coolest feature is that it has a tab running along the side that allows you see all your other saved projects! It also has a notes tab that allows you to post all your brainstormed ideas and subjects that keep you on track as you write. In my opinion, this is great software that totally deserves to be installed on your machine. Attention Writers: Now it’s time to make your Mac buddy work a little bit harder.
We decided to make a short post just to bring back some of our most visited posts ever. Some of them are outdated already but the idea of this post is to show you our most “clicked” posts. Thank you guys for your ongoing support of Mac PowerPC!
Just a reminder: Some of these applications I chose because I was running 10.4 / Tiger. After I installed 10.5 / Leopard I had many more options and now most of them have better updates, since the time that I originally made the post.
I found this on Mac OS X Tiger PPC’s Facebook’s page and it seems to be working very well, at least the comments are very positive… It’s basically Adobe Flash 11.5 for PowerPC! I know this steps away from our norm, but the policy of Mac PowerPC is to share all options for PowerPC, with a focus on the free and readily available!
P.S.: This is infact a hacked plugin! We decided to share it with you because the idea of Mac PowerPC is to share all the information/apps/news about Mac OS X PowerPC. This is not 100% secure, if you do try it – do so at your own risk.
That is a cool app that will work well for anyone with a well organized iTunes library! Get this….it fetches the lyrics to the songs you are listening to, direct from the internet, as you listen! I love this app…So far everything is working out great!
TuneLyrics is a perfect app that fetches lyrics on the fly, so now when you were enjoying your favorite music you can review the lyrics to see if you are singing the right words!
TuneLyrics 1.1.0 (Free) PowerPC friendly 10.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5 – That’s how Mac PowerPC likes it!!! http://waterdrop.tk/
Most PowerPC users and some Intel Dual Core users really would like to have AirPlay to mirror Videos to our Apple TV without having to convert and sync with iTunes.
AirFlick is a beta version and there is no support but it works (sort of) on PowerPC. AirFlick is a free application that allows you to stream videos from your computer to Apple TV. Apparently, you’re also supposed to be able to stream videos from any URL address.
The fact is I recently updated my Apple TV and then I tried to use this application and for some reason it does not recognize my Apple TV, likely because of my upgrade. But I saw some comments online which indicate that it seems to be working for some of you, but some users experience challenges with the URL streaming feature. So if you guys want to try out AirFlick and share your experience if worked or not, please feel free to post on comments for the rest of us. We appreciate your feedback!
I was browsing at my local Apple Store and wondered if I could use the Magic Mouse on my PowerPC machine… I never actually stopped to check this information out, and ended up wrongly assuming that Magic Mouse was only for Intel! Anyways after reading the “System Requirements” here is what I found:
• Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
• OS X v10.5.8 or later with Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0* or OS X v10.6.1 or later with Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0
• Existing keyboard and mouse for setup
• Two AA batteries (included)
So the Magic Mouse works on Leopard, the only thing I have to do it is download this update and start using the Magic Mouse!
If you are looking for a nice menu bar shortcut for your applications or utilities, I think your search is about to end! Let me introduce to you HimmelBar.
*HimmelBar 3.0 (accepting donations) http://softbend.free.fr/himmelbar/download.html – 10.4 / 10.5 – PowerPC friendly. It’s a very small icon on menu bar that gives you many options to easily access your folders, applications, etc. You can also customize the folders and applications to better suit your needs. After you start using it, you will likely question yourself why Apple didn’t think about this before because it’s a great feature and makes browsing your own computer much easier! One of the features that I like is that you have the choice on what size your icons are displayed (big, small or not at all!) Make sure you check the options Launch at login and go to Preferences as soon as you install, to do the setup the way you prefer.
Now comes good news for our feline relatives:
Jaguar users – 1.4.4
Panther users – 2.4.3
Tiger & Leopard – 3.0
Just one more point, this would be really great for Jaguar, Panther and Tiger because the folder dock application does not work the same way that it does on Leopard: you have to click and keeping holding until the list shows up and it’s not quite a shortcut…
Bring life to your dashboard with one of these widgets! They are not “the big deal” but they’re cool little apps that will help keep your machine in the “now”;
*ClassiCalculator – PowerPC – ClassiCalculator it’s a widget that reminds us how applications looked a few years ago. You can download here: http://cl.ly/2K3b2M15462U
*iBooks – PowerPC – This widget only allows you to access the iBook Store from your Dashboard. I was wondering if we could actually read our iBooks from the Dashboard, which would be very helpful and cool. Anyways you can download it here: http://cl.ly/1y3v3b3L280E
Lately I’ve been getting so addicted to the Anime One Piece, that I crave just 20 minutes to watch an episode, in my “free” time, which there never seems to be enough of! But with this week’s announcement of the new iPhone 5, I just wasn’t able to properly focus. As Kylie said, I just cant get it out of my head!
I’ve already received a few e-mails from my readers telling me how disappointed they are because the won’t be able to sync the new iPhone with the PowerPC! But I’ve got news for you…if you have a 10 year old Windows XP you can! LOL!
Each company has different policies and it seems that Windows has more support for the old OS than Apple does. It’s sad and I think that soon Mac users will start using hackintosh more than the PC users do, it’s just getting to be “too much”. Apple computers are expensive to buy and after few years (and I mean 2 year), are already obsolete and I’m not telling this just for PowerPC users. Look at the Intel Dual Core, which can be updated to Mountain Lion but can not be used for Airplay! Dual Core was replaced for i3/i5/i7 in 2010…ONLY 2 years ago! Also, Snow Leopard it’s not compatible with iCloud and other applications that were released just for Lion/Mountain Lion. So long story short, either you change your Mac every 1 or 2 years and spend around $1,200.00 for each purchase to keep yourself up to date, or you can keep your best machine as your main machine and buy some cheap (and very powerful) PC for half the price of a Mac and Hackintosh it to keep your devices up to date! (just thinking)
While completing this iPhone research I found this application that is PowerPC friendly and I hope for the release of an update that would allow us to sync the iPhone 5. It’s not free, but for what it does, it’s totally worth it!
I was checking my old posts to review what ground we’ve been covering, and what directions we could take the site in. I noticed that we never mentioned the great e-mail client TenFourBird. I couldn’t believe it, because TenFourBird is one of the first applications that I open each morning. So this post is to make sure that TenFourFox gets a special place here on Mac PowerPC.
* TenFourBird 10.6.6 – 10.4 Tiger / 10.5 Leopard (G3 / G4 / G5) PowerPC – ThunderBird dropped the support for PowerPC a while ago and here comes TenFourBird based on the latest version of Mozilla ThunderBird and TenFourFox. It’s identical to ThunderBird: it’s fast, it’s light and it’s a very stable application to run. Compatible with most IMAP/POP e-mail, the developer did a great job for the PowerPC community and I want to say Thank You.
Browsing the web this morning, I came across a great application that it gives extra features to iTunes. MultiTunes is a plug-in that allows you to have multiples iTunes libraries. If you are an iTunes user, you know what I mean and you probably wonder how to have 2 iTunes installed in the same computer… Anyways if you feel like trying this app it’s shareware and works with iTunes 6 or later.
Also there is a cheaper version that helps you to create multiple iTunes libraries and manage them. This app supports iTunes 4 of later
*Libra 2.1.9 (ShareWare – 10.00) 10.2 (Jaguar), 10.3 (Panther), 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard) PowerPC – http://www.sillybit.com/libra/ It’s very rare to see apps available for Jaguar. Anyone that has partitions with Jaguar and Panther sitting on the side, it’s time to boot the feline one more time.
We from Mac PowerPC are always looking for the cheapest ways to do things and we want to let you know that there is one way to have multiple iTunes libraries in the same computer, but it won’t be as practical as Mac users like things to be. The only thing you have to do is “hold Option key” and click on iTunes icon, a window will pop up asking if you want to create a new Library or choose one, that’s it! It’s simple but you will have to get used to pressing the Option key each time you want to change your iTunes library.