Game(s) For Mac PowerPC II

Game(s) For Mac PowerPC II

It’s always fun have some games installed on your computer.  I know many people say that Mac users are not as into games as the average PC’er, but it turns out that they were wrong! Just check the App Store and see that most of the apps are games for iPodTouch/iPhone/iPad.  The funny thing about it is that the simple games are taking over, ex: AngryBirds, Smurfs Village, Where’s Waldo?, etc.

If you are looking to have some fun with your PowerPC, these guys decided to make a project that supports the old processors and have released a new game entitled Furiod.  We had a chance to check their previous game called Marball Odyssey, and I think the PowerPC showed them some support because now we’ve got another one for our own entertainment!

* Furiod – (1.6 Beta1) –

They’ve also left a message for us: “Is awaiting for your feedback dear PPC users!  Let me know if you’re able to hear music (intro/ingame/extro) and if it runs at a decent speed?  I’m only using an Emulator (PearPC for Dev and testing so… I don’t know really :)”

If your goal is finding more classic games, I will strongly recommend this web-site called –  They have an amazing number of discontinued games and software available for download that you should not miss out on!  Most of them work for old macs (look who’s saying old macs) but I mean Mac OS 8/ Mac OS 9 and the Mac OS X and later.  Just look around and I guarantee you that you will find great things on this site!!!u that you will find great things there.

iCal Exchange For Mac PowerPC

iCal Exchange

This is not exactly an app but it’s a really nice site/tool, from my point of view.   iCall Exchange will help you to share your calendar or make it public or private, so you can share your to-do list on line with your friends/family. You can also create a private access list, for yourself only.  It’s interesting because you can sync your list with your iPhone calendar without the use of iCloud.   I didn’t try this with the iPhone, instead I tested it with a windows phone and it worked just fine,!  I took the iCal and created one public list and one private list…worked great!

* iCal Exchange (FREE) –

Don’t forget to check this out, it’s a great tool.

Carbon Copy Cloner (3.4.4) Back up For Mac PowerPC

Carbon Copy Cloner (3.4.4)

Alright, too much protection is never enough, keep that in mind.  I think in a lifetime computer users lose a lot of information, documents, music, movies, photos etc.  You name it, and probably you’ve already experienced a loss of this data, over the years – I know the pain myself!!  Now external hard drives are  much cheaper!   Today I saw a 3TB for U$140 (insane space storage) at CostCo!  Anyways, if you try to be as safe as I do, you probably end up with 3 external HDs around your computer!  (1 keeps data / 2 backs up data / 3 backs up the back up data!!). Remember you can never have too much.  But let’s get to the point, if you have a Mac PowerPC you have to do the back up with your own “arms” because of the lack of apps. But if you are running Leopard, there is this great app called Time Machine and you are good to go.  However if you have Tiger running, you should check this CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner).   It will copy/clone your ENTIRE Hard Drive, and I mean every single block/file!!!!!  In case one day (knock on wood) your Hard Drive stops working, you will just have to copy over and all your files/folders will stay as they were before the damage was done.  This app actually is something that all Mac users should have , because it is can work wonders!  It supports:

*  Jaguar and Panther (CCC Version 2.3) – FREE

* Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard (CCC Version 3.3.7) – FREE

* Tiger Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion (CCC Version 3.4.4) – FREE

This app also helps you to do a back up on a regular basis, so make sure you clone your hard drive and then start using the back up by just choosing the target external hard drive!

I would like to say thank you for all the e-mail that I received and for the nice words.  It’s nice to know that we are still out there, even after Christmas time, because I noticed that the number of visits dropped lower than usual.  I think a few PowerPC users got Intel and they decided to join the dark side. Thank you guys!

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