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How to turn Apple’s best keyboard into a fully-functional PC

You can turn your Apple Extended Keyboard into a full computer. Photo: University of Chicago

You can turn your Apple Extended Keyboard into a full computer. Photo: University of Chicago

We never cease to be amazed at all the amazing DIY projects that Mac fans do with old Apple hardware. Case in point: see this vintage Apple Extended Keyboard? It’s not hooked to a computer. It is a computer, thanks to the embedded Rapsberry Pi inside.

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Watching kids trying to figure out how to use an old Apple II is totally hilarious

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In Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, there is a scene in which a tribe of early hominids, having encountered an extraterrestrial Monolith for the first time, are suddenly evolved to the next stage of human consciousness, and are capable of using tools for the first time.

This video of children from the ages of 6 to 13 trying to figure out how to work a vintage Apple II is like the opposite of that. And it shows just how inexplicable computing was to pretty much everyone before Steve Jobs released the original Mac in 1984.

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Samsung Unveils $400 Shape M7 Wireless Speaker

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Samsung has today unveiled Shape M7, a $400 wireless speaker that hopes to compete with the Sonos. It connects to your smartphone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or NFC, and there’s a handy companion app that makes setup easy on Android and iOS devices.

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Apple & HP Rated Best For Customer Experience [Report]

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Apple and HP have been rated best for customer experience in a study of 10,000 consumers in the United States carried out by Temkin Group. Apple took the top spot in the computer sector with a rating of 64%, while HP took second place with a rating of 62%.

At the other end of the spectrum sat Sony and Lenovo, which were the lowest-rated computer makers.

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Apple And Samsung Help Connected Device Shipments Reach Record High In Q3 2012

Apple And Samsung Help Connected Device Shipments Reach Record High In Q3 2012

Research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that “smart connected device” shipments — which includes computers, smartphones, and tablets — reached a record high during the third quarter of 2012, largely thanks to Apple and Samsung. The pair’s hugely popular devices helped the market grow 27.1% year-on-year as it reached a record 303.6 million shipments valued at over $140 billion.

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Apple Issues Final Reminder For iWork.com Closedown

Apple Issues Final Reminder For iWork.com Closedown

Just 7 days left to rescue your iWork.com documents.

Apple has issued iWork.com users with a final reminder to warn them that the service will be closed down on July 31. The company states that as of this date, “you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com public beta site or view them on the web.”

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ChargeCard Is An iPhone Charging Cable That Fits In Your Wallet [Kickstarter]

ChargeCard Is An iPhone Charging Cable That Fits In Your Wallet [Kickstarter]

Meet the world’s smallest iPhone charging cable.

The ChargeCard is an iPhone charging that’s designed to live in your wallet, purse, or pocket. Shaped like a credit card and measuring just 2.54mm thick, this is the thinnest iPhone charging cable you can buy, and you can pull it out whenever you find a free USB port to charge your device. What’s more, you can finally say goodbye to carrying messy cables.

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Steve Wozniak’s Favorite Gadget Isn’t His iPhone, But His Transistor Radio

Steve Wozniak’s Favorite Gadget Isn’t His iPhone, But His Transistor Radio

Woz compares every gadget he owns to his transistor radio.

My favorite gadget is most certainly my iPhone… or my iPad. I have a tough time choosing between the two, but it’s definitely one of those devices. And I’m sure many of you feel the same way about your smartphone or tablet, after all, we use things every single day for all kinds of tasks.

But for Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, it isn’t either of these things. His favorite gadget is his aging transistor radio, which was given to him by his parents when he was eight years old.

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We’re Over Half Sold Out Of Our Apple-Inspired Lisa Tee, Get Yours Now!

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Just a heads up: we’re running low on sizes of Cult of Mac’s vintage Apple-inspired In Love With Lisa graphic tee, and once we sell out, we’ll likely be out forever — so stop dilly dallying!

Our new is tee made in the beautiful USA, is crafted from 100% super-soft cotton, and ships worldwide. Tees come in men’s and women’s sizes too, so grab one for yourself or for your GF Lisa before we sell out over at MightTees.com.

A 20-Something Steve Jobs Created The Inspiration Behind Cult Of Mac’s New Graphic Tee

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Before taking the reigns of the team building the Apple Macintosh, Steve Jobs poured his heart into another lesser known machine: Apple’s Lisa.

Don’t remember Lisa? You’re not alone. Her $10,000 price tag secured her place as one of Apple’s most epic failures, and Steve’s next project, the Macintosh, got all the fame and glory.

But we loved Lisa’s vintagy good-looks and double disk drives! So we partnered with Seattle indie brand Might Tees to bring her boxy appeal back on our new In Love With Lisa graphic tee.

This new tee is finely crafted right here in the beautiful USA, ships worldwide, and is available right now over at MightTees.com – get one!