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Register for KansasFest 2014 by July 10!

Register for KansasFest 2014 by July 10!Registration for KansasFest 2014 closes on Thursday, July 10. This is your last chance to get the sessions, camaraderie, and keynote from Margot Comstock. Also, don't forget to register for the optional "Build Your Own Computer" workshop with Vince Briel and "Stitch Your Own Apple IIe Ornament" workshop with Sarah Walkowiak by July 10.

Register now!

Many exciting sessions are planned, including the following:

Off-the-Grid Total Portability for the Apple IIc (Steven Buggie)
Sew your own Apple II ornament (Sarah Walkowiak)
Apple II Pi (David Schmenk)
Controlling I/O via game port interface, or "How I learned to stop worrying and love the Apple II rocket launcher" (Ivan Hogan)
Emulator detection in 6502 assembly language (Mark Pilgrim)
Accelerating the IIc+ (James Littlejohn)
How to Play STAR SAGA: ONE using VASSAL (Michael Sternberg)

iPhone 6 announcement expected in September

iPhone 6 announcement expected in SeptemberAn article on MacRumors reports that "Rumors and past release date info have thus far pointed towards a September launch date for the iPhone 6, which has now been confirmed by a reliable source that spoke to MacRumors.

Mass shipments of the iPhone 6 from China to the United States are expected to occur during the last two weeks of August and it is likely that Apple will announce the iPhone 6 during the first or second weeks of September. The first deliveries of the device will come later in the month on a corresponding Friday, roughly a week and a half after the event."

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GSport emulator v 0.31 Released

GSport emulator v 0.31 ReleasedDavid Schmidt reports that the team behind the Apple IIgs emulator GSport has been hard at work. "Peter Neubauer's AppleTalk emulation is the star of this release - making GSport the only modern emulator with this capability. Christopher Mason enhanced printer emulation capabilities further with a virtual ImageWriter II or LQ in slot 1."

New functionality:

- Added AppleTalk networking emulation with bridging to EtherTalk
- Added clipboard text paste capability (OSX, Windows)
- Emulated serial ports are individually configurable as either IP or passthrough to real hardware ports
- Added Imagewriter LQ printer emulation

Bug fixes:

- IN#1 and IN#2 now trigger the incoming IP port to listen when using IP simulated serial ports; previously, only PR#1 or PR#2 did
- Fixed crash when parallel.rom is missing
- Fix for real joysticks: unless the joystick is moving, gsport sets the values t...

Book: The New Apple II User's Guide

Book: The New Apple II User's GuideMy book on the Apple II is still for sale! If you haven't gotten a copy yet, now is your chance. The book is nearly 800 pages long and covers all models of Apple II. It was published 2 years ago in June and has sold over 550 copies since then. It covers all the basics of Apple II setup, programming, networking, printing, and much more. Chapters near the end of the book focus on specialized topics such as networking, graphics, and features particular to the Apple IIgs. There is an index.

The book is for sale on

Make it a valuable collector's item by getting it autographed. Just email me if you want an autographed book.

You can also buy an ebook edition directly from me. Just email me to do so. It comes as a PDF so you can convert it for use on any e-reading device. I accept any amount above $1 for the ebook. You pay me what you think is a fair price.

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