Apple has released the first update to iOS 7 since last September to the general public at last. This update includes fixes for the TouchID fingerprint system, a fix for the home screen crash issue, and the new feature for automobiles: CarPlay. CarPlay is called by Apple "a better way to use iPhone while driving." The system is only available on select new cars for 2014.
iPhone 4 users will enjoy improved responsiveness and performance with this iOS update.
Visit the System Preferences -> Software update area of your iDevice to update to this new version.
Read more at the Apple iOS 7 site
The Twiggy Mac uses the Apple FileWare system, which uses double-sided disks offering approximately 871 KB of storage. Physical sectors stored 512 data bytes and 20 tag bytes.
In contrast, the Mac 128K uses the Sony 3.5" disk system, which uses single-sided disks offering approximately 400 KB of storage on 80 tracks.
It appears that Twiggy Mac disks use the MFS format, with a few small differences. These differences are not so great as to prevent the disks from mounting on a Mac 128K running System 1.0, or indeed, even a Mac SE running System 7.
The first difference is in the boot blocks. While the format signature of $4C4B (LK for Larry Kenyon) is still present, some of the file names differ. The StartUpScreen is referred to as the BootScreen. The Finder is listed twice. There are no entries for InfoScreen or Clipboard File.
The volume directory is still in block 4, and its signature bytes are still $D2D7 (RW for Randy Wig...
Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 27 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include Simultaneous Social API notifications, SPDY 3.1 support, and more languages on Android.
Firefox 27 has been released over on Firefox.com and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. As always, the Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play.
Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.2 has been added to both desktop and mobile versions of Firefox. This is the latest release, although it was originally defined over five years ago in August 2008.
Find out more at Mozilla.org
Brian Picchi and Brandon Bogle have put their heads together for a grand collaboration known as "RetroFever." It's an action game for our venerable Apple II. The gist of the game is that you are an Apple II collector facing against hoards of antagonists, including eBay scammers, mad drivers, rabid lab rats, and the worst of them all-- the disapproving wife! Horrors!
Against all odds, the player must keep the Apple II hobby alive by fixing old machines, rescuing Apples from the jaws of the recycler, and reversing the effects of too much sunshine on the plastics.
The game is available on disk image here, or you could also purchase the game on disk with manual for $17.
Visit the official site
"On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like 1984."
Apple is celebrating 30 years of Macintosh with special videos and pictorials on its main web site.
Macintosh, first dreamed up by Jef Raskin, and later brought to fruition by a large team at Apple, was the first personal computer to use a mouse and a graphical user interface. It was also one of the first personal computers to use Sony's new 3.5" hardshell disk system.
The first Macintosh had only 128 kilobytes of RAM, about a quarter of which was taken by the system, leaving less than 100 KB free for a program and a document. Program code was divided into one or more segments, each with a maximum size of 32 KB.
Visit Apple's web site to explore 30 years of Macintosh.
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