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Want to own the computer that inspired the Apple II? Visit eBay now

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it's also an important part of innovation. In keeping with that idea we'd like to draw your attention to this wonderful rare eBay listing. A seller in Louisiana is offering up a working...

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Talkcast tonight, 10pm ET: Apple's results and the week in review

New dial-in experience! Set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live. You know what Sunday night means -- time for the TUAW talkcast! Tonight we'll be finishing our Super Bowl chili and wings as we dig into Apple's quarterly...

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How video footage of Steve Jobs' Mac introduction was 'found' after 20 years

You've all seen the video. And given that we just celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Mac, you may have viewed the video a couple of times just in the past few days. I'm referring, of course, to the famous clip of a 29-year-old Steve Jobs, bow...

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Steve Jobs was beyond scared before his triumphant 1984 Mac introduction

Steve Jobs was a master showman with an unparalleled ability to introduce a new product with flair and panache. I personally think his 2007 iPhone introduction was a public speaking triumph, setting a new bar for product announcements. This Friday...

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Watch Steve Jobs demo the Macintosh in public for the first time in 1984

In January of 1984, Steve Jobs introduced the Apple Macintosh to the world. Below you can watch the first public demo of the computer, live in front of 3,000 people. What's most striking about the demo is how common every revolutionary idea that...

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Caturday: Matej the multi-purpose cat

Whether it's laying comfortably in front of a classic slot-loading iMac in 2003 -- presumably there to clean off CDs and DVDs going into the drive -- or getting exercise more recently batting at fish in the Friskies iPad app (below), Matej knows...

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Caturday: Pippin's iMac house

Some cats just hang out on the furniture provided by their owners, others have nice and cozy pet beds. Pippin, however, has one of the best cat domiciles we've seen so far -- a strawberry slot-loading iMac G3 that's been outfitted with some nice...

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Caturday: Sasha hangin' with Steve

As one of the editors at TUAW said when this photo came in, "This man has won the Internet. You can all go home now." We'd love to see photos of your favorite feline soaking up the warmth of an Apple product, chasing a Magic Mouse, or just being a...

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Woz, Kottke, Hertzfeld discuss the 'Jobs' movie

John Vink, who was an Apple engineer between 1996 and 2012, managed to grab three of the people portrayed in the 2013 movie Jobs for a long discussion about the movie and Steve Jobs. It's an episode of John Wants Answers with Daniel Kottke, Andy...

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Relive the past with Cloudpaint, MacPaint in the cloud

What's more retro Mac than MacPaint? It was the application that drew many of us to the joys of Macintosh in 1984, as there was nothing like it on any other platform. The app, which was included on the boot disks, let you do bit-mapped painting in...

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Apple's homepage circa 2001 shows us how far we've come

It's always fun to take a look back at the websites of yesteryear just to get a bit of perspective, and there may be no better example of this than Apple's homepage from 2001. The highlight of the site is a fancy graphic showing off the then-new...

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Origin Stories: Kelly Hodgkins

Looking back, I should have known that I would end up working in science and technology. As a kid, I loved exploring how things worked -- from mixing different colors and type of soaps in the sink to taking apart our radio. My favorite Christmas...

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World's smallest working Mac is a tiny work of art

What do you get when you take the host of the RetroMacCast (John Leake), a Raspberry Pi computer, some sheet PVC, a handful of electronics parts and a Linux-based Mac emulator? Mini Mac! Make no mistake -- this is a full working Mac running System...

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Flickr Find: Digital Steve Jobs on a bookshelf

We just love it when someone uploads a photo to Flickr that not only pays homage to the late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, but also demonstrates vividly how much some of us like to keep our old Apple equipment and books. Blake Patterson...

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Behind the music: the backstory of Marimba 158, the iPhone text tone

In a fascinating post from Kelly Jacklin, the long time Apple software engineer details how he helped create the default text alert sound on the iPhone -- now known as the "Tri-tone" alert. The history of the the pleasant chime we've all come to...

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Origin Stories: Steve Sande

I certainly didn't start my career with plans to become a blogger and editor at one of the world's most active Apple websites. When I was a child dreaming about a future career path, computer science barely registered on the "What I want to do when...

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