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Mac turns 30, iWork updates return missing features, and other news from Jan 19-25

Mac turns 30 The biggest news this week was the 30th anniversary of the Mac. This brought out a rare retrospective by Apple including a video and a timeline highlighting important events of the past three decades. Macworld's Jason Snell wrote Apple executives on the Mac at 30: 'The Mac keeps goi...

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Happy anniversary to the venerable iPod touch

The iPod touch was introduced on this date way back in 2007 at an Apple music event. Steve Jobs gave the keynote address at that event (video below), but it's hard to imagine that the first generation (pictured above) didn't even have a proper speaker. While I wonder if anyone at Apple worried tha...

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App Store 5th anniversary: Veteran developers talk about the App Store then and now

As I was browsing through the lists of apps that TUAW team members bought in the opening days of the App Store, I was amazed at how many of these first-generation apps are still under active development. Yes, some apps have been shuttered, and some developers have departed the App Store, but a sur...

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Mike Doughty's musical 10th birthday gift to iTunes Music Store

Mike Doughty, a singer/songwriter (formerly of Soul Coughing) and now an indie artist, was asked by Yahoo Music to write a song celebrating 10 years of the iTunes Music Store. Not content to put yet another spin on the standard birthday song, this became an ode to drunken iTunes purchases (I belie...

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Three years ago today the first iPad had us waiting in lines to buy one

Hands up, all of you still using your first-generation iPads. Although it was only three years ago, the iPad has progressed quite a bit since its introduction (which was in January -- Apple didn't specify a release date at the time). Codenamed K48, the iPad was in development before the iPhone,...

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The Homebrew Computer Club first met 38 years ago today

Today marks the 38th anniversary of the first Homebrew Computer Club meeting. The Homebrew Computer Club was an eclectic collection of computer enthusiasts who gathered to meet and talk about tech. It was started in 1975 by Gordon French and Fred Moore. The first meeting was held in French's ...

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January 27, 2010: Apple announces the iPad

iPad is three. It was January 27, 2010, when CEO Steve Jobs took the stage to show the world what the company had been cooking up in the lab. Our staff roundup and anniversary post from last year include many of the highlights, but in the past 12 months Apple's tablet has continued to set records ...

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Happy 5th anniversary, iPod touch

Here's to the lesser cousin of the iPhone, the iPod touch, first shown on this day at the "Beat Goes On" event back in 2007. I still own and use a first-generation 8 GB iPod touch, even though it doesn't have a speaker, only has WiFi, has no camera and will never be up-to-date with the latest v...

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Apple's original software construction kit: HyperCard turns twenty-five years old today

Twenty-five years ago today, HyperCard was released at Macworld Expo Boston. Apple's software construction kit for the rest of us began shipping on every new Mac as of August 11, 1987; you could also buy it for $49. It required 1 MB of memory (yes, one megabyte) and a pair of 800K floppy drives...

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iPhone 5th anniversary: How I accidentally became an iPhone user

Five years ago I accidentally became an iPhone user. I had watched the iPhone announcement several months earlier, and thought it looked like an incredible phone. But I wasn't planning to get one because I was a Palm user, and had been a Palm user since my Palm IIIxe. I had a ton of software, a...

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iPhone estimated to have generated $150 billion in revenue globally

Apple's iPhone launched five years ago this week and to say it has been successful is an understatement. Based on a Strategy Analytics report cited by AppleInsider, Apple has shipped 250 million iPhones cumulatively worldwide and has generated US$150 billion in revenue from these shipments. "Th...

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Happy 35th birthday, Apple II

Harry McCracken has a nice write up on the debut, evolution and legacy of the Apple II (or, ][ as I like to call it). The Apple II was unveiled 35 years ago, and it ushered in the home computing revolution. I am a product of that revolution, as my dad bought an Apple ][ in 1978 and it sits by...

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Two years with the iPad

Two years ago today, the original iPad went on sale. It was first unveiled by Steve Jobs on January 27, 2010 during an Apple press conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. After a few months of snickering about its name, the world was ready to buy the tablet in drov...

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iPad announcement anniversary: January 27, 2010

Before two years ago, we didn't yet know much about the hypothetical Apple tablet device, prescient leaks and rumors aside. We didn't know for sure which OS it would run (although we were pretty confident it would be iOS and not Mac OS X). We didn't know what it would cost -- the WSJ hinted at pric...

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The MacBook Air turns four years old today

Four years ago today, Apple introduced the MacBook Air, then the world's thinnest notebook. It was Steve Jobs's last Macworld appearance and the next to last Macworld keynote for Apple. The presentation is a classic Steve Jobs performance. The keynote has his usual smooth delivery, a genuine ...

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