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A look at the original Apple II disk operating system documents

A collection of documents detailing Apple's work on its first disk-based operating system recently surfaced at the DigiBarn computer museum, and CNET got a first-hand look at the compilation. The documents date back to the late 1970s and include contracts signed by Steve Jobs and Steve...

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Prank crashes iMessages

Late last week, several iOS developers were hit with a denial of service attack that used Apple iMessages as the vector. According to a report in The Next Web, Grant Paul (chpawn), iH8sn0w and a half-dozen other developers were flooded with text messages that crashed the iMessages app on...

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Belight Software takes a chance on gaming with Rails at Macworld 2013

Belight Software was showing off one of the few games on the floor of Macworld 2013 last week. The company usually makes utility apps, but just recently released its first game, called Rails, available on the iPad right now. The game is kind of a personal project for the devs -- they were big...

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DOS emulator for iOS released, runs Windows 3.0

This seems like the kind of thing that Apple wouldn't want on the App Store (and indeed, it may soon disappear when they figure it out), but then again, after the relaxing of the rules, maybe they're OK with this one. Touch Arcade has discovered iDOS on the App Store -- it's a DOSbox-based disk...

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Before there was Boot Camp, there were DOS Compatibility Cards

With our zippy Intel Macs able to eagerly boot up Windows 7 in Boot Camp, VMWare, Parallels, and VirtualBox, it's difficult to fathom that it was ever a problem to run Microsoft operating systems on our Apple boxes. The situation wasn't that good just a scant 15 or so years ago. Back in the...

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The Computer Chronicles on System 7

You read the title of this post correctly. Thanks to the Internet Archive we can watch this episode of PBS's 'Computer Chronicles' which showcases the two hottest OS releases of 1991: System 7 for the Mac and something called PC DOS 5.0.It is great to watch this show from 14 years ago and marvel at...

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