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Build Your Own Apple I Replica with SmartyKit

The Apple I was the original Apple computer built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, so naturally every Apple fanatic has dreamed of playing around with an Apple I or even having their own. But you

Publisher of longtime Apple II magazine passes away

Mike Harvey, well known to the Apple II community as the founder and publisher of Nibble magazine, passed away recently at his North Carolina home. He was 84. His death was announced this morning by

PC chip pioneer Chuck Peddle passes away at 82

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak get credit for ushering in the personal computer revolution. All Chuck Peddle did was power it. Peddle, whose low-cost microprocessor allowed Jobs and Wozniak to

Personal computer CPU pioneer Chuck Peddle dies at 82

Chuck Peddle, one of the most important engineers of the early home computing era, has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 82. He's best known as the lead designer for MOS Technology's 6502, a

Apple II screenshots required a whole lot of extra hardware

Taking a full-screen screenshot on a modern Mac or iPhone is just a matter of tapping a couple of buttons. But things used to be a whole lot more challenging, as longstanding Apple employee Chris

Apple Sent This 8-Sentence Memo to Its Top People 39 Years Ago. The Results Were Game-Changing. (And Yes, You Should Copy It)

'EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!! ... Let's prove it inside before we try and convince our customers!'

Contraband Apple II computers still power old Soviet museum

The Soviet Union may have collapsed. But Vladimir Lenin, the country’s first leader, lives on, thanks to an audiovisual show still running on a small network of Apple II computers at a museum outside

Stunning Apple II Kickstarter case gives you a new look at a classic machine

The Apple II may be more than 40 years old, but Apple’s first mass market personal computer still has plenty of fans. Now those fans can get hold of a brand new injection-molded case for the iconic
How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600

How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600

Garry Kitchen's unlikely story is told in this excerpt from the book Arcade Perfect.
First encounter: Ohio Challenger 2P (and its 4KB of RAM)

First encounter: Ohio Challenger 2P (and its 4KB of RAM)

From the archives: Wait, I can write my own video games?!?!
Three Very Rare Games Made By Extraordinary Women

Three Very Rare Games Made By Extraordinary Women

The Strong National Museum Of Play’s latest exhibit celebrates the history of women in gaming, so when we visited the museum earlier this year, we knew we had to dive into its archives. We found a few

Apple II’s original ‘Graphics Magician’ headlines KansasFest

Mark Pelczarski’s first contribution to the personal computing revolution came in a zip-lock bag. With no App Store in 1979, Pelczarski bagged disks and photo-copied instruction manuals for what was

Free Apple II papercraft makes a perfect Christmas tree ornament

Even amid the three-quarters of a million residents of Winnipeg, Canada, Rocky Bergen felt alone when it came to his love of vintage computers. But thanks to his papercraft models of classic machines

Today in Apple history: The final Apple II model arrives

September 15, 1988: Apple releases the Apple IIc Plus, the sixth and final model in the Apple II computer series. It’s a great machine, with impressive capabilities, but suffers from poor marketing

Today in Apple history: Happy birthday, Steve Wozniak!

August 11, 1950: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is born. While Steve Jobs may be the most admired Apple figure, Woz might be the most well-loved by fans. In addition to his most famous creation, the

Today in Apple history: The revolutionary Apple II goes on sale

June 5, 1977: The first Apple II, the personal computer that puts Apple on the map, goes on sale. Having previously been shown off to a few thousand rabid fans at the West Coast Computer Faire, the

Today in Apple history: Apple II gets its first disk drive

June 1, 1978: Apple launches the Disk II floppy drive, one of the company’s most important peripherals ever. The best floppy drive available at the time, Disk II solves the Apple II’s most glaring

Glitchy Apple II screens inspire this artist’s work

The Apple II and the iconic game The Oregon Trail launched countless computer science careers – and are twin muses for weaver Melissa Barron. The Chicago artist appreciates the similarities in a line

Today in Apple history: Apple II brings color computing to the masses

April 17, 1977: The Apple II debuts at the West Coast Computer Faire, positioning Apple at the forefront of the looming personal computer revolution. The company’s first mass-market computer, the

How to collect vintage Macs and other computers for fun (and maybe profit)

Some people only care about the latest technology. For others, collecting the significant computers of the past — whether it’s an iconic first-gen Macintosh or iPhone, or failures like Apple’s