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Watch 'War of the Worlds,' our new no-holds-barred, news-talk game show

Watch 'War of the Worlds,' our new no-holds-barred, news-talk game show

This week, Oscar Raymundo battles Jon Phillips on everything from the iPhone battery fracas to Facebook's video initiative to eSports' soaring popularity.

01/26/17

The last Think Retro column: Call it Sleep, not Shut Down

The last Think Retro column: Call it Sleep, not Shut Down

Christopher Phin says so long and thanks for all the really old hardware and software.

04/05/16

The iMac G4: Apple at its best

The iMac G4: Apple at its best

They just don't make 'em like they used to.

03/29/16

How to connect an old Power Macintosh G3 (and other vintage Macs) to the Internet

How to connect an old Power Macintosh G3 (and other vintage Macs) to the Internet

Boot a Mac today, and it will be seconds before you’re connected. Boot a vintage Mac, though, and the same is unlikely to be true.

03/22/16

Behold the G4 Cube, Apple's most epic computer ever

Behold the G4 Cube, Apple's most epic computer ever

Let us count the reasons the Cube is awesome, even 16 years later.

03/15/16

Peek into the viewfinder of a QuickTake 150

Peek into the viewfinder of a QuickTake 150

Apple's first (OK, second) digital camera is a 16-exposure-shooting, preview-lacking, AA-battery-killing monster. But it takes a surprisingly decent picture.

03/09/16

Before Bluetooth, this wireless keyboard used infrared light

Before Bluetooth, this wireless keyboard used infrared light

Before RF dongles, before Bluetooth, your keyboard could beam text to your Macintosh Classic with light—just a little slowly.

03/02/16

Tri-color printing with a StyleWriter 1500: One memory I'm glad to let fade

Tri-color printing with a StyleWriter 1500: One memory I'm glad to let fade

In which Christopher Phin finds a retro printer that's better left in the past.

02/23/16

AppleWorks and the capriciousness of nostalgia

AppleWorks and the capriciousness of nostalgia

Christopher Phin remembers the suite that came before iWork, but not with any great fondness.

02/16/16

Revisiting Software Dispatch, 1994's Mac App Store on CD-ROM

Revisiting Software Dispatch, 1994's Mac App Store on CD-ROM

If you had System 7, 4MB of RAM, and maybe a fax line, you could buy Mac software instantly—well, almost instantly.

02/09/16

Look closer: Macro photos of beautiful vintage Macs

Look closer: Macro photos of beautiful vintage Macs

This week's Think Retro is an early valentine to all the tiny details that comprise the gear we love.

02/02/16

Flash back to Apple's neon-drenched, totally 90s in-store demo videos

Flash back to Apple's neon-drenched, totally 90s in-store demo videos

You have to see these—again.

01/26/16

When email was a joy, rather than a chore

When email was a joy, rather than a chore

This week's Think Retro salutes programs like Outlook Express 5 for Mac OS 9, and the bygone days where email felt like personal letters.

01/19/16

Revisiting the first OS X beta, Kodiak

Revisiting the first OS X beta, Kodiak

It's kind of a bear.

01/12/16

Why I'm OK with not being able to upgrade my Mac's CPU

Why I'm OK with not being able to upgrade my Mac's CPU

Back in the day, you could upgrade the processor, but not anymore. How's that for progress?

01/05/16

In praise of the glorious, wildly over-engineered iSight webcam

In praise of the glorious, wildly over-engineered iSight webcam

Before the webcams were built in, they were just built.

12/29/15

Dear Santa, these are the vintage Macs I'd like this year

Dear Santa, these are the vintage Macs I'd like this year

Presenting a Think Retro holiday wish list.

12/22/15

The quiet, slightly fatuous tragedy of a dead vintage Mac

The quiet, slightly fatuous tragedy of a dead vintage Mac

Sometimes things just can't be fixed.

12/15/15

The best speakers 'Apple' ever made

The best speakers 'Apple' ever made

In this week's Think Retro, we remember the audio company that Apple worked with before Beats. Like, way before Beats.

12/08/15

Putting Mac OS on Raspberry Pi...eventually

Putting Mac OS on Raspberry Pi...eventually

In this installment of Think Retro, our hero runs into the very problems Apple built Mac OS to solve in the first place.

12/01/15

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