October 16, 2014

Special: Apple October Event Coverage

I don’t want to sound smug, but today’s Apple event was the first in a long time that I had completely guessed ahead of time (complete with an annoying iMessage to my dad before and after, since he was indirectly following while watching CNBC). That being said, let’s take a look at some of the updates, which all were quite positive…

June 2, 2014

Special: WWDC 2014 Keynote Coverage

We covered Apple’s keynote live on @schwarztechlive and schwarztech.info earlier today. After looking at all the announcements, there was a lot to make sense of, especially since there was simply no time for hardware announcements. Besides demonstrating OS X 10.10 and iOS 8, Apple showed off quite a few new developer tools…

January 24, 2014

Special: The Mac at 30: Being Your Best

After spending a fair amount of time posting stories from everyone else, I was inspired to write a little about my experience with the Mac. Although I haven’t been using a Mac since day one, I had the chance to start with some of the earliest models and still have many. It’s been a fun day to read some old stories and appreciate how far technologically we have come since 1984…

“He also talked about the future of Apple…But, he said, he hoped it would be a $10 billion company that did not lose its soul.”

Link: The Mac at 30: Tales from BMUG ☍

Chris Breen and Dan Miller:

And in that early Mac age, no user group was bigger or more important than the Berkeley Macintosh Users Group, known to all as BMUG. Founded in 1986 and lasting for 14 contentious years, it at one point reportedly boasted more than 13,000 users, with satellite groups in Boston and Japan. While the original group formally dissolved in 2000, a smaller group (BMUGWest) still meets. And so, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Mac, Macworld joined the group for dinner after one of its meetings and asked a few of the more senior members to look back over their three decades with the Mac.

BMUG really was a huge deal, especially in the 1990s with plenty of books and CD-ROMs published. For a kid growing up in Indiana, materials from BMUG were one of the best ways to learn about all the things you could do with your Mac.