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View Extra Audio Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.

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How to Connect a Newton (Really!) to a Modern Mac

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Writer and developer Matt Gemmell has detailed how to connect an Apple Newton to a contemporary Mac running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Sold by Apple from 1993 until 1998, the Newton was a groundbreaking handheld device that featured handwriting recognition but wasn’t commercially successful. If you have an old Newton kicking around, Gemmell advises acquiring the software and hardware required to connect it to your computer now, as it’s likely to become harder to obtain in the future. And if you’re just Newton-curious, Gemmell discusses some Newton emulators with which you can experiment.favicon follow link

 

Comments about How to Connect a Newton (Really!) to a Modern Mac

Dennis B. Swaney  2013-07-29 20:18
Instead of the Keyspan USA-19HS adapter and a Windows/Newton serial cable, you can use the Keyspan USA-28XG that has 2 Mac Serial Ports on it and use a Mac mini-Din 8 serial cable.