January 04, 2012 · Comments Off

The cover story on Juiced.GS's December 2011 issue is the Tiger Learning Computer. Released in 1996, this portable machine used licensed technology based on the Apple IIe, offering the promise of a new lease on life for Apple Computer Inc.'s longest-running product. Alas, the TLC never made it out of the test market phase, but a few units do exist in the wild — including in the hands of Juiced.GS associate editor Andy Molloy, who not only reviewed the hardware but also interviewed Kristi Petters, the former Apple employee who negotiated the license with Tiger Electronics (now part of Hasbro).

Andy shot many photographs before we settled on the one that graced our front page. If you've read his articles and want to see what was left on the cutting room floor, please enjoy these additional photos!

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December 24, 2011 · Comments Off

Volume 16, Issue 4

The December issue of Juiced.GS is now available!

This 24-page issue features reviews of the CFFA3000, the Steve Jobs biography, and the Tiger Learning Computer; an interview with Kristi Petters, the former Apple employee who licensed the Apple IIe technology for the TLC; a behind-the-scenes look at David Schmenk's Escape! From The Homebrew Computer Club; a tribute to Steve Jobs by the colleagues who knew him in the Apple II days, including Bob Bishop, Paul Terrell, and Lane Roathe; and much, much more!

Check out this issue's index, as well as links to online resources for more related content.

Now available: the entire 2011 volume at a discounted rate!

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December 23, 2011 · Comments Off

Volume 16, Issue 4 Page: 2
Type: My Home Page
Author: Ken Gagne
Headline: Reflections
Sub-headline:
Synopsis: Looking back at 2011: CFFA3000, Open Apple, Steve Jobs, Ryan Suenaga, and Colorado

Page: 3
Type: Letters
Author: Misc.
Headline:
Sub-headline:
Synopsis: Jim Pittman's long affair with the Apple II, and Thomas McLaren's thanks for a Digital Dinos plug

Page: 4-7
Type: Review
Author: Mike Maginnis
Headline: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Sub-headline: CFFA3000: The pinnacle of interface expansion cards
Synopsis: Rich Dreher's CFFA3000 CompactFlash and USB storage interface card is the best such peripheral for the Apple II

Page: 8-9
Type: Review
Author: Andy Molloy
Headline: The Last Apple II
Sub-headline:
Synopsis: Tiger Electronics' Tiger Learning Computer, a portable edutainment device that licensed the Apple IIe technology

Page: 10-11
Type: MusinGS
Author: Andy Molloy
Headline: License to Roar
Sub-headline: The Apple side of the Tiger Learning Computer
Synopsis: Interview with Kristi Petters, former Apple employee in charge of technology licensing

Page: 12-13
Type: Cover ][ Cover
Author: Eric Shepherd
Headline: Thinking Differently
Sub-headline: The first authorized biography of Steve Jobs
Synopsis: Review of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs, the first authorized biography of Apple's co-founder, chairman, and former CEO

Page: 14-16
Type: Juiced.GS Tribute
Author: Lane Roathe, John Romero, Mark Munz, Paul Terrell, Bob Bishop
Headline: The Man Behind The Myth
Sub-headline: On the loss of a legend and a friend
Synopsis: Former friends and colleagues share memories of Steve Jobs

Page: 17-20
Type: Behind the Scenes
Author: David Schmenk
Headline: Escape! From Expectations
Sub-headline: How the 8-bit Apple can do the impossible
Synopsis: The secrets behind Escape! From the Homebrew Computer Club

Page: 21,23
Type: Apple Mysteries
Author: Martin Haye
Headline: The Devious Design
Sub-headline:
Synopsis: The secret in the KansasFest 2011 logo

Page: 22-23
Type: DumplinGS
Author: Ken Gagne
Headline: Founding Documents
Sub-headline: Contracts and magazines unearthed
Synopsis: Apple's founding contract; Silver Platter and Gsoft BASIC reclassified as freeware; NuInput updated; David Greelish reissues Historically Brewed; 8 Bit Weapon releases DMS Drummer software

Page: 23
Type: Random Numbers
Author: Eric Shepherd
Headline: Meeting the Apple II
Sub-headline:
Synopsis: Sheppy's introduction to the Apple II

Page: 24
Type: Season's Greetings
Author: Sarah Walkowiak
Headline:
Sub-headline:
Synopsis: Happy holidays from Juiced.GS!

December 23, 2011 · Comments Off

My Home Page

Apple II ornament pattern
Embroider your own miniature Apple II! Provided to Juiced.GS under Creative Commons by designer Sarah Walkowiak. See more photos here.

Review: CFFA3000

R&D Automation
CompactFlash and USB storage interface for the Apple II.

Waiting list
Sign up for the second batch of CFFA3000 cards, due in 2012.

Discussion forum
Ask questions and receive support about the CFFA3000.

Review: TLC

Instruction manual
Hasbro's user manual (PDF) for the Tiger Learning Computer, a portable educational tool based on the Apple IIe.

Photo gallery
Additional photographs of the TLC, courtesy Andy Molloy and Kristi Petters.

Cover ][ Cover: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
The first authorized biography of Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson.

Behind the Scenes: Escape! From The Homebrew Computer Club

David Schmenk's homepage
Author of HBCC, with pages devoted to Apple and retrocomputing.

DumplinGS

Apple founding contract for sale
The document that established the empire, as auctioned by Sotheby's.

Silver Platter
Kelvin Sherlock's NDA HTTP server, now freeware.

GSoft BASIC
The Byte Works' 16-bit implementation of the BASIC programming language, now freeware.

NuInput 2.0
Ivan Drucker's assembly routine to replace Applesoft INPUT.

The Complete Historically Brewed
David Greelish's Kickstarter-funded compilation of Historically Brewed newsletters

Apple II DMS Drummer Software
Chiptune music utility, from 8 Bit Weapon and Michael J. Mahon.

September 28, 2011 · Comments Off

Volume 16, Issue 3

The September issue of Juiced.GS is now available!
This issue features our annual KansasFest coverage; reviews of Mike Willegal's Brain Board and Vince Briel's A2MP3 card; a tutorial for getting started with the Apple IIGS; and some stunning news about KansasFest 2012.

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