JULY 22, 2016 — KANSAS CITY, MO — Juiced.GS, the world's last remaining and longest-running Apple II print publication, will live up to subscribers' expectations by publishing its 22nd volume in 2017.
"For Juiced.GS to publish each year requires three components: writers, readers, and content," reflected publisher and editor-in-chief Ken Gagne. "Our community is strong in all three: the submission policy we unveiled last July has introduced us to many new writers; the 'automatic renewal' feature we introduced last December has allowed subscribers to vote with their wallets for the continued existence of Juiced.GS; and we have so much content that, last September, we published our first-ever 28-page issue. Juiced.GS in 2017? How can we say no?"
Juiced.GS will publish four quarterly print issues in 2017 at $19 for customers in the United States, $24 in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international. Subscriptions and renewals are available immediately.
Juiced.GS has continuously evolved to serve the Apple II community, introducing such innovations as full-color and variant covers, 5.25" floppy disks, social media presences, and a relationship with vendor The Byte Works to sell Opus ][. All these offerings are in support of our mainstay: a quarterly magazine filled with original articles and features, including news, reviews, how-tos, and interviews.
Upcoming issues of Juiced.GS will include coverage of KansasFest 2016 and Apple II Festival France; reviews of the 4play and 4soniq expansion cards; programming tutorials from 6502 Workshop, the developers of Nox Archaist; a retrocomputing enthusiast's guide to eBay; a review of accessibility tools and features for the Apple II; and much, much more!
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APRIL 1, 2016 — LEOMINSTER, MA — In a rare show of support for modern-day Apple Inc., Juiced.GS has come out on the side of encryption in the ongoing battle between the former manufacturer of the Apple II and the FBI.
"It is every developer's and every publisher's right to communicate with their customers without the government eavesdropping," said magazine editor Ken Gagne. "That goes for Juiced.GS as well. But with a number of Juiced.GS issues addressed to Australia being inexplicably delayed or intercepted, we can only assume agents within the USPS are funneling our magazines to the FBI for analysis. This is a gross breach of our customers' confidentiality: our hacker interviews, programming tutorials, and game reviews are for subscribers' eyes only."
To defeat this latest threat to our intrinsic freedom and national security, all issues of Juiced.GS will now come with AES 128-bit encryption. The encoded text can be typed into an Apple II running The Byte Works' Crypto software, available from the Juiced.GS store, resulting in a seamless, integrated reading experience. An accelerator card is recommended to allow each issue to be decrypted before the next quarter's Juiced.GS arrives. Other compatible hardware includes the Quickie handheld scanner for faster input and the CFFA3000 for optional two-factor authentication via a USB dongle.
Juiced.GS readers have long requested a digital edition of the magazine, so to produce this new format, the longest-running Apple II print publication is taking a cue from a successful predecessor. "We're big fans of Nibble and know our readers will appreciate this return to typing in programs from magazine—except this time, the program is the magazine," said Gagne. Supporting this new initiative, Juiced.GS will begin publishing 'one-liner' articles, starting with movie reviews by Eric 'Sheppy' Shepherd.
"Although we traditionally are a politically neutral publication, we felt this stance was an important one to take," affirmed Gagne. "And a safe one: we bet not even the All Writs Act of 1789 will know what to do with an Apple II."