January 4, 2012 · Comments Off on Tiger Learning Computer gallery

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 on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 16, Issue 4 (December 2011)
Volume 16, Issue 4 (December 2011)

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!

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December 22, 2010 · Comments Off on The December 2010 issue in-depth

As announced yesterday, the sixtieth issue of the world's longest-running Apple II publication has now shipped to all domestic and international subscribers.

Though the cover photo may suggest we've strayed from our focus of Apple II coverage, Mike Maginnis's piece on the Apple III is right in line with our mission statement. Rather than tread old ground by reviewing what made this machine Apple Computer, Inc.'s first commercial failure, Mike dissects the technological advances that debuted in the Apple III and were eventually incorporated into models of the Apple II. It's a great piece about the overlooked origin of aspects of our favorite computer.

Perhaps the issue's most substantial piece is an interview with Wayne Bibbens, who has been selling Apple II hardware and software for more than twenty years. After being featured in the documentary Welcome to Macintosh, reviewed in our December 2009 issue, Wayne's phone has been ringing off the hook! Rather than get in the queue for his attention via phone or email, Juiced.GS associate editor Andy Molloy drove to Bibbens' store and got a personal tour and interview, complete with photos.

This issue's installment of our five-part series on transferring files between the Apple II and a modern computer covers the reading of physical media (floppy disks, hard drives, CD-ROMs, and CompactFlash) as well as how to convert those same volumes into disk images. It was a fun challenge to get the wisdom and expertise of Tony Diaz, Ivan Drucker, Mike Maginnis, and myself all into a single article!

Hot on the heels of the KansasFest 2010 debut of Slammer is a behind-the-scenes look at its creation by its inventor, Ivan Drucker. This utility makes it possible to executes monitor commands from within Applesoft programs without requiring any external routines.

Martin Haye provides Juiced.GS with what could be the first piece of fiction we have ever published. His short story of two detectives puzzling over the disastrous consequences of an innocuous PEEK command is a fun read for programmers and budding sleuths alike.

Our regular columns round out this issue. In the quarterly editorial, I talk about how my academic pursuits have influenced Juiced.GS, and vice versa. DumplinGS reveals the KansasFest 2010 keynote speaker and looks at other recent events in the Apple II community, while hinting at content to be found in our March issue. Eric Shepherd's back-page column makes a call for the tools necessary to support a thriving Apple II development community. Interested in being a part of this project? Drop us a line!

The envelope in which your December issue will arrive includes a reminder of whether or not you've renewed for 2011. If you haven't, you can use the enclosed order form to ensure you receive another four issues of the last Apple II publication still in print. If you missed the 2010 volume entirely, all four issues can now be purchased for only $16, which includes shipping anywhere in the world. This volume is also now included in our print bundle and "Everything Juiced.GS" bundle.

Online resources referenced in this issue are indexed in the issue links. I think this issue marks a new record — I counted 35 URLs! Since not all our readers have easy or any access to the Internet, we do try to provide offline alternatives whenever possible. But so much commerce is conducted online these days, and print space is at such a premium, that it's impractical and nearly impossible to offer a postal address and phone number for each and every resource. I will continue to accommodate requests for this information, as has happened with the occasional postal letter to the editor.

This issue is also indexed in our exhaustive online database and is outlined on its own page.

December 21, 2010 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 15, Issue 4 (December 2010)
Volume 15, Issue 4 (December 2010)

This issue features an interview with Apple II retailer and collector Wayne Bibbens, who was featured in the documentary Welcome to Macintosh; an analysis of technologies introduced in the failed Apple III that were more successfully deployed in the Apple II; a comprehensive guide to accessing ProDOS disks on modern computers, and how to convert those volumes to disk images; a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Ivan Drucker's Slammer; and much, much more!

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December 21, 2009 · Comments Off on Volume 14, Issue 4 now shipping

The December 2009 issue of Juiced.GS has been mailed to all domestic and international subscribers — just in time to make its way into your stocking this holiday week! If the season is too busy for you to enjoy twenty pages of Apple II goodness, then place it on your coffee table and remember to read it during your vacation. And when you're done, come back here, as the online issue links include exclusive companion content to this issue's tech-torial.

The December issue is so packed with content from so many authors, we couldn't fit many pictures. Since text suffers far less than graphics in a black-and-white medium, I hope you'll find the lack of visual variety is offset by the in-depth news, reviews, and interviews.

This issue completes our 2009 volume, meaning all four issues can be purchased as a bundle for $16. If you haven't renewed yet for 2010, subscriptions are available in our online store.

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