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A Brief Overview of the Apple II Series

Apple II Series Collage
1977: Apple II The Apple II superseded the Apple I, just over a year after its release. Improvements included colour, sound, and a plastic case....

Remembering the Sinclair ZX81

Sinclair ZX81 Computer
Low Cost Released in 1981 --- as the name suggests --- the ZX81 was designed to be a cheaper and slightly improved version of Sinclair's...

Brother ADS-1100W Compact Double-Sided Scanner Review [Revised]

This review was first published on 2 August 2018, but has since been updated. A problem with my PC's SSD had previously made the...

Remembering the IBM PC and Compatibles

IBM PC 5150
Immediately Successful The original IBM PC was released in 1981, and it was popular right from the start. One reason for its popularity was the...

Remembering the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K Computer
First Computer At Home The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is a particularly significant 8-bit computer for me, because it was the first computer that I ever...

Remembering the Acorn Archimedes

Acorn Archimedes
Taking a RISC In late 1983, Acorn started developing a new 32-bit processor called ARM. The name stood for Acorn RISC Machine, with RISC standing...

Final Thoughts After Using iDrive 2 TB Cloud Backup for Ten...

Clouds
Previously, I wrote about switching from CrashPlan to iDrive, then about my initial experiences after using iDrive for five weeks. It's now over ten...

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro Headphone Review (250 Ohm)

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro Headphones
Decisions Decisions After monitoring using a budget HiFi system and some Sony MDR-IF140 headphones for years, I decided it was time for something better. Part...

Remembering the Commodore Amiga

Commodore Amiga 1000
Magazine Reviews The original Amiga was launched in 1985, when I was still at college. I often used to read magazines in the library there,...

Yamaha HS50M Active Monitor Review

Yamaha HS50M Speaker
I purchased a pair of Yamaha HS50M monitor speakers after becoming tired of trying my mixes on various HiFi systems, car stereos etc, and...