PPC Challenge Day 2

We continue with Greg Thompson’s account of the challenge. Day 2 Got up this morning and got on the G5 again. Checked email using OSX’s email client. Sent my day 1 report to Jay via the same email client. Email and word processing is a simple task for this machine. I was also playing music … Read more

PPC Challenge Day 1

The PPC Challenge is officially underway and today we have Mac Yak’s Greg Thompson telling us a little about his experience so far. Day 1 Right after doing the Mac Yak stream I got onto my Power Mac G5 to work on. First thing I did was fire up Facebook in Safari and it worked … Read more

Mac Yak Episode #8

Joined once again by Steven Matarazzo of the Mac84 YouTube channel and topics we covered were: – Start of the PPC Challenge! – The eBay effect – We were asked what everyone’s first computer and tinkering experience was – Why is Wi-Fi/BT so insanely expensive for Classic Mac Pros – What is everyone’s favorite antivirus … Read more

Mac Yak Episode #7

We were joined by Steven Matarazzo of the Mac84 YouTube channel and Collin Mistr (dosdude1). Topics we discussed were Apple’s claims that sales were hurt because people repaired their old phones rather than buy new ones, our recent test of Group FaceTime with up to 16 active connections and PPC Macs. This episode also saw … Read more

Mac Yak Episode #6

Mac Yak is taking a little holiday break and will not have a live stream on December 27th. We will be back on January 3rd however with Episode #6!

Mac Yak Episode #5

This Mac Yak will be a short one as we’ll try to limit it to one hour. Some of the hosts have packing and holiday prep to do. Our guest for the stream is Michael Manna AKA Stevie Richards! He has some opinions about Apple’s T2 chip and will chime in on our other topics … Read more

Mac Yak Episode #4

In this episode we’ll be talking about password management, the PPC challenge, the Spreely challenge, gaming on old Macs and the best way to clean and maintain your Mac. We also received a surprise visit of Chad and Collin Mistr (Dosdude1), the two names behind DosLab that created the MuxHat and DyingLight modules! Mac Yak … Read more

Mac Yak Episode #3

In episode #3 we discuss the use of Cache cleaners and other maintenance utilities. Are they useful or a waste of time? We’ll also talk about the amount of system resources Facebook can take up and have a little discussion about thermal paste. Which paste is good, how it should be applied and how much … Read more

Mac Yak Episode #2

Let’s find out what the first Mac was our hosts owned. You may be surprised how long ago or how recent some of our first Macs were purchased! We’ll also discuss Apple’s innovation, or lack thereof, will Tim Cook make his own mark or be forever in Steve’s shadow and ways to keep your Mac … Read more