The Mac – or “Macintosh” if we’re going back to 1984 – is the first computer to effectively market a graphical computer to the masses, all delivered by Apple (or, at the time, Apple Computer).

The Mac has gone through several stages of evolution and iteration since 1984, including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Performa, Power Mac (including the G4 Cube!), iBook, and more. It remains one of the most popular computers you’ll see in business, schools, and homes today.

SetApp-maker MacPaw Opening Apple Museum in Kyiv

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

MacPaw, the company behind SetApp and other popular pieces of software was found based on a love of Macs. Indeed, the company has a collection of them. CEO and founder Oleksandr Kosovan revealed that it nows opening up that collection as a museum in Kyiv.

Passionate, stirring, reverent love for Macs. The very moment I got my first Apple keyboard, a strong bond was made. That’s how I created CleanMyMac — an app that is all about making Macs cleaner, faster, and stronger. And I think it’s a love confession in itself. But it didn’t end there. As our team in Kyiv grew and created more high-quality software for Mac, it felt very inspiring to be surrounded by our objects of love — the Macs. The first collection of Macs arrived in the MacPaw office from Tekserve, once a repair shop, later an influential Apple dealer located in New York. Over the years, Tekserve collected around 40 Macs from all generations… We’ve long wanted to have a space infused with tech innovation, growth, and knowledge sharing. For us, the inspiration is Apple. For you, it could be something else. Our mission is to inspire you for all the incredible things to come.

Examining the Boot Process for M1 Macs

· Andrew Orr · Link

Mac mini

Howard Oakley recently dove into the boot process for M1 Macs and how it affects booting from an external hard drive.

Unless the user has already changed its default security settings to allow it to start up from an external disk, you’ll have no joy whatsoever. Although this is secure, it’s also more than inconvenient, as the times that you most need your Mac to start up from an external disk are when it’s in trouble with its internal disk, and that’s likely to prevent you from changing its security settings, leaving your Mac dead.

System76 Releases Open Source Keyboard for Multiple Platforms

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

System76 revealed that it now sells an open-source keyboard that works for macOS, Linux, and Windows, and is made in Colorado. It has a tenkeyless layout (without a numeric pad) with keys that can be customized to fit the user’s needs, such as its split space bar where one can be swapped for a shift, backspace, or function key. “Remap keys, swap keycaps, and configure multiple layers to your liking. Launch uses only three keycap sizes to vastly expand your configuration options.” It’s available starting at US$285.

System76 Releases Open Source Keyboard for Multiple Platforms

Enpass Password Manager Family Plan 1-Year Subscription: $23.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Enpass

We have a deal on Enpass, a password manager that works in macOS, iOS, Android, Windows, and Linux. With Enpass, data is saved locally on your device, and it allows you to store password, credit cards, social security number, identities, and more. A 1-year subscription is $23.99 through our deal.

Scrivener 3 for Mac: $29.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Scrivener 3 for Mac

I’m delighted to announce we have a deal for Scrivener 3 for Mac. Scrivener is Latte & Literature’s excellent writing software, software I have personally used to complete a novel, write short stories, write and organize query letters, synopsis keep research notes and character details, and output samples and manuscripts to ebook formats, Word docs, and a whole lot more. I love Scrivener. I mean, I totally adore this software and recommend it to anyone who is serious about writing. Scrivener 3 for Mac is just $29.99 through our deal. Snap it up.

VMware Fusion Won’t Run x86 VMs on M1 Macs

· Andrew Orr · Link

VMware Fusion plus Apple silicon

VMware announced on its blog Tuesday that it won’t support installing or running x86 VMs on M1 Macs.

We will be delivering a Tech Preview of VMware Fusion for macOS on Apple silicon this year. We don’t plan to support installing or running x86 VMs on Macs with Apple silicon. macOS VMs are not in scope in the short term. There are challenges there which will require Apple to work with us to resolve.

New Civilization VI Update Means Scouts Can Pet Their Dogs

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Civilization VI received an update on Thursday but it brings an important new feature: Your scouts can now pet their dogs. Other updates include three new military units, four new maps, a new unit action, and various bug fixes and improvements. New units: Trebuchet – Medieval Era Catapult upgrade. Siege promotion class. Upgrades into Bombard. Cannot move and attack on the same turn unless they’ve earned the Expert Crew Promotion. Man-At-Arms: Medieval Era Swordsman upgrade. Melee promotion class. Upgrades into Musketman. Line Infantry: Industrial Era Musketman upgrade. Melee promotion class. Upgrades into Infantry. New maps: Mediterranean Large Map: A large map of the greater Mediterranean region with resources, terrain, and features reflecting their historic locations. Earth Huge Map: A larger sized representation of Earth with resources, terrain, and features reflecting their historic locations. TSL Earth Huge: Civilizations start at the location of their historical capital on the huge Earth map. TSL Mediterranean: Civilizations start the location of their historic capital on the large Mediterranean map.

New Civilization VI Update Means Scouts Can Pet Their Dogs

Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Portable Dual Monitor: $177

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Portable Dual Monitor

We have a deal on the Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro, a portable display that connects to your laptop as a second display wherever you go. It works with Mac, Windows, Chrome, or Linux laptop via a USB cable, and you attach it physically to the upper lid of your laptop so that it’s always with you. It slides out when you want to use it, and there’s a mirroring mode that allows you to turn it around soo you can share your screen with someone sitting across from you. It’s offers 1080p resolution, and coupon code SAVEDUEXPRO at checkout brings the price on this device down to $177.