August 2nd, 2010
Building a RAID Capsule
Zach Komon walks us through his project to modify an Apple Time Capsule to work with a hardware RAID box so that his Time Machine backups can withstand drive failure. This extremely detailed account includes pictures at every step, and should allow anyone to reproduce his work.
June 18th, 2003
Repairing the Original iMac: Replacing the Flyback Transformer
Zach Komon offers this technical tutorial on how to repair a common malfunction in Revision A-D iMacs (any tray loading iMac). Extremely detailed, and with loads of pictures to help you every step of the way. A much cheaper alternative to taking it to a repair center.
May 10th, 2003
Indulge Your Inner Filmmaker
A round-up/commentary on some of the exciting software and hardware announcements made at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2003 convention written by Aaron Moody a filmmaker that attended said conference.
May 6th, 2003
Apple puts the "Rights" back into Digital Rights Management
Kai Cherry explains why Apple's FairPlay Digital rights Management scheme is the first to really keep consumers rights in mind, while throwing a monkey wrench in the "Buy/Rip/Post" paradigm that has plagued other music downloading services, in this his first MacOpz opinion column.
Nov 2nd, 2002
Windows Myth Maker
Microsoft is touting it's new Windows Movie Maker as everything iMovie ever hoped to be and more. Joshua Thorpe cuts through the marketing and reveals that this clone doesn't quite live up to any of it's claims.
Oct 18th, 2002
Think Different and Switch
Why Apple should move the Mac and MacOS to Wintel Hardware, and make sure that it runs on open hardware. Another fine article by Joshua Thorpe.
Oct 15th, 2002
Converting the Choir
Microsoft publishes a web ad from an anonymous "switcher". Joshua Thorpe pokes holes in the marketing tactic. The crap that is Microsoft oozes out.
Oct 14th, 2002
MPEG 4 and the Macintosh
This is the first major revision (along with a name change) of Lord Crosis' comprehensive analyses of MPEG 4 and the Mac. It has been updated to dramatically increase accuracy and to include developments that have occurred in the last several months.
Oct 12th, 2002
iMagnify, the Digital Loupe
Joshua Thorpe points out some alarming clauses in the fine print of Apple's current promotions in his first MacOpz column.
Sept 13th, 2002
Building Your Own Macintosh
First time moonrockreptiles contributor tester offers us a tutorial on how to build a G4 based Macintosh. Yes, you read that correctly. A thorough report with step by step photographs, this article is a must read.
Mar 8th, 2002
The History of MPEG 4 On the Macintosh
Lord Crosis takes us on a walk through the history of MPEG 4 from the perspective of a Mac user. As he gains more information, and as new events occur in the Mac world of MPEG 4, this article will be updated. Enjoy!
Nov 4th , 2001
Microsoft: Hatred or Hot Air?
Bully tactics and binding legal contracts intended to squash the competition are the least of Microsofts anti-competitive and predatory business practices as Michael Silverman illustrates for us in his latest column.
Oct 26th , 2001
iTunes 2 Review
moonrockreptiles takes a look at Apples most recent revision to it's MP3 playback and encoding software.
July 18th, 2001
Keynote '01 Reviewed
Mike S. takes us back through Job's MWNY keynote address and examines the announcements made there.
July 17th, 2001
Steve Jobs MacWorld 2001 Keynote Address!
The moonrockreptiles staff has done it again, check out this leaked copy of Steve Jobs MWNY keynote!
May 25th, 2001
Cocoa: The Mac's Greatest Asset
Mike S. offers his editorial on why Cocoa is such a good thing for the future of the Mac.
March 15th, 2001
Mac OS X Final Candidate Report
moonrockreptiles in depth report on the Mac OS X Final Candidate.
October 26th, 2000
What Is The Mac OS?
What makes the Mac OS the OS of choice for millions of users? Does Mac OS X still possess these elements? Mike S. explores these questions in his latest moonrockreptiles article.
October 21st, 2000
Happy Birthday To moonrockreptiles
moonrockreptiles celebrates it's first birthday! In celebration of this the MacOpz staff gives you some insider information on the site.
October 10th, 2000
Of Penguins and Daemons 4
Otaku teaches us how to execute some nifty hacks for the Mac OS X Beta.
September 29th, 2000
Apple's latest "Speedbump": Simple Obstacle or Something More?
Mike S. shares his views on Apple's recent announcement that it's fiscal fourth-quarter earnings would fall below analyst predictions.
September 23rd, 2000
Mac OS X Public Beta Review
moonrockreptiles in depth report on the Mac OS X Public Beta.
An 'Xtrem' Interview
moonrockreptiles Reporters Jason Buck and Shaun Nichols interview Mats Wallberg of Xtrem Inc, who recently made the incredible announcement that they are developing a 1200 MHz G4 for release late this year. moonrockreptiles picks up where others left off on the story of Xtrem...
Of Penguins and Daemons 3
Otaku gives us a guide for getting your new installation of LinuxPPC 2000 in an actual usable state.
Devangelism #10 or She Named Her Trombone Skott...
Spiff warns us of a new manifestation of penis envy, finds a rather disturbing e-mail, and gives a well deserved Crimson Shovel.
The Threat of Standardization
An editorial by Mike S. inspired by the outbreak of the "LOVE Letter" virus.
The NeXT Mac OS: Part 4
In this, the fourth and final installment of "The NeXT Mac OS" Mike S. draws conclusions about NeXTSTEP and shares his views on it's future (Mac OS X).
A Night at the Opera
An in-depth preview of potentially the most exciting upcoming Mac browser, the Mac port of Opera. We have a full report, screenshots, and an interview with the programmer for your reading pleasure.
Rhymin' And Schemin 2
In this edition, our resident appearance expert discusses his favorite websites, concerns about OSX/Aqua and shows some of his personal tastes in schemes/themes.
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