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It Took More Than Just iPhones To Shoot Apple's New Ad

With Macintosh turning 30 this year, you’d think Apple would go big. Maybe it would spring for another Super Bowl commercial like the 1984 ad that changed the way the world thinks about computers. Nah… Apple just made a promo reel that was shot entirely on iPhones — with a little help, of course.


Apple Is Probably Going To Run A Sequel To Its '1984' Ad Today

30 years ago. The Los Angeles Raiders are slaughtering the Washington Redskins at halftime. You decide it’s time for a refill on your Crystal Light. You’re headed to the kitchen when something stops you in your tracks — a chick with a Brigitte Nielsen haircut and a hammer, running towards you.


Watch Steve Jobs Show Off The Mac In Footage Unseen Since 1984

Thirty years ago, the landscape of personal computing was vastly different. It hardly even existed, compared to what it is today. Footage of the Mac’s initial unveil is out there, but this second, more polished run — a presentation for the Boston Computer Society — hasn’t been available since the event itself back on January 30, 1984.


Macintosh 128K Teardown: A Time Capsule With Keyboard And Mouse

The Mac turns 30 today, and what better way to celebrate than with a good ol’ fashioned autopsy. iFixit proves that can be a lot more fun than it sounds with its classic 128K Macintosh teardown, a beautifully gory history lesson.


Happy 30th Birthday Macintosh, The Controversial World-Changer

Today is a very special day for a very special computer. This is the computer that started it all, the device that changed everything, the very thing that kicked off the era of the personal computer. Happy 30th birthday, Macintosh. It’s been quite a trip.


You Can Actually Browse The Web On A 27-Year-Old Mac Plus

Jeff Keacher wanted to get his Mac Plus, now well into its third decade, online. It had been on BBSes and text-only Lynx via dial-up back in the day, but Keacher wanted to go full TCP/IP. And it worked. He even loaded Gizmodo for us!


MacPaint In Your Browser Lets You Relive The Macintosh's Best Feature

If it wasn’t for artists who embraced the company’s computers, Apple might not have survived to release the iPod. And were it not for MacPaint, the simple (by today’s standards) bitmap-based painting program included with the original Macintosh, those artists may have never fell in love with Apple in the first place. But if you’re too young to remember what all the fuss was about, now you can relive MacPaint in your browser with CloudPaint.


Yep, This Adorable Mini Macintosh Is Fully Functional

Apple’s compact Mac mini isn’t as popular as it once was, but the company could easily make it a hot seller again if it just followed John Leake’s lead and turned it into a miniature Macintosh. At one-third the size of the original, it’s pretty much too cute to resist.


What Would A Mac Look Like As A Motorcycle?

If you missed the One Show in Portland this past February, you’re not alone and that’s OK. Here’s a nice little recap of some the show’s best. But if you skip to the 1:30 minute mark, you’ll find an interesting and all together nerdy custom built with parts from a Mac.


Original Macintosh Gets Re-Created Perfectly With Lego

You’ve seen out good friend Power Pig’s work around Giz before, but he’s totally outdone himself here. This is his Mona Lisa. (PUN. THAT WAS A PUN.) It’s an absolutely perfect recreation of the original Mac, exactly as it was pictured in that first ad.