Saturday, April 20, 2019

"You, a Mac, the world" Apple computers pin

This pin was first used at the Boston MacWorld in 1995. The design is shown on page 151 of the Apple T-Shirts book. The pin measures 2.5" across and is in excellent condition.

It is priced at $15 and that includes postage. There are a few other Apple pins available, click the pins label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Instagram might soon hide the number of likes from posts


GOOGLE Gmail T-Shirts

RARE! Black GOOGLE Gmail T-Shirts, 2 size large. These are 100% cotton Hanes T-shirts. The front shows the Gmail logo. One (L) is new with tag removed for $15, one (L) is washed once priced at $12 - mailing at cost. For more Google shirts click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Differences Between Mac Browsers


Black iPhone now in 16GB 2XL t-shirt

Black iPhone (now in 16GB) t-shirt. Size 2XL. Worn once and washed twice by an Apple store employee. 100% pure cotton Made by Gildan in Honduras. Front says: iPhone now in 16GB. Back says: More music. More video. More iPhone.

Both front and back text are in white letters. This Apple collectible is priced at $12 with mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

How to quickly zip and unzip files and folders on Mac


Apple Store opening T-shirt Chinook Centre Calgary

This is a black size XL promo T-shirt from the Apple Store opening at Chinook Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Sept. 27, 2010. It is made by American Apparel of 100% cotton. This shirt is in mint condition in the presentation box shown above the shirt in the photo. It is one of only 1000 made and it has not been opened and is still sealed in the original factory box. It is priced at $60 and will be packed in a larger box with mailing at cost.

There is an identical brand new out-of-box XL Chinook Centre shirt available as well. The box is included but it is flattened which reduces mailing costs. It is priced at $45. Other Apple Store shirts are for sale, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

How to Use WhatsApp on Mac

Macworld UK

Apple iMac Snow 500

Collectors Item: This Apple G3 iMac Snow features a 500 MHz PowerPC processor with 512 MB of RAM, a 40 GB hard drive, a slot loading DVD drive and a Harmon-Kardon designed sound system packed into a translucent "Snow" all-in-one case design with a 15-inch CRT display. It would make a good iTunes jukebox and backup or Rosetta computer for legacy software but will not run newer YouTube videos smoothly. The G3 iMacs will sync to early generation iPods but not iOS 5 or later.

It has a suite of word processing programs, iPhoto, an email program and two browsers and is running the OS X 10.4.11 Tiger operating system.  The price is $70 and includes a power cord. Various USB keyboards and optical mice are available if wanted. There is also a Graphite 600 available for $60. Shipping possible but local pickup preferred. To inquire contact Dave via

>> click for more laptop and desktop computers available

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Monday, April 15, 2019

What’s the Mac Equivalent to F5 Refresh Key from Windows?


Apple Logo Pens and Pencil

4 pens and 1 pencil - all new old stock and Apple branded. Kind of cool and hard to find items you don't see around much anymore - and a nice addition to your collection. The Apple University pen has a yellow highlighter on one end and a ball point pen on the other. Available as a set for $28 plus postage. A bonus window cling sticker is included. There are other individual collectible Apple items - click the labels below. To inquire further, contact Dave via

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Apple is no longer charging a $99 fee for data migrations with new Mac purchases and repairs


Original 1983 Apple Lisa Computer Pin

For sale is an increasingly rare Apple dealers pin that was used to promote the sale of the Lisa computers in 1983. It is a metal cloisonne lapel pin with black enamel background and the bitten Apple rainbow logo. It measures 1" wide by 3/8" high and has a metal butterfly back clasp. There are 3 available, all unused brand new old stock, priced for the collector at $30 each postage included. To inquire contact Dave via

The Apple Lisa name is the stuff of lore and you can read more at Apple Lisa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Friday, April 12, 2019

'Apple can't help': How a molecular biologist trained stay-at-home moms to recover lost iPhone photos

CBC News

Rare BEATLES Firehouse Poster - the other Apple

Original, authorized, authentic limited edition promotional Beatles screened print - only 2000 produced. Made by Firehouse, the famed San Francisco custom underground poster shop, in 2000 and commissioned by Virgin Megastores to commemorate the release day of the Beatles Anthology Book that was released on Oct 5th, 2000. This was a special event as this book was authorized and contributed to by the 3 surviving members of the band and was also declared "Beatles Day" by the City of San Francisco!

Awesome metallic silkscreen of the band on one side, and a bright green apple on the back - on thick, deluxe heavy duty cardstock. Super scarce, high quality die-cut, limited edition promo item! Measures approx 17 3/4 inches in diameter. Hard to find and in new excellent condition, no holes, tears, fading or creases. Priced at $35. A double sided companion print is also available for $10 more. Mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

Today in Apple history: The Beatles beat Apple in court | Cult of Mac

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

How to Remove Emoji Button from Keyboard on iPhone and iPad


MAC to the Future 10.5 Leopard promo t-shirt

This is a limited edition "MAC to the Future" 10.5 Leopard launch shirt made by FastMac (front shown). This t-shirt announced the launch of the Macintosh OS X 10.5 operating system. It is in like new condition but may have been washed. It is a Fruit of the Loom LOFTEEZ T Shirt size XL.

The back says: "The future is now. 10.26.07 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard With Built-in Time Machine." The lower back has the FastMac logo. Click to view the back. This Mac OS collectible is priced at $28 and is available for mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

At Apple, Steve Jobs divided people into 2 groups—'insanely great' and 'crappy'

Apple Store Promo T-shirt Back to School 2009

Apple Store Concierge Uniform T-Shirt. This is a brand new, never worn, Apple Store Uniform. The t-shirt is orange, size Large, made by American Apparel. The front of the shirt has the icons of a Mac laptop and iPod touch while the back of the shirt says "Buy a Mac for college. Get a free iPod touch." in white lettering. The left sleeve has a white apple logo with the word Concierge.

This shirt was the uniform for the Back to School Sale 2009 at the Apple store. It is no longer in print and has become very hard to find. It is sourced from a New York Apple Store employee and is priced at $25. Like all KootenayMac shirts, it is available for mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Microsoft finally accepts that nobody safely removes USB devices

Digital Trends

Apple MacWorld 2002 Jaguar Poster

Apple MacWorld 2002 Jaguar Collectible Poster - new condition
* Poster from Macworld NY 2002 (and are now quite rare)
* Introduced 7/17/02 - 7/20/02
* Measures: 28' x 22'
* The caption on the bottom reads: 'Introducing Mac OS X Version 10.2 Jaguar'
* priced at $35 - postage at cost in a cardboard tube

To inquire contact Dave via -- click the labels below to view other posters

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Monday, April 08, 2019

Yes, Apple Made a Circular Pizza Box, and It's at the Heart of Its Latest Ad

Apple (Product)Red iPod Shuffle and Pocket Karma shirt collection

This is an Apple (Product)Red Special Edition collection consisting of 2 sets of iPod shuffles and new Apple Pocket Karma iPod nano promo shirts of your choice in Small, Medium or Large. All 3 size shirts are in the photo plus a size Medium or Large red iPod shuffle shirt - shown at the top - and it can be included also.

There are two iPod shuffle sets consisting of both 2nd and 4th gen (Product)Red shuffles. The two on the left are not new, and are in original opened boxes. They are in good condition and come with original charging cables. They are priced at $140. The set of two on the right are in unopened factory sealed boxes with all accessories and are priced at $200. The shirts are $50 each: there are 2 size small, 1 medium and 1 large available plus an iPod shuffle shirt.

Also included at no cost when purchased as a collection of 2 shuffles plus a shirt is a set of aftermarket unopened red earbuds plus a new red stylus as shown. Add additional shirts for $50 each. Everything shown is for sale for $490. Insured postage depends on box size and weight to your postal code. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, April 06, 2019

Rare vintage Apple iMac Yum pin

For sale, one new-old-stock Apple Yum iMac pin. It features the 5 FlavorMac colored iMac G3 desktop computers from 1999. These YUM badges are becoming quite rare. The pin is new, never used, never worn, and measures 2 by 3 inches with a pinback. It is priced at $25 with mailing available at cost.

There is also a Yum poster and banner available, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, April 05, 2019

How To Convert iPhone Photos Back to JPG Format

The Mac Observer

Vintage Apple Clone MacWorld 1996 T-SHIRT

This is a rare MacWorld T-shirt from the 1996 San Francisco PowerComputing "Powerpallooza" and is from a collection of the original owner. It is a size XL made in USA of 100% preshrunk cotton by Lofteez. The front, left, is in very good condition after several washings, but the back, right, is faded a fair bit or was a poorer print to begin with. It is still in good condition with no rips, stains or tears and is a good quality shirt. It is priced at $12 with mailing at cost. Other Power Computing items are available, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, April 04, 2019

8 Ways to Make Traveling With Your Mac Secure and Simple

Boston Macworld 2004

This is a brand new never worn never washed Boston Macworld 2004 t-shirt size XL. It is a Fruit of the Loom Heavy cotton brand made in Honduras. It has a stylized Boston patriot on the the front and is whiter than shown in the photo. This shirt is reasonably priced for the Macworld collector at $15 with mailing at cost. Click the label below for other Macworld shirts. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

How to back up your Mac

Official Apple Support

APPLE Camp T-shirt

This is a very hard to find Apple shirt. It is in like new condition.The shirt is a size adult Medium made of 100% combed cotton by American Apparel in Downtown LA and is priced at $15 plus postage.

There is a yellow XS Apple Camp shirt available also, click the camp label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019

How to restart and force-restart any iPad model

Business Insider

14 assorted vintage computer pinbacks

This is a collection of 14 vintage computer pins, all in good condition, plus one fridge magnet, which is the square Apple Starting Line at the bottom. The triangle Windows 3.0 button dates some of the collection to circa 1990 while the Macworld Graphics pin points towards the '96 expo in Boston. All 15 items can be purchased as a set for $15 plus postage. To inquire contact Dave via

point of interest: here is the vintage reseller merchandising catalog page from Apple for the Starting Line promo - (you will have to copy/paste for the PDF to display)

also Macworld Expo: Graphics tools for Mac unveiled

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Monday, April 01, 2019

How to Create a Website on a Mac

Macworld UK

Apple and Macintosh Anniversary Collection

In this collection are posters, shirts and books celebrating Apple and Macintosh anniversaries. The top middle shows the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh poster that came folded in all of the TAM computer boxes in 1997 and early 1998. It is priced at $50 and is in original mint condition.

To the right is the 20th anniversary poster commemorating 20 years since the launch of the original 128K Macintosh during the 1984 Superbowl. That commercial, created by Ridley Scott, is still regarded as the greatest ad ever. The poster shows Anya Major now sporting the 2004 4th gen iPod click wheel Classic. This 1984/2004 poster is priced at $55 and two are available.

On the left is the 2014 Happy Birthday Mac poster. It is a limited edition Apple 30th Anniversary poster. It was only given to employees and developers for commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Macintosh computer. The price is $50. Note the black 30th Happy Birthday, Mac shirt laying flat on the table to the right. There are two large and a hard to find women's XL available for $50 each and all are brand new. All 3 posters and shirt of choice total $200 plus insured postage and they will be mailed in a heavy cardboard tube.

Also on the table are two 10th anniversary photo history books about Apple Computer titled So Far: The First Ten Years of a Vision. One has a dust jacket and one does not. The one without a cover is inscribed to a family from a friend and is priced at $110 and is opened to the article about the lady in the poster on the right. The covered one is $190 and appears unused with a few scuffs and scratches on the dust cover. You can add the book of your choice but note that it will be mailed separately with additional postage.

There is also an extremely hard to find Apple Macintosh tenth anniversary long sleeve MacWorld shirt for sale for $225. Click the labels below for more details about most of the items listed here. I'd prefer to sell the posters as a set. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Classic Apple Computer Rainbow Pin

This is a vintage bitten Apple rainbow lapel pin. It is a 6 color cloisonne enameled pin with a butterfly clasp. The rainbow logo was used by Apple from 1977 to 1997 but this one is unusual as there is a red ® on the lower front which is quite rare. It measures 1/2 by 5/8 and is cast in a gold tone metal. It is priced at $45 and that includes postage throughout North America. There are other Apple pins available, click the pins label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, March 29, 2019

How To Fix a Mac That Won't Turn On

Macworld UK

Apple clone Power Computing ADB Mouse

One-button ADB mouse that came with the Power Computing Mac clones. Manufactured by Macally. For a few years in the mid-90s Apple allowed Power Computing to make Apple Macintosh compatible computers. Steve Jobs ended that program upon his return to Apple.

This vintage mouse is priced at $40 with mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

Click the Power Computing label below to see the other rare clone collectibles.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

How to convert images to PDFs on Mac


Apple Computer Vintage 1990 Corporate Games T-Shirt

For sale is a 1990 Apple Corporate Games promo t-shirt. It features Godzilla graphics on the back (right) and they were made exclusively for employees of the Desktop Services group. These shirts were only given to internal participants of the employee games and were never available for sale.

The shirt is shown on page 168 of the Apple T-Shirts Book. The annual Apple Corporate Games were held at Foothill College in Los Altos. It is from the collection of a 20 year Apple employee.

This size XL Hanes Beefy-T 100% cotton shirt was made in the USA. It has probably been washed at least once but is still in perfect condition and is quite rare. It is priced at $65 with postage at cost. There are other Apple T-Shirts Book shirts available, click the label below.

To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Do Your macOS And iOS Apps Spark Joy?


Apple iMac Yum posters and banner for sale

Apple iMac YUM Poster - there are 2 new/mint 22x28 rolled - not creased or folded - in stock; they are priced at $75 each. These are from the original Think Different campaign circa '97-'98 and are becoming hard to find now.

A washable vinyl Apple YUM banner - 26 by 39 inches and printed on both sides, with hanging rods - is available for $95 - it is extremely rare and collectible. Also on hand is a not new YUM t-shirt from the 1999 MacWorld Expo priced at $16 - click the yum label below. Mailing available at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

How to Access iTunes Music Library in iTunes on Mac or Windows PC


Vintage iMac Think Different Most Colorful Way to Internet t-shirt

Rare Apple iMac Think Different late 1998 promo t-shirt The most colorful way to the internet

This is a vintage iMac revision C (codename: Lifesavers) "Flavormac" launch t-shirt. It is clean, looks new, however the size tag has been removed. It measures approx 21" across the chest - a medium.

The price is $25 with postage at cost. There are other Think Different shirts available, also a "Colourful" spelling banner. Click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, March 25, 2019

How to Change the Dropbox Folder Location on the Mac


Vintage APPLE computer coffee cup collection

For sale is a collection of vintage ceramic coffee mugs featuring the Apple Computer rainbow logo and Garamond font. The 2 in front are a slightly darker shade of white than the back 3. Two of the back 3 are perfect and one mug is used. The overall condition is very good with just a few scuffs/scratches to the black lettering from being displayed in a collection for 10+ years. They are very nice and clean and are offered for sale for $55 each and I prefer to sell as sets. Insured mailing will be at cost of postage depending on your location. To inquire contact Dave via

update: all 5 are $275. The front 2 are $110, the back 3 are $165. a 4th mug like the back 3 is available and has a small chip on the handle and it is priced at $40. the 30 Mac birthday poster is also available.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Apple Original Grape iMac USB Keyboard NEW

Apple G3/G4 USB Grape keyboards new in original Apple plastic packaging and never been used. They are priced at $50 - six available - quantity discount - mailing at cost.
 Genuine Apple Model M2452. Equipped with USB cable, plus 2 USB connectors.
 Color: Grape on the bottom, translucent white on top.
 Full QWERTY keyboard, standard keys.
 Eject Key (F12) fully operational under OS X.
 Fully compatible with iMac, eMac, PowerMac, PowerBook, iBook, MacBook.
 Power button on keyboard, will start up some - but not all - G3 and G4's.
 Compact (15.5"x5.5"x0.8"), light (30 oz).
 Compatible with OS 8.5, OS 9 & OS X, including OS 10.4.

Also available for $40 each: several good used purple, orange, red, green, blue and graphite Apple iMac USB keyboards. Some color matching Apple hockey puck mice as well for $25 more when purchased with a board. Shipping at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Rogers, Telus and Bell Explain Why Bills Don't Drop After Your Phone is Paid Off

iPhone in Canada Blog

Periodic Table of the Google Dance

This Google shirt is a souvenir from the 2006 Google dance, done in the style of the Periodic Table of the Elements. It has the Google logo on the sleeve, Gd (Google dance) on the front and 4 Google elements on the back.

Heavy duty Hanes BEEFY-T - 100% preshrunk cotton in a hard to find size Small. Measurements: Across chest: 17 inches, Length (top of neck to bottom): 26 inches. Great condition - looks brand new. This shirt is priced at $20. Chances are you will not see a shirt like this outside the Silicon Valley. There are several other new Google shirts available. Also a 2007 Google Dance t-shirt - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

What is Google Dance? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

PSA: Update Firefox to block autoplaying videos by default


Palo Alto Apple Store Employee T-Shirt

This vintage black Apple employee T-shirt was made for the grand opening of the Palo Alto California Apple Store 9 years ago. The shirt is in good condition with only a bit of wear on the white Apple logo. The front features the Apple logo in white with "Palo Alto" written under it. The back says "Shop Different" with the Apple Logo. It is a size Large short sleeve Hanes Beefy-T, made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton, assembled in El Salvador. It is a fine addition to any Apple collection. It is priced at $25 with mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Can you opt out a Mac for iCloud Photos? Yes, but click carefully


2003 print ad

This is an original 2003 print advertisement for featuring a Gibson ES-335 Guitar. The ad measures approx. 8 x 10.5 inches. The print is the back cover from a Sports Illustrated magazine. The image became the icon for GarageBand. Within a month Apple changed the concept to iTunes and the rest is history.

Condition Graded Near Fine, in a plastic sleeve with provenance. It is priced at $50. There is a second one without provenance or sleeve for $25. Postage at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

WaybackMachine Archives Remember
Neither does anyone else. This ultra rare Apple poster heralds the age of the iTunes Store before Apple figured out what to call it.

There is a rare full size Apple poster available as well, click the applemusic label below.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Do Your macOS And iOS Apps Spark Joy?


Apple Hong Kong IFC Mall Store Launch T-Shirts

This is the rare T-shirt given out to the first customers through the door of the first Hong Kong Apple store. The Hong Kong store launch was Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at IFC Mall. This is a genuine launch day new unworn red T-shirt and it comes in an opened presentation box identical to the one shown except the seal was neatly sliced open and the shirt is labeled a Youth Large. The box was mailed to Canada inside another box with HK postage and can be re-mailed as such or the opened box can be flattened for a less expensive postage rate. This shirt with box is priced at $88 USD with postage at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

update: a size Large, as new, no box, also available - price is $80.

First Hong Kong Apple Store draws massive crowd on opening day

click to view this logo on the IFC Apple Store in Hong Kong

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Monday, March 18, 2019

How to speed up a slow Mac or MacBook

Macworld UK

Apple G3 PowerMac 300 tower

For sale is a working 1999 Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 (Blue & White) tower with non-matching but correct factory box with original styro packing. The tower has a vga video card, built in zip drive, 256 Ram, running 9.2.2 OS on an upgraded 20GB HD - the original hard drive is included as is a LaCie usb external drive with manual and cords. Included are 3 manuals and a rainbow power cord. It will need a new 3.6V pram battery.

This B&W tower is very clean, does not have any scratches on the blue side cover Apple logos but has 2 typical cracks at the side panel screw holes as shown. The price is $50 USD - add 40$ for the keyboard and mouse. An optional accessories box from a different B&W can be added for $30. Shipping is available in the factory box but would be expensive these days - local pickup in western Canada preferred. There are other vintage computers available - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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