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im wondering if thers a similar app for mac os x.. (high sierra?)
really helpfull to be able to block adware sites like
iOS versions / iOS 4 (June 21, 2010)
«  by chrisNova777 on January 16, 2018, 09:31:25 PM »
June 21, 2010
iOS versions / iOS 5 (October 12, 2011)
«  by chrisNova777 on January 16, 2018, 09:27:43 PM »

October 12, 2011
iOS versions / iOS 11 (September 19, 2017)
«  by chrisNova777 on January 16, 2018, 09:26:49 PM »

September 19, 2017
apple introduces ipad1: April 3, 2010
apple introduces ios 5.1.1 : May 7, 2012

just over TWO YEARS support for this device.. the worst support for any apple product EVER

apps still supported on iOS 5.1.1:
VLC Mobile
Google Chrome
General / Miscellaneous / history of itunes
«  by chrisNova777 on January 16, 2018, 12:41:46 AM »

itunes v1
January 9, 2001 - September 25, 2001

itunes v2
October 23, 2001 - March 20, 2002

itunes 3
July 17, 2002 - September 18, 2002;

itunes 4
April 28, 2003 - June 28, 2005

itunes 5
September 7, 2005 - September 20, 2005

itunes 6
October 12, 2005 - June 29, 2006

itunes 7
September 12, 2006 - July 31, 2008

itunes 8
September 9, 2008 - July 15, 2009

itunes 9
September 9, 2009 - July 19, 2010

itunes 10
September 1, 2010 - September 12, 2012

itunes 11
November 29, 2012 - September 9, 2014

itunes 12
October 16, 2014 - December 6, 2017

iOS versions / iOS 6 (September 19, 2012)
«  by chrisNova777 on January 15, 2018, 09:46:28 PM »

September 19, 2012
iOS versions / iOS 9 (September 16, 2015)
«  by chrisNova777 on January 15, 2018, 09:45:16 PM »

September 16, 2015
iOS versions / iOS 8 (September 17, 2014)
«  by chrisNova777 on January 15, 2018, 09:44:27 PM »

released September 17, 2014
iOS versions / iOS 7 (September 18, 2013)
«  by chrisNova777 on January 15, 2018, 09:43:34 PM »

September 18, 2013

Griffin Releases GPort OS X Software Version 1.2 Plus PowerMate
gPort OS X Software version 1.2 plus "PowerMate SDK for developers"

New driver brings Jaguar compatibility to complete line of serial port
adapters including g4Port, CubePort and the original gPort.

Nashville, TN - August 16, 2002. Griffin Technology, Inc. has released OS
X Software version 1.2 for its entire line of gPort Serial Adapters,
including the popular g4Port. Just in time for the international release
of Apple's newest operation system OS 10.2, this release brings complete
compatibility to the new OS and further enhances performance and
stability of all gPort devices.

Griffin's gPort Serial Adapters adds an internal "board level" serial
port to Apple PowerMacs, Cubes and CRT iMacs. This allows users continued
access to their favorite serial port devices such as modems, printers,
etc. The gPort OS X Software version 1.2 is a complete rewrite of the
driver that provides improved stability and works more reliably when
upgrading the OS.

The release of gPort Software version 1.2 for Jaguar continues Griffin's
tradition of enabling users to advance to the latest computers and OS
releases, while retaining compatibility with their legacy serial port
devices. "Now, with our gPort Adapters, serial port users won't have to
remain stuck using an out-of-date OS or slower hardware just to retain
their significant investment in their vital serial hardware devices. We
give control back to our users, instead of their hardware controlling
them", says Andrew Green, VP Marketing.

Also released today are two PowerMate SDKs for developers on Macintosh OS
X and Wintel platforms. The two SDKs provide a complete set of
instructions on how to access the PowerMate hardware, including capturing
the data being sent from the device and setting the brightness of the
LED. This enables programmers to easily invent and implement completely
new and unique applications for the PowerMate.

gPort OS X Software version 1.2 is free and available immediately for
download at

Both PowerMate Software Developer Kits (SDKs) are available immediately.
All interested developers may contact Griffin Technology by email at and request one or both of the PowerMate


About Griffin Technology, Inc.
Since 1992, Griffin Technology has been an innovator of exciting hardware
and software products for the Mac & PC market. Griffin currently
manufactures numerous innovative USB, video, audio, serial, and ADB
adapters for the Mac. They also maintain the world's largest database of
monitor specifications at
SCSI (pci) / SerialATA PCI-M (SIIG part # SC-SATM12) (2004)
«  by chrisNova777 on January 13, 2018, 02:56:04 PM »

SIIG, Inc. Introduces Serial ATA Controller for Mac!

(Fremont, California; June 9, 2004) SIIG, the market leader in I/O connectivity products (including ATA Controllers, FireWire?, USB, serial/parallel ports, etc.) is proud to announce their new Serial ATA PCI controllers for the Mac platform..

SIIG’s SATA for Mac

Adding to SIIG’s already extensive line of Serial ATA controllers, the SerialATA PCI-M (SIIG part # SC-SATM12, MSRP $79.99) offers Mac users all the benefits of the latest in hard drive technology. This two channel PCI host adapter works with Mac G3 & G4 PowerMac systems & OS X v10.1.x or later. Included in this compete kit are the two channel PCI host adapter, a Serial ATA data cable, 15-pin Serial ATA power adapter cable, a detailed user’s manual, and driver software.

Improved Performance & Capacity
Serial ATA is the next generation of ATA technology, replacing the current standard (parallel ATA, also know as Ultra ATA 66/100/133). This next generation offers data transfer rates of up to 1.5Gb/sec (150MB/sec) and addresses many of the limitations of the current parallel ATA technology (high 5-volt signaling requirement, bulky 40-pin/80-wire cable, 18 inch cable length limitation, and an exhaustion of performance upgrade capacity). Serial ATA offers a number of improvements, including:

• A reduction in voltage (500 millivolts) and pin count (4-pins vs. 26-pin with parallel ATA)
• Thinner, more flexible cable (easier to route inside the system and improves airflow)
• Increased cable length (up to 1 meter vs. 18 inches with parallel ATA)
• Future scalability (future generations already planned at 3.0 Gb/sec & 6 Gb/sec)

In addition, Serial ATA maintains 100% compatibility with today’s software, meaning that no changes are necessary in existing operating systems or drivers and is designed to offer the same cost effectiveness as Parallel ATA, offering the highest performance at the lowest cost.

SIIG’s Family of Serial ATA
SIIG’s extensive Serial ATA product offerings include solutions for a wide range of applications. SIIG’s Serial ATA PCI (SIIG part # SC-SAT212, MSRP $49.99) is a high-speed dual channel PCI-to-Serial ATA host adapter, upgrading existing systems to the latest in Serial ATA technology. The Serial ATA 4-Channel PCI (SIIG part # SC-SA4011, MSRP $69.99) adapter offers four high-speed SATA channels. The Serial ATA CardBus Dual (SIIG part # SC-SATP11, MSRP $79.99) allows notebook users the ability to upgrade their systems with two SATA interfaces.

SIIG’s Serial ATA RAID solutions include the Serial ATA RAID PCI (SIIG part # SC-SATR12, MSRP $69.99), a high-speed dual channel PCI-to-Serial ATA host adapter, with the additional capability of RAID (RAID 0, 1), and the Serial ATA 4-Channel RAID (SIIG part # SC-SA4R12) is a four channel RAID (RAID 0, 1, 0+1) adapter. For users’ wishing to use the newer Serial ATA hard interface, but not replace their current working UltraATA drive, SIIG will offer the Serial ATA-to-UltraATA Adapter (SIIG part # SC-SATA12, MSRP $39.99), which allows users to utilize existing UltraATA 133/100/66 hard disk drives with the new Serial ATA interface.

SIIG will also offer combination Serial ATA products designed to upgrade other technologies along with the high-speed Serial ATA interface. The SIIG Serial ATA + UltraATA Combo (SIIG part # SC-SATE12, MSRP $59.99) is a high-speed Serial ATA combo host adapter that supports both Serial ATA and Ultra ATA (parallel ATA) devices. This combo card provides two independent channels and allows the user to connect up to two Serial ATA devices, or one Serial ATA and one UltraATA device. The USB 2.0+FireWire+SATA Combo (SIIG part # SC-UNS012, MSRP $119.99) offers a dual channel Serial ATA controller with four Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (3 ext/1 int) ports and three 1394 FireWire (2 ext/1 int) ports in one card. The USB 2.0+FireWire+SATA+PATA Combo (SIIG part # SC-UNSP12, MSRP $149.99) combines a single channel Serial ATA controller, a single channel Ultra ATA, four Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (3 ext/1 int) ports and three 1394 FireWire (2 ext/1 int) ports in one card. The latest combo Serial ATA adapter from SIIG is the SATA+GigaLan Combo (SIIG part # SC-SATG11, MSRP $79.99). This combo adapter adds two of the latest in high-speed connectivity technologies, two SATA ports (1 external/1 internal) and Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet.
thanks to scott bryson

Gear Lists from artists + friends / Re: chrisNova777
«  by chrisNova777 on January 12, 2018, 03:43:44 PM »
some new additions:

akai s1000
yamaha dx7
boss dr-660
alesis dm5

X200         July 2008
X200s   Dec 2008
X220           Apr 2011

ThinkPad X
These are ultraportable business laptops. Devices such as the recent X1 Carbon are super slim, while the X1 Tablet offers the best of both worlds. Get one of these if you’re a frequent traveller.

ThinkPad T
These are durable laptops. Sacrificing portability for ruggedness, devices such as the T460p should hold up against the elements.

ThinkPad P
Like the T series, these are mobile workstations, albeit with a bit more power and slightly higher cost on the whole.

ThinkPad Yoga
Morphing with the Lenovo Yoga line of laptops, ThinkPad Yoga’s are 2-in-1’s, keeping that versatility but including beefier specs.

ThinkPad E
These are budget devices designed for small businesses. Expect a sub-£500 price for these models, without sacrificing too much on performance.

ThinkPad L
Another low-cost option, these 14” and 15” laptops won’t break the bank, but should serve you well for on-the-go use.

ThinkPad 13
The 13 series are more of for the classroom, aimed at students.

ThinkPad 11e
The 11e is the budget range, offering great choices for a second device or something for the kids. There are also some Chromebooks such as the 11e Chromebook on offer here.
It was probably my fault. The G4 I had was being difficult with file associations.
I could have worked it out, but my main focus was to transfer sounds to my ensoniq mirage. Ive bought 4 serial to midi things, Including the Opcode. Just to edit sounds on the G4.  I was desperate communicate with it, but found a way possibly with an XP machine.

I did get an SE/30 but mainly to use turbosynth.  Needs to be fixed up though.
Ive got my hands full as Im trying to learn many things, Including supercollider which is daunting. So I have to decide where to focus my efforts