The snowman ☃ easter egg on iPod 5G

While reading a blog post on the Panic site (who makes cool software and games), I came across a cool easter egg: an emoji hidden in the menus of the 5th generation of iPod. I tried to find it, since the author (@cabel) had only found a photo of the said easter egg (probably on this old page of the iLounge site).

The Nintendo Switch controllers are natively MFi compatible

I recently discovered an interesting little thing: the Nintendo Switch controllers (Pro Controller and Joy-Con) are MFi compatible…

A monochrome CRT display on a modern Mac

I had mentioned my monochrome display (a 12 inches from the Macintosh LC era) a while ago, but had failed to make it work with a modern Mac. Quite regularly, I tried to figure it out, and I tried various adapters, before – finally – realising where the problem was and making myself the necessary adapter.

Matt Card, a simple way to steal a Mac

Today’s subject is a little delicate, and I hesitated a long time before writing this article. The product I’m going to talk about, the Matt Card, is originally used to help technicians, and I do not really like to explain how to override Apple’s protections. But I have to say the solution is a little too obvious and a little too easy.

The SDK “Power Mac G5” for the Xbox 360

Many years ago (in 2015), I told you about my Xbox 360 development kit, based on a Power Mac G5. And I finally managed to make it work.

Playing a CD+MIDI, the CD that contains hidden MIDI

Talking of weird CDs, the CD+MIDI is a special case: it’s rare, obscure, and complicated to read. And it’s been a while since I’ve been trying to find one, so it’s been a little hard to read. Demonstration.

How I saved my Parrot Flower Power

Several months ago, I explained my concerns with Parrot’s Flower Power. One day, my sensor had decided to stop working, just like that. And I saved him.

A floppy drive for the Bandai Pippin

In the accessories of the Bandai Pippin, the Apple console, the floppy drive remains rather rare. A French reader who had one loaned it to me for a test on this blog. I took the opportunity to clone the card.

The LaserDisc with PALplus

After a long search, I finally collected an interesting device for a test: a PALplus decoder. Coupled with a compatible LaserDisc, this technology significantly improves the picture quality in widescreen.

How to activate the G4 Cube speakers on a modern Mac

My readers (you) are great. A few years ago, I was asking for help with a little project: the reuse of the Power Mac G4 Cube speakers on a recent Mac. Then Jean designed a small program that allows it.