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KFest 2014 wraps up-- read the reports

KFest 2014 wraps up-- read the reportsThis years' Apple II convention in Kansas City, MO is coming to a close. If you weren't able to attend, you can still read the reports that have been posted to comp.sys.apple2 by Kirk Mitchell.

There were new announcements by Mike Maginnis, Martin Haye, Brian, Wiser, and many others.

The Apple II world is never a dull place thanks to these people and others who continue to come up with new projects and ideas.

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Register for KansasFest 2014 by July 10!

Register for KansasFest 2014 by July 10!Registration for KansasFest 2014 closes on Thursday, July 10. This is your last chance to get the sessions, camaraderie, and keynote from Margot Comstock. Also, don't forget to register for the optional "Build Your Own Computer" workshop with Vince Briel and "Stitch Your Own Apple IIe Ornament" workshop with Sarah Walkowiak by July 10.

Register now!

Many exciting sessions are planned, including the following:

Off-the-Grid Total Portability for the Apple IIc (Steven Buggie)
Sew your own Apple II ornament (Sarah Walkowiak)
Apple II Pi (David Schmenk)
Controlling I/O via game port interface, or "How I learned to stop worrying and love the Apple II rocket launcher" (Ivan Hogan)
Emulator detection in 6502 assembly language (Mark Pilgrim)
Accelerating the IIc+ (James Littlejohn)
How to Play STAR SAGA: ONE using VASSAL (Michael Sternberg)

iPhone 6 announcement expected in September

iPhone 6 announcement expected in SeptemberAn article on MacRumors reports that "Rumors and past release date info have thus far pointed towards a September launch date for the iPhone 6, which has now been confirmed by a reliable source that spoke to MacRumors.

Mass shipments of the iPhone 6 from China to the United States are expected to occur during the last two weeks of August and it is likely that Apple will announce the iPhone 6 during the first or second weeks of September. The first deliveries of the device will come later in the month on a corresponding Friday, roughly a week and a half after the event."

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GSport emulator v 0.31 Released

GSport emulator v 0.31 ReleasedDavid Schmidt reports that the team behind the Apple IIgs emulator GSport has been hard at work. "Peter Neubauer's AppleTalk emulation is the star of this release - making GSport the only modern emulator with this capability. Christopher Mason enhanced printer emulation capabilities further with a virtual ImageWriter II or LQ in slot 1."

New functionality:

- Added AppleTalk networking emulation with bridging to EtherTalk
- Added clipboard text paste capability (OSX, Windows)
- Emulated serial ports are individually configurable as either IP or passthrough to real hardware ports
- Added Imagewriter LQ printer emulation

Bug fixes:

- IN#1 and IN#2 now trigger the incoming IP port to listen when using IP simulated serial ports; previously, only PR#1 or PR#2 did
- Fixed crash when parallel.rom is missing
- Fix for real joysticks: unless the joystick is moving, gsport sets the values t...

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