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OWC Radio 2.0 Episode #1 – A Brief History With Tim

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 | Author:

owc_radio_album_artOWC Radio returns with an all-new 2.0 version! Tim Robertson hosts the episode with a brief explanation about the new show and it’s history, the 30th anniversary of the Mac, and a fun interview with Steve Sande from TUAW.com.

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Please send feedback to owcradio@macsales.com. We are looking to share stories of your first Mac on the show, so please send us an email, tell us what your first Mac was, and why you purchased it!

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Category: OWC Radio

Happy 30th Birthday, Macintosh!

Friday, January 24th, 2014 | Author:

master_mac30The Mac officially turns 30 today, and Apple is celebrating in style with great home page imagery and cool Timeline and Your First Mac sections of the website. Of course, there’s also an awesome Apple video that celebrates the 30th birthday event.

Obviously, we’re huge “Mac heads” here at OWC, and we couldn’t be happier that the Mac has hit this major milestone. Many of us, and our customers, lived during the revolution and remember its launch. While some of us, and those newer to Mac, were born after 1984 and recognize that without the Mac, much of what we do today in computing would be vastly different. Just imagine if point and click didn’t exist, or if the Palm Treo was still the best “smartphone” around (iOS comes from OS X). It really is difficult to fathom. Article Continues…

Category: Apple News

Celebrating OWC With Tiny, Blocky Goodness

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 | Author:

‘Tis the season of gift giving, right? So it’s kinda hard not to be thinking about gifts. Gifts you are going to give, gifts you are hoping to get, gifts you can only dream of, and maybe, gifts that you’ve already given?

After a late night of wrapping presents with my wife and getting them under the tree so our kids can have a full day of guessing and anticipating what is awaiting them under the decorative paper for tomorrow, I thought about a particularly special gift I gave this year.

This year marks my tenth year as OWC’s resident web monkey – a fact I wear very proudly. I’m proud of not only what I have accomplished during my tenure, but what we have done as a company during this time. The strides we’ve made to lower our environmental impact while raising our level of service and customer satisfaction. The innovative new products we engineer. These are things that fill me with pride in OWC. Article Continues…

#25YearsofOWC Quiz Week 5 Recap

Monday, November 4th, 2013 | Author:

UntitledThat’s a wrap! With the onset of November, our #25YearsofOWC quiz comes to an end. Thank you to everyone who interacted with us on our official Facebook page, and who took our quiz. We hope you had as much fun as we did! We want to congratulate all of the winners on their new OWC gear. Didn’t win? Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for upcoming promotions and product releases! 

22. One of the first of its kind, what Internet worm was distributed in 1988, gaining significant mainstream media attention?

Answer: 25 years ago, The Morris Worm was written by a student at Cornell University to gauge the size of the Internet. It unintentionally infected computers multiple times, slowing down the machine with each additional process to the point of being unusable

23. What iconic movie featuring Michael Keaton was released in 1988?

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Category: Industry News

#25YearsofOWC Quiz Week 4 Recap

Monday, October 28th, 2013 | Author:

QuizWk4As October’s end nears, so does the end of our #25YearsofOWC Quiz at our official Facebook page in celebration of OWC’s 25th anniversary. We’ve had a great response from our Facebook fans all month long, but we’re not done just yet. We still have quiz questions to be answered and great prizes left!

Here are the questions from Week 4 of our #25YearsofOWC Quiz:

17. What cost more – a Radio Shack cellular phone in 1988 or an iPhone 5S today?

Answer: 25 years ago you would have spent $1,599 (equivalent of $3,158 in 2013) on a Radio Shack CT-300 Cellular phone. At the time it was a breakthrough in price and technology. Today, the world is at your fingertips with the iPhone 5s for as little as $649 with no contract. 

18. Would you have spent more on an entire trip to the movies (ticket, medium popcorn, medium drink & candy) in 1988 or on a movie ticket alone today?

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