A Quadra with ClarisWorks and Mathematica: All You Need for a Thesis

It was early 1995, and I was a young graduate student in the Environmental Engineering department at Clemson University. I was finishing up my research and desperately needed a computer to produce my thesis on. There were quite a few Macs at the University, but the trend towards switching to Wintel was already picking up […]

Mac Maintenance: Fix Glitches and Sluggishness

Sometimes your Mac just doesn’t seem as peppy as it used to, particularly if it’s been running for a long time. Memory and disk problems are the most common causes of routine glitches and sluggishness, especially the dreaded “Spinning Pizza of Death” (a.k.a. beachball cursor) that never seems to go away. Sometimes RAM and disk […]

TextWrangler Is a Great, Free OS X Text Editor

2007 – For writing at your computer, the ideal tool is word processing software. It lets you play with fonts, type size, boldface and italic – all the tools you need to write a short story, a novel, an essay, a review, whatever. For creating code, the ideal tool is a text editor. It doesn’t […]

iMac (Mid 2007)

Apple gaveĀ the iMac a fresher look in August 2007, the first change from the stark white face introduced with the first G5 iMac three years earlier. The new look puts a black border around a glossy display, has an aluminum finish, and is thinner than its predecessors.

24ā€³ iMac (Mid 2007)

Apple gaveĀ the iMac a fresher look in August 2007, the first change from the stark white face introduced with the first G5 iMac in 2004. The new look puts a black border around a glossy display, has an aluminum finish, and is thinner than its predecessors.

20ā€³ iMac (Mid 2007)

Apple gaveĀ the iMac a fresher look in August 2007, the first change from the stark white face introduced with the first G5 iMac in 2004. The new look puts a black border around a glossy display, has an aluminum finish, and is thinner than its predecessors.

Mac mini (Mid 2007)

Apple “refreshed” the Mac mini the same day it unveiled new iMacs, iLife ’08, and iWork ’08. The updated model finally moves the Mini from the outdated Core Duo to a Core 2 Duo processor, giving it 64-bit capabilities along with faster CPU speeds. Between the newer, more efficient CPU and 8-10% higher clock speeds, […]