Tagged: Apple

New iWork apps have a new file format

iWork

When Apple released the new version of iWork, people immediately noticed the new icons, new interface, and the features that Apple inexplicably removed from previous versions. What most people didn’t notice is that Apple has a completely new file format. Drew McCormack offers his opinion on why Apple chose to change the iWork file format.

I tend to agree with him. Apple didn’t change the format just to be a stick in the mud.

Possibly the most important documents in Apple’s corporate history

“For $13,000 — $5,200 up front, and $7,800 on delivery, and no additional royalties — Shepardson Microsystems would build Apple’s first DOS. For its money, Apple would get a file manager, an interface for integer BASIC and Applesoft BASIC, and utilities that would allow disk backup, disk recovery, and file copying.”

It’s always fun to look back on computing history.

The iMac 27″ for graphic designers: part 2

27" Apple iMac

In part one of The iMac 27″ for graphic designers, I covered the reasons for choosing the late 2012 iMac 27” to replace my 2006 Mac Pro. As a graphic designer who works in Adobe Creative Suite apps all day long, with file sizes pushing the 1GB range, power is important. But as I found out with my MacBook Air, the Mac Pro just isn’t necessary anymore. Not only does the iMac have all the power you need, but it’s a much more elegant hardware solution, and significantly easier on the pocketbook. I also listed some of the pros and cons of the iMac.

Now I’m going to talk a bit about my experience actually using the iMac for the last two months. (more…)