Yes, the Mac is 25 years old today! It was on this day in 1984 that the Apple Macintosh was released. Enjoy the Macintosh introduction video below --
Happy 25th Birthday, Mac!
While not Mac related. This came by my desk, and may be of interest to many of you in the MacResearch Community, so I thought I'd share. Read more below the fold.
Tucked away in Apple’s MacWorld keynote presentation was a little tidbit of particular interest to scientists. After years of waiting, our voices have finally been heard — Pages ‘09 includes support for MathType and EndNote.
From Apple’s site:
In Pages ’09, you can now create sophisticated equations for research papers, lab reports, and journal articles using MathType 6.1 Compose your equations with the MathType point-and-click equation editor and instantly add them to your Pages document. Pages also works with EndNote X2.1 Choose from over 3800 bibliographic styles supported by EndNote X2 and easily insert citations into your Pages document.
This is certainly a welcome addition, and will make Pages a much more attractive prospect for writing scientific literature. Hopefully Apple will also open the app to other third party developers, but I am not holding my breath.
Astronomers are often confronted with plotting and binning on a spherical surface, such as the projected sky. For instance, one might want to measure the density of stars at many points on the sky by dividing the sky up into equal area bins and counting the stars in those bins.
If you write articles containing chemistry specific words then this will be a godsend
The OpenCL 1.0 specification has been ratified by the Khronos promoters. The specification was approved on Dec. 4th. The official spec and headers can be obtained at:
The official press release is here.
Google has released a configuration utility called Calaboration.app that will allow you to fully integrate your Google calendars into iCal.
iNMR has been updated. The only NMR specifically designed for MacOSX has been updated to version 3.03 and adds a number of impressive new features.
Just a quick note that Intel has released a new major version of their compilers.
Some of the new features:
Xcode 3.1 Support
Additional support for Fortran 2003
I was just sent a link to a talk by "long time UNIX zealot" and Director, Apple Unix Group Jordan Hubbard.
Gives an interesting insight into a number of UNIX features in particular security and the challenges of moving to mobile platforms.