Tag Archives: Mac

28 Best apps for Mac

I recently did a reset on my Mac, and had to re-download all of my favorite Apps.  This was actually a pretty painless process, but I thought a useful post might be all the top apps for Mac I think … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Resetting PRAM and SMC on mac

A few weeks ago my mac started showing a "service battery warning." The charger would behave erratically, sometimes charging, sometimes not, and sometimes only showing a dim green light.  In addition, when charging sometimes my computer would seem a bit … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Boosting Performance in Mac OSX

Most of these performance improvements are super minor, but when my system is pegged out with a hefty image processing job or particle tracking model: every little bit helps.  These are especially useful if Matlab is running slow! Also, apparently saving 5% of CPU power can … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Running Multiple Instances of Matlab on Mac

My research often involves running Matlab Code that can take hours to run. Admittedly, Matlab isn't the fastest language out there, but it has super powerful debugging tools, and image processing packages that make it really easy to use for … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Show hidden files in Finder

For advanced mac users, you may get frustrated when you can't find a hidden file and have to access it through the terminal.  In OS X, there's an easy workaround to change the finder's default mode to always show hidden … Continue reading

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