MY NAME WAS RICKY
Well ... the day is finally here. That fateful day in February that we all dread. No ... I'm not talking about Valentine's day. I'm talking about the second Monday in February - National Clean Out Your Computer Day ! Yup, that day is finally here. And I bet you didn't even know it existed. LOL. While I'm sure the outside of your computer can use a little dusting I'm talking about cleaning up the crud on the inside. On Monday, February 13th, you can participate in National Clean Out Your Computer Day by cleaning up your desktop, organizing files and folders, deleting junk files, deleting old and duplicate files as well as programs you no longer use.
As you can see from the photo above I'm an iMac user. Vintage 2007. The first production of the aluminum iMac made by Apple. I love my iMac and I'm proud to say that almost after 10 years, it's still humming along - knock on wood. Unfortunately, it is getting a little long in the tooth as it's too old to support Apple's latest operating system macOS Sierra. Nonetheless, my iMac has done me proud and lasted me a long time. Mainly because (a) Apple makes a quality product and (b) I take care of it. Here's some of the things I do and you can too on National Clean Out Your Computer Day.
That's it! Congrats! You have successfully cleaned up your computer. Try to keep it up the during the year so that next year won't be quite so tedious. Now, you can get ready for that other important day in February. What was it again? Good luck!
9 years ago this month I purchased my first Apple iMac. It was the first aluminum body iMac that Apple made. I waited many, many years to buy my first iMac. And boy oh boy it was worth the wait. She was a beaut. And I was ecstatic.
I still own and use that iMac today. I love it. I love just looking at it. It is by far the best computer that I've ever owned. And I will only buy an Apple product to replace it. It has never let me down but it is getting a little long in the tooth. Now that it is officially too old to run Apple's latest Mac OS Sierra, I'm thinking about replacing it.
I'm a desktop guy. I like working on a desktop. So I was waiting with utter anticipation for Apple's recent announcement of their new line of Mac's. I figured my timing to replace my iMac couldn't be better. I figured Apple was going to release a very updated iMac and I was going to be one happy little camper.
Instead, I was met with utter disappointment at Apple's announcement. They updated their laptops, but the desktop was left in the dust. Or so it seems. The new line of Macbook Pro's do look pretty sweet, but Apple "what about my iMac?"
I hope this isn't a signal that Apple will be ignoring, or worse, abandoning my work horse. I know I'm not the only iMac lover. So Apple, don't forget about us desktop guys and gals. We love our desktops. We love our iMac's. Don't abandon us please. And, forgive me for saying this, but take a cue from Microsoft (cough, cough, choke, choke). Their new Surface Studio looks pretty sweet. I really like the way it can be pivoted from a desktop to a drawing surface. A 30" display would be pretty sweet too.
If you're reading this Apple ...
BRING US A NEW, INNOVATIVE, iMAC ... AND SOON ... PLEASE !!!
I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm an Apple fan. I love their products and I really love my 2007 desktop iMac. It was the first of the aluminum line that Apple started way back then. I can just sit there and stare at it. Guess I'm weired that way.
Having said that, Apple is not known for it's great documentation. They deliver new features in each software update but don't come right out and tell you how to use or access those features.
My name is Gary Janssen, aka "Ricky". I'm a husband, father and first time blogger. I write about family & life, my favorite sports teams, TV shows and movies, my Apple Mac and my home town of Niagara Falls.