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Posted on: March 1, 2013
Computers & Peripherals: Smart Use for Green Effects

Computers and their peripherals allow for amazing jumps in productivity and enable workflows that have never been possible before. However, they are also among the largest consumers of power in...

Posted on: March 1, 2013
Reduce Electricity Consumption: Save Energy

The notion of leaving a water faucet running just because a person may want to wash their hands later seems outrageous, but that's what we're doing with our electricity when we decide to leave our computers...

Posted on: February 21, 2013

Most of the things that a person can do to "green up" their technology use may seem small. But multiply those small changes in behavior by every person in Penn's community and the outcomes are huge! Here are a few ideas to get you started. Your...

Posted on: October 23, 2012

October 23, 2012

Apple announced significant updates today to its iMac line of all-in-one desktop systems. Specific changes include a major redesign of the case, omission of an optical drive, and the introduction of a new solid state/...

Posted on: October 23, 2012

October 23, 2012

On October 23, 2012, Apple announced significant updates to the Mac mini line. While the outward appearance has not changed much from the 2011 version, the internals have changed significantly, with upgraded processor, upgraded...

Posted on: September 19, 2012

On Wednesday, September 19th, Apple released iOS 6. iOS 6 is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, fourth generation iPod Touches, and the iPad 2 and newer (third generation iPod Touches and first generation iPads are not compatible)....

Posted on: August 15, 2012

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Note: this document has been significantly changed since it was first published on March 1, 2012. The original document is here. This document is intended primarily for Local Support...

Posted on: July 25, 2012

OS X Mountain Lion [10.8], formally announced on February 16, 2012, is the eighth significant update to OS X, Apple's UNIX-based desktop operating system. It became available exclusively from the Mac App Store on July 25, 2012, continuing Apple's...

Posted on: July 1, 2012

Information Systems & Computing (ISC), in consultation with the Penn community, annually publishes recommendations for desktop computers. These recommendations reflect institutional and industry trends but do not necessarily take into account the...

Posted on: June 6, 2012

June 6, 2012

In late May 2012, Dell announced its next generation OptiPlex enterprise class desktops, which are based on Intel's Ivy Bridge platform and use the Q77 Express chipset. These new models, designated 9010 and 7010, became available...