Mac, Software »

[17 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

You will find VLC Player for Mac on pretty much everybody’s Top 10 Open Source Mac app lists, including mine. One reason for that is the regular updates that keep this Swiss Army Knife for video up-to-speed and able to …

Deals, Mac »

[17 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

What’s your best Mac deal on a brand spanking refurbished Mac mini or MacBook Air? Try $419 and $679, respectively. Of course, you get legendary Apple Certified Factory Refurbished quality, a full + extendible AppleCare warranty and free shipping.
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Mac »

[17 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

What is left on Apple’s OS X Yosemite calendar? Likely not much and, sometime before October, we will see OS X 10.10.5. Here in the now, Apple has seeded OS X 10.10.4 14E7f, which “improves the stability, compatibility and security …

Mac »

[17 Apr 2015 | One Comment | ]

Software is never finished. Apple has issued OS X 10.10.3 Supplemental Update (Build 14D136). According to the release note, as well as reader reports, OS X 10.10.3 Supplemental quashes a number of documented bugs with the original update.
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iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac, Software »

[10 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Apple is in the midst of transitioning its Mac user base from iPhoto and Aperture to Photos, which shipped earlier this week bundled with OS X 10.10.3. On Thursday, the company delivered perhaps the final piece of the Photos transition …

Mac, Software »

[9 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

While it’s true that people love to vent their spleens about Facebook, it’s perhaps more true that people love Facebook. For example, there is now an community build, open-source based Facebook Messenger for Mac.
“This is not an official Facebook product,” …

Mac, Software »

[8 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

About two months after Apple began seeding OS X 10.10.3 and the all-new Photos app to developers, it has release both to the public. While this third Yosemite update does offer new emoji, emoji picker and a host of bug …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[8 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Last Friday, the Fairer Platform reported on a Moody’s analyst report claiming that cord cutting is no threat to cable TV. Naturally, we thought that was a bunch ‘o bull cookies and, now, fresh numbers from Netflix and Viacom, respectively, …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[7 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

Disney’s first Star Wars, The Force Awakens, isn’t due until December. The House of Mouse is, however, throwing us a bone in the mean time. Yep, The Rat has announced that Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection will be available …

Mac, Mobile, Reviews, how to »

[6 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

How did you celebrate the iPad’s 5th Birthday last Friday, April 3? I replaced my aging iPad 3 with a refurbished iPad Air ($339) + ClamCase Pro iPad Air Keyboard Case ($139 [169], Use code BEST30 for $30 off) — …