Mac, Security »

[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

If you have an 802.11ac AirPort Extreme or Airport Time Capsule base station, then you might need to get Apple’s freshly minted Heartbleed fix. Folks with 802.11n (2012) or earlier Airport Extreme base stations needn’t apply this patch.
AirPort Base Station …

Mac, Security »

[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Boys and girls, get your Mac security updates for Mavericks, Mountain Lion and/or Lion right here. Sadly, Apple has not, at least as of this writing, a security update for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
• Mavericks Security Update 2014-002 (download)

Games, Mac »

[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Of the challenges facing Mac gaming, OpenGL is perhaps the most important single problem/opportunity. For example, Microsoft hasn’t released a major DirectX update in five years and, as exemplified by the Xbox One launch, Redmond is well off top form …

Mac »

[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

This week on Apple’s Test Kitchen (hear the chord changes in your head), the latest Mavericks update takes two baby build steps closer to release. Peeking through the over door window, we see OS X 10.9.3 13D45a has a toasty …

Mac, Software »

[21 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Safari Extensions were gonna change the world. In fact, Safari Extensions did change the world, a little bit, and, well, that’s done. Nevertheless, new extensions come to market from time to time and ReMap 1.0 is a good one.
Google Maps …

Apps, iOS »

[18 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

If you live within Apple’s walled garden, all the streams are strong, encoding rates good looking and quality of service above average. There are those, however, that indulge a taste for media found outside those walls and VideoLAN’s VLC for …

Apple luv »

[17 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

The only certainties in life are taxes and Apple doom. Which is to say that all news about Apple is bad news, one way or another. But not really. For example, as we mark the passing of the world’s first …

Mac, Software »

[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

What’s new in the seventh beta seed of Apple’s OS X 10.9.3 [13D43]? Honestly, it is hard to say and perhaps it’s easier to talk about what hasn’t changed.
For example, two apps listed as testing focus areas haven’t been updated …

Mac, Software »

[14 Apr 2014 | One Comment | ]

News of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s death were greatly exaggerated and here’s another bit of proof. Apple has released FaceTime 1.0.4, which addresses a bug in the version of the app that only runs on Snow Leopard.
A month or …