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[31 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Disappointed with Apple’s initial 2014 iMac makeover? You are not alone. However, if this latest rumor comes true, Apple isn’t done tweaking its all-in-one desktop computer line — here’s hoping there’s more meat on the table this time around.
On June …

Mac, Software »

[30 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

OS X Mavericks was relatively disruptive vis-a-vis third party apps. OS X Yosemite? Not so much. That said, Softpress Freeway 7 is here and, among other new features, it’s Yosemite ready.
• Freeway 7 (free trial)
— Added support for media …

Mac »

[30 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Apple last updated its entry-level headless desktop Mac in October 2012. Needless to say, an update is overdue. However, given that the middle of the year won’t last forever, you have got to wonder when Apple plans to release the …

Deals, Mac »

[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Yep, it is a very good day to buy a refurbished MacBook Pro. Say what? Apple just released updated 2014 MacBook Pro models, which means the company just cut refurbished MacBook Pro prices. So, get a refurb’d MacBook Pro with …

Mac, Software »

[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

We are well into the Post-PC era and Apple ships only one not long for this world Mac with an internal optical drive. Surprise, surprise, surprise that Roxio not only hasn’t killed Toast, but actually released Toast 12 Titanium and …

Cord Cutter »

[29 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Dirty little cord cutter secret is that cable TV is out, but cable broadband is on the rise. Yes, the Fairer Platform family has cut the TV cord, but still pays Time Warner for cable broadband every month.
And, lots of …

Mac, Software »

[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Flying Meat — read the story behind the name — has released a major point update for their flagship Acorn 4 image editor. There is a long list of new features, tweaks and bug fixes.
• Acorn 4.5 (MAS, $29.99)
— New international …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

If it runs on your Mac, chances are there is an associated cache. Use over time often results in degraded performance as those caches file and/or become less efficient. Ditto that for OS X Dashboard, but here’s a quick and …

Mac, Software »

[28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

VideoLAN humbly refers to VLC for Mac as “a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.” However, VLC for Mac is pretty …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

The infographic says it all — HD antenna using people are a thing. Last year, 19.3 percent or roughly one in five American households relied solely on over the air (OTA) broadcast HD for live television, up from 17.8 percent …