Deals, Mac »

[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Where once the Mac Bundle was the value leader, along came the Name Your Own Price (NYOP) Mac Bundle and stole all of that thunder. That said, pay the $7.45 average price plus a penny and get these 10 awesome …

Apple luv, Tech »

[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

GameStop, the game retailer, is trimming 100-plus stores this year, but will continue to operate more than 6,000 location. Nevertheless, gaming isn’t what it used to be and the company is already investing big in smartphone retail and Apple authorized …

Apple luv, Apps, Music, movies, TV »

[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Apple’s new iPhone 5s Powerful TV spot is very, very aspirational (clip below). As with most Apple advertising, the products take a back seat to people actually doing stuff. In this case, the iPhone 5s and iPhone apps shown are …

Deals, iPad »

[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

What do you get when you buy a refurbished Retina iPad mini? Simply put, you can get more the iPad with pixels for the least amount of money. And, of course, with a refurbished Retina iPad mini, or any refurbished …

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 …