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Apple luv, Deals »

[29 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | 683 views]

Cash is not king and direct discounts are right out. Your daddy’s Black Friday Apple is gone, never to return. This year’s Black Friday Apple promotion is 100 percent virtual, involving zero cash and no fungible discounts.
Yes, when you purchase …

Mac, Software »

[27 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 237 views]

There is goofy and then there is Skype for Mac. In addition to its well-remarked visually challenged user interface, Skype’s version numbering system is “different,” too. For example, I noticed v6.11 was available and that I had v6.7 installed. That …

Deals, Games, Mac »

[25 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 161 views]

Thanksgiving is almost here, but do you have a way to while away the hours you’ll spend on the plane, train, in the car, at grandma’s, etc? The Mac App Store’s Black Friday Mac game sale — Big Games, Great …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[25 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,297 views]

Honestly, even though iWork ’09 found its way onto SWIM’s “new” (2011 refurbished) iMac and upgrading to Mavericks, I’ve hesitated publishing this tip. Now, an A-list pub has run the story and, well, that was that… Here’s how to get …

Audiobooks, Books, Deals »

[23 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,008 views]

His products are loved, instantly recognizable icons around the world. However, little is known about the man himself. Author Leander Kahney, who also penned a biography on Steve Jobs, has delivered Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products, a …

Mac, Software »

[22 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 679 views]

Apple’s Mac code monkeys have been busy, busy, busy. Just one week ago, they seeded the first OS X 10.9.1 beta to developers and now those very same software simians are back with another, as well as more details about …

Deals, iPad, iPhone, iPod »

[22 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 61 views]

Planning to put a new iPhone, iPod touch or iPad under the Christmas Tree? Then you also need to be thinking about giving it a good home, nay, iHome. Save $10, $20, $30… up to $120 on the iHome of …

Mac, Software »

[22 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 177 views]

iWork 2013 has been a lightening rod for controversy, angst and just plain anger over missing features and changed workflows. Well, as expected, Apple has begun adding missing features back into Pages, Numbers and Keynote. For example, toolbar customization is …

Hardware, Software »

[22 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 500 views]

Apple released its sixth generation AirPort Extreme Base Station and fifth generation Time Capsule models at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Although users welcomed these 802.11ac network devices, there were problems, several of which have now been squished.
• AirPort Extreme …

Deals, iPhone »

[21 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 97 views]

While many obsess over Apple’s latest handsets and tablets, other folks take pleasure, and pocket the savings, by getting the most out of used iPhones and used iPads. And, these GameStop deals come with free value (ground) shipping.
• Save up …

Mac, Software »

[21 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 170 views]

While iMovie 10 is compatible with any Mac on Apple’s official OS X Mavericks compatibility list, not all of those Macs were supported equally. That is, left unsaid by the company when this anchor iLife app shipped back in October …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 239 views]

New Mac coming? Considering a refurbished Mac? Wanna give new life to your old Mac? Then new apps are in your future and Black Friday Mac Bundle can scratch that itch.
You know the drill, people. The Stack Social Black Friday …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 572 views]

Recently upgraded to OS X Mavericks and discovered a visitor at the root level of your Mac’s boot drive called “Incompatible Software”? Here are some answers about this little understood feature that’s been part of OS X since Snow Leopard.
Mac …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 238 views]

While nothing beats the Roku (links below) for the shear volume and variety of content available, Apple has been relentlessly adding new apps and, thereby, content to the Apple TV over the last year — it’s like getting a better, …

Apple luv »

[19 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 154 views]

Aside from the company’s anchor retail locations, like New York City’s 5th Avenue store, which are open 365 days a year, Turkey Day 2013 won’t be an Apple Store Thanksgiving. That is, the great majority of US stores will be …