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[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

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 | 0 views]

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 | 0 views]

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 …

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[23 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

Have an older MacBook Air, specifically a mid-2011 model? Yep, Apple has released a Mac firmware update that address an issue in mid-2011 MacBook Air models that causes them to take longer to wake from sleep than expected.
Does that have …

Deals, Mac »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

And, yes, shipping is free. Shipping is always free on Apple Certified Factory Refurbished iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. Today’s sweet deal is a 27-inch refurbished iMac for just $1,129 — more than $500 off the …

Apple luv, Mac »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

When I first saw Apple’s new “Stickers” MacBook Air TV commercial, one of my first thoughts was, “Steve would never have allowed that!” Which is, of course, a very silly thought. Perhaps the silliest thing is that people are still …

Mac, Software »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here is a quick look at Apple’s official “What’s new in Mail 8″ overview, which can be found inside the latest beta of Mail 8, which shipped with OS X Yosemite Beta 4.
• Mark up attachments — Use Markup to add …

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[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

It’s round four of Apple Summer o’ 2014 desktop operating system sweepstakes. OS X Yosemite Beta 4 (aka Developer Preview 4, Build 14A298i) shows Cupertino’s software simians in top form with a iTunes 12, more Dark Mode functionality and Jony …

Mac, Software »

[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

NeoOffice 2014 shipped a week or so ago and, rather than write it up then, I thought better of it — wait for the first point release. Well, Neoffice 2014.1 has indeed arrived, an unambiguous signal that it’s time to …

Deals, Mac »

[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here is a deal that won’t last long — a 2012 MacBook Air for the absolutely killer price of $599. Get yours before they’re all gone. Yes, you get the same top-shelf Apple hardware, software, full + extendible AppleCare warranty …

Hardware, Mac »

[14 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

If you have an older Mac that you’d like to upgrade to the latest 802.11ac wifi tech, your options were until now limited to external USB products. Enter Quickertek and its QCard 802.11ac internal WiFi upgrade cards for the Mac.
Best …

iPad, iPhone, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[13 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 0 views]

How often does this come up — how does one type the Apple logo on a Mac? So infrequently that I had not only forgotten the keyboard shortcut, but also spaced where to find the Apple logo on OS X’s …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Mavericks users and Yosemite beta testers report Apple is pushing updated versions of the voices its offers with OS X 10.9 and, coming this Fall, OS X 10.10. Aside from the same boilerplate description, Apple isn’t saying what changed.
Voice Update …

Apple luv, Mac »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Fans of the fairer platform will be happy to hear that the percentage of Macs, iPhones, iPads, etc in corporate settings more than doubled over the last three years. Yes, Apple enterprise users are still a minority, but we’re a …

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[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Pacifist 3.2.14 is in fact a point release. Yes, there are the usual array of bug fixes as well as a data display tweak. But the real news baked into this Pacifist update is experimental support for OS X …