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[23 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,098 views]

With the upcoming release of OS X 10.10.3, the world — or at least the parts that matter — will get their hands on Apple’s iPhoto + Aperture replacement Photos, as well as a bunch o’ new and improved emojis, …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[12 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,194 views]

Wanna share a movie with grandma? Chances are you’ll need to burn a DVD. Have MRI, X-ray, CT or PET Scan images and need copies? Yep, you’re gonna need to burn some disks. Thankfully, Toast 12 Titanium is available and …

Mac, Software »

[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 696 views]

If Pacifist didn’t exist, someone would have to invent it, like yesterday. Pacifist 3.5 isn’t a reinvention of this must have Mac admin tool, but it is chock full o’ welcome performance and compatibility improvements.
Pacifist 3.5 (download)
— Faster performance when …

Mac, Software »

[10 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 639 views]

Fairer Platform reader “Peter” wrote to say that he can’t find a driver for his Samsung SCX 4521F multifunction printer. While his problem actually has multiple parts (ie scan, fax, print, networking), there is a fairly reliable solution for the …

Mac, Software »

[6 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 1,308 views]

No rest for the wicked. Apple has seeded OS X 10.10.3 14D72i, the first external developer build. While this third Yosemite update is otherwise unremarkable, it brings with it Apple’s long-awaited Photos app, which replaces both iPhoto and Aperture.
Yep, iPhoto …

Deals, Mac »

[4 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 658 views]

It’s the middle of Winter and there’s little celebrate. Presidents’ Day? St Patrick’s Day? How about refurbished MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro savings day! There’s no better way to save than with Apple Certified Factory Refurbished MacBooks and the …

Mac, Software »

[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 404 views]

The last time we looked at OmniWeb, test builds of version 6 had just shipped. A year and change later, OmniWeb 6 is sporting a refreshed user interface and is, knock on wood, Yosemite ready.
In addition to the new logo …

Mac, Software »

[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 836 views]

Whether you’re a professional Mac administrator or just the go to guy for extended family, Apple Remote Desktop is more than just a convenience. The latest update finally, at long last makes this trusted app Yosemite Ready.
• Apple Remote Desktop …

iTunes, Mac »

[30 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,158 views]

OS X Yosemite users have another software update to apply this week. iTunes 12.1 brings improved Notification Center support for iTunes Radio, as well as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sync performance.
As shown above, after installing iTunes Radio 12.1 Update …

Apple luv, Mac »

[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 587 views]

The world economy is just limping along and PC sales have been, at best, in the doldrums for several years running. Apple and its Macbook laptop product line are, however, enjoying speculator grow, up by nearly half last quarter.
Apple’s Mac …

Mac, Security »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 417 views]

ClamXav 2.7.1 shipped last week and was quickly superseded by v2.7.2. Now, Mark Allen et al are back with ClamXav 2.7.3, which ties up a number of loss ends and issues. So, if you’re the “set it and forget it” …

Mac, Security, Software »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 648 views]

Blah, blah, blah… Adobe Flash Player security is a black hole of malware malaise and hacker attack vectors… blah, blah, blah. Last week’s well publicized Flash Player 16.0.0.287 has already been superseded by Flash Player 16.0.0.296, which (as of this …

Mac, Security »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 748 views]

Live by the sword, die by the sword. Google Project Zero is all about identifying, reporting and then publicizing zero day exploits. Their most recent target is Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, though the vulnerabilities and exploits posted aren’t …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[25 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 661 views]

Good, bad, cheezy, retro, cool? At the Fairer Platform, we love screensavers. Here’s a three-fer madness Mac screensaver offer you can’t refuse — Apple’s original RSS Screensaver plus Christian Heudens’ Time Machine RSS Screensaver.
First up, download Apple’s original RSS Visualizer.qtz.zip …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,562 views]

Previously, the Fairer Platform talked you through improving your home network performance by tweaking settings and software. Today, we have a few quick and and easy hands on WiFi router tips to improve home network performance.
This home network advice works …