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[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

On Monday, California mandated that all smartphones ship with a killswitch installed and turned on by default. That’s very nice, but not as nice as Apple’s iPhone killswitch.
For example every iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7, which as …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Roxio got bought by Corel, but it’s most famous app — Toast — is now available in more ways than ever. Buy the full Toast 12 Titanium or Pro for $60 or $100, respectively, or get just the functionality you …

iOS, Mac »

[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

In just over two weeks, Apple will formally introduce the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 to public. Time is short. That said, Apple has sent an email to developers noting the following change: CloudKit requires OS X Yosemite DP5 and …

Apple luv, Mac »

[23 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 0 views]

Knock on wood — you can expect to use a Mac for at least five years and there are plenty o’ Apple branded computers still chugging along after decade or more! But what do with that old MacBook, iMac or …

Mac, Software »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Whereas skipping a version or three of Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Office isn’t a big deal. However, when it comes to accounting and tax rules, it pays to keep your copy of Quicken Mac up-to-date.
That said, Quicken Mac 2015 ($74.99, …

iTunes, Mac »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Apple has seeded a second public OS X Yosemite Beta, which is a nice little weekender for folks in the company’s AppleSeed program. iTunes 12 Build 97 has also been seeded to developers, which appears to be about bug fixes.
That …

Mac, Software »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

It is Friday and time to top up the tank before you head into the weekend. How about a nice cup of “stability improvements and bug fixes”? Yeah, a little boring to be sure, but Apple has iWork updates — …

Mac, Software »

[21 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

While it is true that once you go Mac you will never go back, some people have to, as in “must,” use Windows. Sucks, but there is no point in hating, especially with Parallels 10 which is all about feeling …

Mac, Software »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor updates that all address, among other things, issues that affect the reliability of Blu-ray Disc creation. As these things go, a trio of workaday update if there ever were. Can we forgive Apple its …

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[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

For the second time in as many weeks, Apple has seeded a fresh Mavericks update beta, OS X 10.9.5 13F18, to developers. However, the company also pushed this prerelease build to AppleSeed testers (aka rank and file users), which is …

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[19 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

Right on schedule and right on the mark, or close enough for a developer seed. OS X Yosemite Beta 6 (aka build 14A3429f, Developer Preview 6, DP6) is available to devs Software Update and, though no major new features have …

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[18 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Today, Apple pushed OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 (aka build 14A3429f, Beta 6) which, among other things, brings five new Yosemite wallpapers installed inside the default OS X Desktop Picture folder. Not a big deal, but a very nice …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac »

[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

2014 has been a interesting year companies in the Apple ecosystem (see related links) and the shakeout continues with the exit of a high-visibility player in the Mac and iPhone accessory maker. Yes, Dr Bott is going away, but not …

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[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Are you just about ready to stick a fork in OS X Mavericks development? OS X 10.9.5 will likely be the last Mavericks update and, if the betas to date are any indication, this final set of bug fixes and …

Mac, Security »

[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Have you visited any maliciously crafted websites lately and would you know if you had? Likely not. That said, Apple has browser security updates available for OS X 10.7.5 Lion, OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks.