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[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

What’s new in the seventh beta seed of Apple’s OS X 10.9.3 [13D43]? Honestly, it is hard to say and perhaps it’s easier to talk about what hasn’t changed.
For example, two apps listed as testing focus areas haven’t been updated …

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[14 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

News of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s death were greatly exaggerated and here’s another bit of proof. Apple has released FaceTime 1.0.4, which addresses a bug in the version of the app that only runs on Snow Leopard.
A month or …

Games, Mac »

[14 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Mac games come and mostly go. Sid Meier’s Civilization arrived in 1991 and has kept coming ever since. And, later this year, Civilization Beyond Earth Mac will take the franchise, and humanity, to new worlds.
Civilization: Beyond Earth Mac will …

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[12 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Reeder for Mac is back with an ironic twist. The public beta, which can be downloaded here, is in many respects very much like Reeder for iOS. Right now it’s free and open to all, but the app will eventually …

Mac, Software »

[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Whether you’re a home hobbyist posting vacation clips or a pro spinning, wicked fast, silk purses from sow’s ears, iMovie is quite the tool. New features in iMovie 10.0.3 include font size and color control in titles, as well as …

Games, Mac »

[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Of course, you can get the latest and greatest version of SimCity Mac. Yes, that is cool, but there is no school like old school and SimCity 4 is now available on the Mac App Store.
“We’re so happy to give …

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[10 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The best way to know whether or not your roast in the oven is done, or not, is to stick a thermometer and check the temperature. Unfortunately, there is no OS X beta thermometer, so it is really hard to …

Mac, Security »

[9 Apr 2014 | 7 Comments | 0 views]

OMG, stop using the internet for shopping and banking because it’s not secure! Meh. According to a knowledgeable source, the client and server versions of OS X aren’t susceptible to the OpenSSL Heartbleed security issue.
Apple gets a lot of deserved …

Apple luv, Hardware, Mac »

[6 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

You aren’t broke, but don’t have much money and your beloved MacBook Pro just died, again. What to do? Tonymacx86 member Anton Vodenitcharov took matters into his own hands, creating a classy Hackintosh inside a Power Mac G4 case.
“And one …

Games, Mac »

[4 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | 0 views]

The good folks at GameAgent are running a three-part series on the state of Mac gaming. In the first piece, they’re interviewed Aspyr Media’s VP of Publishing, Elizabeth Howard on the subject of “content acquisition.”
Howard mentions two issues that dramatically …

Mac, Software »

[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here is an interesting twist. Apple and Xerox have published fresh Xerox printer drivers for Mac, but there are two installers — one for OS X 10.6 and later, and a second that’s for Macs running OS X Lion and …

Mac »

[4 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

What does a unicorn look like? How about an eight-core 3.7GHz 2013 Mac Pro running OS X 10.9.3 13D33, which is what the above OpenGL Extension Viewer screen cap shows. It also, by the way, shows the current version of …

Mac, Rumors »

[3 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 280 views]

Like many would-be 2013 Mac Pro buyers, Fairer Platform reader “Bob” ordered early and is still waiting. He lives in that space somewhere between Mac Pro supply and FedEx at his door.
Although he did go with a BTO D700 graphics …

Hardware, Mac »

[3 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 239 views]

On March 5, 2013, Apple updated its $1,099 education iMac for institutional buyers. It was a rather anemic and overpriced offer at the time, and it’s even less inspiring these many months later.
So, is an update in the works …

Mac, Software »

[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 239 views]

This series of three iWork updates — Pages 5.2, Keynote 6.2, Numbers 3.2 — has been expected and the expectations are high. Improved AppleScript support is among the many fixes, features and tweaks available.
With iWork 2013, Apple released much changed …