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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

If you have an 802.11ac AirPort Extreme or Airport Time Capsule base station, then you might need to get Apple’s freshly minted Heartbleed fix. Folks with 802.11n (2012) or earlier Airport Extreme base stations needn’t apply this patch.
AirPort Base Station …

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[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Boys and girls, get your Mac security updates for Mavericks, Mountain Lion and/or Lion right here. Sadly, Apple has not, at least as of this writing, a security update for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
• Mavericks Security Update 2014-002 (download)

Games, Mac »

[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Of the challenges facing Mac gaming, OpenGL is perhaps the most important single problem/opportunity. For example, Microsoft hasn’t released a major DirectX update in five years and, as exemplified by the Xbox One launch, Redmond is well off top form …

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[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

This week on Apple’s Test Kitchen (hear the chord changes in your head), the latest Mavericks update takes two baby build steps closer to release. Peeking through the over door window, we see OS X 10.9.3 13D45a has a toasty …

Mac, Software »

[21 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Safari Extensions were gonna change the world. In fact, Safari Extensions did change the world, a little bit, and, well, that’s done. Nevertheless, new extensions come to market from time to time and ReMap 1.0 is a good one.
Google Maps …

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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 …

Mac, Software »

[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 …

Mac, Software »

[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 …