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[24 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

If the drab gray OS X boot screen just doesn’t turn your crank and some other color, any other color would, this is the Mac tip for you. While you can do it the old-fashioned way, via the Terminal, there …

Apple luv, Mac »

[22 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

While some will argue otherwise, perhaps the best Macintosh industrial design of the ’90s was the Power Mac 7xxx series enclosure. Macworld contributor Chris Phin takes a look at this pinnacle of beige PC design with a hands on tour …

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[22 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

This and foremost, this nVidia Graphic Driver Update is only for owners of select Mac Pro models (listed below). That said, if you’re in the target demo, then this brings fresh drivers for OS X 10.10.3, improved application support and …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[21 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

It’s not yet June and Apple already updated both of its professional notebooks. The 13-inch, refreshed in April and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro now feature Apple’s well-reviewed and customer favorite Force Touch trackpad.
“The response to the new MacBook and updated …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[20 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Apple is shipping a “new” 27-inch Retina iMac that is priced $300 less than the company’s original 27-inch all-in-one. But, honestly, what exactly do those three Benjamins actually get you? A frustratingly small difference is all.
The new 27-inch: 3.3GHz with …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[19 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

With Mac bundles, the proposition is pretty clear — buy it to get that one app you really want, usually for less than that app’s regular retail price. Then you the rest of the apps essentially for free.
The MacLegion Spring …

Games, Mac »

[19 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Do you remember Masters of Orion? StarDrive 2 Mac is cut from the same RTS cloth and it is now available on the Mac App Store — the system requirements and the price are all modest.
Mac Play, which has already …

Deals, Mac »

[18 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Need banger MacBook for school, business or backpacking? It is hard, hard, hard to beat the refurbished MacBook Air for just $679. However, if it’s a user upgradeable Apple notebook that includes a SuperDrive, the refurbished MacBook for $829 will …

iOS, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[18 May 2015 | One Comment | 1 views]

Here is a helpful iOS and Mac tip that is equal measure cautionary tale. That is, if you’ve deleted a pic in either Photos for iOS or Photos for Mac, you can probably get it back. However, if you’ve deleted …

Mac, Software »

[15 May 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

The best ever Mac Usenet client? Meh-be yes, meh-be no. Regardless, Hogwasher is back after languishing for more than nine years without an update. Hogwasher 5 brings a number of modern feature, including multi-server support, threaded discussions and, of course, …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[15 May 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

“Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow,” says Apple’s Mac App Store spin. While my friends all agree with that statement, others continue to winge …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[15 May 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

One of the easiest ways to check your work when using a calculator is to compare the numbers you should have input with those that you actually did. Here’s how to turn the paper tape in the OS X Calculator.
An …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[14 May 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Are you shocked that Mozilla finally caved on DRM content playback in Firefox? You’re a little late as Mozilla announced last June it would allow DRM content playback via HTML5 last and today’s Firefox 38 release only pushes that cart …

Mac, Security »

[13 May 2015 | 4 Comments | 1 views]

Everybody has bad days — hair, coffee, software, you name it. Companies have bad days, too. Microsoft’s buggy Office 14.5.0 Security Update, which can render Outlook unusable, is exemplary of the shared nature of bad days.
First things first, however. You …

Hardware, Mac »

[13 May 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

The Nonda Hub+ Kickstarter pitch is straight forward — if you need more than the single USB-C port that your 2015 MacBook provides, the Hub+ is the answer. There are, however, a couple catches, notably that the Hub+ will cost …