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[23 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

Have an older MacBook Air, specifically a mid-2011 model? Yep, Apple has released a Mac firmware update that address an issue in mid-2011 MacBook Air models that causes them to take longer to wake from sleep than expected.
Does that have …

Deals, Mac »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

And, yes, shipping is free. Shipping is always free on Apple Certified Factory Refurbished iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. Today’s sweet deal is a 27-inch refurbished iMac for just $1,129 — more than $500 off the …

Apple luv, Mac »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

When I first saw Apple’s new “Stickers” MacBook Air TV commercial, one of my first thoughts was, “Steve would never have allowed that!” Which is, of course, a very silly thought. Perhaps the silliest thing is that people are still …

Mac, Software »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here is a quick look at Apple’s official “What’s new in Mail 8″ overview, which can be found inside the latest beta of Mail 8, which shipped with OS X Yosemite Beta 4.
• Mark up attachments — Use Markup to add …

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[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

It’s round four of Apple Summer o’ 2014 desktop operating system sweepstakes. OS X Yosemite Beta 4 (aka Developer Preview 4, Build 14A298i) shows Cupertino’s software simians in top form with a iTunes 12, more Dark Mode functionality and Jony …

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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

NeoOffice 2014 shipped a week or so ago and, rather than write it up then, I thought better of it — wait for the first point release. Well, Neoffice 2014.1 has indeed arrived, an unambiguous signal that it’s time to …

Deals, Mac »

[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here is a deal that won’t last long — a 2012 MacBook Air for the absolutely killer price of $599. Get yours before they’re all gone. Yes, you get the same top-shelf Apple hardware, software, full + extendible AppleCare warranty …

Hardware, Mac »

[14 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

If you have an older Mac that you’d like to upgrade to the latest 802.11ac wifi tech, your options were until now limited to external USB products. Enter Quickertek and its QCard 802.11ac internal WiFi upgrade cards for the Mac.
Best …

iPad, iPhone, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[13 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 0 views]

How often does this come up — how does one type the Apple logo on a Mac? So infrequently that I had not only forgotten the keyboard shortcut, but also spaced where to find the Apple logo on OS X’s …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Mavericks users and Yosemite beta testers report Apple is pushing updated versions of the voices its offers with OS X 10.9 and, coming this Fall, OS X 10.10. Aside from the same boilerplate description, Apple isn’t saying what changed.
Voice Update …

Apple luv, Mac »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Fans of the fairer platform will be happy to hear that the percentage of Macs, iPhones, iPads, etc in corporate settings more than doubled over the last three years. Yes, Apple enterprise users are still a minority, but we’re a …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Pacifist 3.2.14 is in fact a point release. Yes, there are the usual array of bug fixes as well as a data display tweak. But the real news baked into this Pacifist update is experimental support for OS X …

Mac, Software »

[8 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 0 views]

Apple has aligned itself with the OpenCL parallel computing platform, which has been integrated into your Mac since OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The competing parallel platform, nVidia’s CUDA for Mac, isn’t part of the default OS X install.
What is …

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[8 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | 0 views]

Chug-chug-chugging along. OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 3 isn’t particularly ambitious, yet there is still plenty to go over, including Dark Mode, updated QuickTime icon and more.
• Dark Mode – Dark Mode is now officially available
— To enable Dark …

Apple luv, Mac »

[4 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

As the sons and daughters of this newfangled technology age, it’s our job to keep our parents’ Macs running. For original Mac team member Chris Espinosa, it is no different, though there is a 512K Mac twist to his tale.
“Today …