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[31 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here is the tale of two identical refurbished MacBook Pros with very different prices and value propositions. Whereas buying Apple Certified Factory Refurbished gets you free shipping and a full + extendible AppleCare warranty for $879
However, the Mac of All …

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[31 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Although everyone’s attention is focussed firmly on the iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan betas, Apple is still very much working on Yosemite. That said, the company has release OS X 10.10.5 14F19a, the second beta for what is …

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[30 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

On Monday, Apple seeded OS X 10.11 [15A235d] to developers. And, although the release notes were almost completely barren of any useful information, it certainly seemed to clear up general stability and performance issues, aka malaise. Now, Apple’s public El …

Deals, iPhone, Mac »

[29 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here at the Fairer Platform we love refurbished mobile gear. These days there are more places than just the Apple Store where you can find great prices on refurbished iPhones, iPad, iPods and, of course, Macs.
• Refurbished Droid Razr Maxx …

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[28 Jul 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

Apparently, lots of folks have been having trouble with OS X El Capitan Beta 4, because Apple has issued a fresh developer build, OS X El Capitan Beta 5. What is new? Apple, as is their wont, isn’t saying.
OS X …

Mac, Software »

[27 Jul 2015 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

OS X 10.11, better known by its El Capitan marketing name, is in beta and scheduled for a Fall release. While this won’t be Apple most ambitious desktop operating system release, there are some solid new features and apps, including …

Mac, Software »

[25 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Maybe you know and maybe you don’t know how you buggered that app. Regardless, you need to get it back and you would rather not reinstall OS X El Capitan its entirely — you need Pacifist. And, luckily enough, Pacifist …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[24 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

The last time we looked at the state of the Mac, back in 2013, Snow Leopard accounted for a quarter of measured users. At that time, that led some folks to call OS X 10.6 “Apple’s XP.” But has Apple …

Deals, Games, Mac »

[23 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 164 views]

Good things come to those who wait? Well, that assumes you survive the wait. In the case of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II (MAS, $6.99) coming to the Mac, it only took 10 years — it shipped …

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 164 views]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 4, Build 15A226f, is a 2.18GB monster. There is another tidbit in the name — Apple added a “1.0” to the end, indicating perhaps that the public beta will be a point update of …

Deals, Hardware, Mac »

[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 169 views]

My current home WiFi networking includes a refurbished Airport Express Base Station and refurbished Airport Express hub, both are 802.11n models. Both units have performed pretty much flawlessly, providing superbly reliable and fast (35Mbps cable broadband) connectivity — no mean …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1,041 views]

In spite Adobe’s intentions and, one must assume, best efforts, Flash has become irrevocably tainted, fundamentally untrustable. It’s time remove Flash from your Mac, permanently — here’s how to remove Flash.
In the wake of the Hacking Team security revelations — …

iOS, Mac »

[16 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 102 views]

With the public releases of OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4, Apple is probably done adding new features to Yosemite and iOS 8. Regardless, with OS X 10.10.5 and iOS 8.4.1 betas available, Apple quite obviously isn’t done fixing bugs, …

Apple luv, Mac »

[15 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 218 views]

The periwinkle has grown deep and lush over the last 25 years and, believe it or not, Opus has hit puberty. Yes, lads and ladies, Bloom County is back and it is being made on Mac, because anything else would …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 170 views]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be formally released this Fall and when it hits Photos 1.1 will be part of the mix. However, as you probably know, OS X El Capitan is in beta and Photos 1.1 is already …