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[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 …

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[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 …

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[2 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | 433 views]

Big news, Mac Pro loving boys and girls! Apple is now listing 2013 Mac Pro wait times as five to six weeks. While that represents a change in nomenclature, the actual time you will need to wait hasn’t changed much …

Mac, Software »

[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 414 views]

Safari 7.0.3 isn’t particularly sexy, but has the fixes, tweaks and, yes, even a new feature needed to keep Apple’s default browser frisky and fresh. Here is a quick thumbnail sketch of what’s new.
The new feature is the addition of …

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 493 views]

It has taken Apple a bit more than a week to deliver its latest Mavericks update developer beta. And? Well, there doesn’t appear to be anything new going with OS X 10.9.3 [13D28].
The mothership is asking devs to continue focussing …

Games, Mac »

[22 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 561 views]

While it’s usually associated with video editing and scientific apps, Aspyr has pushed out an OpenCL infused Civ V Update that delivers better visuals and 4K display support on the 2013 Mac Pro.
“This update makes Civilization V the only big …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 180 views]

With the release of GarageBand 10 last Fall, Apple stripped a pair of popular features, podcast production and mp3 output. While GarageBand 10.0.2 doesn’t bring back podcast functionality, it does revive mp3 output — a good thing.
Apple’s consumer music editing …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 477 views]

Last Thursday Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D17 to rank and file developers and asked them to focus on Graphics Drivers and Audio. Then two days ago, Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D19 and iTunes 11.1.6 betas to internal, employee …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 200 views]

There are scores of “free” Flash video downloaders, most of them won’t be around by year’s end let alone updated. TastyApps’ Videobox is a very different story — regularly updated and packed with prosumer features.
• VideoBox 4.0.5 (download)
— General improve …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[19 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 778 views]

And, by “delivered,” we mean selectively. Apple has pushed OS X 10.9.3 13D19 and iTunes 11.1.16 to employees, while rank and file developers can download Safari 7.0.3 and Safari 6.1.3 for Mavericks, Lion and Mountain Lion users.
Late last week, Apple …

Mac, Software »

[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 383 views]

The admin’s job is never done. While consumers and prosumers have had OS X 10.9.2 for a couple weeks, business and enterprise users have likely been waiting for Mavericks Server and Apple Remote Desktop updates from Apple — those have …