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Deals, Mac »

[4 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 784 views]

It’s the middle of Winter and there’s little celebrate. Presidents’ Day? St Patrick’s Day? How about refurbished MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro savings day! There’s no better way to save than with Apple Certified Factory Refurbished MacBooks and the …

Mac, Software »

[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 509 views]

The last time we looked at OmniWeb, test builds of version 6 had just shipped. A year and change later, OmniWeb 6 is sporting a refreshed user interface and is, knock on wood, Yosemite ready.
In addition to the new logo …

Mac, Software »

[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 931 views]

Whether you’re a professional Mac administrator or just the go to guy for extended family, Apple Remote Desktop is more than just a convenience. The latest update finally, at long last makes this trusted app Yosemite Ready.
• Apple Remote Desktop …

iTunes, Mac »

[30 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,265 views]

OS X Yosemite users have another software update to apply this week. iTunes 12.1 brings improved Notification Center support for iTunes Radio, as well as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sync performance.
As shown above, after installing iTunes Radio 12.1 Update …

Apple luv, Mac »

[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 689 views]

The world economy is just limping along and PC sales have been, at best, in the doldrums for several years running. Apple and its Macbook laptop product line are, however, enjoying speculator grow, up by nearly half last quarter.
Apple’s Mac …

Mac, Security »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 495 views]

ClamXav 2.7.1 shipped last week and was quickly superseded by v2.7.2. Now, Mark Allen et al are back with ClamXav 2.7.3, which ties up a number of loss ends and issues. So, if you’re the “set it and forget it” …

Mac, Security, Software »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 741 views]

Blah, blah, blah… Adobe Flash Player security is a black hole of malware malaise and hacker attack vectors… blah, blah, blah. Last week’s well publicized Flash Player 16.0.0.287 has already been superseded by Flash Player 16.0.0.296, which (as of this …

Mac, Security »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 829 views]

Live by the sword, die by the sword. Google Project Zero is all about identifying, reporting and then publicizing zero day exploits. Their most recent target is Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, though the vulnerabilities and exploits posted aren’t …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[25 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 782 views]

Good, bad, cheezy, retro, cool? At the Fairer Platform, we love screensavers. Here’s a three-fer madness Mac screensaver offer you can’t refuse — Apple’s original RSS Screensaver plus Christian Heudens’ Time Machine RSS Screensaver.
First up, download Apple’s original RSS Visualizer.qtz.zip …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,676 views]

Previously, the Fairer Platform talked you through improving your home network performance by tweaking settings and software. Today, we have a few quick and and easy hands on WiFi router tips to improve home network performance.
This home network advice works …

Games, Mac »

[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 969 views]

Great news Mac gamers! SimCity Complete Edition ($39.99) has arrived on the Mac App Store. Well, actually, make that mixed bag of news Mac gamers, because the Mac App Store version allows family sharing (up to five installs) but doesn’t …

Mac, Security »

[22 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 833 views]

Yesterday, we noticed that the Mac App Store version of ClamXav hadn’t been updated since July of last year. Obviously, that didn’t seem right, so we posted a question on the ClamXav support forums, asking for clarification.
And, happily, we got …

Mac »

[22 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 762 views]

Another week, another developer seed. Apple is steadily working toward the release of OS X 10.10.2 and, for the third week in a row, has pushed a fresh developer build [14C106a] to its outside developer corps.
What’s new? Aside from a …

Mac, Security, Software »

[21 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | 1,239 views]

A workaday update for ClamXav, including an updated engine, scheduler fix and fixes for a number of Sentry-specific issues. However, the Mac App Store version of ClamXav hasn’t been updated since July 2014.
• ClamXav 2.7.1 (download)
— Updates engine to …

Mac, Software »

[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 926 views]

Do you run the DropBox desktop app on an older Intel Mac with OS X 10.5 or earlier? Then DropBox has news for you, though they are giving fair warning. In fact, although DropBox will drop support for OS X …