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[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Are you just about ready to stick a fork in OS X Mavericks development? OS X 10.9.5 will likely be the last Mavericks update and, if the betas to date are any indication, this final set of bug fixes and …

Mac, Security »

[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Have you visited any maliciously crafted websites lately and would you know if you had? Likely not. That said, Apple has browser security updates available for OS X 10.7.5 Lion, OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks.

Mac, Software »

[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Like OS X Yosemite of which it’s a part, Safari 8 is a nice if mostly unambitious collection of user facing features that extend and enhance the Mac experience. Here is a quick look at those features, including Apple’s own …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The Mac bundle business has always been a bit feast, a bit famine. While the other Mac bundle take a break, Stack Social’s award-winning MacLovin Mac Bundle offers truly stunning value, especially for the first 5,000 buyers which get the …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[10 Aug 2014 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

The 2014 MacBook Pro’s slightly faster processor paired with the same graphics and slightly more faster storage should deliver consistently better results, right? One would think so, but a 2013 MacBook Pro vs 2014 MacBook Pro comparison yielded patchy performance.
Rob …

Deals, Mac »

[9 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

One of the best investments we at the Fairer Platform have ever made is the 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station that powers our network — you can get refurbished AirPort Extreme Base Station for just $85 with free shipping. That …

iTunes, Software »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

iLife in Apple’s wall garden is generally pretty darned good and the regular stream of updates, iTunes 11 updates like this one included, help to keep it that way.
• iTunes 11.3.1 (download)
— Addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may …

Mac, Software »

[5 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

If you have an image file that can’t be opened, then you haven’t tried Lemke Software’s GraphicConverter 9, a long-time Mac favorite that has been a work in constant motion since 1992. Imports 200 file types and exports 80, plus …

Mac »

[5 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Chug, chug, chugging along. Apple demonstrates steady progress with the release of OS X Yosemite Beta 5 (aka Developer Preview 5, OS X 10.10 build 14A314h), which includes a fair number of both under the hood and visible to the …

Mac »

[5 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Have you heard of BadUSB? The vast majority of people working with the USB didn’t sign their code. If they had, BadUSB wouldn’t be thing. That said, with the upcoming release of OS X 10.9.5 Apple is forcing developers to …

Apple luv, Mac »

[2 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

It’s good to be a dad and some people, like Mac Pro maestro John Wilhelm, make it look almost implausibly great, too. The Swiss artist poses, produces and renders his obviously beautiful wife and three daughters to great effect.
In addition …

Mac, Software »

[1 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

Get one, get ‘em all! Epson and Apple have posted updated Mac printer Drivers for Macs running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later. If you are just looking for one specific driver, fire up Software Update and OS X …

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[31 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Disappointed with Apple’s initial 2014 iMac makeover? You are not alone. However, if this latest rumor comes true, Apple isn’t done tweaking its all-in-one desktop computer line — here’s hoping there’s more meat on the table this time around.
On June …

Mac, Software »

[30 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

OS X Mavericks was relatively disruptive vis-a-vis third party apps. OS X Yosemite? Not so much. That said, Softpress Freeway 7 is here and, among other new features, it’s Yosemite ready.
• Freeway 7 (free trial)
— Added support for media …

Mac »

[30 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Apple last updated its entry-level headless desktop Mac in October 2012. Needless to say, an update is overdue. However, given that the middle of the year won’t last forever, you have got to wonder when Apple plans to release the …