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[16 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 0 views]

The roughly four-month-long OS X Yosemite beta period is over! Apple’s (perhaps least ambitious?) whole number desktop operating system update in years is here. While short on big new functionality, there are plenty of nice new features to tempt upgrades, …

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[16 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The Mac mini was one week shy of two years without an update. Apple addressed that issue today with faster processors, graphics, storage and a lower price! Remember the original PPC G4 mini? Yep, Apple has brought back the $499 …

Mac, Security »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Golly gosh gee whiz, people, if you haven’t updated Flash Player 15, Office 11 and/or Java 7 in awhile, you really should get busy with the updates, because Mac security issues need some patch love and there’s plenty go ’round.
And, …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Go Mac to the Future with this awesome Mac bundle of eight apps and a top-flight Mac dev learning package for 96 percent off these items suggested retail price. Yep, you get Capo 3, AfterShot Pro, Luci, Fantastical and four …

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[14 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

Apple has pushed OS X Yosemite Beta 6 to its AppleSeed volunteer testers. While the build number has inched up to 14A388b from a, nothing else visible seems to have changed. Think a final set of bug fixes before Thursday’s …

Deals, iPad, iPod, Mac »

[13 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

People like to complain about Apple’s prices. However, the clever Apple fan knows how to get the world’s best gear at the world’s best prices — go mobile with a refurbished MacBook, refurbished iPad and refurbished iPod for less, a …

Games, Mac »

[13 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

And, by free Mac games we mean no upfront cost, but endless temptations and mind games to get you to spend all kinds of money. Yes, basic game play is free, but it takes a strong, strong man to keep …

Mac, Software »

[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Although Microsoft doesn’t come right out and say it, Skype for Mac 7 is Yosemite ready — it now requires at least OS X 10.9 or better and is fully 64-bit. Additionally, it sports an updated user interface, as well …

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[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

A third Yosemite Gold Master? Mac user forums are full of snark and sarcasm for Apple’s OS X Yosemite Gold Master Candidate 3, which is perhaps as unsurprising as it is pointless. Seriously, are we all in here or what?
Apple …

Apple luv, Mac »

[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Since 2005, Mac sales growth has outpaced Windows PCs in every quarter but one. That long hard slog is paying as the latest estimates put Apple and its Macintosh in the international Top Five PC vendor list for the first. …

Apple luv, Mac »

[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know we’re big fans of Mac wallpapers — space, nature, holidays, you name it. That said, one of the richest veins of Mac wallpaper beautification is Bokeh wallpapers, a style that’s both artistic and, to my …

Mac »

[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Candidate 2, are they serious? Everyone knows all candidates are the same these days! Ahem. Apple’s OS X Yosemite Gold Master Candidate 2 is a small delta patch for last week’s Yosemite Gold Master Candidate 1. Aside from the 14A386a …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[7 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Oh, you and your games and iTunes and Xbox and, hey… Did you know that content served by on a Plex Media Server can now be viewed on an Xbox 360 or Xbox One? Yep, all of that Plex + …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

A few years ago, if you wanted to SnapChat on your Mac, it required a fair bit of monkeying around. Now, however, all you need is Snappy and that is available for free on the Mac App Store.
Snappy is the …

Mac, Software »

[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

So, you found the perfect graphic/image for your presentation, website, blogpost, marketing flier, wedding invitation, etc and it’s in .svg format — what app will open and convert that? Lemke Software’s GraphicConverter to the rescue and here is an update …