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[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

The Pixelmator Team has a strong track record of adopting new OS X features. Apple’s new in OS X 10.10.3 Force Touch trackpad support comes to market in Pixelmator 3.3.2, which is now available in the Mac App Store.
“Pixelmator brushes …

Mac, Software »

[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Someone cleaver once said, ‘The best thing about living a long time is not dying.’ Indeed. That said, the good people people at Mariner Software are celebrating their 25th anniversary by passing along the savings.
“Back in 1990, I started Mariner …

Mac, Software »

[28 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | 0 views]

Time and markets march on and the folks at Quark have just release their latest stand-alone flat-media design opus, QuarkXPress 11 or “2015.” While Quark continues to put new features on the table, they’ve yet to deliver a subscription pricing …

iOS, Mac »

[28 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Apple has released updated OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4 developer seeds, as well as the first public betas to its civilian Apple Seed corps. While Apple’s fourth Yosemite update is all about “stability, compatibility and security,” the company’s fourth …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[27 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

If you blog, make presentations, author video or do layout, then screenshotting is part of your workflow. Apple’s Mac screenshot functionality isn’t half bad. However, the almost half bad part is the fact that Apple’s default Mac screenshot includes a …

Games, Mac »

[26 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 1 views]

When it comes to entertainment value, computer gaming is best. While $4.99 won’t buy you a dirty look from either Comcast or Time Warner Cable, it will get you Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Ultimate Edition), which is good for hundreds …

Apple luv, Mac »

[24 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

Ever wonder how many sausages (hotdogs and brats combined) baseball fans eat? At St Louis’ Bush Stadium, home of the MLB’s Cardinals, fans gobble upwards of 6,000 tube steaks every game. Ever wonder how video gets onto a stadium’s Jumbotron? …

Mac, Software »

[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Have a recent Apple all-in-one and noticed it crashes when viewing very large JPG files? Apparently, you’re not alone as Apple’s issued the iMac Graphics Update, which addresses that very issue.
Yes, boys and girls, the iMac Graphics Update (download) patches …

Mac, Software »

[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

While I have burned a data DVD or two this year, home movies get exported directly to iTunes and, if I need to share, exported to YouTube. Apple’s latest iMovie 10.0.8 Update is in tune with my modern workflow as …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[23 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Like the original 2008 MacBook Air, the now shipping 2015 Retina MacBook arrives light on performance. The latest 2015 Retina MacBook benchmarks from the king of Mac benchmarks again confirm what we already knew — performance of Apple’s latest and …

Deals, Mac »

[23 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

Earlier this month, I was choosing between a Refurbished iPad Air + ClamCase Pro ($469) or refurbished MacBook Air ($679). Though I went with the former, Apple’s thin, light and cheap Mac notebook certainly has its charms.
Every Apple Certified Factory …

Reviews, how to, Software »

[23 Apr 2015 | 12 Comments | 0 views]

Earlier this week, Apple released an iWork update. Unsurprisingly, a Fairer Platform reader took the opportunity complain about a number of iWork features still missing following Apple’s much derided iWork 13 rewrite.
“18 months I’m waiting to see back all features …

Mac, Software »

[22 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

Apple’s professional photo editing and management app, Aperture, isn’t yet gone, but it won’t be updated let alone upgraded. That said, Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Lightroom 6, which comes to market with a number of new features:

Mac, Software »

[22 Apr 2015 | 5 Comments | 0 views]

BOR-ing. As software update go, this particular set of iWork updates (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) available on the Mac App Store is as unexciting as they come — ‘these updates contain stability improvements and bug fixes.’
Yep, that pretty much sums up what …

Mac, Software »

[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 131 views]

Apple recommends neither anti-virus nor maintenance software. However, there was a time when Apple not only recommended TechTool Pro, they actually bundled it with every Mac. In the here and now, Micromat has just released TechTool Pro 8, which builds …