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[29 Jul 2015 | One Comment | 1 views]

And, just as Mac OS 7.5.5 started to boot on the Apple Watch, the Conflict Catcher icon appeared and it spontaneously rebooted, again and again, and I’m kidding. Mad props for this insanely awesome waste of time created by Nick …

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[28 Jul 2015 | One Comment | 3 views]

Apparently, lots of folks have been having trouble with OS X El Capitan Beta 4, because Apple has issued a fresh developer build, OS X El Capitan Beta 5. What is new? Apple, as is their wont, isn’t saying.
OS X …

Mac, Software »

[27 Jul 2015 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

OS X 10.11, better known by its El Capitan marketing name, is in beta and scheduled for a Fall release. While this won’t be Apple most ambitious desktop operating system release, there are some solid new features and apps, including …

Mac, Software »

[25 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Maybe you know and maybe you don’t know how you buggered that app. Regardless, you need to get it back and you would rather not reinstall OS X El Capitan its entirely — you need Pacifist. And, luckily enough, Pacifist …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[24 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 2 views]

The last time we looked at the state of the Mac, back in 2013, Snow Leopard accounted for a quarter of measured users. At that time, that led some folks to call OS X 10.6 “Apple’s XP.” But has Apple …

Deals, Games, Mac »

[23 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 167 views]

Good things come to those who wait? Well, that assumes you survive the wait. In the case of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II (MAS, $6.99) coming to the Mac, it only took 10 years — it shipped …

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 165 views]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 4, Build 15A226f, is a 2.18GB monster. There is another tidbit in the name — Apple added a “1.0” to the end, indicating perhaps that the public beta will be a point update of …

Deals, Hardware, Mac »

[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 169 views]

My current home WiFi networking includes a refurbished Airport Express Base Station and refurbished Airport Express hub, both are 802.11n models. Both units have performed pretty much flawlessly, providing superbly reliable and fast (35Mbps cable broadband) connectivity — no mean …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1,042 views]

In spite Adobe’s intentions and, one must assume, best efforts, Flash has become irrevocably tainted, fundamentally untrustable. It’s time remove Flash from your Mac, permanently — here’s how to remove Flash.
In the wake of the Hacking Team security revelations — …

iOS, Mac »

[16 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 102 views]

With the public releases of OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4, Apple is probably done adding new features to Yosemite and iOS 8. Regardless, with OS X 10.10.5 and iOS 8.4.1 betas available, Apple quite obviously isn’t done fixing bugs, …

Apple luv, Mac »

[15 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 218 views]

The periwinkle has grown deep and lush over the last 25 years and, believe it or not, Opus has hit puberty. Yes, lads and ladies, Bloom County is back and it is being made on Mac, because anything else would …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 170 views]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be formally released this Fall and when it hits Photos 1.1 will be part of the mix. However, as you probably know, OS X El Capitan is in beta and Photos 1.1 is already …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 59 views]

Apple’s initial iTunes 12.2 Update caused troubles for iTunes Match subscribers. Those troubles aside, users flocked to iTunes 12.2 because it brought Apple Music + Beats 1 Radio, the mothership’s acclaimed new streaming music service.
If last week’s update raised iTunes …

Deals, iPad, iPod, Mac, Software »

[11 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 244 views]

If you’re not mobile, you’re not living! And, here at the Fairer Platform, we are all about enabling mobile addiction with these hot, hot, hot mobile deals on mostly Apple gear. Although we aren’t fandroids, even we recognize that dirt …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[11 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 928 views]

‘Tis the season of the Mac Developer. Apple is busy banging out OS X El Capitan betas, new tools for the troops. MacUpdate steps up with third-party tools in the form of the Mac Developer Bundle, which packages eight great …