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[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 383 views]

The admin’s job is never done. While consumers and prosumers have had OS X 10.9.2 for a couple weeks, business and enterprise users have likely been waiting for Mavericks Server and Apple Remote Desktop updates from Apple — those have …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[15 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 605 views]

What is the best photo/image editor? Seriously, you might not have tried it yet and here is a great opportunity to try Cyberlink PhotoDirector 4 for Mac — it’s absolutely free, but only for a short time.
Cyberlink is giving away …

Hardware, Mac »

[14 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 517 views]

When the Fairer Platform last checked back in July 2013, Apple AirPrint was supported by 765 printers across 19 brands. Sometime over the intervening months, that number finally surpassed 1,000.
To be precise, as of this writing, Apple lists 1,029 printer …

Mac, Software »

[14 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 289 views]

Printer drivers! Get your Mac printer drivers here! Apple, Epson and Xerox have stepped with fresh Mac printer drivers for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard through OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
• Epson Printer Drivers v2.17 for OS X (download)
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Mac »

[14 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 247 views]

You might be wondering what is the rush to get OS X 10.9.3 out the door? Well, there might not be any rush at all. But, if Apple is a hurry, current speculation centers around new Macs and/or expanded 4K …

Deals, Mac »

[13 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 440 views]

Refurbished Macs have been thin to say the least on the Apple Store Special Deals page. However, if you are patient and persistent, there are refurbished Mac deals to be found.
Here is a quick look at some of the available, …

Games, Mac »

[12 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 409 views]

Star Online, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), launched in 2010 and, ever since, the rest of us have been begging for a Mac compatible client. And, here it is.
“Star Trek fans have been asking for Star Trek Online …

Deals, Hardware, Tech »

[10 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

The latest and greatest. Do you NEED an 802.11ac broadband router? What is the best home router for you? Whereas 802.11n provided a palpable, order of magnitude performance boost over 802.11g, many users will find that 802.11ac is an appealing …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[9 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 3,108 views]

iTunes visualizers were, once upon a time, a big deal, a real selling point for both iTunes and the Mac. While some vendors, notably the ever excellent Sound Spectrum, still deliver new and updated products, iTunes visualizers development has definitely …

Mac »

[7 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 217 views]

Are Mac developers wicked? While reasonable code monkeys might laugh off the question, there is no doubt that Apple has been giving developers no rest. For example, OS X 10.9.3 follows close on the heels of OS X 10.9.2, which …

Mac, Security »

[5 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,179 views]

Last week, Apple released OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion specific fixes for the “go to fail” SSL certificate issue. The mothership did not, however, release an OS X Snow Leopard fix, which lead a notable chicken little (aka …

Mac, Software »

[27 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 191 views]

Have you noticed that apps no longer “crash,” but rather “unexpectedly quit”? iTunes 11.1.5 addresses an issue that caused the app to not crash and otherwise stop functioning.
• iTunes 11.1.5 (download)
— Fixes a problem that may cause iTunes to …

Mac, Software »

[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 908 views]

Seven public betas over two months and here we are, finally. Apple has delivered OS X 10.9.2 and there is much to consider. In addition to desirable new features, like FaceTime Audio, there are many bug fixes, including a patch …

Mac, Software »

[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 149 views]

Just one of a handful of apps optimized for Apple’s amazing new Mac Pro, Acorn 4 is an A-list image editor. Part of what keeps it there is the continual flow of updates and here comes Acorn 4.3, which packs …

Mac, Software »

[21 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 117 views]

Using a modern Mac running OS X 10.6 or later and been jonesing really hard for an important DVD playback regression fix? VLC for Mac 2.1.4 is you have been waiting for. And, legacy / PowerPC Mac owners, VideoLAN has …