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[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 541 views]

ClamXav 2.7.1 shipped last week and was quickly superseded by v2.7.2. Now, Mark Allen et al are back with ClamXav 2.7.3, which ties up a number of loss ends and issues. So, if you’re the “set it and forget it” …

Mac, Security, Software »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 835 views]

Blah, blah, blah… Adobe Flash Player security is a black hole of malware malaise and hacker attack vectors… blah, blah, blah. Last week’s well publicized Flash Player 16.0.0.287 has already been superseded by Flash Player 16.0.0.296, which (as of this …

Mac, Security »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 900 views]

Live by the sword, die by the sword. Google Project Zero is all about identifying, reporting and then publicizing zero day exploits. Their most recent target is Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, though the vulnerabilities and exploits posted aren’t …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[25 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 886 views]

Good, bad, cheezy, retro, cool? At the Fairer Platform, we love screensavers. Here’s a three-fer madness Mac screensaver offer you can’t refuse — Apple’s original RSS Screensaver plus Christian Heudens’ Time Machine RSS Screensaver.
First up, download Apple’s original RSS Visualizer.qtz.zip …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,761 views]

Previously, the Fairer Platform talked you through improving your home network performance by tweaking settings and software. Today, we have a few quick and and easy hands on WiFi router tips to improve home network performance.
This home network advice works …

Games, Mac »

[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,027 views]

Great news Mac gamers! SimCity Complete Edition ($39.99) has arrived on the Mac App Store. Well, actually, make that mixed bag of news Mac gamers, because the Mac App Store version allows family sharing (up to five installs) but doesn’t …

Mac, Security »

[22 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 867 views]

Yesterday, we noticed that the Mac App Store version of ClamXav hadn’t been updated since July of last year. Obviously, that didn’t seem right, so we posted a question on the ClamXav support forums, asking for clarification.
And, happily, we got …

Mac »

[22 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 803 views]

Another week, another developer seed. Apple is steadily working toward the release of OS X 10.10.2 and, for the third week in a row, has pushed a fresh developer build [14C106a] to its outside developer corps.
What’s new? Aside from a …

Mac, Security, Software »

[21 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | 1,305 views]

A workaday update for ClamXav, including an updated engine, scheduler fix and fixes for a number of Sentry-specific issues. However, the Mac App Store version of ClamXav hasn’t been updated since July 2014.
• ClamXav 2.7.1 (download)
— Updates engine to …

Mac, Software »

[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,034 views]

Do you run the DropBox desktop app on an older Intel Mac with OS X 10.5 or earlier? Then DropBox has news for you, though they are giving fair warning. In fact, although DropBox will drop support for OS X …

Hardware, Mac »

[17 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 2,336 views]

Life is is an endless series of compromises. Even Apple’s beautiful products are compromises, perhaps most notably the company’s newest entry-level Macs. That said, can you build a Hackintosh Mac mini that’s better than Apple’s real deal Mac mini?
Again, you …

Apple luv, Mac »

[16 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 2,895 views]

Get your Year of the Goat wallpapers here! Get your PC and Mac wallpapers for the Chinese Year of the Goat! First things first, there are images of both goats and sheep here, including Shaun the Sheep, because the Chinese …

Mac »

[16 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,665 views]

I’m not a video editor nor do I play one on TV, but I’ve been watching the Yosemite CUDA driver problems play out. While work arounds helped some, a large, vocal and sometimes angry majority weren’t feeling the love — …

Deals, Mac »

[16 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,179 views]

Although they are pricey, pretty much all of the reviews agree — the 2014 Retina iMac is the best Apple all-in-one ever. You can, however, get one for less — a lot less, in fact — than Apple’s full retail …

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[15 Jan 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,703 views]

It has only been a week since the previous Yosemite update developer seed and, past as prologue, that has sometimes meant public release is imminent. Regardless, OS X 10.10.2 14C99d is available to register developers, though AppleSeed testers have been …