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[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 …

Deals, Mac »

[20 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 190 views]

What will you purchase with your tax refund? Whether you want to refurbished, new or used, Apple’s insanely great Mac Pro — aka trashcan Mac, Vader’s Helmut Pro — is a great value and prices are pretty darned reasonable.
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Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[20 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | 577 views]

Do open source Mac apps still matter? Of course, the answer is, yes. However, now that Apple, Microsoft et al now “giveaway” their operating systems and many of their apps, the world has changed. Regardless, there is still a big …

Mac, Software »

[17 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 1,312 views]

You will find VLC Player for Mac on pretty much everybody’s Top 10 Open Source Mac app lists, including mine. One reason for that is the regular updates that keep this Swiss Army Knife for video up-to-speed and able to …

Deals, Mac »

[17 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 424 views]

What’s your best Mac deal on a brand spanking refurbished Mac mini or MacBook Air? Try $419 and $679, respectively. Of course, you get legendary Apple Certified Factory Refurbished quality, a full + extendible AppleCare warranty and free shipping.
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[17 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 688 views]

What is left on Apple’s OS X Yosemite calendar? Likely not much and, sometime before October, we will see OS X 10.10.5. Here in the now, Apple has seeded OS X 10.10.4 14E7f, which “improves the stability, compatibility and security …

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[17 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 341 views]

Software is never finished. Apple has issued OS X 10.10.3 Supplemental Update (Build 14D136). According to the release note, as well as reader reports, OS X 10.10.3 Supplemental quashes a number of documented bugs with the original update.
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[10 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 960 views]

Apple is in the midst of transitioning its Mac user base from iPhoto and Aperture to Photos, which shipped earlier this week bundled with OS X 10.10.3. On Thursday, the company delivered perhaps the final piece of the Photos transition …

Mac, Software »

[9 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 475 views]

While it’s true that people love to vent their spleens about Facebook, it’s perhaps more true that people love Facebook. For example, there is now an community build, open-source based Facebook Messenger for Mac.
“This is not an official Facebook product,” …

Mac, Software »

[8 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 415 views]

About two months after Apple began seeding OS X 10.10.3 and the all-new Photos app to developers, it has release both to the public. While this third Yosemite update does offer new emoji, emoji picker and a host of bug …

Mac, Mobile, Reviews, how to »

[6 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 373 views]

How did you celebrate the iPad’s 5th Birthday last Friday, April 3? I replaced my aging iPad 3 with a refurbished iPad Air ($339) + ClamCase Pro iPad Air Keyboard Case ($139 [169], Use code BEST30 for $30 off) — …

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[3 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 831 views]

Stick a fork in it, OS X 10.10.3 is done! That is, if past is prologue, as we’ve seen to two developer seeds in a single week, there’s a good probability that OS X 10.10.3 will ship to the public …

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[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 478 views]

For those of you keeping score at home, this is the sixth developer beta and the third week in a row Apple has pushed fresh OS X 10.10.3 build to devs et al. And, like last week, there’s also an …

Deals, Mac »

[25 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 533 views]

Can you really get a “cheap Mac”? Relatively speaking, yes — Apple spent last year cutting new Mac prices. That has made refurbished Macs even more affordable.
Yep, you can get a refurbished MacBook Air for just $679 — same hardware, …

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[24 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 653 views]

It has been nearly a month since Apple shipped the first semi-public OS X 10.10.3 beta to Apple Seed program members. Yesterday’s OS X 10.10.3 14D113C, that is Beta 5 to Seeders, brings Photos a step closer to polished.
That is, …