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[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 …

Mac, Security »

[21 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 206 views]

While it’s oft said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, I believe at least one route to Satan’s playground is paved with donuts. And, in my mind at least, Flash for Mac is the digital analog …

Mac, Software »

[19 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 261 views]

Has Skype for Mac gone down hill since Microsoft taken over? Meh and it hasn’t gotten much better either. But it has gotten better and here is a fresh taste of that. Skype for Mac 6.14, in addition to squishing …