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[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 131 views]

Apple surprised and delighted many when it not only released an upgraded 2014 Mac mini, but also cut the price by $100. Cool, right? It’s gets better because Apple’s slashed refurbished Mac mini prices, as well, by at least $80.
With …

iTunes, Mac »

[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 238 views]

Software development and delivery isn’t what it used to be. For example, Apple’s three strikes OS X Yosemite Gold Master and now, in another sign of the times, iTunes 12.0.1 — the shipping version.
What happened to shipping the whole number …

Mac, Software »

[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,244 views]

We have told you about OS X Yosemite public release and a commensurate Yosemite Ready bump for the company’s iWork (Numbers 3.5, Pages 5.5, Keynote 6.5) productivity suite. Now, here come Yosemite Ready iLife apps!
• iPhoto 9.6
— Addresses compatibility with …

Mac, Software »

[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,120 views]

Is Your Mac and are your apps Yosemite ready? The Fairer Platform is here to help with the Yosemite Ready updates for Numbers, Pages, Keynote, GarageBand and iPhoto, as well as our very own big ol’ listing of OS X …

Mac, Software »

[16 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 4,100 views]

The roughly four-month-long OS X Yosemite beta period is over! Apple’s (perhaps least ambitious?) whole number desktop operating system update in years is here. While short on big new functionality, there are plenty of nice new features to tempt upgrades, …

Mac »

[16 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 119 views]

The Mac mini was one week shy of two years without an update. Apple addressed that issue today with faster processors, graphics, storage and a lower price! Remember the original PPC G4 mini? Yep, Apple has brought back the $499 …

Mac, Security »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 101 views]

Golly gosh gee whiz, people, if you haven’t updated Flash Player 15, Office 11 and/or Java 7 in awhile, you really should get busy with the updates, because Mac security issues need some patch love and there’s plenty go ’round.
And, …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 93 views]

Go Mac to the Future with this awesome Mac bundle of eight apps and a top-flight Mac dev learning package for 96 percent off these items suggested retail price. Yep, you get Capo 3, AfterShot Pro, Luci, Fantastical and four …

Mac »

[14 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | 113 views]

Apple has pushed OS X Yosemite Beta 6 to its AppleSeed volunteer testers. While the build number has inched up to 14A388b from a, nothing else visible seems to have changed. Think a final set of bug fixes before Thursday’s …

Deals, iPad, iPod, Mac »

[13 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 112 views]

People like to complain about Apple’s prices. However, the clever Apple fan knows how to get the world’s best gear at the world’s best prices — go mobile with a refurbished MacBook, refurbished iPad and refurbished iPod for less, a …

Games, Mac »

[13 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 278 views]

And, by free Mac games we mean no upfront cost, but endless temptations and mind games to get you to spend all kinds of money. Yes, basic game play is free, but it takes a strong, strong man to keep …

Mac, Software »

[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 171 views]

Although Microsoft doesn’t come right out and say it, Skype for Mac 7 is Yosemite ready — it now requires at least OS X 10.9 or better and is fully 64-bit. Additionally, it sports an updated user interface, as well …

Mac »

[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 199 views]

A third Yosemite Gold Master? Mac user forums are full of snark and sarcasm for Apple’s OS X Yosemite Gold Master Candidate 3, which is perhaps as unsurprising as it is pointless. Seriously, are we all in here or what?
Apple …

Apple luv, Mac »

[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 155 views]

Since 2005, Mac sales growth has outpaced Windows PCs in every quarter but one. That long hard slog is paying as the latest estimates put Apple and its Macintosh in the international Top Five PC vendor list for the first. …

Apple luv, Mac »

[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 564 views]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know we’re big fans of Mac wallpapers — space, nature, holidays, you name it. That said, one of the richest veins of Mac wallpaper beautification is Bokeh wallpapers, a style that’s both artistic and, to my …