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[16 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 35 views]

When OS X 10.10.3 shipped, it arrived with the all-new Photos for Mac, Apple’s replacement for the consumer iPhoto and professional Aperture. While nothing so dramatic is expected packaged with OS X 10.10.4, it seems reasonable to assume the new …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 70 views]

When OS X El Capitan, iOS 9 and watchOS 2 ship this Fall, devices running these operating systems will display a new system typeface — the San Francisco font. Of course, the San Francisco font is available on the Apple …

Hardware, Mac, Software »

[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 95 views]

Apple’s latest Back to Mac technology repatriation is the transition of the iOS Metal graphics abstraction layer to OS X El Capitan. Metal for Mac is here, promising faster development, more power from the same hardware and, we’re all hoping, …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

So goes porn, so goes the internet. Porn famously played a pivotal if not decisive role in the Betamax vs VHS and HD DVD vs Blue-ray battles. Will Porn Time deliver the winning stroke in the war for P2P dominance? …

Mac, Software »

[10 Jun 2015 | 3 Comments | 30 views]

My use cases for GraphicConverter are limited — slideshow, opening the odd file that otherwise can’t be opened — yet this is a serious image editing and management tool. No further proof of the veracity of that statement is needed …

Mac, Software »

[10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 9 views]

The HandBrake people modestly describe their eponymous app as “a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.” Honestly, however, the vast majority of folks that try HandBrake will have arrived and …

iPad, iPhone, Mac »

[10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 70 views]

If you are a registered ($99) Apple developer, you probably already are already running iOS 9 (brilliant) and/or OS X El Capitan. For the rest of us, we can experience these shiny new things vicariously via the iOS 9 and …

Mac »

[9 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 26 views]

If your old Mac can run OS X Yosemite, then it’s a shoe in to run OS X El Capitan. Ditto that for iOS 9, which runs on the very same iPhones, iPads and iPod touches as iOS 8 — …

Apple luv, Apple Watch, iOS, Mac »

[8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 49 views]

Brilliant and perhaps a little overdue. The Apple Developer Program, which was previously split between iOS and Mac, requiring two $99/yr payments, is now one big happy program. Moreover, with the addition of watch OS, Apple now offers three development …

Games, Mac »

[8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 21 views]

Time wounds all heals and, eventually, obsoletes all software. The folks at Aspyr have announced that a number of A-list Mac games will require OS X 10.8 or later after being updated.
Patient:Doctor, doctor it hurts when I do this!
Doctor: Stop …

Games, Mac »

[5 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 18 views]

While it isn’t known whether the Mac version will launch day and date with the Windows PC version, gamemaker Firaxis has announced that XCOM 2: UFO Defense will arrive on Steam in November (trailer below). Further, the company has axed …

Mac, Software »

[5 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 9 views]

Some people, like me, prefer their news via an RSS fire hose. Younger kids, with their music and clothes, are fond of Twitter and, the most hardcore of those use Tweetbot.
Here comes Tweetbot 2, which brings the app functionally inline …

Games, iOS, Mac »

[4 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 18 views]

Back in 2005, when Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy shipped, it shook the gaming world, but for whatever reason faded thereafter. Fast forward a decade and Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is back with updated high-def graphics and widescreen tech. But, if you’re familiar …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[3 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 21 views]

Mac bundle economics are hard to beat — buy one app, usually for below retail, and get the rest for essentially nothing! That said, Stack Social’s Summer Mac Essentials Bundle is best in class with nine great apps — Unibox, …

Deals, iPhone, Mac »

[29 May 2015 | No Comment | 361 views]

Do you need the lowest price on a refurbished MacBook Air with full + extendible AppleCare? How about a 2013 refurbished MacBook Air with a 128GB SSD for just $639 — that’s an awesome price and just of the many …