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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

It is Friday and time to top up the tank before you head into the weekend. How about a nice cup of “stability improvements and bug fixes”? Yeah, a little boring to be sure, but Apple has iWork updates — …

Mac, Software »

[21 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

While it is true that once you go Mac you will never go back, some people have to, as in “must,” use Windows. Sucks, but there is no point in hating, especially with Parallels 10 which is all about feeling …

Mac, Software »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor updates that all address, among other things, issues that affect the reliability of Blu-ray Disc creation. As these things go, a trio of workaday update if there ever were. Can we forgive Apple its …

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[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

For the second time in as many weeks, Apple has seeded a fresh Mavericks update beta, OS X 10.9.5 13F18, to developers. However, the company also pushed this prerelease build to AppleSeed testers (aka rank and file users), which is …

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[19 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

Right on schedule and right on the mark, or close enough for a developer seed. OS X Yosemite Beta 6 (aka build 14A3429f, Developer Preview 6, DP6) is available to devs Software Update and, though no major new features have …

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[18 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Today, Apple pushed OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 (aka build 14A3429f, Beta 6) which, among other things, brings five new Yosemite wallpapers installed inside the default OS X Desktop Picture folder. Not a big deal, but a very nice …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac »

[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

2014 has been a interesting year companies in the Apple ecosystem (see related links) and the shakeout continues with the exit of a high-visibility player in the Mac and iPhone accessory maker. Yes, Dr Bott is going away, but not …

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[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Are you just about ready to stick a fork in OS X Mavericks development? OS X 10.9.5 will likely be the last Mavericks update and, if the betas to date are any indication, this final set of bug fixes and …

Mac, Security »

[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Have you visited any maliciously crafted websites lately and would you know if you had? Likely not. That said, Apple has browser security updates available for OS X 10.7.5 Lion, OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks.

Mac, Software »

[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Like OS X Yosemite of which it’s a part, Safari 8 is a nice if mostly unambitious collection of user facing features that extend and enhance the Mac experience. Here is a quick look at those features, including Apple’s own …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The Mac bundle business has always been a bit feast, a bit famine. While the other Mac bundle take a break, Stack Social’s award-winning MacLovin Mac Bundle offers truly stunning value, especially for the first 5,000 buyers which get the …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[10 Aug 2014 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

The 2014 MacBook Pro’s slightly faster processor paired with the same graphics and slightly more faster storage should deliver consistently better results, right? One would think so, but a 2013 MacBook Pro vs 2014 MacBook Pro comparison yielded patchy performance.
Rob …

Deals, Mac »

[9 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

One of the best investments we at the Fairer Platform have ever made is the 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station that powers our network — you can get refurbished AirPort Extreme Base Station for just $85 with free shipping. That …

iTunes, Software »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

iLife in Apple’s wall garden is generally pretty darned good and the regular stream of updates, iTunes 11 updates like this one included, help to keep it that way.
• iTunes 11.3.1 (download)
— Addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may …

Mac, Software »

[5 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

If you have an image file that can’t be opened, then you haven’t tried Lemke Software’s GraphicConverter 9, a long-time Mac favorite that has been a work in constant motion since 1992. Imports 200 file types and exports 80, plus …