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Mac, Security, Software »

[4 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 24 views]

With the arrival of OS X El Capitan for testing, Google Chrome started crashing. So, Firefox is once again my second browser and the most recent whole number update, Firefox 39, brings important new features.
• Firefox 39 (download)
— Share Hello …

Deals, iPad, Mac »

[2 Jul 2015 | One Comment | 61 views]

How low can you go? Apple’s decision to hold the line on legacy Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch support in OS X El Capitan and iOS 9, respectively, has been very popular. That said, did you know you can …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 34 views]

It took hours if not the better part of a day for Apple to finally release iTunes 12.2 to some users — c’est vie! Better late than (*cough*) buggy? We’ll see about that. Also, OS X 10.10.4 Combo Update, which …

Mac, Security »

[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 28 views]

Good news OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion users, Apple has a security update for you. Bad news OS X Lion and earlier users, Apple no longer produces security updates for “ancient ones.”
• Security Update 2015-005 Mavericks (download)
— Security Update …

Mac, Software »

[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 36 views]

If Apple just release the iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 updates, and they did, then the next shoe to drop is Xcode 6.4 Update. In addition to bringing iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 specific updates, nothing else is …

Mac, Software »

[30 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | 39 views]

As promised, Apple has delivered OS X 10.10.4 Update, which is heavy on feature tweaks and bugs. Unfortunately, for the overwhelming majority, iTunes 12.2 is not NOW available, meaning Apple Music on the Mac is on hold at least for …

Mac, Software »

[27 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 45 views]

Otherwise, Acorn 4.5.5 is mostly about bug fixes, including some that affects at least several developers testing OS X El Capitan. And, yes, Photos sharing is a biggish deal.
• Acorn 4.5.5 (MAS, $29.99)
— Acorn now comes with a share extension …

Games, Mac »

[26 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 23 views]

Over the hills and through the woods — a long boring drive and visit — to grandma’s house we go. Not this year, because you will be forearmed with fun titles from the 2K Mac game sale! Save 50 percent …

Hardware, Mac »

[26 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 38 views]

Apple has been busy updating Macs here in 2015, but there are still many models yet untouched, notably the company’s 21-inch iMac line. That omission will be addressed this Fall with the introduction of 21-inch 4K iMacs running OS X …

Mac, Software »

[25 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 39 views]

Sometimes old school is still the best way. Toast has been the go to Mac optical disk solution for years and Toast 14 extends that franchise with hot new features like improved audio capture, edit and enhancement — upgrade today …

iOS, Mac »

[23 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 48 views]

Available, that is, to registered developers. A public beta program for Apple Seed participants will be arriving later this Summer. Here in the mean time, Apple has pushed OS X 10.11 15A204b (aka DP2) to devs and, more than a …

Apple luv, iPhone, Mac, Mobile, Tech »

[23 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 36 views]

Tale as old as time… It is widely known that rich people love their iPhones. Additionally, given that Mac owners are are said to better educated and better paid, it will surprise no one that Mac shoppers spend more when …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[22 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 44 views]

Do you remember making an OS X 10.9 Mavericks install disk? Yep, this is gonna seem very, very familiar. Guy and gal devs, it’s time to make your own OS X El Capitan Installer.
First and foremost, in order to create …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | 169 views]

Apple’s OS X naming convention makes choosing Mac wallpapers easy if you have the time. In publishing this, the Fairer Platform has taken the drudgery — finding appropriately sized and beautiful photos — out of picking OS X El Capitan …

Deals, Mac »

[20 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 370 views]

Earlier this year, Apple expanded its Retina iMacs, but left untouched its standard def display iMacs — it’s a fair bet updated models are coming this Fall. Regardless, if you need an iMac now, the absolute best value available is …