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[5 May 2014 | No Comment | 752 views]

If you have a Mac and Roku, your best media server choice is Plex. However, if you plan to connect your media center Mac directly to a TV, XBMC is the consensus choice and there’s a whole number update just …

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[5 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 969 views]

It seems fairly certain that OS X 10.9.3 will arrive this week, perhaps as early as Tuesday. It is also rumored that OS X 10.9.4, which could be the last Mavericks update, testing has begun internally at Apple.
When it comes …

Deals, Games, Mac »

[2 May 2014 | No Comment | 478 views]

Finally, a religious holiday with its priorities straight — Celebrate May the 4th and Star Wars with the unbridled pursuit of merchandise! Or, put in language a youngling couldn’t mistake, great Mac Star Wars games at up to two-thirds off …

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[2 May 2014 | No Comment | 529 views]

Tick-tock, another week and Apple has shaved another week from the anticipated 2013 Mac Pro ship time frame. And, as of this writing, you can order today and get a stock 2013 Mac Pro configuration delivered to your door in …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[1 May 2014 | No Comment | 527 views]

Yes, Apple rolled updated 2014 MacBook Air models yesterday and, geeks being geeks, there are already benchmarks that show a modest performance bump. However, when you reckon performance against price, the percentage change roughly doubles in the customer’s favor.
Geekbench scores …

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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 569 views]

Last week, it was very much looking like the next Mavericks update was just about ready for release and then Apple opened a pubic beta testing program. Sigh. Here in the present, OS X 10.9.3 13D55 is available to paid-in-full …

Deals, Mac »

[29 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 397 views]

Boom! Apple introduced and shipped 2014 MacBook Air models today and, just like that, slashed prices on refurbished configs. While new MBA’s cost $100 less, refurbished MacBook Airs now go even lower!
As always, refurbished MacBooks come with a new battery, …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Music, movies, TV »

[28 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 387 views]

Even when viewed in the best light, Popcorn Time is a provocation. At worst, it is just another way to steal movies and TV shows. Whatever your call it, Popcorn Time is a flawed yet brilliant way to watch anything …

Deals, Mac »

[27 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 361 views]

Yes, Apple products are more expensive, perhaps none more so than the Macintosh. However, you needn’t pay full retail for the full Mac experience. Get a refurbished Mac from $749.
Apple Certified Factory Refurbished Macs often cost hundreds less, but deliver …

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[25 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 252 views]

In the ongoing 2013 Mac Pro constrained allocation drama, Apple has shaved a week or two from its estimated delivery times for new orders. That’s an improvement over Apple’s advertised five to six weeks from earlier in the month.
“In a …

Deals, Games, Mac »

[25 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 236 views]

Spring, the season for savings! Apple running the “Amazing Games Amazing Prices” Mac Game Sale on the Mac App Store. There are A-list titles available at big mark downs, 50 percent off the suggested retail prices.
• Borderlands 2, $14.99 — …

Deals, Mac »

[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 232 views]

Where once the Mac Bundle was the value leader, along came the Name Your Own Price (NYOP) Mac Bundle and stole all of that thunder. That said, pay the $7.45 average price plus a penny and get these 10 awesome …

Mac, Security »

[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 110 views]

If you have an 802.11ac AirPort Extreme or Airport Time Capsule base station, then you might need to get Apple’s freshly minted Heartbleed fix. Folks with 802.11n (2012) or earlier Airport Extreme base stations needn’t apply this patch.
AirPort Base Station …

Mac, Security »

[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 70 views]

Boys and girls, get your Mac security updates for Mavericks, Mountain Lion and/or Lion right here. Sadly, Apple has not, at least as of this writing, a security update for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
• Mavericks Security Update 2014-002 (download)

Games, Mac »

[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 261 views]

Of the challenges facing Mac gaming, OpenGL is perhaps the most important single problem/opportunity. For example, Microsoft hasn’t released a major DirectX update in five years and, as exemplified by the Xbox One launch, Redmond is well off top form …