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[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

What’s new in the seventh beta seed of Apple’s OS X 10.9.3 [13D43]? Honestly, it is hard to say and perhaps it’s easier to talk about what hasn’t changed.
For example, two apps listed as testing focus areas haven’t been updated …

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[14 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

News of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s death were greatly exaggerated and here’s another bit of proof. Apple has released FaceTime 1.0.4, which addresses a bug in the version of the app that only runs on Snow Leopard.
A month or …

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[12 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Reeder for Mac is back with an ironic twist. The public beta, which can be downloaded here, is in many respects very much like Reeder for iOS. Right now it’s free and open to all, but the app will eventually …

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[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Whether you’re a home hobbyist posting vacation clips or a pro spinning, wicked fast, silk purses from sow’s ears, iMovie is quite the tool. New features in iMovie 10.0.3 include font size and color control in titles, as well as …

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[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here is an interesting twist. Apple and Xerox have published fresh Xerox printer drivers for Mac, but there are two installers — one for OS X 10.6 and later, and a second that’s for Macs running OS X Lion and …

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[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 239 views]

This series of three iWork updates — Pages 5.2, Keynote 6.2, Numbers 3.2 — has been expected and the expectations are high. Improved AppleScript support is among the many fixes, features and tweaks available.
With iWork 2013, Apple released much changed …

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[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 414 views]

Safari 7.0.3 isn’t particularly sexy, but has the fixes, tweaks and, yes, even a new feature needed to keep Apple’s default browser frisky and fresh. Here is a quick thumbnail sketch of what’s new.
The new feature is the addition of …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 180 views]

With the release of GarageBand 10 last Fall, Apple stripped a pair of popular features, podcast production and mp3 output. While GarageBand 10.0.2 doesn’t bring back podcast functionality, it does revive mp3 output — a good thing.
Apple’s consumer music editing …

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[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 477 views]

Last Thursday Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D17 to rank and file developers and asked them to focus on Graphics Drivers and Audio. Then two days ago, Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D19 and iTunes 11.1.6 betas to internal, employee …

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[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 200 views]

There are scores of “free” Flash video downloaders, most of them won’t be around by year’s end let alone updated. TastyApps’ Videobox is a very different story — regularly updated and packed with prosumer features.
• VideoBox 4.0.5 (download)
— General improve …