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[23 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 751 views]

With the upcoming release of OS X 10.10.3, the world — or at least the parts that matter — will get their hands on Apple’s iPhoto + Aperture replacement Photos, as well as a bunch o’ new and improved emojis, …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[12 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,115 views]

Wanna share a movie with grandma? Chances are you’ll need to burn a DVD. Have MRI, X-ray, CT or PET Scan images and need copies? Yep, you’re gonna need to burn some disks. Thankfully, Toast 12 Titanium is available and …

Mac, Software »

[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 659 views]

If Pacifist didn’t exist, someone would have to invent it, like yesterday. Pacifist 3.5 isn’t a reinvention of this must have Mac admin tool, but it is chock full o’ welcome performance and compatibility improvements.
Pacifist 3.5 (download)
— Faster performance when …

Mac, Software »

[10 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 590 views]

Fairer Platform reader “Peter” wrote to say that he can’t find a driver for his Samsung SCX 4521F multifunction printer. While his problem actually has multiple parts (ie scan, fax, print, networking), there is a fairly reliable solution for the …

Mac, Software »

[6 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 1,275 views]

No rest for the wicked. Apple has seeded OS X 10.10.3 14D72i, the first external developer build. While this third Yosemite update is otherwise unremarkable, it brings with it Apple’s long-awaited Photos app, which replaces both iPhoto and Aperture.
Yep, iPhoto …

Mac, Software »

[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 378 views]

The last time we looked at OmniWeb, test builds of version 6 had just shipped. A year and change later, OmniWeb 6 is sporting a refreshed user interface and is, knock on wood, Yosemite ready.
In addition to the new logo …

Mac, Software »

[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 817 views]

Whether you’re a professional Mac administrator or just the go to guy for extended family, Apple Remote Desktop is more than just a convenience. The latest update finally, at long last makes this trusted app Yosemite Ready.
• Apple Remote Desktop …

Mac, Security, Software »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 630 views]

Blah, blah, blah… Adobe Flash Player security is a black hole of malware malaise and hacker attack vectors… blah, blah, blah. Last week’s well publicized Flash Player 16.0.0.287 has already been superseded by Flash Player 16.0.0.296, which (as of this …

Mac, Security, Software »

[21 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | 1,152 views]

A workaday update for ClamXav, including an updated engine, scheduler fix and fixes for a number of Sentry-specific issues. However, the Mac App Store version of ClamXav hasn’t been updated since July 2014.
• ClamXav 2.7.1 (download)
— Updates engine to …

Mac, Software »

[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 807 views]

Do you run the DropBox desktop app on an older Intel Mac with OS X 10.5 or earlier? Then DropBox has news for you, though they are giving fair warning. In fact, although DropBox will drop support for OS X …

Mac, Software »

[14 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 912 views]

Look, up in the sky! Faster than Safari and more secure than Chrome! That’s how Mozilla’s advertising browser these days and the latest release, Firefox 35, offers H264 support, Yahoo Search and OS X tiled rendering right out of the …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | 1,713 views]

These iWork updates covering Pages 5, Numbers 3 and Keynote 6 offer, and I quote, “…stability improvements and bug fixes.” Yep, Apple saved this excitement for a Friday — otherwise how would we get through the week?
These updates are free …

Mac, Software »

[8 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,413 views]

Long before iRip, Mac DVDRipper Pro or any other DVD ripping app currently on the market, there was Mac the Ripper. While the name has been shortened to MTR, the mission remains unchanged — provide a full-service optical disk ripping …

Mac, Software »

[17 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,178 views]

The Pixelmator Team — greetings to our friends on the sunny Baltic! — has been busy, very busy of late and recent Pixelmator for Mac, iPad updates bear that out. Both apps have gained significant new features and also come …

Deals, Hardware, Mac, Software »

[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 876 views]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know we’re big, big fans of refurbished Macs and cheap software. This Apple Christmas Deal write up is all about refurbished Macs, including a special $10 off offer from Mac of All Trades.
• December Coupon Special …