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[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 0 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, Software »

[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 0 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 | 0 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 | 0 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 …

Mac, Software »

[25 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 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 …

Mac, Software »

[19 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

It seemed not so long that I wrote up and posted a notice about updated Mac printer drivers a monthly and sometimes weekly basis. In addition to the fact that the desktop operating system wars have settled down, people just …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

In the early, early days of the worldwide web, computers and browsers were prone to crashing. Often times, the best way to browse the internet was the command-line-based, text-only Lynx browser — here’s how to run Lynx on your modern …

Hardware, Mac, Software »

[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Apple’s latest Back to Mac technology repatriation is the transition of the iOS Metal graphics abstraction layer to OS X El Capitan. Metal for Mac is here, promising faster development, more power from the same hardware and, we’re all hoping, …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

So goes porn, so goes the internet. Porn famously played a pivotal if not decisive role in the Betamax vs VHS and HD DVD vs Blue-ray battles. Will Porn Time deliver the winning stroke in the war for P2P dominance? …

Mac, Software »

[10 Jun 2015 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

My use cases for GraphicConverter are limited — slideshow, opening the odd file that otherwise can’t be opened — yet this is a serious image editing and management tool. No further proof of the veracity of that statement is needed …

Mac, Software »

[10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

The HandBrake people modestly describe their eponymous app as “a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.” Honestly, however, the vast majority of folks that try HandBrake will have arrived and …

Mac, Software »

[5 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Some people, like me, prefer their news via an RSS fire hose. Younger kids, with their music and clothes, are fond of Twitter and, the most hardcore of those use Tweetbot.
Here comes Tweetbot 2, which brings the app functionally inline …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[3 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Mac bundle economics are hard to beat — buy one app, usually for below retail, and get the rest for essentially nothing! That said, Stack Social’s Summer Mac Essentials Bundle is best in class with nine great apps — Unibox, …

Mac, Software »

[28 May 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

We were forewarned… As Adobe retreats from the full-featured iOS image editor space, Pixelmator is doubling down with the release of an iPhone optimized version of their eponymous app.
Pixelmator is a powerful, full-featured, layer-based image editor that lets you touch …

Mac, Software »

[28 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Apple’s OS X includes some basic text expansion functionality. But, if you perform repetitive work, like coding, site development and/or blogging, Smile Software’s TextExpander is the tool you need. And, with the release of TextExpander 5, the app is even …