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[1 May 2015 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

The PowerPC operating system that could have powered the future of the Mac lives on as the HaiKu open-source project. Back in 1998, BeOS was ahead of its time — see for yourself if Apple was right to choose Steve …

Mac, Software »

[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

The Pixelmator Team has a strong track record of adopting new OS X features. Apple’s new in OS X 10.10.3 Force Touch trackpad support comes to market in Pixelmator 3.3.2, which is now available in the Mac App Store.
“Pixelmator brushes …

Mac, Software »

[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Someone cleaver once said, ‘The best thing about living a long time is not dying.’ Indeed. That said, the good people people at Mariner Software are celebrating their 25th anniversary by passing along the savings.
“Back in 1990, I started Mariner …

Mac, Software »

[28 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | 0 views]

Time and markets march on and the folks at Quark have just release their latest stand-alone flat-media design opus, QuarkXPress 11 or “2015.” While Quark continues to put new features on the table, they’ve yet to deliver a subscription pricing …

Mac, Software »

[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Have a recent Apple all-in-one and noticed it crashes when viewing very large JPG files? Apparently, you’re not alone as Apple’s issued the iMac Graphics Update, which addresses that very issue.
Yes, boys and girls, the iMac Graphics Update (download) patches …

Mac, Software »

[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

While I have burned a data DVD or two this year, home movies get exported directly to iTunes and, if I need to share, exported to YouTube. Apple’s latest iMovie 10.0.8 Update is in tune with my modern workflow as …

Reviews, how to, Software »

[23 Apr 2015 | 12 Comments | 0 views]

Earlier this week, Apple released an iWork update. Unsurprisingly, a Fairer Platform reader took the opportunity complain about a number of iWork features still missing following Apple’s much derided iWork 13 rewrite.
“18 months I’m waiting to see back all features …

Mac, Software »

[22 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

Apple’s professional photo editing and management app, Aperture, isn’t yet gone, but it won’t be updated let alone upgraded. That said, Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Lightroom 6, which comes to market with a number of new features:

Mac, Software »

[22 Apr 2015 | 5 Comments | 0 views]

BOR-ing. As software update go, this particular set of iWork updates (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) available on the Mac App Store is as unexciting as they come — ‘these updates contain stability improvements and bug fixes.’
Yep, that pretty much sums up what …

Mac, Software »

[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 131 views]

Apple recommends neither anti-virus nor maintenance software. However, there was a time when Apple not only recommended TechTool Pro, they actually bundled it with every Mac. In the here and now, Micromat has just released TechTool Pro 8, which builds …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[20 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | 577 views]

Do open source Mac apps still matter? Of course, the answer is, yes. However, now that Apple, Microsoft et al now “giveaway” their operating systems and many of their apps, the world has changed. Regardless, there is still a big …

Mac, Software »

[17 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 1,312 views]

You will find VLC Player for Mac on pretty much everybody’s Top 10 Open Source Mac app lists, including mine. One reason for that is the regular updates that keep this Swiss Army Knife for video up-to-speed and able to …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac, Software »

[10 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 960 views]

Apple is in the midst of transitioning its Mac user base from iPhoto and Aperture to Photos, which shipped earlier this week bundled with OS X 10.10.3. On Thursday, the company delivered perhaps the final piece of the Photos transition …

Mac, Software »

[9 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 475 views]

While it’s true that people love to vent their spleens about Facebook, it’s perhaps more true that people love Facebook. For example, there is now an community build, open-source based Facebook Messenger for Mac.
“This is not an official Facebook product,” …

Mac, Software »

[8 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 415 views]

About two months after Apple began seeding OS X 10.10.3 and the all-new Photos app to developers, it has release both to the public. While this third Yosemite update does offer new emoji, emoji picker and a host of bug …