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[15 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Now ready for OS X Yosemite with support of Retina Displays and recognizes most Mac keyboard shortcuts? Welcome to the wild and sometimes wooly world of GIMP for Mac and open source software, which is very much like a box …

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[11 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

On Tuesday, Apple seeded iOS 8 GM (gold master) to its legit developers. The GM was accompanied by iTunes 11.4, which was addressed (according to the rumor mill) an issue with installing iOS 8 Gold Master.
Not long afterward, however, OS …

iOS, Mac, Software »

[10 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Getting their ducks all in a row. So, today Apple shipped iOS 8 GM (Gold Master) to “developers” and iTunes 11.4, which brings iOS 8 compatibility, to the public. Does that make sense? Given how many ordinary civilians are “testing” …

Mac, Software »

[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The processor and memory benchmarking application for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, iOS and Android. Whereas you might not be a user yet, everyone pays close attention to Geekbench test results*. Now, developer Primate Labs has fairly beefy Geekbench update.

Mac, Software »

[5 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

CyberDuck is a really excellent Mac FTP client. Free, feature laden and robust, CyberDuck joins a growing list of OS X Yosemite ready apps that Fairer Platform has uncovered over recent months. Step inside for the details on CyberDuck and …

Mac, Software »

[4 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

A workaday update for a very, very workaday app — Gus Meuller’s Acorn 4, the image editor for humans. Here’s a quick look at what’s new and changed.
Acorn 4.5.1 (MAS, $29.99)
— Command-J will now duplicate the current layer, even if …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Roxio got bought by Corel, but it’s most famous app — Toast — is now available in more ways than ever. Buy the full Toast 12 Titanium or Pro for $60 or $100, respectively, or get just the functionality you …

Mac, Software »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Whereas skipping a version or three of Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Office isn’t a big deal. However, when it comes to accounting and tax rules, it pays to keep your copy of Quicken Mac up-to-date.
That said, Quicken Mac 2015 ($74.99, …

Mac, Software »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

It is Friday and time to top up the tank before you head into the weekend. How about a nice cup of “stability improvements and bug fixes”? Yeah, a little boring to be sure, but Apple has iWork updates — …

Mac, Software »

[21 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

While it is true that once you go Mac you will never go back, some people have to, as in “must,” use Windows. Sucks, but there is no point in hating, especially with Parallels 10 which is all about feeling …

Mac, Software »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor updates that all address, among other things, issues that affect the reliability of Blu-ray Disc creation. As these things go, a trio of workaday update if there ever were. Can we forgive Apple its …

Mac, Software »

[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Like OS X Yosemite of which it’s a part, Safari 8 is a nice if mostly unambitious collection of user facing features that extend and enhance the Mac experience. Here is a quick look at those features, including Apple’s own …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The Mac bundle business has always been a bit feast, a bit famine. While the other Mac bundle take a break, Stack Social’s award-winning MacLovin Mac Bundle offers truly stunning value, especially for the first 5,000 buyers which get the …

iTunes, Software »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

iLife in Apple’s wall garden is generally pretty darned good and the regular stream of updates, iTunes 11 updates like this one included, help to keep it that way.
• iTunes 11.3.1 (download)
— Addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may …

Mac, Software »

[5 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

If you have an image file that can’t be opened, then you haven’t tried Lemke Software’s GraphicConverter 9, a long-time Mac favorite that has been a work in constant motion since 1992. Imports 200 file types and exports 80, plus …