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[24 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 1,002 views]

Whatever else this Mavericks update developer seed (aka OS X 10.9.2 13C44) is it is big, tipping the scales at over 1.9GB. The previous seed [build 13C39] arrived just a week ago and it is perhaps reasonable to assume that …

Apple luv, Mac, Software »

[22 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 409 views]

This is a two-fer from designer Christian Heudens. Like his previous creation, iOS 7 Lockscreen Mac screensaver, the Time Machine and RSS Time Machine Mac screensavers tastefully riff on Apple user interface design elements — brilliant stuff.
If you would like …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[22 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 233 views]

The Mac bundle concept is popular because you get a lot of great software for just a little money. Mate the Mac bundle with name your own price and the value multiplies. Toss in the chance to win a free …

Mac, Software »

[20 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 215 views]

The Omni Group is unique and not just because of long, long commitment to Steve Jobs vision, first producing apps for NeXT and later for Mac. OmniOutliner 4 is the latest statement of commitment in their journey, which began in …

Mac, Security, Software »

[19 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 651 views]

Things have been fairly quiet on the Mac security front, though we’re always a single exploit, a single missed patch away from trouble. That said, Flash 12 Mac and Java 7 Mac updates are available — if you haven’t installed …

Mac, Mobile, Software »

[16 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 219 views]

Windows only no more. While CyanogenMod Mac is still a beta, it’s a very, very good thing that a PC is no longer required to run the CyanogenMod installer — come on in and get it.
• CyanogenMod Mac OS …

Mac, Software »

[13 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 306 views]

While some Flash video downloaders perform as advertised, others are almost criminally bad. One of the best of over the years is TastyApps’ VideoBox, a pay to play solution + Safari extension that delivers user customizable video output — version …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 250 views]

There are others but that’s all they are. The script and screenplay gold standard was, is and shall be Final Draft and there is a major Mavericks compatible revision thereof available on the Mac App Store.
How dominant is Final Draft? …

Apple luv, Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 453 views]

Once upon a time, back in the early noughties, operating system and app skinning were all the rage on both Windows and Mac. Remember Apple’s Brushed Metal user interface? Brush Metal is one of the dozens of Mac themes available …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Reviews, how to, Software »

[5 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | 581 views]

Steve Jobs introduced Front Row (video below) on October 12, 2005. However, with the release of OS X Lion in July 2011, Front Row was dead. Although Apple won’t bring it back, Finess Software has created nessMediaCenter, which is a …

Software »

[2 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 263 views]

Here is a bit of low-cost fun that puts a flowing, blowing series of snow flurries on your Mac and it’s pretty cool. Whether you live with snow, but don’t have a window at your desk, or exist in a …

Mac, Software »

[2 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 238 views]

Though not entirely common, it’s increasingly common for software developers to skip the whole number release and jump right to the first dot-update. That’s how Lemke Software pushed out GraphicConverter 9.0.1 and, now, just a couple weeks later they’ve released …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[26 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,891 views]

This particular XBMC update, the last in the “Frodo” line, delivers a number of critical bug fixes, including patches for Mavericks specific issues. However, a bigger fish, “Gotham” (aka version 13.0), is being fried as we speak.
• XBMC 12.3 (download)

Mac, Software »

[20 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments | 608 views]

With the release of OS X 10.9.1 and the 2013 Mac Pro, it has been one heckuva week and now Apple’s capping it off with the first developer beta of OS X 10.9.2. In addition to a number of unlisted …

Mac, Software »

[20 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 320 views]

How many 2013 Mac Pros are out there in the hands of real people? Whether that number is 10 or 10,000 (unlikely), those lucky few also get a trio of 2013 Mac Pro specific updates.
• Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update …