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[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,375 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 | 380 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 | 4,494 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 …

Mac, Software »

[1 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 1,914 views]

Get one, get ‘em all! Epson and Apple have posted updated Mac printer Drivers for Macs running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later. If you are just looking for one specific driver, fire up Software Update and OS X …

Mac, Software »

[30 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,099 views]

OS X Mavericks was relatively disruptive vis-a-vis third party apps. OS X Yosemite? Not so much. That said, Softpress Freeway 7 is here and, among other new features, it’s Yosemite ready.
• Freeway 7 (free trial)
— Added support for media …

Mac, Software »

[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 779 views]

We are well into the Post-PC era and Apple ships only one not long for this world Mac with an internal optical drive. Surprise, surprise, surprise that Roxio not only hasn’t killed Toast, but actually released Toast 12 Titanium and …

Mac, Software »

[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 2,341 views]

Flying Meat — read the story behind the name — has released a major point update for their flagship Acorn 4 image editor. There is a long list of new features, tweaks and bug fixes.
• Acorn 4.5 (MAS, $29.99)
— New international …

Mac, Software »

[28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 784 views]

VideoLAN humbly refers to VLC for Mac as “a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.” However, VLC for Mac is pretty …

Mac, Software »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 6,411 views]

Here is a quick look at Apple’s official “What’s new in Mail 8″ overview, which can be found inside the latest beta of Mail 8, which shipped with OS X Yosemite Beta 4.
• Mark up attachments — Use Markup to add …

Mac, Software »

[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 3,698 views]

NeoOffice 2014 shipped a week or so ago and, rather than write it up then, I thought better of it — wait for the first point release. Well, Neoffice 2014.1 has indeed arrived, an unambiguous signal that it’s time to …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 672 views]

Mavericks users and Yosemite beta testers report Apple is pushing updated versions of the voices its offers with OS X 10.9 and, coming this Fall, OS X 10.10. Aside from the same boilerplate description, Apple isn’t saying what changed.
Voice Update …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 2,624 views]

Pacifist 3.2.14 is in fact a point release. Yes, there are the usual array of bug fixes as well as a data display tweak. But the real news baked into this Pacifist update is experimental support for OS X …

Mac, Software »

[8 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,132 views]

Apple has aligned itself with the OpenCL parallel computing platform, which has been integrated into your Mac since OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The competing parallel platform, nVidia’s CUDA for Mac, isn’t part of the default OS X install.
What is …

Mac, Software »

[2 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,906 views]

Clean up on aisle 10.0.3! Apple has released iMovie 10.0.4, which is all about addressing problems, issues, etc caused or left unresolved in the previous update.
In its nearly year-long quest to restore functionality to iMovie 10, Apple last month …

Mac, Software »

[23 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,944 views]

All good things, as well as some bad ones, eventually come to an end. Skype, which is wholly owned by Microsoft, has announced it will soon begin phasing out older versions of Skype for Mac.
Yes, it’s true your old trusty …