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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 | No Comment | 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 | No Comment | 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 …

Mac, Software »

[19 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 328 views]

In addition to promising delivery of the 2013 Mac Pro, Apple also said it release optimized versions of Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor for their new workstation-class, yet petite, desktop computers.
While 2013 Mac Pro deliveries won’t begin until …

Mac, Software »

[18 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 622 views]

Roxio’s Toast was only half-heartedly Mountain Lion compatible and the last update came in September 2012. Although the proof will very much, or not, be found in this Christmas pudding, Roxio is offering an OS X Mavericks flavored Toast 11.2 …

Mac, Software »

[18 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 134 views]

Are the lists getting shorter or is just me? While I might be suffering a bought of selective memory, it seems that recent Apple Camera RAW updates contain fewer and fewer new camera models. Given the rise of highly capable …

Mac, Software »

[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 147 views]

Call it version creep. GraphicConverter 9.0.1 is now available, which is interesting in that v9.0.0 never, at least as far as I can tell, was released to the public. Nevertheless, there are new features and a low introductory price to …