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[20 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,596 views]

New Mac? Old Mac you’d like to teach some new tricks? Kick off the New Year right with the Fairer Platform’s score plus one list of OS X Yosemite Mac Tips to bring out the power user in you! From …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[18 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,023 views]

Here’s Yosemite tip that’s also a fun game! Compare the included infographics of the most pirated movies and TV shows by state to your Mac’s download log file. What, you didn’t know your Mac kept track of every single file …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[12 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,633 views]

Safari 8 is one of the best things in OS X Yosemite. And, one of the niftiest things about Safari 8 is the new per-window Private Browsing (aka porn) mode. Here’s how to activate Private Browsing with a keyboard shortcut …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[10 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 1,104 views]

No, Rabbit TV isn’t a scam. Fundamentally, Rabbit TV aggregates streaming audio/video and TV content that’s already available online for free and presents it to you. For $10 a year, you can’t go wrong, right?
For the harried cord cutter with …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[5 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 517 views]

According to Emil Kvarnhammar with Swedish security firm Truesec, Rootpipe is a privilege escalation vulnerability. So, without user cooperation or without knowing the user’s password, an attacker can take over an unprotected Mac using Rootpipe.
“It all started when I was …

Apps, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[30 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 548 views]

Apple’s Continuity + Handoff functionality unites apps and functionality across OS X Yosemite to iOS 8 and back again. The simple idea with Handoff being, “start it here, finish it there,” seamlessly.
Are you familiar with iCloud Tabs, introduce in 2013’s …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[27 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 349 views]

Here is a silly Yosemite tip for ya — make the Menu Bar and Dock turn black, blackish gray with a simple keyboard shortcut. This parlor trick even as a proper name, Dark Mode, and is advertised as one of …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[25 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 354 views]

Although Apple isn’t like other technology companies, it does from time-to-time concoct features, throw them against the wall and then watch to see which ones stick. Here is a quick Yosemite Tip on how to address one likely less to …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[21 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 427 views]

Today’s iMac and Mac Pro challenge those old assumption that Mom stays home and dad goes out to work. Nope, now the lady rocking the mommy jeans brings home the artisanal reduced sodium organic hickory smoked bacon.
Actually, no one need …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[12 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 815 views]

If you are a cord cutter on a budget and/or in an area with poor broadcast TV reception, then you really need to get acquainted with USTVnow. With this “channel” installed on your Roku, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad or many …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 240 views]

A few years ago, if you wanted to SnapChat on your Mac, it required a fair bit of monkeying around. Now, however, all you need is Snappy and that is available for free on the Mac App Store.
Snappy is the …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[4 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | 767 views]

First things first… iWorm is not a worm at all, but actually your plain old, garden variety Trojan. This is important because, whereas worms are self-replicating and can infect innocent bystanders, a Trojan requires that the victim voluntarily install the …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[28 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 360 views]

One of new apps bundled with Apple’s just update mobile operating system is the iOS 8 Tips apps, which introduced users to nine and now 10 new iOS 8 features. A week plus later, Apple is back with tip #10, …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[26 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 616 views]

When comes to productivity, the fastest way is almost always a keyboard shortcut. But what about shutting down a modern Mac, many of which don’t have a readily accessible power button? Yep, there’s a keyboard shortcut for that, too!
On modern …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[25 Sep 2014 | 6 Comments | 1,100 views]

We don’t care why you need to download iOS 7.1.2, just that you do. iOS 7.1.2 has turned into the fallback position for many iOS 8 upgraders who came to regret their lemming like rush to Apple’s latest, greatest mobile …