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[24 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

The last time we looked at the state of the Mac, back in 2013, Snow Leopard accounted for a quarter of measured users. At that time, that led some folks to call OS X 10.6 “Apple’s XP.” But has Apple …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 441 views]

The other day, I came to obvious conclusion that running iOS 9 beta on my iPad Air, one of my daily drivers, was a bad idea. As I had a pre-iOS 9 iPad backup in iTunes, I chose to restore …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 645 views]

The other day I realized that, although it has many excellent iPad specific features (notably keyboard shortcuts), iOS 9 just wasn’t working out. So, it was time to restore iOS 8.4 from iOS 9 beta.
Now, please understand, given that it’s …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1,041 views]

In spite Adobe’s intentions and, one must assume, best efforts, Flash has become irrevocably tainted, fundamentally untrustable. It’s time remove Flash from your Mac, permanently — here’s how to remove Flash.
In the wake of the Hacking Team security revelations — …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 170 views]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be formally released this Fall and when it hits Photos 1.1 will be part of the mix. However, as you probably know, OS X El Capitan is in beta and Photos 1.1 is already …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[22 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 44 views]

Do you remember making an OS X 10.9 Mavericks install disk? Yep, this is gonna seem very, very familiar. Guy and gal devs, it’s time to make your own OS X El Capitan Installer.
First and foremost, in order to create …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 164 views]

Apple’s OS X naming convention makes choosing Mac wallpapers easy if you have the time. In publishing this, the Fairer Platform has taken the drudgery — finding appropriately sized and beautiful photos — out of picking OS X El Capitan …

Apps, iOS, iPad, Reviews, how to »

[18 Jun 2015 | 6 Comments | 124 views]

This is a subject very near and dear to my heart: iPad keyboard shortcuts. When Craig Federighi announced iOS 9 offers improved hardware keyboard shortcut support, he had my full attention.
In a limited number of Apple mobile apps for iPad, …

iPad, iPhone, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 16 views]

As the great majority of you, I very much like Apple’s new Photos for Mac as it overcomes the great majority of iPhoto’s numerous shortcomings. There is one issue — that Photos launches by default whenever I connect an iThing …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 35 views]

In the early, early days of the worldwide web, computers and browsers were prone to crashing. Often times, the best way to browse the internet was the command-line-based, text-only Lynx browser — here’s how to run Lynx on your modern …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 70 views]

When OS X El Capitan, iOS 9 and watchOS 2 ship this Fall, devices running these operating systems will display a new system typeface — the San Francisco font. Of course, the San Francisco font is available on the Apple …

Games, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[25 May 2015 | One Comment | 47 views]

Wow, it’s not even June and would you believe that nearly 40 Mac games have shipped so far this year? Yep, the computer for the rest of us has serious game and here are the Top 10 Mac Games of …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[24 May 2015 | No Comment | 25 views]

If the drab gray OS X boot screen just doesn’t turn your crank and some other color, any other color would, this is the Mac tip for you. While you can do it the old-fashioned way, via the Terminal, there …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[21 May 2015 | No Comment | 266 views]

It’s not yet June and Apple already updated both of its professional notebooks. The 13-inch, refreshed in April and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro now feature Apple’s well-reviewed and customer favorite Force Touch trackpad.
“The response to the new MacBook and updated …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[20 May 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

Apple is shipping a “new” 27-inch Retina iMac that is priced $300 less than the company’s original 27-inch all-in-one. But, honestly, what exactly do those three Benjamins actually get you? A frustratingly small difference is all.
The new 27-inch: 3.3GHz with …