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[25 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 897 views]

Good, bad, cheezy, retro, cool? At the Fairer Platform, we love screensavers. Here’s a three-fer madness Mac screensaver offer you can’t refuse — Apple’s original RSS Screensaver plus Christian Heudens’ Time Machine RSS Screensaver.
First up, download Apple’s original RSS Visualizer.qtz.zip …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,774 views]

Previously, the Fairer Platform talked you through improving your home network performance by tweaking settings and software. Today, we have a few quick and and easy hands on WiFi router tips to improve home network performance.
This home network advice works …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 991 views]

You know it’s awfully hard to stealth type an iMessage, email or plain jane SMS when you’re damn iPhone or iPad is click, click, clicking away every time a finger hits the keyboard. Here’s how to turn off iOS 8 …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[6 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,172 views]

Some people love predictive text yet others hardly noticed its arrival with iOS 8 and QuickType last Fall. Still, there are those that hate, haTE, HATE predictive text. Here is how to turn on/off predictive text aka QuickType suggestions nee …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[20 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 4,055 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 | 1,866 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 …

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[12 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 2,592 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 | 1,628 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 | 1,165 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 | 1,617 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 | 910 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 | 712 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 …

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[21 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,010 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 | 6 Comments | 3,784 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 | 762 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 …