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[18 May 2015 | One Comment | 17 views]

Here is a helpful iOS and Mac tip that is equal measure cautionary tale. That is, if you’ve deleted a pic in either Photos for iOS or Photos for Mac, you can probably get it back. However, if you’ve deleted …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[15 May 2015 | One Comment | 18 views]

One of the easiest ways to check your work when using a calculator is to compare the numbers you should have input with those that you actually did. Here’s how to turn the paper tape in the OS X Calculator.
An …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[11 May 2015 | One Comment | 19 views]

When Google shutdown its popular Reader RSS service on July 1, 2013, Reeder developer Silvio Rizzi said he needed rebuild his popular Reeder 1.x for Mac and iOS RSS newsreader apps from scratch. I was, until then, a rather happy …

Games, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[9 May 2015 | One Comment | 26 views]

It’s truly a pleasure to work on Mac, don’t you agree? Now, how much fun is it to actually play games on your Mac — tons, baby, tons o’ fun. A great place to start are the many, many Mac …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[8 May 2015 | 3 Comments | 27 views]

Mac market share has hit historic highs around the world — Mac sales are up, up, up! Naturally, this has attracted the unwanted attention of criminal hackers — you really should be running a Mac antivirus app to help protect …

Broadband, Reviews, how to »

[7 May 2015 | No Comment | 22 views]

If your high-speed or broadband internet provider has upgraded their network, don’t expect them to notify you. For example, after noticing my broadband provider had updated its marketing, I decided to compare my bill with their current offerings — surprise, …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[27 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 33 views]

If you blog, make presentations, author video or do layout, then screenshotting is part of your workflow. Apple’s Mac screenshot functionality isn’t half bad. However, the almost half bad part is the fact that Apple’s default Mac screenshot includes a …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[23 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 24 views]

Like the original 2008 MacBook Air, the now shipping 2015 Retina MacBook arrives light on performance. The latest 2015 Retina MacBook benchmarks from the king of Mac benchmarks again confirm what we already knew — performance of Apple’s latest and …

Reviews, how to, Software »

[23 Apr 2015 | 12 Comments | 16 views]

Earlier this week, Apple released an iWork update. Unsurprisingly, a Fairer Platform reader took the opportunity complain about a number of iWork features still missing following Apple’s much derided iWork 13 rewrite.
“18 months I’m waiting to see back all features …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[20 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | 593 views]

Do open source Mac apps still matter? Of course, the answer is, yes. However, now that Apple, Microsoft et al now “giveaway” their operating systems and many of their apps, the world has changed. Regardless, there is still a big …

Mac, Mobile, Reviews, how to »

[6 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 411 views]

How did you celebrate the iPad’s 5th Birthday last Friday, April 3? I replaced my aging iPad 3 with a refurbished iPad Air ($339) + ClamCase Pro iPad Air Keyboard Case ($139 [169], Use code BEST30 for $30 off) — …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[25 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 906 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 | 1,800 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 | 1,026 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 | 1,194 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 …