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[7 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 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 | 0 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 | 0 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 | 0 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 | 577 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 | 373 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 | 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 …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[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 …