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[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor updates that all address, among other things, issues that affect the reliability of Blu-ray Disc creation. As these things go, a trio of workaday update if there ever were. Can we forgive Apple its …

Mac, Software »

[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Like OS X Yosemite of which it’s a part, Safari 8 is a nice if mostly unambitious collection of user facing features that extend and enhance the Mac experience. Here is a quick look at those features, including Apple’s own …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The Mac bundle business has always been a bit feast, a bit famine. While the other Mac bundle take a break, Stack Social’s award-winning MacLovin Mac Bundle offers truly stunning value, especially for the first 5,000 buyers which get the …

iTunes, Software »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

iLife in Apple’s wall garden is generally pretty darned good and the regular stream of updates, iTunes 11 updates like this one included, help to keep it that way.
• iTunes 11.3.1 (download)
— Addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may …

Mac, Software »

[5 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

If you have an image file that can’t be opened, then you haven’t tried Lemke Software’s GraphicConverter 9, a long-time Mac favorite that has been a work in constant motion since 1992. Imports 200 file types and exports 80, plus …

Mac, Software »

[1 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

Get one, get ‘em all! Epson and Apple have posted updated Mac printer Drivers for Macs running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later. If you are just looking for one specific driver, fire up Software Update and OS X …

Mac, Software »

[30 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

OS X Mavericks was relatively disruptive vis-a-vis third party apps. OS X Yosemite? Not so much. That said, Softpress Freeway 7 is here and, among other new features, it’s Yosemite ready.
• Freeway 7 (free trial)
— Added support for media …

Mac, Software »

[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

We are well into the Post-PC era and Apple ships only one not long for this world Mac with an internal optical drive. Surprise, surprise, surprise that Roxio not only hasn’t killed Toast, but actually released Toast 12 Titanium and …

Mac, Software »

[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Flying Meat — read the story behind the name — has released a major point update for their flagship Acorn 4 image editor. There is a long list of new features, tweaks and bug fixes.
• Acorn 4.5 (MAS, $29.99)
— New international …

Mac, Software »

[28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

VideoLAN humbly refers to VLC for Mac as “a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.” However, VLC for Mac is pretty …

Mac, Software »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Here is a quick look at Apple’s official “What’s new in Mail 8″ overview, which can be found inside the latest beta of Mail 8, which shipped with OS X Yosemite Beta 4.
• Mark up attachments — Use Markup to add …

Mac, Software »

[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

NeoOffice 2014 shipped a week or so ago and, rather than write it up then, I thought better of it — wait for the first point release. Well, Neoffice 2014.1 has indeed arrived, an unambiguous signal that it’s time to …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Mavericks users and Yosemite beta testers report Apple is pushing updated versions of the voices its offers with OS X 10.9 and, coming this Fall, OS X 10.10. Aside from the same boilerplate description, Apple isn’t saying what changed.
Voice Update …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Pacifist 3.2.14 is in fact a point release. Yes, there are the usual array of bug fixes as well as a data display tweak. But the real news baked into this Pacifist update is experimental support for OS X …

Mac, Software »

[8 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 0 views]

Apple has aligned itself with the OpenCL parallel computing platform, which has been integrated into your Mac since OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The competing parallel platform, nVidia’s CUDA for Mac, isn’t part of the default OS X install.
What is …