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[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 605 views]

The last time we looked at OmniWeb, test builds of version 6 had just shipped. A year and change later, OmniWeb 6 is sporting a refreshed user interface and is, knock on wood, Yosemite ready.
In addition to the new logo …

Mac, Software »

[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,024 views]

Whether you’re a professional Mac administrator or just the go to guy for extended family, Apple Remote Desktop is more than just a convenience. The latest update finally, at long last makes this trusted app Yosemite Ready.
• Apple Remote Desktop …

Mac, Security, Software »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 842 views]

Blah, blah, blah… Adobe Flash Player security is a black hole of malware malaise and hacker attack vectors… blah, blah, blah. Last week’s well publicized Flash Player 16.0.0.287 has already been superseded by Flash Player 16.0.0.296, which (as of this …

Mac, Security, Software »

[21 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | 1,305 views]

A workaday update for ClamXav, including an updated engine, scheduler fix and fixes for a number of Sentry-specific issues. However, the Mac App Store version of ClamXav hasn’t been updated since July 2014.
• ClamXav 2.7.1 (download)
— Updates engine to …

Mac, Software »

[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,037 views]

Do you run the DropBox desktop app on an older Intel Mac with OS X 10.5 or earlier? Then DropBox has news for you, though they are giving fair warning. In fact, although DropBox will drop support for OS X …

Mac, Software »

[14 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,087 views]

Look, up in the sky! Faster than Safari and more secure than Chrome! That’s how Mozilla’s advertising browser these days and the latest release, Firefox 35, offers H264 support, Yahoo Search and OS X tiled rendering right out of the …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | 2,484 views]

These iWork updates covering Pages 5, Numbers 3 and Keynote 6 offer, and I quote, “…stability improvements and bug fixes.” Yep, Apple saved this excitement for a Friday — otherwise how would we get through the week?
These updates are free …

Mac, Software »

[8 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,905 views]

Long before iRip, Mac DVDRipper Pro or any other DVD ripping app currently on the market, there was Mac the Ripper. While the name has been shortened to MTR, the mission remains unchanged — provide a full-service optical disk ripping …

Mac, Software »

[17 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,251 views]

The Pixelmator Team — greetings to our friends on the sunny Baltic! — has been busy, very busy of late and recent Pixelmator for Mac, iPad updates bear that out. Both apps have gained significant new features and also come …

Deals, Hardware, Mac, Software »

[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 968 views]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know we’re big, big fans of refurbished Macs and cheap software. This Apple Christmas Deal write up is all about refurbished Macs, including a special $10 off offer from Mac of All Trades.
• December Coupon Special …

Mac, Software »

[8 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,136 views]

Audio fidelity is an incredibly subjective topic. However, the original Boom was popular with both reviews and users, making it perhaps the best selling Mac audio enhancer. That’s a tough act to follow, but Global Delight has delivered with its …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[29 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 3,218 views]

The selling point in Photoshop Elements 13 that gets top billing from Adobe? “Stand out from the crowd on Facebook” — that is so me. Regardless, Photoshop Elements 13 is a solid tool, but you might still need a little …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[27 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 939 views]

Don’t give that new or refurbished Mac naked! Giving a naked Mac is like serving mashed potatoes without gravy, bad form! Pair that Mac deal with a Mac app bundle deal with twice the fat and half the calories.
“Name Your …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 3,800 views]

Hey, hey, hey, you with the foo-foo drink with the umbrella — put it down. I’ve been using, and loving, HandBrake for years. Apparently, however, HandBreak kind of sort of didn’t exist until very recently because now we have Milestone …

Mac, Software »

[21 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 2,595 views]

While your humble reporter meets his limited file mobility needs with Evernote, lots of people rely on Dropbox — viva le Mac, viva la difference! However, the arrival Yosemite has caused issues, think crashing, for some Dropbox users. Good news, …