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[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 170 views]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be formally released this Fall and when it hits Photos 1.1 will be part of the mix. However, as you probably know, OS X El Capitan is in beta and Photos 1.1 is already …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 59 views]

Apple’s initial iTunes 12.2 Update caused troubles for iTunes Match subscribers. Those troubles aside, users flocked to iTunes 12.2 because it brought Apple Music + Beats 1 Radio, the mothership’s acclaimed new streaming music service.
If last week’s update raised iTunes …

Deals, iPad, iPod, Mac, Software »

[11 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 244 views]

If you’re not mobile, you’re not living! And, here at the Fairer Platform, we are all about enabling mobile addiction with these hot, hot, hot mobile deals on mostly Apple gear. Although we aren’t fandroids, even we recognize that dirt …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[11 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 928 views]

‘Tis the season of the Mac Developer. Apple is busy banging out OS X El Capitan betas, new tools for the troops. MacUpdate steps up with third-party tools in the form of the Mac Developer Bundle, which packages eight great …

Mac, Software »

[11 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 73 views]

Good news, Mac photos hounds, Apple has release Digital Camera Raw Compatibility 6.0.5, which adds 10 popular camera models. While this update apparently supports iPhoto and Aperture, neither of which are being actively developed, it does require OS X 10.10 …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 57 views]

Are you an Apple Developer testing OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and needing Java 6 to run legacy apps? Yep, the world is a strange, wonderful place and this is the Java 6 runtime installer you need for OS X …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 22 views]

Do you anime? One of the most powerful Mac animation apps, Anime Studio Debut, is now available and, for a very short time, can be purchased for 60 percent off the suggested retail price. Yep, get Anime Studio Debut for …

Mac, Software »

[8 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 102 views]

According to developer meWho.com, a “one man shop,” System47 (aka the world’s best Star Trek screensaver) hasn’t been updated since June 30, 2006 — a Friday in the late CRT-acious period — when the universal binary was released. However, that …

Mac, Software »

[6 Jul 2015 | 3 Comments | 39 views]

Apple doesn’t make dedicated server hardware anymore. The company doesn’t even offer server bundles anymore. While OS X Server software is probably living on borrowed time, Apple has updated it for OS X 10.10.4 compatibility.
• OS X Server 4.1.3 (MAS, …

Mac, Security, Software »

[4 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 24 views]

With the arrival of OS X El Capitan for testing, Google Chrome started crashing. So, Firefox is once again my second browser and the most recent whole number update, Firefox 39, brings important new features.
• Firefox 39 (download)
— Share Hello …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 34 views]

It took hours if not the better part of a day for Apple to finally release iTunes 12.2 to some users — c’est vie! Better late than (*cough*) buggy? We’ll see about that. Also, OS X 10.10.4 Combo Update, which …

Mac, Software »

[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 36 views]

If Apple just release the iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 updates, and they did, then the next shoe to drop is Xcode 6.4 Update. In addition to bringing iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 specific updates, nothing else is …

Mac, Software »

[30 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | 39 views]

As promised, Apple has delivered OS X 10.10.4 Update, which is heavy on feature tweaks and bugs. Unfortunately, for the overwhelming majority, iTunes 12.2 is not NOW available, meaning Apple Music on the Mac is on hold at least for …

Mac, Software »

[27 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 45 views]

Otherwise, Acorn 4.5.5 is mostly about bug fixes, including some that affects at least several developers testing OS X El Capitan. And, yes, Photos sharing is a biggish deal.
• Acorn 4.5.5 (MAS, $29.99)
— Acorn now comes with a share extension …

Mac, Software »

[25 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 39 views]

Sometimes old school is still the best way. Toast has been the go to Mac optical disk solution for years and Toast 14 extends that franchise with hot new features like improved audio capture, edit and enhancement — upgrade today …