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[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 83 views]

What’s new in the seventh beta seed of Apple’s OS X 10.9.3 [13D43]? Honestly, it is hard to say and perhaps it’s easier to talk about what hasn’t changed.
For example, two apps listed as testing focus areas haven’t been updated …

Mac, Software »

[14 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 98 views]

News of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s death were greatly exaggerated and here’s another bit of proof. Apple has released FaceTime 1.0.4, which addresses a bug in the version of the app that only runs on Snow Leopard.
A month or …

Mac, Software »

[12 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 131 views]

Reeder for Mac is back with an ironic twist. The public beta, which can be downloaded here, is in many respects very much like Reeder for iOS. Right now it’s free and open to all, but the app will eventually …

Mac, Software »

[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 434 views]

Whether you’re a home hobbyist posting vacation clips or a pro spinning, wicked fast, silk purses from sow’s ears, iMovie is quite the tool. New features in iMovie 10.0.3 include font size and color control in titles, as well as …

Mac, Software »

[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 63 views]

Here is an interesting twist. Apple and Xerox have published fresh Xerox printer drivers for Mac, but there are two installers — one for OS X 10.6 and later, and a second that’s for Macs running OS X Lion and …

Mac, Software »

[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 288 views]

This series of three iWork updates — Pages 5.2, Keynote 6.2, Numbers 3.2 — has been expected and the expectations are high. Improved AppleScript support is among the many fixes, features and tweaks available.
With iWork 2013, Apple released much changed …

Mac, Software »

[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 552 views]

Safari 7.0.3 isn’t particularly sexy, but has the fixes, tweaks and, yes, even a new feature needed to keep Apple’s default browser frisky and fresh. Here is a quick thumbnail sketch of what’s new.
The new feature is the addition of …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 249 views]

With the release of GarageBand 10 last Fall, Apple stripped a pair of popular features, podcast production and mp3 output. While GarageBand 10.0.2 doesn’t bring back podcast functionality, it does revive mp3 output — a good thing.
Apple’s consumer music editing …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 557 views]

Last Thursday Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D17 to rank and file developers and asked them to focus on Graphics Drivers and Audio. Then two days ago, Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D19 and iTunes 11.1.6 betas to internal, employee …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 252 views]

There are scores of “free” Flash video downloaders, most of them won’t be around by year’s end let alone updated. TastyApps’ Videobox is a very different story — regularly updated and packed with prosumer features.
• VideoBox 4.0.5 (download)
— General improve …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[19 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 826 views]

And, by “delivered,” we mean selectively. Apple has pushed OS X 10.9.3 13D19 and iTunes 11.1.16 to employees, while rank and file developers can download Safari 7.0.3 and Safari 6.1.3 for Mavericks, Lion and Mountain Lion users.
Late last week, Apple …

Mac, Software »

[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 514 views]

The admin’s job is never done. While consumers and prosumers have had OS X 10.9.2 for a couple weeks, business and enterprise users have likely been waiting for Mavericks Server and Apple Remote Desktop updates from Apple — those have …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[15 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 666 views]

What is the best photo/image editor? Seriously, you might not have tried it yet and here is a great opportunity to try Cyberlink PhotoDirector 4 for Mac — it’s absolutely free, but only for a short time.
Cyberlink is giving away …

Mac, Software »

[14 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 383 views]

Printer drivers! Get your Mac printer drivers here! Apple, Epson and Xerox have stepped with fresh Mac printer drivers for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard through OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
• Epson Printer Drivers v2.17 for OS X (download)
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iTunes, Mac, Software »

[9 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 3,573 views]

iTunes visualizers were, once upon a time, a big deal, a real selling point for both iTunes and the Mac. While some vendors, notably the ever excellent Sound Spectrum, still deliver new and updated products, iTunes visualizers development has definitely …