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[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 …

Mac, Software »

[27 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 319 views]

Have you noticed that apps no longer “crash,” but rather “unexpectedly quit”? iTunes 11.1.5 addresses an issue that caused the app to not crash and otherwise stop functioning.
• iTunes 11.1.5 (download)
— Fixes a problem that may cause iTunes to …

Mac, Software »

[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 998 views]

Seven public betas over two months and here we are, finally. Apple has delivered OS X 10.9.2 and there is much to consider. In addition to desirable new features, like FaceTime Audio, there are many bug fixes, including a patch …

Mac, Software »

[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 270 views]

Just one of a handful of apps optimized for Apple’s amazing new Mac Pro, Acorn 4 is an A-list image editor. Part of what keeps it there is the continual flow of updates and here comes Acorn 4.3, which packs …