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[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 478 views]

For those of you keeping score at home, this is the sixth developer beta and the third week in a row Apple has pushed fresh OS X 10.10.3 build to devs et al. And, like last week, there’s also an …

Mac, Software »

[20 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 1,150 views]

Don’t these people ever rest? Apple has released a pair of Yosemite security updates, as well as (one suspects) the very last iPhoto update before the Photos takeover next month. Are you ready for patch yesterday? Here it coms anyway…

Cord Cutter, Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 926 views]

The perversely successful idiots who run Hollywood and the Internet — sadly, often the same people — need to get the hell over their hatred Popcorn Time. Why? Because, whether they like or not, Popcorn Time (aka the Netflix of …

Apps, iOS, Mac, Software »

[15 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 805 views]

Whether you’re a medical professional or a caregiver that prefers the Fairer Platform, Osirix is a flexible, top shelf solution for you. You get it as a free Lite version (32-bit only) or a fully enabled, FDA approved app for …

Mac, Software »

[23 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,616 views]

With the upcoming release of OS X 10.10.3, the world — or at least the parts that matter — will get their hands on Apple’s iPhoto + Aperture replacement Photos, as well as a bunch o’ new and improved emojis, …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[12 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,562 views]

Wanna share a movie with grandma? Chances are you’ll need to burn a DVD. Have MRI, X-ray, CT or PET Scan images and need copies? Yep, you’re gonna need to burn some disks. Thankfully, Toast 12 Titanium is available and …

Mac, Software »

[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 944 views]

If Pacifist didn’t exist, someone would have to invent it, like yesterday. Pacifist 3.5 isn’t a reinvention of this must have Mac admin tool, but it is chock full o’ welcome performance and compatibility improvements.
Pacifist 3.5 (download)
— Faster performance when …

Mac, Software »

[10 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,086 views]

Fairer Platform reader “Peter” wrote to say that he can’t find a driver for his Samsung SCX 4521F multifunction printer. While his problem actually has multiple parts (ie scan, fax, print, networking), there is a fairly reliable solution for the …

Mac, Software »

[6 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,503 views]

No rest for the wicked. Apple has seeded OS X 10.10.3 14D72i, the first external developer build. While this third Yosemite update is otherwise unremarkable, it brings with it Apple’s long-awaited Photos app, which replaces both iPhoto and Aperture.
Yep, iPhoto …

Mac, Software »

[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 606 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 | 1,028 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 | 847 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 | 1,306 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 | 1,040 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 | 1,089 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 …