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[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

In the early, early days of the worldwide web, computers and browsers were prone to crashing. Often times, the best way to browse the internet was the command-line-based, text-only Lynx browser — here’s how to run Lynx on your modern …

Hardware, Mac, Software »

[15 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 95 views]

Apple’s latest Back to Mac technology repatriation is the transition of the iOS Metal graphics abstraction layer to OS X El Capitan. Metal for Mac is here, promising faster development, more power from the same hardware and, we’re all hoping, …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

So goes porn, so goes the internet. Porn famously played a pivotal if not decisive role in the Betamax vs VHS and HD DVD vs Blue-ray battles. Will Porn Time deliver the winning stroke in the war for P2P dominance? …

Mac, Software »

[10 Jun 2015 | 3 Comments | 30 views]

My use cases for GraphicConverter are limited — slideshow, opening the odd file that otherwise can’t be opened — yet this is a serious image editing and management tool. No further proof of the veracity of that statement is needed …

Mac, Software »

[10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 9 views]

The HandBrake people modestly describe their eponymous app as “a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.” Honestly, however, the vast majority of folks that try HandBrake will have arrived and …

Mac, Software »

[5 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 9 views]

Some people, like me, prefer their news via an RSS fire hose. Younger kids, with their music and clothes, are fond of Twitter and, the most hardcore of those use Tweetbot.
Here comes Tweetbot 2, which brings the app functionally inline …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[3 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 21 views]

Mac bundle economics are hard to beat — buy one app, usually for below retail, and get the rest for essentially nothing! That said, Stack Social’s Summer Mac Essentials Bundle is best in class with nine great apps — Unibox, …

Mac, Software »

[28 May 2015 | No Comment | 15 views]

We were forewarned… As Adobe retreats from the full-featured iOS image editor space, Pixelmator is doubling down with the release of an iPhone optimized version of their eponymous app.
Pixelmator is a powerful, full-featured, layer-based image editor that lets you touch …

Mac, Software »

[28 May 2015 | No Comment | 9 views]

Apple’s OS X includes some basic text expansion functionality. But, if you perform repetitive work, like coding, site development and/or blogging, Smile Software’s TextExpander is the tool you need. And, with the release of TextExpander 5, the app is even …

Apps, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Software »

[27 May 2015 | No Comment | 29 views]

The gold standard for script and screenplay creation is Final Draft. While the app has been available for iPad for some time, Final Draft Writer has been optimized for iPhone. So, wherever the mood or need hits you, Final Draft …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[19 May 2015 | No Comment | 24 views]

With Mac bundles, the proposition is pretty clear — buy it to get that one app you really want, usually for less than that app’s regular retail price. Then you the rest of the apps essentially for free.
The MacLegion Spring …

Mac, Software »

[15 May 2015 | No Comment | 18 views]

The best ever Mac Usenet client? Meh-be yes, meh-be no. Regardless, Hogwasher is back after languishing for more than nine years without an update. Hogwasher 5 brings a number of modern feature, including multi-server support, threaded discussions and, of course, …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[15 May 2015 | No Comment | 10 views]

“Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow,” says Apple’s Mac App Store spin. While my friends all agree with that statement, others continue to winge …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[15 May 2015 | One Comment | 18 views]

One of the easiest ways to check your work when using a calculator is to compare the numbers you should have input with those that you actually did. Here’s how to turn the paper tape in the OS X Calculator.
An …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[14 May 2015 | No Comment | 15 views]

Are you shocked that Mozilla finally caved on DRM content playback in Firefox? You’re a little late as Mozilla announced last June it would allow DRM content playback via HTML5 last and today’s Firefox 38 release only pushes that cart …