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[12 May 2015 | No Comment | 22 views]

It has been two weeks since Apple last seeded fresh OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4 developer builds and Apple Seed program betas. While these Mac and mobile updates are generally expected to modest in scope, Apple has revealed more …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[11 May 2015 | One Comment | 19 views]

When Google shutdown its popular Reader RSS service on July 1, 2013, Reeder developer Silvio Rizzi said he needed rebuild his popular Reeder 1.x for Mac and iOS RSS newsreader apps from scratch. I was, until then, a rather happy …

Mac, Software »

[8 May 2015 | No Comment | 17 views]

While most people get along just fine with Apple’s default OS X Mail, there are those that want more. The current best-in-class third-party mail client is Bloop’s Airmail 2.1 ($9.99, MAS), which has just gotten fairly thorough going over. That …

Mac, Software »

[8 May 2015 | No Comment | 13 views]

Is your Mac running slow? Whether your Mac is new or old, there’s a good chance you can speed it up by removing useless and duplicate files — do that and more with the Spring Clean Mac Bundle, which brings …

Mac, Security, Software »

[7 May 2015 | No Comment | 50 views]

If your Mac is running OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and/or Mountain Lion, then you need to download Apple’s latest Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6 and/or Safari 6.2.6 Update, respectively. Why? Because Mac security is serious business.
Here’s a look at the Safari …

Mac, Software »

[5 May 2015 | One Comment | 18 views]

What kind of camera do you carry? Here at Fairer Platform world headquarters, we all have iThings. Regardless, there are plenty of folks for whom this Apple Digital Camera RAW update is more than passing curiosity.
• Digital Camera RAW Compatibility …

Mac, Software »

[3 May 2015 | No Comment | 17 views]

Perhaps they mean it this time. Logitech has released Logitech Control Center 3.9.2, which comes to market with a single bullet point — “Added support for OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite) — just like the previous maintenance release.
• Logitech Control …

Apple luv, Mac, Software »

[1 May 2015 | 2 Comments | 22 views]

The PowerPC operating system that could have powered the future of the Mac lives on as the HaiKu open-source project. Back in 1998, BeOS was ahead of its time — see for yourself if Apple was right to choose Steve …

Mac, Software »

[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 31 views]

The Pixelmator Team has a strong track record of adopting new OS X features. Apple’s new in OS X 10.10.3 Force Touch trackpad support comes to market in Pixelmator 3.3.2, which is now available in the Mac App Store.
“Pixelmator brushes …

Mac, Software »

[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 6 views]

Someone cleaver once said, ‘The best thing about living a long time is not dying.’ Indeed. That said, the good people people at Mariner Software are celebrating their 25th anniversary by passing along the savings.
“Back in 1990, I started Mariner …

Mac, Software »

[28 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | 14 views]

Time and markets march on and the folks at Quark have just release their latest stand-alone flat-media design opus, QuarkXPress 11 or “2015.” While Quark continues to put new features on the table, they’ve yet to deliver a subscription pricing …

Mac, Software »

[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 23 views]

Have a recent Apple all-in-one and noticed it crashes when viewing very large JPG files? Apparently, you’re not alone as Apple’s issued the iMac Graphics Update, which addresses that very issue.
Yes, boys and girls, the iMac Graphics Update (download) patches …

Mac, Software »

[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 15 views]

While I have burned a data DVD or two this year, home movies get exported directly to iTunes and, if I need to share, exported to YouTube. Apple’s latest iMovie 10.0.8 Update is in tune with my modern workflow as …

Reviews, how to, Software »

[23 Apr 2015 | 12 Comments | 16 views]

Earlier this week, Apple released an iWork update. Unsurprisingly, a Fairer Platform reader took the opportunity complain about a number of iWork features still missing following Apple’s much derided iWork 13 rewrite.
“18 months I’m waiting to see back all features …

Mac, Software »

[22 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 11 views]

Apple’s professional photo editing and management app, Aperture, isn’t yet gone, but it won’t be updated let alone upgraded. That said, Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Lightroom 6, which comes to market with a number of new features: