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[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 186 views]

Flying Meat — read the story behind the name — has released a major point update for their flagship Acorn 4 image editor. There is a long list of new features, tweaks and bug fixes.
• Acorn 4.5 (MAS, $29.99)
— New international …

Mac, Software »

[28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 164 views]

VideoLAN humbly refers to VLC for Mac as “a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.” However, VLC for Mac is pretty …

Mac, Software »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,048 views]

Here is a quick look at Apple’s official “What’s new in Mail 8″ overview, which can be found inside the latest beta of Mail 8, which shipped with OS X Yosemite Beta 4.
• Mark up attachments — Use Markup to add …

Mac, Software »

[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 239 views]

NeoOffice 2014 shipped a week or so ago and, rather than write it up then, I thought better of it — wait for the first point release. Well, Neoffice 2014.1 has indeed arrived, an unambiguous signal that it’s time to …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 114 views]

Mavericks users and Yosemite beta testers report Apple is pushing updated versions of the voices its offers with OS X 10.9 and, coming this Fall, OS X 10.10. Aside from the same boilerplate description, Apple isn’t saying what changed.
Voice Update …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 475 views]

Pacifist 3.2.14 is in fact a point release. Yes, there are the usual array of bug fixes as well as a data display tweak. But the real news baked into this Pacifist update is experimental support for OS X …

Mac, Software »

[8 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 142 views]

Apple has aligned itself with the OpenCL parallel computing platform, which has been integrated into your Mac since OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The competing parallel platform, nVidia’s CUDA for Mac, isn’t part of the default OS X install.
What is …

Mac, Software »

[2 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 262 views]

Clean up on aisle 10.0.3! Apple has released iMovie 10.0.4, which is all about addressing problems, issues, etc caused or left unresolved in the previous update.
In its nearly year-long quest to restore functionality to iMovie 10, Apple last month …

Mac, Software »

[23 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | 205 views]

All good things, as well as some bad ones, eventually come to an end. Skype, which is wholly owned by Microsoft, has announced it will soon begin phasing out older versions of Skype for Mac.
Yes, it’s true your old trusty …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[19 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 831 views]

Hey, gonna buy one of Apple’s new low cost iMacs? Then you will need software and the Summer Mac Bundle is an awesome place to begin with 10 great apps available at very low cost.
Yes, is shipping a new $1,099 …

Mac, Software »

[27 May 2014 | No Comment | 373 views]

In a very real sense, a software developer is only as good as his last update. As these things go, Acorn 4.4 sets a high bar with fresh new features, tweaks and, of course, a drag net of bug fixes.

Mac, Software »

[22 May 2014 | No Comment | 983 views]

Codenamed “sandstone,” Pixelmator 3.2 includes some interesting new features, improvements and user interface enhancements. What else is new? Step inside for the full details.
Pixelmater 3.2 (blog) Sandstone includes new features, a number of improvements, user interface enhancements, and fixes related …

Mac, Software »

[16 May 2014 | No Comment | 231 views]

An all-purpose image-editing program that is capable of importing 200 formats, editing those images and then exporting ‘em back out to any of 80 available file formats? Yep, that’s GraphicConverter and the latest free update brings new features, including …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[16 May 2014 | No Comment | 430 views]

Whether you are a student, teacher or pro, this is a pretty darned sweet deal. Get this Mac bundle — Poser Debut, Anime Studio Dedut, Clip Studio Paint Pro and MotionArtist — for just $69.99, which is a 70 percent …

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[16 May 2014 | No Comment | 66 views]

Apple began seeding OS X 10.9.3 just a week after OS X 10.9.2 shipped. Tick tock and here’s the public release of OS X 10.9.3 following a nearly three month beta period — here’s a quick look at what’s new …