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[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:

Mac, Software »

[22 Apr 2015 | 5 Comments | 12 views]

BOR-ing. As software update go, this particular set of iWork updates (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) available on the Mac App Store is as unexciting as they come — ‘these updates contain stability improvements and bug fixes.’
Yep, that pretty much sums up what …

Mac, Software »

[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 145 views]

Apple recommends neither anti-virus nor maintenance software. However, there was a time when Apple not only recommended TechTool Pro, they actually bundled it with every Mac. In the here and now, Micromat has just released TechTool Pro 8, which builds …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[20 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | 593 views]

Do open source Mac apps still matter? Of course, the answer is, yes. However, now that Apple, Microsoft et al now “giveaway” their operating systems and many of their apps, the world has changed. Regardless, there is still a big …

Mac, Software »

[17 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 1,320 views]

You will find VLC Player for Mac on pretty much everybody’s Top 10 Open Source Mac app lists, including mine. One reason for that is the regular updates that keep this Swiss Army Knife for video up-to-speed and able to …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac, Software »

[10 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 997 views]

Apple is in the midst of transitioning its Mac user base from iPhoto and Aperture to Photos, which shipped earlier this week bundled with OS X 10.10.3. On Thursday, the company delivered perhaps the final piece of the Photos transition …

Mac, Software »

[9 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 488 views]

While it’s true that people love to vent their spleens about Facebook, it’s perhaps more true that people love Facebook. For example, there is now an community build, open-source based Facebook Messenger for Mac.
“This is not an official Facebook product,” …

Mac, Software »

[8 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 432 views]

About two months after Apple began seeding OS X 10.10.3 and the all-new Photos app to developers, it has release both to the public. While this third Yosemite update does offer new emoji, emoji picker and a host of bug …

Mac, Software »

[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 487 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 | 1,167 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 | 945 views]

The perversely successful idiots who run Hollywood and the Internet — sadly, often the same people — need to get the hell over their hatred of Popcorn Time and figure out how to make it pay. Why? Because, whether they …

Apps, iOS, Mac, Software »

[15 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 841 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 | 1,625 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, …