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[2 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 984 views]

When Apple installs the latest version of OS X on your Mac, you get a lot of unnecessary functionality and files, notably language extensions. Get rid of them with Ingmar Stein’s Monolingual, which is now not only Yosemite Ready it’s …

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[31 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,103 views]

Just a dot update? Hardly. Evernote for Mac 5.7 boasts 3X faster syncing and, this one’s a big help, notes are now Spotlight searchable (image below), which can greatly speedup discovery and retrieval given the central position Spotlight plays in …

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[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 5,204 views]

We have told you about OS X Yosemite public release and a commensurate Yosemite Ready bump for the company’s iWork (Numbers 3.5, Pages 5.5, Keynote 6.5) productivity suite. Now, here come Yosemite Ready iLife apps!
• iPhoto 9.6
— Addresses compatibility with …

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[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 3,983 views]

Is Your Mac and are your apps Yosemite ready? The Fairer Platform is here to help with the Yosemite Ready updates for Numbers, Pages, Keynote, GarageBand and iPhoto, as well as our very own big ol’ listing of OS X …

Mac, Software »

[16 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 11,010 views]

The roughly four-month-long OS X Yosemite beta period is over! Apple’s (perhaps least ambitious?) whole number desktop operating system update in years is here. While short on big new functionality, there are plenty of nice new features to tempt upgrades, …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 435 views]

Go Mac to the Future with this awesome Mac bundle of eight apps and a top-flight Mac dev learning package for 96 percent off these items suggested retail price. Yep, you get Capo 3, AfterShot Pro, Luci, Fantastical and four …

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[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,042 views]

Although Microsoft doesn’t come right out and say it, Skype for Mac 7 is Yosemite ready — it now requires at least OS X 10.9 or better and is fully 64-bit. Additionally, it sports an updated user interface, as well …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[7 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,107 views]

Oh, you and your games and iTunes and Xbox and, hey… Did you know that content served by on a Plex Media Server can now be viewed on an Xbox 360 or Xbox One? Yep, all of that Plex + …

Mac, Software »

[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 3,575 views]

So, you found the perfect graphic/image for your presentation, website, blogpost, marketing flier, wedding invitation, etc and it’s in .svg format — what app will open and convert that? Lemke Software’s GraphicConverter to the rescue and here is an update …

Mac, Software »

[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 473 views]

This is not your grand daddy’s StuffIt. Think of StuffIt Deluxe 16 as your digital logistics center with tools to package, backup, encrypt, manage and ship your digital life all on a schedule.
Smith Micro’s StuffIt Deluxe 16 ($49.99, Upgrade $29.99) …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,255 views]

Closer OS X Yosemite turns. Step by step, inch by inch… Apple isn’t ready to ship yet, but many OS X Yosemite ready apps are already available. Little Snitch, Chameleon SSD and Sandvox join the Fairer Platform’s long and growing …

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[23 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 445 views]

Apple isn’t ready to ship OS X 10.10 just yet, but many third-party developers are increasingly Yosemite ready. That said, productivity suite NeoOffice developer Planemesa is among the first announce iCloud Drive support.
Basic Yosemite ready functionality (ie GateKeeper) arrived in …

Mac, Software »

[23 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 792 views]

Are you an OS X 10.10 beta tester, official or otherwise, and noticed Yosemite Mail stability and performance issues? Especially since Public Beta 3 (aka Developer Preview 7)? This out-of-cycle patch could very well resolve the issues you have been …

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[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 378 views]

Of course, developer Bryan Christianson doesn’t use the words “Yosemite ready.” However, he’s recompiled WhatRoute with Xcode 6 and tested it on OS X Yosemite Beta. That, in his understated language means WhatRoute 1.13.0 is pretty much good to go …

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[19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 5,001 views]

Safari 7.1 is just a point update, right? Yes, but there is more than a little going on in what is likely to be the last Safari 7 update to add new features.
What is Safari 7.1 about? Mostly about …