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[22 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 177 views]

iWork 2013 has been a lightening rod for controversy, angst and just plain anger over missing features and changed workflows. Well, as expected, Apple has begun adding missing features back into Pages, Numbers and Keynote. For example, toolbar customization is …

Hardware, Software »

[22 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 500 views]

Apple released its sixth generation AirPort Extreme Base Station and fifth generation Time Capsule models at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Although users welcomed these 802.11ac network devices, there were problems, several of which have now been squished.
• AirPort Extreme …

Mac, Software »

[21 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 170 views]

While iMovie 10 is compatible with any Mac on Apple’s official OS X Mavericks compatibility list, not all of those Macs were supported equally. That is, left unsaid by the company when this anchor iLife app shipped back in October …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 239 views]

New Mac coming? Considering a refurbished Mac? Wanna give new life to your old Mac? Then new apps are in your future and Black Friday Mac Bundle can scratch that itch.
You know the drill, people. The Stack Social Black Friday …

Mac, Software »

[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 189 views]

Has you Flash video downloader stopped working? You are not alone. However, the folks at TastyApps have updated their downloader, VideoBox, for OS X Mavericks and Safari 7 compatibility — works just fine with several major video websites!
• VideoBox 3.9.6 …

Mac, Software »

[16 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 972 views]

Apple has already released a Mail 7 fix and has been internally testing Safari and OS X Mavericks updates. Those efforts took a step forward with the release of OS X 10.9.1 and Safari 7.0.1 developers.
While early adopters helped OS …

Mac, Software »

[15 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 164 views]

These Mac printer driver updates are for Macs running OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. For what it’s worth, the last time the Fairer Platform checked, Apple’s AirPrint wireless printing protocol was supported by 765 printers, which …

Mac, Security, Software »

[14 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 110 views]

Whereas VideoLAN delivers a beefy VLC Player update loaded with features, tweaks and fixes, Adobe has pushed out a Flash Player that’s largely about security. Regardless, there are critical updates available for these two popular tools.
• VLC Player 2.1.1 (download)

Mac, Software »

[12 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 165 views]

Apple has yet to release an OS X Mavericks update for client users, but OS X Server admins just got their first dot-update. That said, the rest of us will have to satisfy ourselves with third-party app updates for Mavericks.

Mac, Software »

[11 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 559 views]

But when I see the future, I close my eyes. I can see it now…* Adrian Stutz and an international cast of supporting collaborators have released MPlayer OS X Extended, which is being called the future of MPlayer OSX.
• MPlayer …

Mac, Software »

[8 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 101 views]

Some folks buy the newest Macs as soon as they ship, while others are a little more circumspect with their time and money. That said, Apple has just released what are likely the first round firmware updates for 13 and …

Mac, Software »

[8 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 305 views]

And, there was much rejoicing, though Sir Robin’s minstrels are reportedly still at large. Yes, Apple has released a Mail 7 update that addresses problem’s with Gmail + IMAP, as well as other issues.
Although Apple’s has been getting grief for …

Mac, Software »

[7 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | 370 views]

Yes, the OS X Mavericks rollout has been pretty smooth, but there are well-documented issues that will be ironed out in a pair of soon-to-be-released Mavericks updates. Whereas a standalone Mail 7 update is said to be in the works, …

Mac, Software »

[6 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 105 views]

Whether you’re a user, developer or both, there always seems to be another update and that’s most definitely a good thing™. Today’s crop includes GarageBand 10.0.1, a simple bug fix, and Xcode 5.0.2, which is something a bit more.
• GarageBand …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[5 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 215 views]

Just some workaday bug fixes for Apple’s media, app and device jukebox and management app, including a tweak for the equalizer, as well as some minor bug fixes. And, that about covers iTunes 11.1.3.
[u] Added release note and download links.