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[27 May 2014 | No Comment | 950 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.

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[22 May 2014 | No Comment | 2,680 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 | 607 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 | 2,565 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 …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[16 May 2014 | No Comment | 202 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 …

Deals, Mac, Software »

[8 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,014 views]

Have you purchased a 2014 MacBook Air? Then you need software. To whit, check out the Happy Mac Bundle, which delivers 10 killer apps to bring performance, privacy and productivity to your Mac.
Drive Genius 3 ($100) – A highly-rated, …

Mac, Software »

[7 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,163 views]

Love it, hate it or no script it, JavaScript is fundamental to the modern internet. To date, making JavaScript go faster has been a three horse race — SpiderMonkey (Mozilla/Firefox), V8 (Google/Chrome) and Nitro (Apple/Safari). FTLJIT could upset that.
Apple has …

Mac, Software »

[21 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,000 views]

Safari Extensions were gonna change the world. In fact, Safari Extensions did change the world, a little bit, and, well, that’s done. Nevertheless, new extensions come to market from time to time and ReMap 1.0 is a good one.
Google Maps …

Mac, Software »

[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 2,770 views]

What’s new in the seventh beta seed of Apple’s OS X 10.9.3 [13D43]? Honestly, it is hard to say and perhaps it’s easier to talk about what hasn’t changed.
For example, two apps listed as testing focus areas haven’t been updated …

Mac, Software »

[14 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 2,183 views]

News of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s death were greatly exaggerated and here’s another bit of proof. Apple has released FaceTime 1.0.4, which addresses a bug in the version of the app that only runs on Snow Leopard.
A month or …

Mac, Software »

[12 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 956 views]

Reeder for Mac is back with an ironic twist. The public beta, which can be downloaded here, is in many respects very much like Reeder for iOS. Right now it’s free and open to all, but the app will eventually …

Mac, Software »

[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 3,612 views]

Whether you’re a home hobbyist posting vacation clips or a pro spinning, wicked fast, silk purses from sow’s ears, iMovie is quite the tool. New features in iMovie 10.0.3 include font size and color control in titles, as well as …

Mac, Software »

[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,767 views]

Here is an interesting twist. Apple and Xerox have published fresh Xerox printer drivers for Mac, but there are two installers — one for OS X 10.6 and later, and a second that’s for Macs running OS X Lion and …

Mac, Software »

[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 473 views]

This series of three iWork updates — Pages 5.2, Keynote 6.2, Numbers 3.2 — has been expected and the expectations are high. Improved AppleScript support is among the many fixes, features and tweaks available.
With iWork 2013, Apple released much changed …

Mac, Software »

[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,623 views]

Safari 7.0.3 isn’t particularly sexy, but has the fixes, tweaks and, yes, even a new feature needed to keep Apple’s default browser frisky and fresh. Here is a quick thumbnail sketch of what’s new.
The new feature is the addition of …