Mac, Software »

[22 Aug 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Earlier this week Apple seeded OS X El Capitan Beta 7 to devs with Mac Dashboard turned off by default. Yes, you can turn it back, but it’s fairly certain that the Mac Dashboard probably isn’t long for this world.
How …

Mac, Software »

[22 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

A solid set of image editing tools at a reasonable price, Acorn has been my daily driver Photoshop CS 2 failed to make the leap from PowerPC to Intel. Now, Acorn 5 is here with much improved vector shape tool, …

Deals, Mac »

[20 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Old Macs never die, especially truly awesome models like Apple’s white MacBook. Get an OS X El Capitan ready refurbished MacBook for yourself or back to school kid for $299 after a special, one-time $30 price reduction. Ground shipping is …

Mac »

[20 Aug 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

And, public testers have received their fifth beta [15A262e]. While Apple offers little practical guidance on what has changed in OS X El Capitan Beta 7, users have noted that “Securely Empty Trash” and Dashboard have been, one presumes, temporarily …

Cord Cutter »

[19 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Strictly speaking, binge watching isn’t a new form of onanism. On the other hand, more than two-thirds binge watchers do it alone in front of a screen, probably in the dark, and you gotta know Mike Huckabee isn’t amused.
Arris media …

Mac, Software »

[18 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Been waiting for Apple to add Canon PowerShot G3 X Digital Camera Raw compatibility? That is a done deal and we have a great deal on a Canon PowerShot G3 X bundle — get in the picture!
• Digital Camera RAW …

Deals, iPhone »

[18 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know I am a huge fan of refurbished Mac, iPad and, though harder to find, refurbished iPhone. Though I’m fully kitted up, I never get tired of digging for fresh deals and here is a full …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[17 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

There was a time when the History Channel actually broadcast history, rather than the palsied “reality” garbage that it does now. While PBS is a welcome refuge, there isn’t nearly enough factual TV available. Enter CuriosityStream, a new over-the-top (OTT) …

Hardware, Mac, Rumors »

[17 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

A pair of FCC filings dated August 14 indicate that Apple will be updating its Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard, probably during the company’s regular Fall Mac refresh.
Expected in late September or early October, it is widely believed Apple …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[16 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Gird yourself for truth (and tpwn)! This is a bad news, meh news sort of situation. Yes, Italian “security researcher” Luca Todesco has discovered and released a new Mac privilege escalation vulnerability/exploit, tpwn, into the wild that affects OS X …