Apple luv, Music, movies, TV »

[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

What begins with the launch of the Macintosh and ends with the launch of the iMac? Actually, that’s the timeframe — actually three discreet product launches — we’ll be seeing in Universal Pictures’ presentation of the Steve Jobs Biopic. And, …

iOS »

[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Apple has released iOS 8.1.3 and, to the great relief of millions of lazy “won’t tether my iPhone to a Mac or PC even if it saves my life” users, it brings back easy, one-click over-the-air updates.
Bug fixes, security updates …

Broadband »

[27 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

As the Fairer Platform reported earlier, Google Fiber has announced it will add Charlotte, Raliegh-Durham, Atlanta and Nashville as fiber cities. That is, millions of people are about to join the 1Gbps fiber to the home club.
According to the Wall …

Deals, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[27 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Now, although the Single of the Week is history — ditto that for the Discovery Download — Apple has launched Free on iTunes, a new section on the iTunes Store that points to not only free music, but also free …

Books, Deals »

[27 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

While you can spend money on books, and we highly recommend it, there is an nearly endless supply of free ebooks. Just to get you started, here are links to scores of free ebook from our friends at the Apple …

Mac, Security »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

ClamXav 2.7.1 shipped last week and was quickly superseded by v2.7.2. Now, Mark Allen et al are back with ClamXav 2.7.3, which ties up a number of loss ends and issues. So, if you’re the “set it and forget it” …

Mac, Security, Software »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Blah, blah, blah… Adobe Flash Player security is a black hole of malware malaise and hacker attack vectors… blah, blah, blah. Last week’s well publicized Flash Player 16.0.0.287 has already been superseded by Flash Player 16.0.0.296, which (as of this …

Mac, Security »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Live by the sword, die by the sword. Google Project Zero is all about identifying, reporting and then publicizing zero day exploits. Their most recent target is Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, though the vulnerabilities and exploits posted aren’t …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Even though Time Warner Cable is either the first or second most hated company in America and hundreds of thousands are cutting the cord, they must be feeling their oats. That is, Time Warner Cable is number one (in Better …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[25 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Good, bad, cheezy, retro, cool? At the Fairer Platform, we love screensavers. Here’s a three-fer madness Mac screensaver offer you can’t refuse — Apple’s original RSS Screensaver plus Christian Heudens’ Time Machine RSS Screensaver.
First up, download Apple’s original RSS Visualizer.qtz.zip …