Mac, Reviews, how to »

[10 Aug 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

The 2014 MacBook Pro’s slightly faster processor paired with the same graphics and slightly more faster storage should deliver consistently better results, right? One would think so, but a 2013 MacBook Pro vs 2014 MacBook Pro comparison yielded patchy performance.
Rob …

Deals, Mac »

[9 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

One of the best investments we at the Fairer Platform have ever made is the 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station that powers our network — you can get refurbished AirPort Extreme Base Station for just $85 with free shipping. That …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Only in the mind of a pay TV executive and industry analyst could the anticipated loss of “only” 400,000 subscribers be considered a victory. Why? Because those 400,000 cord cutters are complemented by hundreds of thousands of “cable nevers” (ie …

Audiobooks »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Louise Erdrich’s The Round House is the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction, which is a concise way of saying smart people paid to think about such things strongly believe this book is worth your time. Intrigued? Other smart people …

iTunes, Software »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

iLife in Apple’s wall garden is generally pretty darned good and the regular stream of updates, iTunes 11 updates like this one included, help to keep it that way.
• iTunes 11.3.1 (download)
— Addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may …

Apple luv »

[7 Aug 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Yes, back in 1986, the Apple Clothing Collection was a thing. While it is easy to look back and laugh + eye roll, the Apple Collection was hardly unique and thank goodness there weren’t, as far as we know, Apple …

Apple luv »

[7 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Steve Jobs last public appearance (video below) was at a Cupertino City Council meeting to pitch his Apple Campus vision. Jobs has been gone for nearly three years, but the Apple Campus 2 is beginning to take physical form — …

Deals, iPad, iPhone, iPod »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Refurbished, scratch n’ dent, overstock, pre-owned… Regular Fairer Platform readers know we recommend and use everyday refurbished gear — prograde starts here! Get great deals on iHome Audio products at the iHome Outlet Store (up to 60 percent off) and …

Cord Cutter »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Cord cutting is very much a thing and, no matter what many of them say in public, the cable companies are acutely aware of this fact. And, although the public broadband vs pay TV debate rages on, the cable providers …

Mac, Software »

[5 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

If you have an image file that can’t be opened, then you haven’t tried Lemke Software’s GraphicConverter 9, a long-time Mac favorite that has been a work in constant motion since 1992. Imports 200 file types and exports 80, plus …