Apple luv »

[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Apple’s still surging success hasn’t been great for everyone. While Cupertino’s own brink and mortar Apple Stores continue to blossom, the world’s first authorized Mac reseller — Minneapolis’ FirstTech — closed after 37 years on March 29.
That’s the tale told …

Mac »

[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

It has taken Apple a bit more than a week to deliver its latest Mavericks update developer beta. And? Well, there doesn’t appear to be anything new going with OS X 10.9.3 [13D28].
The mothership is asking devs to continue focussing …

Games, Mac »

[22 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

While it’s usually associated with video editing and scientific apps, Aspyr has pushed out an OpenCL infused Civ V Update that delivers better visuals and 4K display support on the 2013 Mac Pro.
“This update makes Civilization V the only big …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

With the release of GarageBand 10 last Fall, Apple stripped a pair of popular features, podcast production and mp3 output. While GarageBand 10.0.2 doesn’t bring back podcast functionality, it does revive mp3 output — a good thing.
Apple’s consumer music editing …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Last Thursday Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D17 to rank and file developers and asked them to focus on Graphics Drivers and Audio. Then two days ago, Apple seeded OS X 10.9.3 13D19 and iTunes 11.1.6 betas to internal, employee …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

There are scores of “free” Flash video downloaders, most of them won’t be around by year’s end let alone updated. TastyApps’ Videobox is a very different story — regularly updated and packed with prosumer features.
• VideoBox 4.0.5 (download)
— General improve …

Deals, iPad, iPhone, iPod »

[19 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Apple branded accessories and peripherals are expensive. Apple approved Made for iPhone (MFi) gear offers both quality and competitive pricing — here is a great great on an MFi Lightning Cable + AC Charger for $26.99.
Cables wear out, get lost, …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[19 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

re/code is running an editorial by former eMusic CEO David Pakman that lays out the case, clearly and simply, for lower music streaming subscription prices. And, the way he explains it, the music labels must be stupid for not doing …

iTunes, Mac, Software »

[19 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

And, by “delivered,” we mean selectively. Apple has pushed OS X 10.9.3 13D19 and iTunes 11.1.16 to employees, while rank and file developers can download Safari 7.0.3 and Safari 6.1.3 for Mavericks, Lion and Mountain Lion users.
Late last week, Apple …