Apple luv, Mac »

[9 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

When OS X Yosemite shipped last month, Apple include five high resolution Yosemite wallpapers, which is nice but hardly a collection. Happily enough because Yosemite was a national park first, there are many, many hi-res Yosemite wallpapers available — here’s …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

People have been arguing whether or not cord cutting is real. Of course, you and I know better, but a rather loud and, for some, definitive voice has chosen sides. With 220,000 pay TV subscriber losses so far this year, …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Deals »

[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know we are big, big fans of refurbished gear and that extends to refurbished Roku, America’s favorite over-the-top video streaming box. However, perhaps the best deal on a Roku is the discontinued Roku LT, it’s new …

Mac, Software »

[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

A fresh coat of paint and some nifty OS X Yosemite optimized features. Pixelmator 3.3 brings together solid Yosemite specific features for this Mac only app while leveraging the coolness of Pixelmator for iPad.
“Popular image editing software developer Pixelmator on …

Audiobooks »

[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Humans and their compelling need to blend novel yet fashionable topics. Take a 15-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome and a neighborhood crime involving a murdered dog, and you’ve got the basis for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, …

Apple luv, Hardware, Mac »

[6 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

With a smidgeon of smarts and dash of derring do, you could create your very own OS X Yosemite Hackintosh. Whether that means buying an off-the-shelf PC or assembling a free range, organic CustoMac with your hands is entirely up …

iPad, iPhone, Mac »

[6 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Three plus months after Apple + IBM announced their enterprise partnership, the first visible fruit of the coupling has arrived. AppleCare for Enterprise marks a significant expansion of Cupertino’s field service personal and operations in conjunction with IBM’s already massive …

Apple luv, Books »

[5 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Was Steve Jobs “human”? Well, of course, he was, but he was also something bit more. Moreover, he was part of a rather special group of creators that made Silicon Valley the center of the known universe and all are …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[5 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

According to Emil Kvarnhammar with Swedish security firm Truesec, Rootpipe is a privilege escalation vulnerability. So, without user cooperation or without knowing the user’s password, an attacker can take over an unprotected Mac using Rootpipe.
“It all started when I was …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[4 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Want to stream not only Taylor Swift’s back catalog but her latest chart topping album, 1989 (album link) as well as Shake It Off (radio link)? No, Spotify ain’t got it, but Apple’s iTunes Radio does.
It is extremely odd how …