Mac »

[16 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

When OS X 10.10.3 shipped, it arrived with the all-new Photos for Mac, Apple’s replacement for the consumer iPhoto and professional Aperture. While nothing so dramatic is expected packaged with OS X 10.10.4, it seems reasonable to assume the new …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

When OS X El Capitan, iOS 9 and watchOS 2 ship this Fall, devices running these operating systems will display a new system typeface — the San Francisco font. Of course, the San Francisco font is available on the Apple …

Hardware, Mac, Software »

[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Apple’s latest Back to Mac technology repatriation is the transition of the iOS Metal graphics abstraction layer to OS X El Capitan. Metal for Mac is here, promising faster development, more power from the same hardware and, we’re all hoping, …

Broadband »

[13 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Citizens of San Francisco have a problem that I would like to be vexed with — multiple broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to choose from. In other words, people in San Francisco enjoy broadband competition, which keeps service levels high …

Apple luv »

[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

The mothership’s newest retail outpost is located in the tony, tony, tony Upper East Side (UES) of New York City. However, this Apple Store is unlike any other if for no other reason than it offers an Apple Watch showroom …

Deals, iPod »

[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Refurbished iPod nano models have been largely missing from the special deals section of the Apple Store. But they are back with a large selection of colors available for outfit coordination consideration.
Additionally, there is a descent though hardly exhaustive selection …

Apple luv, Conference, Keynote »

[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

“Obsessively, compulsively self aware” is one way to describe “Apple Backstage,” the preroll cold open that played in the moments before Tim Cook took the stage to deliver his 2015 WWDC keynote. However, “funny” is perhaps the best single word …

Apple luv, Tech »

[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

No matter how you slice it — but especially with pastrami and cheese — Pittsburgh is one of the nicest, most sophisticated and yet inexpensive cities anywhere. Perhaps that is what has led Apple to expand its presence in the …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

So goes porn, so goes the internet. Porn famously played a pivotal if not decisive role in the Betamax vs VHS and HD DVD vs Blue-ray battles. Will Porn Time deliver the winning stroke in the war for P2P dominance? …

Mac, Software »

[10 Jun 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

My use cases for GraphicConverter are limited — slideshow, opening the odd file that otherwise can’t be opened — yet this is a serious image editing and management tool. No further proof of the veracity of that statement is needed …