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 …

Mac, Software »

[10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

The HandBrake people modestly describe their eponymous app as “a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.” Honestly, however, the vast majority of folks that try HandBrake will have arrived and …

iPad, iPhone, Mac »

[10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

If you are a registered ($99) Apple developer, you probably already are already running iOS 9 (brilliant) and/or OS X El Capitan. For the rest of us, we can experience these shiny new things vicariously via the iOS 9 and …

Mac »

[9 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

If your old Mac can run OS X Yosemite, then it’s a shoe in to run OS X El Capitan. Ditto that for iOS 9, which runs on the very same iPhones, iPads and iPod touches as iOS 8 — …

Apple luv, Apple Watch, iOS, Mac »

[8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Brilliant and perhaps a little overdue. The Apple Developer Program, which was previously split between iOS and Mac, requiring two $99/yr payments, is now one big happy program. Moreover, with the addition of watch OS, Apple now offers three development …

Games, Mac »

[8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Time wounds all heals and, eventually, obsoletes all software. The folks at Aspyr have announced that a number of A-list Mac games will require OS X 10.8 or later after being updated.
Patient:Doctor, doctor it hurts when I do this!
Doctor: Stop …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

cCloud is the latest pirate IPTV service to grab cord cutter attention. As of this writing, cCloud’s appeal is fundamentally about promise rather than actual delivery.
For example, on the Roku, cCloud currently only offer 10 channels — Fox Family, Fox …

Games, Mac »

[5 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

While it isn’t known whether the Mac version will launch day and date with the Windows PC version, gamemaker Firaxis has announced that XCOM 2: UFO Defense will arrive on Steam in November (trailer below). Further, the company has axed …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[5 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

People love their Apple TVs. However, those in the know will tell that the Roku 3 is faster, has more features and offers scores more channels, including a hundreds of pirate channels. These facts helped propel the insurgent Roku set …

Mac, Software »

[5 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Some people, like me, prefer their news via an RSS fire hose. Younger kids, with their music and clothes, are fond of Twitter and, the most hardcore of those use Tweetbot.
Here comes Tweetbot 2, which brings the app functionally inline …