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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Apple Updates MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:01 PM

http://9to5mac.com/2012/07/18/apple...e+Intelligence)

"Apple has released a software update for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models introduced in June 2012."

You can find out more about this release here at Apple.


Monday, July 9, 2012

Watermark Your PDFs and Images With Bronson Watermarker

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/116...l#lsrc.rss_main

"Bronson Watermarker fills a small-but vital-niche for those who need to create watermarked PDFs and images."

Simple tool for OS X, and certainly easy to use with a variety of handy features if you need to watermark your documents. It's available now in the Mac App store for $9.99 USD.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thunderbolt Update Might Cause You a Problem

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:17 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/173223/app...el-panics-more/

"A Software Update for Thunderbolt was just one of many Apple releases that went public yesterday, but unlike the rest, you should be in no hurry to pick this one up. Many users who have installed the update are reporting that it is causing boot failures and more on their Mac."

Well, if you haven't downloaded it, you might want to hold off until they fix this problem.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Find Your Files Using Found From the Mac App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/171424/dow...k-air-giveaway/

"Even though we have this really cool internet technology thing called the "cloud" that stores all of our pictures, music, documents, videos, and anything else we want to throw at it, searching for stuff inside the cloud still sucks."

Not so much anymore now that Found has made it's way to the Mac App Store. The free app can search across multiple services to find your files. And if you head to the Cult of Mac site, you can enter a contest to win one of three Macbook Airs donated by Found. Even if you don't win the laptop, having this handy app makes you feel like a winner. Well, ok that might be going too far but it sure does simplify your searches!


Find Your Files Using Found From the Mac App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/171424/dow...k-air-giveaway/

"Even though we have this really cool internet technology thing called the "cloud" that stores all of our pictures, music, documents, videos, and anything else we want to throw at it, searching for stuff inside the cloud still sucks."

Not so much anymore now that Found has made it's way to the Mac App Store. The free app can search across multiple services to find your files. And if you head to the Cult of Mac site, you can enter a contest to win one of three Macbook Airs donated by Found. Even if you don't win the laptop, having this handy app makes you feel like a winner. Well, ok that might be going too far but it sure does simplify your searches!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

WriteRoom Sale, $1.99 Today Only in Mac App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:40 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/170042/wri...day-only-deals/

"WriteRoom, arguably one of the best distraction-free text editors for Mac and iOS, is on sale today for just $1.99 as part of TwoDollarTuesday. That's 80% off its regular $9.99 price tag, but the offer is valid for today only, so you'll need to grab it quick."

Great deal if you need a text editor, at only $1.99 USD today only, which is a great deal and quite a discount from the normal $9.99 USD price.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coda 2 and Diet Coda Now Available, Half Off Normal Pricing

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:59 AM

http://www.imore.com/2012/05/24/die...hits-app-store/

"The highly anticipated FTP client, code editor, CSS editor, and previewer, Diet Coda for iPad has hit the App Store. Now you can make quick edits to your website while on the go or on vacation."

MacAppStorm has a pretty thorough review of Coda 2 here, but if you are ready to get it, you can save yourself 50% off the normal price. For today only you can pick up Coda 2 [affiliate link] for $49.99 USD. And for Diet Coda [affiliate link] you get the same deal, today only for $9.99 USD.


DVDs Into iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 AM

http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/vide...+(Mac+AppStorm)

"Whether you're looking to do some late spring cleaning, or you just want to liberate some of your guilty pleasure movies from their DVD prisons, it is time we revisit the process of ripping your DVD collection into iTunes."

I personally use Handbrake to rip my DVDs, but after reading this article I may try another program called RipIt. It costs $24.95 USD but it sure makes it easy to rip your DVDs. There are some other programs in the list too, if you want more control over output, but bottom line is now it's pretty easy to get those movies from the disc onto the drive. What program or programs do you use to rip your DVDs?


Apple Releases Update Providing RAW Support for Six New Cameras

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ew_cameras.html

"Apple on Tuesday released a system-wide update that adds RAW image support for six new cameras."

This is an OS X Lion update, which will allow RAW data from Canon EOS-1D X, Nikon D800E, Nikon D3200, Olympus OM-D-E-M5, Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5 and Sony Alpha SLT-A57 cameras. You can get it via software update or going here.

Tags: software, update, raw, os x

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tweak iCal With These Tips

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.maclife.com/article/howt...g_more_out_ical

"iCal will be getting a major upgrade once it's fully integrated into iCloud, but until then you may want to tame the beast with a few easy tweaks."

Good article about getting the most out of iCal. I've used many different calendar programs for iOS but I always come back to iCal, what calendar program have you found most useful?

Tags: software, tips, ical, os x

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Just Notes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:00 AM

http://brooksreview.net/2012/05/justnotes/

"I am not as crazy about note taking on my Mac as I am on my iPhone. On the iPhone I struggled for a long time to find the perfect notes app, on the Mac though, eh, I mean I need something to take notes but I never really use notes apps on my Mac."

I am always on the lookout for a good note taking app I can use on all my devices, and Simple Note has been the one I've stuck with over the years. I may have to check out Just Notes, though, after reading this review by Ben Brooks. What are your thoughts on note taking apps? Which one do you find yourself using more often than the others?


Stream Video and Save Space

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/167882/sav...-ipad-ios-tips/

"While newer iOS devices come in sizes up to 64 Gb, it takes up a lot of space to store a ton of videos there."

Streaming video is one way to avoid storing all those videos on your portable device. Using Air Video is one way to stream to your iOS device, and it doesn't have to be in the correct format since this nifty program converts files on the fly so you can watch it on your portable device. It's not free but the $2.99 won't break the bank.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Ars Technica Reviews Some Mac AntiVirus Apps

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/0...ps-for-the-mac/

"So Mac invulnerability to malware is a myth, at least according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab. And although such a blunt statement may be a blow to the ego of some Mac users, it remains true."

You can be as careful as you possibly can and it still might get you. Ars looks at five virus protection apps for Mac that you may or may not want installed. I currently don't have an anti-virus program installed on my Mac, do you? What are your thoughts on virus protection for your Mac?


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DragonDrop, A Must Have Utility

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:00 AM

https://shinyplasticbag.com/dragondrop/

"Dragging and dropping is a great way to get stuff done on your Mac, but DragonDrop makes it even better. DragonDrop lets you set down what you're dragging, leaving you free to find your destination without worrying about keeping the mouse button held down."

This, is awesome. And only $4.99 in the Mac App Store.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Search iTunes the Easy Way With Tunesque

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.maclife.com/article/revi...tunesque_review

"There's plenty to like about the iTunes Store--it's a one-stop shop for DRM-free music, loads of TV shows and movies, and more apps than we could ever want to use."

But searching can be frustrating. Well no more as Tunesque comes to the rescue. The free app is available now, and it actually works quite well. The icon sits in your menu bar and all you have to do is click on it and put in a few letters and it starts searching. The bonus is the search works through not only the iTunes store, but the Mac App Store as well.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Send to Kindle for Mac

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/25/...rrives-on-macs/

"Sure, it may be Barnes & Noble's big day, but Amazon couldn't help but offer up some news of its own."

Meh, I care not about B&N's big day with the Nook, I'm much more excited to have this feature to send files to my iPad Kindle app. You can read more about it on the Kindle site, or go directly to the download page.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Your All-In-One iCloud Guide

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.imore.com/2012/04/23/ult...ud-iphone-ipad/

"Everything you need to know about setting up, backing up, restoring, and updating your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and managing your iTunes apps, books, music, TV shows, movies, Match, and Photo Stream in the cloud."

Questions about iCloud? This article should help. The most thorough one I've come across.


Migrate iWeb to Wordpress With This Script

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://hints.macworld.com/article.p...120421130803600

"I had to migrate my personal blog about my 2-year old daughter from MobileMe servers to a WordPress account."

Not an easy or simple task, so he wrote a script to take care of it. If you have to migrate your blog or web page from MobileMe before they close down the servers on June 30th, 2012 then check out this article.


Monday, April 16, 2012

iWork Suite and Aperture Now Mac App Store Only

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:30 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/04/16/appl...ials-from-site/

"Apple pulled the trial versions of Aperture 3 and productivity suite iWork '09 from its website, according to a report from MacStories. The links that previously contained download instructions now redirect users to the Mac App Store. An Apple support forum post suggests the Aperture trial was pulled a while ago."

Aperture 3 and the iWork Suite (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) in the Mac App Store only, no big shocker I'm sure since that is where all of their software will end up. I do like it that way myself, makes things so much easier especially if you get a new machine and need to reinstall.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Universal and iTunes, Together at Last

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/159444/itu...able-on-icloud/

"When Apple announced that it was bringing movies and TV shows purchased in the iTunes Store to iCloud, every major production house was onboard except Universal and Fox."

That was due to licensing conflicts with HBO, which now appear to be easing up so Universal stuff is now starting to trickle into the iTunes Store. No word on Fox availability.


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