Life: A New Option for Journal-Keepers

For many of us, recording memories and life experiences is a labour of love — and as with most things in modern life, “there’s an app for that.” Or, more accurately, there are now many apps dedicated to personal journal-keeping. MacJournal and the now-retired Chronories led the way on Mac, and in their wake have come new, original offerings such as Bits, as well as iOS imports such as Day O » Read More

Apple Releases Aperture 3.2.1

Following the release of Aperture 3.2 on October 12, Apple last Thursday sent live Aperture 3.2.1, bringing with it a whole host of bug fixes for issues relating to Aperture’s “unexpected quitting” behavior, rendering, the crop tool and location menus.Changelog after the fold.Changelog – Resolves an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly at launch on Macs wit » Read More

‘Beamer’ Can Stream Video In Any Format To Your Apple TV

There’s a new app making the rounds this week. It’s called Beamer – and it claims to allow the sending of video to your Apple TV in any format. Unlike the laggy (and often choppy) streaming experience you would likely see when trying to send a video from your Mac to the television box, using OS X‘s built-in “AirPlay” feature, Beamer claims to provide an overall smoother st » Read More

Deals: Parallels Desktop 8 For Mac. Was £64.99, Now £56.87 – (Limited Time Offer)

Until December 31, you can get your hands on Parallels Desktop 8 For Mac for a fraction of its normal retail price. Primarily designed to allow users to run Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system, (while also supporting the running of Ubuntu, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98, Google Chrome OS, and a whole bunch of other alternative OSes), on their Mac without the need to reb » Read More

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10 Awesome Mac Games Slashed for Black Friday! [SALE]

With just hours to go before this year’s Black Friday ushers in an unstoppable wave of sale goodness across Apple’s digital stores, here’s a list of 10 awesome Mac games.Now cheaper than they were just a few days ago … for a limited time only, you’ll need to hurry if you want to own them at this price.SUPERHOT ($24.99 > $14.99)With its unique, stylized graphics SUPER » Read More

Deals: “XCOM 2” for Mac [30%-Off, Limited Time]

For a limited time only – Feral Interactive’s post-alien invasion adventure XCOM 2 for Mac is available at a cool 30%-off its regular asking price.Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces. XCOM, the planet’s last line of defense, was left decimated and scattered.Now, in XCOM 2, the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that p » Read More

Numeric Notes: Basic Note Taking and Calculations Rolled Into One

Today we’ll be looking at a wonderfully simple app that’s basically the result of a collision of a notes app and a calculator. The result is a simple and friendly way to take notes with basic built-in support for automatic mathematical functions.The app is called Numeric Notes and if you’re in the market to upgrade your basic calculator, you might want to take a look. Spreadshee » Read More

5 simple ways to secure your Mac

Mac OS X is already extremely secure out of the box – especially the latest version, 10.8 Mountain Lion. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t at least a few things you can do to help make your Mac even more safe to use.When it comes to technology, the reality is that no device or operating system is 100% impenetrable. However, the last decade has shown us that OS X does a pretty good jo » Read More

Who Wins the Free Radio Battle? A Spotify Fan Checks Out Rdio

I love Spotify. In my opinion it’s just about the best thing to happen to radio in my lifetime. I use it more than Pandora, more than Last.fm, even more than Grooveshark.So what happens when this loyal Spotify user finally agrees to cross over and take a look at Rdio? Read on to find out. Checking Out the CompetitionI had the privilege of checking out Spotify for the first time far before i » Read More