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Trying to keep a journal has always been difficult for me. Before the age of smartphones, I tried to rely on text files or a physical notepad. If I wasn't forgetting to write down my thoughts, I was losing the file or my handwriting was so bad it would make a doctor jealous. I did the LiveJournal...

October 25th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Flare 2 for Mac (currently on sale for US$9.99 regularly $14.99) is a well thought out and executed app for photographers who want to get beyond the basics in photo effects. The app comes with dozens of filters, and each can be adjusted by the user, making the options almost infinite. In addition t...

October 21st 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Apple support boards are chattering today about the graphical changes in iTunes 12. The beloved, or in some cases tolerated sidebar is pretty much gone. Your music, movies and devices are now a row of icons at the top left of the iTunes window. This new version iTunes was released earlier this week...

October 17th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Now that the dust from the launch of Apple's new iPhones has started to settle, it's time to wade into the fray one more time. It's been just about a year since the folks from Cupertino trotted out the iPad Air, and now it's going to show off its next-generation model -- along with a handful of ot...

October 14th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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After wrangling email on mobile devices, Dropbox-owned Mailbox moved on to Mac with a limited beta back in August. For folks still waiting to give it a go, the test phase is now open to everyone. There's still no word on when the final version will arrive, but at least the curious can test drive t...

October 13th 2014 at 5:28pm 0 Comments
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It's only been a month since the world's press descended on the Flint Center for the Performing Arts to see Tim Cook reveal a pair of new iPhones, and Apple's already calling everyone back again. Invites to an October 16th event at the company's Cupertino headquarters have just started making the...

October 8th 2014 at 12:07pm 0 Comments
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Although OS X is among the systems listed as vulnerable to the recently-uncovered Shellshock / Bash security flaw (still not sure what that is? Let us explain.), Apple has said it isn't a problem for most users. For those potentially vulnerable due to enabling certain UNIX services, 9to5Mac reveal...

September 29th 2014 at 5:55pm 0 Comments
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Don't get too comfy just because companies are rolling out patches for the Shellshock security bug -- as it turns out, even updated websites and devices remain at risk. Developers are reporting that they can still run any code they like (and thus hijack systems) through the bash command shell sim...

September 28th 2014 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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Apparently, the internet has more deep-seated security bugs to worry about than Heartbleed. Researchers have discovered a longstanding flaw in a common Unix command shell (bash) for Linux and Macs that lets attackers run any code they want as soon as the shell starts running. They can effectively...

September 24th 2014 at 9:02pm 0 Comments
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Still surfing the web from an old-school Mac? You may want to upgrade shortly. Google has revealed that it's launching the finished 64-bit version of Chrome 39 for OS X this November, and there won't be a 32-bit fallback (like there is with Windows) from that point onward. As the search giant expl...

September 13th 2014 at 7:17pm 0 Comments