Posts tagged OS X

Best Mac Antivirus Software

As part of an article titled Best Antivirus Software and Apps 2015, Tom’s Guide has made its recommendations for the Macintosh.   Continue reading »

Your Mac’s Dock


MakeUseOf has this article by Tom Brookes.  It is very basic, but could help new members/users understand the OS X Dock. Actual title there is “Everything You Need to Know about Your Mac’s Dock.“  Continue reading »

How to use iCloud Drive: The ultimate guide

This article on iMore by Allyson Kazmucha appears to be something that MUGs could use to aid in developing a meeting program.

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Introduction to Pixelmator for Mac and iPad

  This two part article is on Tuts+.  I have long been an advocate of Pixelmator on the Mac.  Now I have it on my iPad as well and believe that it is the best graphic editing app for iOS.   Continue reading »

myNews – 5000 Newspapers on your Mac

Following in the footsteps of myNews app for iOS, AppGeneration has released the media app for Mac OS X users. With myNews you can browse more than 5000 online newspapers from 80 countries. It also allows you to read the news on your native language without having to leave the app. Since it auto translates newspaper websites, it enables you to read a Chinese newspaper in Russian, an English tech magazine in Spanish or a Thai economic newspaper in French!   Continue reading »

Audio Switcher 2.5.2

MADE IN AMERICA Skokie, Illinois – Spike Software Inc. has announced the release of Audio Switcher 2.5.2, an update for its popular menubar applet utility developed exclusively for Mac OS X. Audio Switcher allows you to quickly switch your audio input and output between different audio devices. The app resides in the Status Bar, making it conveniently accessible from any application.  Continue reading »

OS X Yosemite hidden features

This article on the Amsys UK website goes over many features of OS X Yosemite.   Continue reading »

Cocktail 8.0 (Yosemite Edition)

Ekero, Sweden – Maintain has announced the immediate availability of Cocktail 8.0 (Yosemite Edition), a new edition of Cocktail that is fully compatible with OS X Yosemite 10.10. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. Continue reading »

First 10 Apps to Install on Your Mac

Glenn Fleishman, another Take Control author has this article on  Not sure that I agree 100%, but these are certainly worth considering.  Continue reading »

Typinator 6.4

 Perg, Austria – Ergonis Software has announced the release of Typinator 6.4, a new version of their popular text expander. Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.   Continue reading »

Free Label Templates for Pages

MADE IN AMERICA  Peekskill, New York – Inc. has released a large collection of free label templates for download for the word processor Pages which works on Apple Mac computers. The collection includes: address, shipping, CD, DVD, mailing and other types of labels and sizes. Making your own labels with Pages using these blank templates is easy and the set up time is quick.  Continue reading »

AppDelete 4.1.5 – Uninstall Anything

MADE IN AMERICA Anaheim, California – Independent software developer Reggie Ashworth has announce the release of AppDelete 4.1.5, an update to his very popular application deletion utility for Mac OS X. With a simple Drag & Drop, AppDelete will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. Mac users will no longer have to hunt through their system to find and delete these items manually.  Continue reading »

4 Simple Tips to Fix the Family Macs

This article from December 2013 on OS X Daily web site gives four tips that can make a big difference and is still valid.

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The many superpowers of Apple’s Preview app

This article on is part one and is written by my friend Lesa Snider. She has authored a number of Missing Manual books on graphic applications for the Mac.   She show that Preview truly does have superpowers.  Many of which don’t get used very often.    Continue reading »

Top Mac Apps of 2014 per Apple

According to blog, Apple has announced the top Macintosh apps of 2014.  (I can’t seem to find Apple‘s press release., but nevertheless, the list is pretty good.)  Continue reading »