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Google Launches Chrome Apps for Any Mac Running Chrome

Posted on 11/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Google has announced that their desktop Chrome Apps are now available for Macs that are running the Chrome browser. These apps run separately from the Chrome browser, and can run locally with no internet connection.

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How to Switch Between Multiple iPhoto Libraries on a Single Mac Login

Posted on 10/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Family computers can be complicated. Sometimes, if a family is smart and manages their Mac wisely, each person in the household will have their own Mac login. However, that doesn’t always happen – and when it doesn’t, using personalized things such as iTunes and iPhoto libraries can become a concern.

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iKitty: An Awesome Cat Bed Made from a Recycled iMac G3!

Posted on 09/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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It’s no secret cats love to be spoiled, and this is hands down the best cat bed I have ever seen. Ideal for the puss with a penchant for Apple tech, this catbed made from an iMac is exactly what the kitty ordered.

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How to Enable Offline Voice Dictation in OS X Mavericks

Posted on 04/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Voice dictation – which, for those of you not familiar, translates your spoken voice into text to save your fingers from typing – has been around on OS X since the release of OS X Mountain Lion. But with OS X Mavericks, Apple has made the feature even better by adding one simply feature: The ability to use dictation offline!

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Apple Reportedly Set to Launch New Mac Pro on December 16

Posted on 04/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has already told the world that their shiny new black aluminum trash can Mac Pro will officially go on sale sometime in December – but now that December has arrived, there’s still no sign of official sales at the Apple Online Store or Apple’s retail stores. A German Apple retailer claims to offer a clue regarding the launch.

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Apple Seeds Third OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 Beta to Developers

Posted on 03/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Roughly two weeks after releasing the second developer beta of OS X 10.9.1 to members of their Mac Developer Program, Apple has already seeded a third 10.9.1 beta. The update bears a build number of 13B40 – 5 builds newer than the previous seed.

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Review: iSkySoft TunesOver – Media Management for Your Mac and iOS Devices

Posted on 03/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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While I have totally bought into the iOS ecosystem, with most of my music, ebooks, video, and ALL of my apps coming from Apple’s various stores, there are still times when I download music or videos and can use some help converting it and copying it over to my various iOS devices. Enter iSkySoft TunesOver.

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Cyber Monday – iOS and Mac App Deals

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Today is Cyber Monday, the day you can find all sorts of deals online! Why should the App Store be any different? So, while you’re online looking for deals on gifts for others, why not treat yourself to some cheap, or even free, apps. Most of these deals end at midnight tonight, Cyber Monday.

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Apple Has Posted Christmas Ordering Deadlines on Its Website

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Attention holiday shoppers! If you’re planning on ordering Christmas gifts via the online Apple Store, you’ve got a decent amount of time left. Well, unless you’re planning on ordering a personally engraved Retina iPad mini, for that you only have until December 5th to place your order.

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Apple Updates AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware With USB Issues, WAN Fixes, and More

Posted on 22/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple released a minor (yet significant) update today for their latest 802.11ac-enabled AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule network base stations. The update includes several fixes, including one that affects the ability to use USB hard drives that are connected to the device. Other fixes include patching a bug that could affect wireless connectivity, and an issue known to cause network loops when accessing network content.

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How To Setup Facebook Chat in Messages or iChat on Your Mac

Posted on 19/11/2013 by Ian Fuchs

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The Mac App Store is home to more than 15 separate third-party Facebook Messenger apps. Some of them aren’t terrible – but sometimes the simplest solution is the one that comes straight from the source. According to Facebook, you can actually use Facebook Messenger straight from Messages.app (and even iChat).

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5 Great Mac Apps for Writers

Posted on 19/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Here we are in the middle of National Novel Writing Month, (Or, “NaNoWriMo” as it’s known to the cool kids), so we figured we’d give a little nudge to the aspiring writers in our audience by suggesting a few Mac Apps that can help you get your thoughts in place, plan your plotlines, and keep your mind on your writing.

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