Category Archives: Mac Tech

Information about Mac technology.

Mac Finance Software Update

I previously wrote a post in 2011 on selecting Mac financial software. A lot has happened since then and it is time for an update. I have to admit that finance software is an area where Mac OSX still isn’t competitive with Windows. It is an anomaly because in my opinion in almost every other…

Apple in June 2013

Well that was a long wait for announcements. Despite the “analysts” calling for Tim Cook’s head I think Ben Thompson is right. There are some exciting things in IOS7 and Mavericks so far. There are also some puzzling gaps that need to be filled before the operating systems are released. What I am still looking…

How Much are New OSX Features Used Compared to Photo Management?

Macworld has done an admittedly unscientific survey which nevertheless indicates that most of the newest Mountain Lion features are not used all that much. This type of information merits more attention because it suggests what features should be a priority because they are what people really use. It also suggests improvements needed in new features…

Update the App Store

Apple’s Mac app store needs some attention. It wouldn’t take a whole lot of effort to remove the rough edges that are ugly examples of neglect. Show only Compatible Updates Some Apple customers still like to use their older computers. I have an old MacBook Pro that I still use even though it has a…

Comparison of Screen Capture Programs

Comparison of screen capture programs Apple built in short-cuts + grabber utility Snapz Snagit Jing VoilĂ  Screensteps Clarify Skitch Macworld review explained how Snapz ($70) has gotten outdated without new features and at a premium price when compared to Snagit ($50) and VoilĂ  ($30). My goto app is still the old version of Skitch v1.0.12…

Target the Forward Fringe

People with retina displays are in a minority right now but they are a forward fringe that represent the future that will only grow and be more influential. This topic is starting to gain some traction. Daring Fireball (John Gruber) Instapaper (Marco Arment) MarsEdit (Daniel Jalkut) Browser Quirksmode [ cheapest prices for viagra | natural…

MacBook Pro with Retina Display First Impressions

Previous MacBook Pro model compared to MacBook Pro with retina display. The MacBook Pro retina display was a big upgrade for me as I have been using an old MacBook Pro core duo (purchased in April 2006 and still working great other than the hardware no longer supports the latest software). I am very pleased…

The Disruptive Power of iMessage

I really like iMessage. Even though it still has some glitches it is a quick way to reach people from your iPhone or iPad and the syncing between devices will be a valuable feature. It will only get better if you have an up to date computer that will run the latest Mac OSX software…

Apple Buyers Guide

When to upgrade or replace your digital devices is a common question and it can take a lot of research to provide a good answer. The MacRumors site provides a buyers guide for Apple devices that makes these purchases a whole lot easier. They show how long since the device has been last updated compared…

Pogue on OSX Lion

David Pogue, New York Times technology writer and author of the missing manuals series of technology books, has released a video providing OSX Lion tips to promote his latest book “missing manual for OSX Lion”. David does his best to deal with some screen casting glitches while providing a 1 hour session on OSX Lion…