Category Archives: Software

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…

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…

Mac Finance Software

Do you like to manage your finances by using a program to create budgets, account ledgers, track progress and prepare reports? If so you may have got started with Intuit Quicken (Mac or Windows) or Microsoft Money (Windows). Personally I started with Quicken on Windows and moved to Quicken 2007 on the Mac when I…

Android Issues

Android (whose kernel is based on Linux) currently looks like the Linux of mobile operating systems. It doesn’t just work – you have to enjoy complications. Lack of upgrade paths seems to be a big problem with few handsets having OS upgrades from their original release. Actually the comparison to Linux is probably unfair since…

Keep in Sync with Dropbox

If you have more than one computer you will probably find it very useful to keep them in sync. As for me I have a multitude of computers from the desktop Linux, Windows, Mac OSX, laptop Mac OSX, iPad, and iPhone. Keeping these computers in sync would be much more of a challenge if I…

Contrast the Old World to the New World of Computing

The iPad announcement has got people thinking about the future of computing and its implications. There is a lot of disagreement but it has got to be healthy that people are considering new possibilities. This debate is at a whole new level than the product management perspective of left brain product specs vs. right brain…

New Computer Interaction

I enjoyed these TED Sixth Sense video 1 and TED Sixth Sense video 2 . Maybe you will too. It certainly suggests some new ways to interact with computers that could be on the near term horizon. These ideas make the current desktop software metaphor and mouse interface seem primitive by reversing simulating the real…

Free and reduced Mac software this week

You have heard about the MacHeist 6 free software applications available this week. Now even more Mac software is being discounted 20% this week. I use Marsedit which is great for blogging. There is a wide variety of specialized software so do a quick scan to see if there is anything you want at a…