software

 
Getting Anti-Social (again)

Erasebook. Facebook and Twitter are a huge waste of time. We all know it. While it’s difficult for me to quit these services altogether, I have made a conscious effort …

 
Review: Mountain by Appgineers

Sometimes an application is so useful, you wish it was already included in the OS. That’s exactly how I felt when I started using Mountain ($5.99), from Appgineers. Mountain bills …

 
Review: Boom 2, the Yosemite Edition

I’m not what you call an “audiophile”, but I know what my ears like. Both my Macs have external speakers attached. My Retina Macbook Pro has its output going to …

 
The Yosemite Clean Install

My early 2008 model Mac Pro has run every version of OS X from Leopard (10.5) on up. It’s served me well for many years, but lately it started acting …

 
My Post Flight Routines After Installing Yosemite

If you’ve recently encountered beachballs or freezes after installing Yosemite, your drive may be experiencing a common ailment known as directory tree munging. Surprisingly, it’s very much a thing that …

 
The Yosemite Sidebar Blues

I store all my data files on an external drive, and I’ve populated the Finder’s Favorites sidebar with common shortcuts to folders on that external drive. My backup data drive …