software

 
First Impressions: Disk Warrior 5.0

Alsoft’s DiskWarrior was getting so long in the tooth, I thought the program had been quietly put out to pasture. The venerable Mac disk repair utility had its last major …

 
A Non-Holiday Guide to My Favorite Mac and iOS apps of 2014

December is that time of year where nearly every website has its “best of” or “roundup” lists to close out the year. It seems like a logical time to reflect, …

 
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 …