Thunderbird 15 Beta debuts curvy new interface, minor new features
July 19, 2012 – 07:52 | Comments Off on Thunderbird 15 Beta debuts curvy new interface, minor new features
Thunderbird 15 Beta debuts curvy new interface, minor new features

After the furore surrounding Mozilla’s recent announcement that it’s to place its email client, Thunderbird, into an “extended support release”, the launch of Thunderbird 15.0 Beta 1 was always bound to attract attention. And it’s certainly …

Paragon NTFS & HFS+ Beta lets Android users work with Mac and Windows media
July 18, 2012 – 16:47 | Comments Off on Paragon NTFS & HFS+ Beta lets Android users work with Mac and Windows media
Paragon NTFS & HFS+ Beta lets Android users work with Mac and Windows media

Owners of Android devices who work with both Macs and PCs may like to take a look at Paragon NTFS & HFS+ Beta. This newly unveiled app from software developer Paragon helps to overcome compatibility …

Lion Tweaks 2.01 adds support for forthcoming Mountain Lion release
July 13, 2012 – 12:09 | Comments Off on Lion Tweaks 2.01 adds support for forthcoming Mountain Lion release
Lion Tweaks 2.01 adds support for forthcoming Mountain Lion release

Fredrik Wiker has updated his Mac freeware utility, Lion Tweaks to version 2.01. Version 2 added support for Mountain Lion and Gatekeeper, while version 2.01 makes some more minor changes, including marking system default settings in …

Paint it black – MenuBarFilter gives the OSX menu bar a dark makeover
July 6, 2012 – 10:38 | Comments Off on Paint it black – MenuBarFilter gives the OSX menu bar a dark makeover
Paint it black – MenuBarFilter gives the OSX menu bar a dark makeover

Unlike Windows computers, Macs tend to have something of a uniform look to them. Sure, you can move the dock around the screen and choose a new background image, but there just isn’t the same …

Bluestacks App Player alpha brings Android apps to the Mac
June 28, 2012 – 13:15 | Comments Off on Bluestacks App Player alpha brings Android apps to the Mac
Bluestacks App Player alpha brings Android apps to the Mac

Previously only available as a beta tool for Windows, an alpha version of Bluestacks App Player has been unveiled for Mac users. Whether you are a fan of a particular Android game, or just prefer the …

Symantec unveils iAntivirus – a free security tool for Mac users
May 24, 2012 – 05:51 | Comments Off on Symantec unveils iAntivirus – a free security tool for Mac users
Symantec unveils iAntivirus – a free security tool for Mac users

While there are still Mac users who will proclaim that their systems are immune to viruses and malware, recent high-profile virus infections show that this is simply not the case. Even for anyone still convinced …

Juicebox makes the creation of HTML5 photos galleries a breeze
May 23, 2012 – 12:52 | Comments Off on Juicebox makes the creation of HTML5 photos galleries a breeze
Juicebox makes the creation of HTML5 photos galleries a breeze

Looking for an impressive way to show off your digital photos? Juicebox may be just what the doctor ordered. This free Adobe AIR app can be used on Macs as well as PCs running Windows or …

Bring out the GIMP! The classic image editor gets a massive overhaul in version 2.8
May 6, 2012 – 10:06 | Comments Off on Bring out the GIMP! The classic image editor gets a massive overhaul in version 2.8
Bring out the GIMP! The classic image editor gets a massive overhaul in version 2.8

In terms of version numbering the release of GIMP 2.8 might seem like a minor one, but in reality it is very big news. The cross-platform image editor has been available for Windows, OSX and Linux …

avast! Free Antivirus for Mac exits beta, protects OSX from the dark side of the web
April 30, 2012 – 07:36 | Comments Off on avast! Free Antivirus for Mac exits beta, protects OSX from the dark side of the web
avast! Free Antivirus for Mac exits beta, protects OSX from the dark side of the web

Macs have been in the news more than normal recently as the Flashback Trojan proved that the platform is just as prone to viruses and malware as Windows and other operating systems.  It has long …

Forget sticky notes – Norton Identity Safe is a free password manager
April 25, 2012 – 08:38 | Comments Off on Forget sticky notes – Norton Identity Safe is a free password manager
Forget sticky notes – Norton Identity Safe is a free password manager

You’ve no doubt noticed that a huge number of web sites require you to log into an account before you can do anything useful. This could be your banking web site, a forum, a social …

Google Drive finally released – 5GB for free with this Dropbox challenger
April 24, 2012 – 15:38 | Comments Off on Google Drive finally released – 5GB for free with this Dropbox challenger
Google Drive finally released – 5GB for free with this Dropbox challenger

One of the most eagerly anticipated online storage services – and one of the worst kept secrets in computing – has finally seen the light of day. Google Drive has, at long last, been unveiled …