[Blog] The Safe Mac Announces AdMedic

This morning, the well-reputed Mac Security Blog, The Safe Mac, released the successor to their older Adware Removal Tool and the System Reporter script, named AdMedic. The older tools did a great job, but ran as scripts, and required full app re-downloads to update the adware signature database. This was one of the driving forces behind[…]

[Review] PhotoSweeper – Get rid of those pesky duplicate photos

15 years ago, you rarely took a 2nd photo of something, since it cost you money to develop them afterwards, and a pretty penny at that. But now…a slightly different problems exist. We are all too happy to just start snapping and keep at at, without fear of creating doubles, triples or even more. While[…]

[Review] Undercover – Bad news for Mac Thieves

Undercover was easily one of the best pieces of software that I have had the privilege of reviewing for 2014! Like any good Apple user, you probably have Find my Mac (Find my iPhone, you know what I mean) enabled, and hope to heck that you will never need to use it. Touch wood though,[…]

[Review] Hide your secret stash on your Mac with Hider 2

We all have those little folders on our Macs… The ones that are usually tucked away, a few folder levels down from the Desktop. Those folders that are fine and dandy for your eyes and fingers, but not quite for anyone else’s. And remember, you can use the age-old “hide it in plain sight” technique,[…]

[Review] Command-C. Clipboard sharing, made easy

We’ve all been there…  Working on your iPhone or iPad, you come across a website address, phone number, image or a particularly foreign name or surname, and you need to copy and paste it to your Mac, or other device.  Between sending text messages, emails and note syncing with iCloud with myself, I came across[…]

Is your business getting the most out of Apple?

So many of the smaller businesses that I consult for have barely scraped the top of what Apple could/should be offering on their network. Whether a printing house with 15 employees, or an Online Education Provider with 100 users, there is so much that Apple can provide to maximise efficiency and productivity in your network.[…]

Create recovery disks for your Mac, the easy way.

Quite a while ago I wrote about how to create OS X Recovery Disks for Lion. The procedure has been identical for Mountain Lion and it simply could not be easier…until now, that is. Guillaume Gete has created an even simpler automated AppleScript with a simple interface that will make the bootable disk for you, called Lion[…]

Maximise your life with free apps

So many people that I speak to are disappointed with the App Store since purchasing their new iPad or Mac, simply because all the “good stuff” costs money, and very few (good) things are free. Now I have no problem with this, supporting developers’ hard work, but of course, I am also going to jump at[…]