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OS X Mavericks iCloud KeyChain Setup and Useage.

12/09/2013 |

OS X Mavericks will introduce iCloud Keychain, a way to not only safely store your passwords between devices but also create new random passwords when registering on websites.  If you haven’t turned on iCloud Keychain during the setup process, when you come to fill out a form or register to a website you’ll be prompted to do so.

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OS X Mavericks Activity Monitor. Now with Energy Savings

25/08/2013 |

OS X Mavericks Activity Monitor gets a few new features and tabs, one of them being Energy.  This monitors the energy impact an app will have on your battery life.  Unsurprisingly flash scores a whoppingly high figure when it comes to battery drainage.  Think of this as an almost dummies guide to what’s killing your battery life.

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Mac Gaming Deals : 50% Off BioShock & BioShock 2 £6.99

23/08/2013 |

Welcome to the Circus of Values! BioShock and BioShock 2 both 50% off SRP from 23rd August to 3rd September!  AAA titles are making their way to the mac at long last and let’s hope it’s not too much longer that one … Read More

PixelPumper 1.2.1 – Now With Added Nerd Mode For HTML Editing

25/07/2013 |

PixelPumper 1.2.1 has just been released with support for HTML editing, online drafts and a whole host of bug fixes. Alas it does come in the form of a rather price add on for £7.99 then again compared to other blog offerings it might not seem that bad a price

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Max Payne 3 for Mac 75% Off In Steam Sale $9.99 or £6.49

16/07/2013 |

Act quickly to Max Payne 3 for Mac now 75% off at Steam. For me Max Payne 3 felt a little too talky at first as if trying to shoe horn in the noir game styling but once the controls are setup properly and you settle down into the game it’s really ruddy good.
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Our Favourite Screen Capture App Glui Goes Free For A Week

24/04/2013 |

Glui certainly shook things up on it’s release taking the contender skitch full on and beating it quite comprehensively.  To celebrate the latest update Glui is FREE for the week and there’s a whole host of updates.
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Dragon Dictate 3 Updated to 3.0.2

07/03/2013 |

The market leading Dragon Dictate gets a bug fix update taking it up to 3.0.2.  Still no fixes for the Express Editor window but at least somethings happening.  Read on to see the full change log.

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What’s better? Parallels 8 vs Fusion 5

31/01/2013 |

Running windows on my Mac has been a godsend for me. Ok so it means I pay for 2 operating systems but that is a small price to pay to have Office running without lag and use some windows apps that aren’t available for mac. But the question I keep asking myself is what one is better, Parallels 8 vs Fusion 5?

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Discount Deal : 25% Off Borderlands 2 For The Holiday Season

20/12/2012 |

Highly rated for on the PC and Console market, Borderlands 2 for the Mac has been around for a while now but there’s no better time to purchase or indeed gift it to someone, or say a review blog, with a lovely 25% discount available from the badge macappstore sm Discount Deal : 25% Off Borderlands 2 For The Holiday Season
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Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition

14/12/2012 |

Calling all BatFans, Arkham City may have been out on the PC and consoles for the best part of 8 months at the time of writing but with the Mac version you get all the released DLC content. I’ve streamed myself playing this on Twitch.tv for more hours than I care to remember. An amazing narrative and a killer ending that you have to see. Batman: Arkham City is a 10gb download from the App store.
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