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Topic: Software

Revamped SoundSource 3.0.0 brings quick audio source & output switching back to Mac after 5-year hiatus

02/17/2017, 02:02 pm

A pair of old OS X audio routing applications have regenerated, and have merged to form the new SoundSource 3.0.0 by Rogue Amoeba -- and AppleInsider takes a look at the offering.

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Hands On: New Setapp service brings subscription apps to the Mac

01/27/2017, 10:01 am

For one monthly fee Mac users can have full use of 61 apps using the subscription-based SetApp. AppleInsider investigates whether "software as a service" is a good model, and delves into the financials of it for mainstream users.

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Hands On: Air Display 3.0.3 turns your iPad into a wireless second screen for your Mac

01/26/2017, 02:01 pm

The Air Display app combo for iPad and macOS is one of several options to expand your Mac's desktop to the iPad -- AppleInsider examines a wireless way to connect the two and expand your macOS screen.

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Wine reaches milestone version 2.0 release, with 64-bit support and Retina compatibility for macOS

01/26/2017, 10:01 am

The team behind Wine, a tool that allows Windows programs to run on macOS and other operating systems, has released version 2.0 of the open source software, with 64-bit support for macOS included as part of 6,600 changes.

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Hands on with Airmail 1.5, managing Apple Mail, Gmail, and Exchange on iOS

01/15/2017, 05:01 pm

Users can connect a series of Airmail functions to speed up your work, and weed out important emails from the less-so. AppleInsider shows you how, and when, to use the app.

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Hands On: SuperDuper! 2.9.1 backup tool updated for macOS Sierra

01/13/2017, 07:01 pm

AppleInsider continues its ongoing backup tool examination series, and examines long-standing utility SuperDuper! that promises to protect your data with speed and ease of use.

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Disk Drill 3 brings file recovery tools to Mac hard drives

12/28/2016, 03:12 pm

If you don't have a good backup of your Mac, and as a result have lost something important, Disk Drill 3 aims to restore what's gone and try to protect you against future problems. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

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ChronoSync 4.7.1 adds cloud services and smart scanning to automated back up app

12/26/2016, 07:12 am

New features make stand-alone backup app ChronoSync easier and quicker to use -- AppleInsider sees if it can add to, or replace, Apple's Time Machine.

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Scrivener for iOS update delivers small but strong improvements

12/23/2016, 01:12 pm

The latest solid version of Scrivener, recently refined with an update , shows the writing app has aged well through years of development on multiple platforms. AppleInsider puts it through its paces, and takes a look back at Ulysses too.

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Examined: project management tool OmniPlan 3.6 with Touch Bar support in macOS Sierra

12/17/2016, 10:12 am

Recent Omni Group project management tool OmniPlan has always been one of the best tools for Gantt charts, but the 3.6 update makes good use of the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar as well. AppleInsider examines the new offering.

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 technology preview brings MacBook Pro Touch Bar controls

12/13/2016, 03:12 pm

As promised at the MacBook Pro release event, Adobe has made available a technology preview version of image editing suite Photoshop CC 2017 for Mac, adding beta versions of contextual touch tools to the Touch Bar.

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Examined: Writing and Markdown tool Ulysses 2.7 for macOS and iOS

12/11/2016, 09:12 am

The Mac and iOS versions of Ulysses got handy, incremental improvements on Wednesday, and AppleInsider puts virtual pen to paper to test them out.

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Plex makes Media Player free to use for macOS, adds Kodi support for subscribers

12/01/2016, 11:12 am

A highly-regarded media browser and playback tool, Plex Media Player, has exited subscriber-only status, and is now free for Mac users.

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Adobe releases Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15 for Mac with new automated tools

10/04/2016, 09:10 am

Adobe on Tuesday released the latest versions of its consumer-level photo and video editing software, Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15, each of which provides users with new easy-to-use tools, effects and guides.

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Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac released with macOS Sierra support, Toolbox app

08/18/2016, 01:08 am

Virtualization software Parallels on Thursday issued its latest release, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, with a host of new features including support for Apple's upcoming macOS Sierra, a standalone Toolbox app and performance improvements.

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Skype cloud shift will require OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 for full support on Apple devices

07/20/2016, 03:07 pm

Effective October, Skype will require at least OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 on Apple platforms for full functionality, due to a switch to cloud-based infrastructure, Microsoft said on Wednesday.

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MacKeeper threatens 14-year-old YouTube video maker with harassment suit

07/18/2016, 02:07 pm

Infamous software developer MacKeeper has demanded that four videos critical of its maligned tune-up utility suite be removed from the internet, threatening the teenager behind the videos with $60,000 in court costs and legal fees.

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Adobe releases Photoshop and Premiere Elements 14 for Mac with new tools

09/25/2015, 01:09 am

Adobe on Thursday debuted Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14, its latest set of consumer level photo and video editing tools that now comes with even more automated features to make your images pop.

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Parallels Desktop 11 launches with support for El Capitan, Windows 10, Cortana and more

08/19/2015, 12:08 am

As anticipated, Parallels on Wednesday released Parallels Desktop 11, the latest version of its virtualization software that comes with a slew of improvements, the most notable being support for Microsoft Windows 10 and major features like the Cortana virtual assistant.

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Adobe releases Photoshop and Premiere Elements 13 for Mac with new editing tools

09/24/2014, 12:09 am

Adobe on Wednesday unveiled the latest versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, bringing a number of enhancements to its consumer level photo and video editing software including a constantly updated tutorials portal.

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