FileMaker releases FileMaker Pro 14

FileMaker Pro gets easier to use even as the capabilities of the software get more complex.

Express Dictate digital dictation software on sale

Record and send dictation from computer or mobile.

Appidemic: The Hit List task manager for iOS and OS X

A solid balance between functionality and accessibility.


1Password updated on Mac and iOS

Because it’s hard to remember where you put that exclamation mark.

Bushel offers Apple MDM solutions for the rest of us

Apple MDM solutions for organizations with 2 to 100 employees.

Duet Display makes displays out of iOS devices

Set up an iPad to operate as an extension of your regular computer.

Li-Fi promises wireless communication in near real time

Transfers data at speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second over a distance of up to 10 meters.

Pangu tool for Mac can jailbreak iOS 8 devices

If this is your thing, get it done before iOS 8.1.1.


Review: Mac Internet Security X8

Do you need virus protection if you’re running OS X? It’s not a terrible idea. Do you need a firewall if you’re on a Mac? Absolutely. Mac Internet Security X8 from Intego provides both in a flexible package that makes security understandable, friendly, and flexible for mobile users. It keeps you safe without interfering with the work you need to do on the Internet.


Review: MacDraft 6.1 has caught up to big screens

MacDraft, the first CAD software for the Mac is still the easiest CAD there is, and this is a great update; it portends great directions for Microspot to build upon for future updates. The implementation of some of these features are certainly not perfect, but they are very welcome additions and show a strong promise of things to come.

Review: Hider 2 data encryption for OS X

MacPaw is as interested in digital security as you are, and they have developed a handy app to prove it. Hider 2 allows you to encrypt and render non-viewable any file you want to hide on your Mac. Just to be clear, yes, there are things you cannot hide with this app, such as other apps or file folders in your root directory. Otherwise, the folders on your Mac can be dropped into the hider app to protect everything within the folder.

Review: Shiny Soap isn’t so clean

As our computers get larger hard drives, their ability to hold more stuff increases. How bad all this unnecessary stuff is might be up for debate, but it’s probably not necessary. And if it’s not necessary, you may as well get rid of it. Shiny Soap from Shinysoft has distilled their software down to the nitty-gritty to provide as simple an interface as one could have. However, sometimes too simple is too much lost.