Chris Brennan Gravatar

Articles by Chris Brennan


    at 02:56pm October 3 2013

    KEY INFO Developer: Realmac Software Price: £35 REQUIREMENTS OS: OS X 10.8.3 or later Requires 21.8MB of hard disk space, 64-bit processor Ember is a kind of digital scrapbooking application designed to help you keep track of all those things you might otherwise file and forget about. The application allows you to easily document and sort screengrabs, websites and images. Setup is easy and you can add browser plug-ins for Safari…


    at 03:50pm April 2 2013

    KEY INFO Developer: DiskAid Price: $30 (about £19) SPECIFICATIONS OS: OS X 10.6 or later Requires: 40MB of disk space, iTunes 10, Intel processor DiskAid is a simple little tool designed to help you browse your iOS devices from your Mac. Naturally, you can do that through iTunes, but DiskAid offers a further level of control that gives you access to things that iTunes will not. Plug your iOS devices into your…


    at 10:49am March 6 2013

    KEY INFO Developer: MacAce Price: £19, £39 and £65 years subscription prices available REQUIREMENTS OS X 10.3 or later Internet connection When Apple replaced MobileMe with iCloud there were some obvious omissions and functionality black holes, and the biggest for many were webhosting and iDisk functionality. Being able to quickly design and upload a website and store documents in the cloud were popular features lost when the switchover was compete. If you’re…

    Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

    at 03:27pm October 22 2012

    KEY INFO Developer: Parallels Price: £65 REQUIREMENTS OS X 10.6.8 or later Requires Intel Core 2 Duo or later, 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended), 700MB hard disk space, 15GB per virtual machine Parallels makes it really simple to get Windows running on your Mac. Going head to head with VMWare Fusion 5 is Parallels Desktop 8. This latest version boasts speed improvements and other enhancements such as support for 32GB of RAM. As with…

    VMWare Fusion 5

    at 03:19pm October 22 2012

    KEY INFO Developer: VMWare Price: £40 REQUIREMENTS OS X 10.6.7 or later Requires Intel Core 2 Duo or later, 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended), 750MB hard disk space, 5GB per virtual machine You can run Windows applications as if they were Mac ones. Running Windows on your Mac may sound like sacrilege, but for many its just one more convenient aspect of being a Mac owner. The latest virtualisation tool from…

    LogMeIn Pro for Mac

    at 10:02am August 24 2012

    LogMeIn Pro for Mac lets you take control of any remote computer wherever it is in the world. There’s much more to it that basic screen sharing however. LogMeIn allows you to share files, print remotely and there’s an iOS version too so you can even control a Mac from your iPad or iPhone.

    Mariner Software MacJournal 6

    at 12:09pm August 15 2012

    MacJournal 6 is the latest incarnation of the very popular blogging and journal software from Mariner. No matter what you want to keep track of with words, MacJournal can help, be it a private and personal diary or a public and published blog. Blogging is the natural fit for software like MacJournal and it’s no surprise to see you can automatically link MacJournal to several services. Blogger, Wordpress and Tumblr, to name but a few, can all be updated with a copy of MacJournal. As you might expect, you can add pictures, music, PDF documents and YouTube documents to all your entries.

    View Archive