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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Browser to Ride

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By Frank Petrie Today, there must be nearly three dozen web browsers to choose from to use on your Mac. Back in the day, there were basically three main choices for a Mac browser – Safari, Netscape Navigator, or Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (which was nicknamed Internet Exploder for reasons obvious to users). There were some […]

Freshly Squeezed Reviews: A Stand That Delivers

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By Frank Petrie If you were to assemble your dream iPad case, you’d have to gather numerous accessories to meet all of your desires. But what if there was a one-stop-shop bundle available? “The Touchfire iPad case is packed with innovative features that are simply not available in any other iPad case. But perhaps most […]

Deep learning, baby

As soon as I said it I knew it didn’t quite ring true. At yesterday’s HTLC, after feeling frustration over Apple’s Photos application I blurted out that “Nothing great has come from Apple since Steve Jobs’ death!” Well, I humbly take back my words and gladly share an article with you that put me back […]

Building the Apple-1 at the 3rd Annual Honolulu Mini Make...

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Apple was founded 40 years ago on April 1, 1976. We witnessed and enjoyed many wonderful technology ideas and gadgets that have sprung forth since that day. That’s no joke! To give honor to this remarkable journey HMAUS members will be helping Bryan Villados, an HMAUS friend, at the Third Annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire. […]

Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Eight Arms to Hold You

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By Frank Petrie For years I used a fantastic utility, “FinderPop.” Its sole purpose was to open a customizable DropDown menu wherever I should need it at any given moment. I believe that I was using it as far back as OS 9 (if not OS 8). Unfortunately, with the introduction of El Capitan, FinderPop […]

Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Will It Go Round In Circles?

By Frank Petrie Would you like a simpler, faster, more intuitive method to find out which apps you can use to open a specific file? It’s rare in my years of reviewing that I have come across a piece of software where the developer didn’t attempt to differentiate their app from the crowd by incorporating […]

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