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Under Redevelopment (Again)…

It doesn’t feel like very since we announced that ReviewMacSoftware was being redeveloped by new authors and with a new theme. Unfortunately, perhaps, that redevelopment didn’t go as well as…
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MacPaw Gemini 2

My Mac Has Run Out Of Disk Space This is something that I suffer with regularly on my Mac, partially because I use so much software in my day to…
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Macs Fan Control

2019 Edit: Just like the 2018 edit, this software is still in use on my daily driver MacBook Pro – and still keeping it cooler than it otherwise would be.…
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MacPaw Wallpaper Wizard

People often ask ‘where can I get great backgrounds for my Mac desktop?’ – and there’s no shortage of answers to that question. Firstly, you can take your own using…
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Clean My Mac 3

Keeping your Mac free of clutter can help keep it running more smoothly – but does Clean My Mac 3 help achieve this goal? Find out by reading our review.
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WhatsApp for Mac

If you’re looking for cross-platform messaging so you can chat with all your friends and contacts but have friends who are on iOS whilst some are on Android and others…
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Mac DVDRipper Pro

In this review we look at Mac DVDRipperPro to see how it stacks up with the competition. Note, this is NOT the same product as MacXDVD Ripper Pro which we…
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eWallet

With so many sites, services and places that require passwords, pins, secret phrases etc, it’s really hard not to fall into the temptation of setting the same password for every…
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iFlicks 2

I’ve just recently decided to make the switch from Kodi on my Home Theatre PC to AppleTV 3. Clearly, we’re an Apple household and the Kodi HTPC was a bit…
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How To Rip DVDs on Mac

Backing up your DVDs or watching them on a different device (such as iPod, iPhone, iPad or XBMC/Kodi or Plex)? We look at 3 different apps that will get the…
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Blogging Software For Mac

Until recently (i.e., today) I simply wrote my articles straight into the WordPress interface because it does everything you need it to do and it works well. Mostly. Until it…
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Webroot SecureAnywhere 2015

Previous versions of Webroot SecureAnywhere that we reviewed had some significant issues. In this article we check whether those issues are resolved and whether new ones have cropped up. Read…
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Parallels 10 on Yosemite

We’ve reviewed Parallels a couple of times before and generally it’s fared quite well against other Virtualisation platforms for the Mac, despite it’s price tag and almost constant upgrade treadmill.…
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Selfie App

I’ll be honest, this isn’t an App I would’ve initially gone looking for – it’s not really my thing to take photos of myself, especially early in the morning when…
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MacX YouTube Downloader Upgraded to 4K

MacXDVD Software (parent company Digiarty Software) released version 4.0 of it’s YouTube Downloader software on 7th April 2015. The latest version contains some significant updates the company states, not least…
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Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders

Most people don’t think of the Mac as a particularly agile gaming platform – it’s the one area I can think of that Windows typically wins hands down on. But…
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CleanMyPhone by Fireebok

My iPhone 4 has in general been pretty robust, slowing slightly with the iOS 7 release of Apples operating system but when I came across CleanMyPhone I thought there was…
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Clean My Mac 2 by MacPaw

Clean My Mac X is now released, this review is very obsolete. We suggest reading our review of CleanMyMac X as well. There are rave reviews all over the internet about…
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Homebrew

Homebrew isn’t really an application as such, more of a framework for installing apps. In particular, Open Source apps that Linux users have enjoyed as packages (.deb files in Ubuntu/Mint/Debian,…
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Webroot SecureAnywhere 2013

This review has been superseded. Please consider reading our latest review instead Updated 17 Jan 2014 with new information. See end of review You’ve probably been told that Mac’s don’t…
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MacX Video Converter Pro

iPhone and iPad videos are quite different to TV and/or Computer based videos in size, format and so on. This review leads you through an easy way to convert your…
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WMF Converter Pro

If you ever need to convert some WMF (Windows Metafile) or EMF (Enhanced Metafile) files using a Mac into something sensible you can actually use then you can’t go past…
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Daylite 3

When I started my own business some years ago, one of the things I found the hardest was keeping track of all that client information. Everything was stored in different…
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DirectMail

Direct Mail is an easy to use bulk email program for Mac. With a simple to use interface it provides all the power, bells and whistles you need without compromise.…
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Keeper

In the last few months the number of passwords, pass phrases, pin codes and other personal identification mechanisms I’ve had to use (and endure) has grown dramatically. Every site I…
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MacCleaning Pro

We’ve looked at several utilities in the past to keep your Mac running in top condition. MacCleaning Pro from EaseUS is one of the cheaper and simpler options. It is very easy…
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RIP Steve Jobs

What can be said here that hasn’t already been said elsewhere. President Obama seems to have said it best when he said “There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s…
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MacKeeper by ZeoBit

I’m not a big believer in the need to keep Mac optimized for speed, not in the same way as a Windows machine might need it at least. But I…
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VeprIT Photo Sense

Taking great photos can be a combination of good eye, a good camera and good post processing software. There’s not much that can be done about a good eye for…
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Adium

It’s fair to say that I generally review software that I actively use and Adium is no exception. So you can predict this review will recommend the use of Adium…
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gfxCardStatus

This review only relates to MacBook Pro machines which have dual display adapters fitted. I’m not entirely sure which set of MBPs that is, except that mine is one of…
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Parallels For Mac

I recently reviewed VirtualBox in a previous article and gave it a good review, despite some shortcomings. Since that time I decided to try (and subsequently buy) Parallels Desktop 5…
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VirtualBox

For many Mac OSX users there’s often occasions where you need to run some software or other that is only provided for under Microsoft Windows. The list of software for…
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Sequel Pro

Sequel Pro is a MySQL Database Management Application for Mac OSX 10.5 and 10.4. It’s released under the GPL Open Source License and is a very capable MySQL management app.…
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