Steve Brown

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 to use, mostly by virtue of it’s lack of features. As system cleaners go, this has to be the simplest. The preferences pane, shown to …

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TNEF’s Enough – opening winmail.dat in OSX

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If you’ve ever received an e-mail from a user of Microsoft Outlook connected to a Microsoft Exchange Server and you’re on a Mac, you may have been frustrated by the annoyance that is ‘winmail.dat’. It’s a proprietary attachment format that Microsoft developed years ago and for some reason continue to stick with today, even though …

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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 success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” ReviewMacSoftware would like to extend it’s condolences …

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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 like most of my others. But this review site is more about showing you why something is worth using rather than just simply saying it …

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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 those with a 9400M/9600GT fitted. For years I’ve done various things on it from time to time such as writing an email and then deciding …

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Parallels For Mac

Parallels Desktop 5 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 for Mac. Part of the reason for my decision to do so was simply down to the fact that VirtualBox is now maintained by Oracle …

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VirtualBox

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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 which that applies is thankfully getting smaller, but a couple of examples are paramount for me, as a web developer. Internet Explorer 6/7/8 (though 6 …

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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. I’ve used a number of these over the years and Sequel Pro is probably the best fit for the needs of most average MySQL administrators …

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