Future security from the past

Anyone remember a former Mac app called Little Flocker, written by Jonathan Zdziarski? I do, because I used to use it. Essentially, it was a program that would block unauthorized file access by programs and processes based on a set of rules that could be modified by the computer owner. Then something funny happened — Read More …

Affinity Photo for Mac

For the past three years or so, I’ve paid for an annual subscription to Adobe’s Photography Creative Cloud bundle, which is basically Photoshop and Lightroom. I know there’s been a lot of outrage over Creative Cloud and the Adobe subscription model, but the Creative Cloud Photography Plan at $99 per year is not a bad Read More …

Desperately seeking your input

One of the things I’ve always hated about Skype is how fiddly the controls are, including the fact that it can’t just use the currently selected system input and output settings. Well, Skype and Microsoft aren’t the only ones who’ve chosen (or chosen to continue using) a confusing paradigm for their video chat software. Apple Read More …