I’m joking. OK, I’m mostly joking. Apple’s iPad has been released into the wild and I don’t have one. Haven’t planned to buy one and almost certainly won’t anytime soon. I don’t (absolutely) have to have the very latest gadget out there, right. I’ve made peace with that. But following so quickly on the 4/2 intro of the iPad is news that this Thursday Apple will release the details on the new iPhone OS 4.0. If this announcement is accompanied by news of a new iPhone, I don’t know how I’ll handle being even further behind the state-of-the-art Apple times. Like I said above, I am mostly joking!
If you pretty much stick to running a plain-vanilla Mac environment, using only the applications that came with your Mac plus maybe Microsoft Office, then this post isn’t for you. However, if you like to tweak you Mac with lots of different software applications and extensions, read on.
For a long time I’ve visited MacUpdate.com on a regular basis to check out their Mac software “deal of the day.” While I’ve purchased several items from them, up until a week or so ago I hadn’t subscribed to their core MacUpdate offering. I have now done so and am really glad that I did. Their application installs on your machine and will automatically scan the applications on your machine and let you know which ones are out of date. In most cases, each application can be brought up-to-date with a single click. MacUpdate handles all of the normal install-process dialogs behind the scenes. If you attempt to update an application to a beta release, you will be notified and given the adoption to abort the update process.
Highly recommended and worth the $20 annual subscription price.