Scott B: I agree and know I could use Automator a lot more than I use it today. I just put Automator Proficiency on my "someday" to-do bucket list. As for Alfred, I think it's prettier and does have a nice interface... But old habits die hard and after all these years, LaunchBar feels like an extension of my fingers. Thanks for sharing.
John said, "spend another 18 months fixing all the bugs in OS X Yosemite. Windows 10 is not such serious competition that Apple, in a panic, needs to come out with a new release this fall with hundreds more half-baked features." To which I can only say, "Amen!"
How much does it cost????????? (I'll buy it!)
OK, cthpher... The Millenium Falcon could be even dorkier than the Batmobile. I still wouldn't carry either if you paid me. But... Bryan probably would.
23jumper: You're supposed to back up the computer BEFORE you try to upgrade the operating system. Do you have the original installer for Snow Leopard on a USB stick or disc? If so, try installing from that. If not, see if you can find one -- it's worth a try. If you need to recover files, I've had good luck with Data Rescue 4 from Prosoft. You can download the trial version and it will tell you if it thinks it can recover your files before you have to pay anything. I hope that helps.
I agree that Pixelmator and GC are excellent graphics programs, but I don't use either one. I do, on the other hand, use Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Acorn quite regularly... My high school English teacher told me to write what I know, so that's what I do. It isn't a comprehensive comparison; it's just another weekly column with my opinion... I apologize to those who found it incomplete.
Elements still doesn't have CYMK supoort, but I don't see that as a limitation for most users. And I think you're right -- anyone who requires CYMK for prepress work is probably using Photoshop CC. Thanks for mentioning it, though. BTW: I agree wholeheartedly that Photoshop is one of the most insanely powerful programs of all time.
ctopher: I've got the hub and two IR mini blasters set up near my components and TV. Here's an annotated picture of the whole shebang: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23856227@N05/15943360428/
Using my bank's bill pay interface on the web is almost as bad as using Quicken. I tried it many times over the years and if anything, it's gotten worse. I have yet to find anything faster than iBank for paying my bills twice a month. The summary screens and reports are the icing on the cake. I'm happy to have them and find them useful, but the smooth bill-pay (and ease of keeping track of my checking account) are the main reason I like it. I hope that helps.
There is one last thing… iBank 5 for Mac will be on sale for 25 percent off (i.e. $15 off the regular price of $60) on Nov. 28 ONLY until midnight ET in both the Mac App Store and the IGG Software store.