Acorn 5

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Acorn 5 is out now and on sale for a limited time for $24.95.
Available through Flying Meat Store and Mac App Store.

I’ve been using Acorn and Pixelmator in lieu of Adobe Photoshop for cropping, touch-up and quick edit. One thing that I find pleasant about Acorn is that it has similar shortcut keys with Adobe Photoshop.

Acorn 5 requires OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later.

Acorn 5 would be the third time I purchased Acorn.

Apple Software Update Server Certificate Expired

Apple updated the SSL Certificate for on early Sunday, May 25, 2014. new certificate 20140525


Late Saturday afternoon, a colleague told me that he was having issues getting software updates through the Mac App Store.

An error has occurred

The certificate for this server is invalid. You might be connecting to a server that is pretending to be “” which could put your confidential information at risk.


Upon further investigation, apparently someone at Apple forgot to install new SSL Certificate for certificate expired

Is it possible that a small company like Apple could not afford at least one person to make sure all their security certificate up to date?

Mr Tim Cook, I am available to do the one job. How about $200,000 a year sound?


Pixelmator 3.2 Preview and Sale for $14.99


Preview of Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone is up as it is coming soon.

In developing an entirely new Repair Tool, we’ve used the latest breakthrough technologies that enable you to remove dust, blemishes and entire objects from your images with an unsurpassed level of precision and quality.

The other good news:

Even more, we want as many of you as possible to have fun while editing pictures. So, starting today we cut the price in half for entire week. If you don’t have Pixelmator yet, it’s a good time to download it for just $14.99 and get Pixelmator 3.2 for free.

Pixelmator Sale 1499 20140417

I have been using Pixelmator as my main image editor instead of Adobe Photoshop (Sorry David). I still use Adobe Photoshop because there are certain workflows in I cannot do in Pixelmator yet.

iMovie 10.0.3

Apple release iMovie 10.0.3 for OS X.

iMovie 10

What’s New in Version 10.0.3

• Option to sort events in the sidebar by date
• Change the font, size, and color of new titles introduced in iMovie version 10
• Double-click a transition in the timeline to adjust its duration
• Crop and rotate clips in events
• Add speed effects using the Adjustments Bar
• Option to smoothly transition in and out of speed effects
• Fixes issues that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly
• Resolves issues that could cause sharing to fail
• Improves reliability of search when using partial or multiple search terms
• General usability improvements on computers using certain languages

iMovie 10.0.3

iMovie 10.0.3 is available at Mac App Store.

Pixelmator 3.0 FX

Pixelmator 3.0 FX

Pixelmator 3.0 FX is out now.

What’s New in Version 3.0
Pixelmator 3.0 FX is the most advanced version of Pixelmator to date, introducing lots of new features and improvements, including the following:

  • Layer Styles: Thanks to non-destructive Layer Styles, creating polished and advanced compositions is now so much simpler, faster, and more enjoyable
  • Liquify Tools: Shape images in multiple ways—slightly twist an element, add an artistic detail, or completely distort an entire image
  • New Image Editing Engine: The new state-of-the-art image editing engine harnesses the full power of the latest OS X technologies making Pixelmator feature rich, yet blistering fast
  • OS X Mavericks support: Tags, Multiple-Displays, App Nap support and more

Pixelmator 3.0 FX at Mac App Store