100 best Mac games, Fantastical 2.2, Apple third, take my poll


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100 Best Mac Games — Ric Molina at Mac Gamer HQ with “Many seem to be under the assumption that there are no good Mac games. Sure, that was true a few years ago, but a lot has changed since then (Can a Mac be a gaming PC? is a great read). Turns out that 7 out of the 10 most-played games on Steam have a Mac version, and all the best indies support the Mac too. These top Mac games will show you how far Mac gaming has come.”
And for car racing fans – the BAFTA award-winning racing game GRID (pictured above) roared onto the Mac some time ago. Developed and published by Codemasters for PC and consoles, it’s part of the acclaimed TOCA Touring Car series. And if you like racing games, you’ll want to be behind the wheel in GRID.

Fantastical 2.2 for OS X review shows more maturity, plus integration with Exchange — Fantastical isn’t for everyone, but this scheduling app’s 2.2 version develops the app’s maturity by adding Exchange support making it a serious contender in Microsoft Exchange-based offices, and the interface is even more robust and sophisticated now.

Amazon is first, Apple third, in the 2016 RESCUECOM Computer Reliability Report — The latest 2016 RESCUECOM Computer Reliability Report, based on 60,000 service call requests into the computer repair and tech support company’s 1-800-RESCUE-PC hot line annually, rates the Kindle as the most trouble-free device. Apple comes in third.

Take my poll — Having taken a month out of normal Mac NZ operation, I find myself re-evaluating what I do. I have been running Mac NZ for 7 years now, serving Mac news, tips, tricks and reviews to New Zealand Apple enthusiasts. A couple of ads cover the hosting costs, but everything else is the result of my voluntary efforts starting at 7am 5 days a week, plus a weekend feature (Futurology) plus tips on Fridays, plus a free PDF magazine once a month.
It’s a lot of work, and it’s hard to know if this is appreciated. More realistically, I also actually need to earn money, so I work as a writer (mostly history, these days) and showing individuals and groups how to do things with their Apple devices.
I find myself reevaluating where I put my energies since my income is, overall (full disclosure) embarrassingly low and this cannot continue, with the pressure  it puts on my family –so I am actively seeking more work. (Sorry for the lengthy rave.)
More work will impact on how much energy I put into Mac NZ, so I am keen to see what people think of Mac NZ and what they like, and what they expect. Do please take a minute to send me some feedback by ticking a few boxes.

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