Writings about Macs, music and more by Kirk McElhearn


Author: Kirk McElhearn

Kirkville Gets a Fresh New face


If you’ve been here before, you’ll notice a new look on Kirkville. I’d gotten tired of my previous theme, and I felt there was too much stuff on the site, and even more under the hood. The new theme that you see is smaller, faster, leaner, and didn’t require a lot of work to get […]


Why You Shouldn’t Install the OS X Yosemite Public Beta


Apple is letting non-developers download a public beta of OS X Yosemite to try it out. Should you do this? Later today, Apple will open the doors to one million users, allowing them to download the public beta of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. This is the first public beta program of OS X that Apple […]


“Shakespeare More Exciting than a TV Series” – Henry VI at the Avignon Festival


Henry VI – Shakespeare’s three-part history play – is one of the Bard’s earliest works, and my only experience seeing it performed was not very positive. I spotted an article about a production at the Avignon Festival in France, that claims that the play is “more exciting than a TV series.” Performing all three plays […]

The iTunes Store is Big Business


Apple had an earnings call yesterday, and, as often, they’ve been printing money. $7.7 billion in profit in the last quarter; the iTunes Store generated $4.5 billion in revenue. As MacRumors says: For the first fiscal nine months of the year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said iTunes software and services were the fastest growing part […]

Get the Right Grocery App to Make Your Shopping Smoother


In my latest TechHive article, I look at grocery apps that can save you time shopping. From basic list managers to more sophisticated recipe managers, I cover the gamut of the types of apps available for iOS, and even for Android (as well as for the web, and for Mac, for some of them). If […]

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