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  • External Link: Apple Music Arrives on Sonos

    12:21pm
    If you’re a fan of both Sonos wireless audio systems and Apple Music, we have good news: they now work together! To stream songs from Apple Music on your Sonos system, choose Add Music Services in any Sonos controller app, tap the Apple Music button, and log…
  • Microsoft Mum on Office Accreditation Program Future

    Tue 5:02pm
    Microsoft has seemingly dropped its Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS Accredited Support Professional program, which was popular with consultants and IT professionals who found both the training and the accreditation valuable. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • External Link: Apple Stores Installing Belkin iPhone Screen Protectors

    Tue 1:55pm
    Although iPhone screens are generally quite durable, particularly if guarded by a case, some people like to add a screen protector too. But installing a screen protector can be a finicky and error-prone process that suffers from problems with alignment, air…
  • 1Password 6.0.2

    Tue 11:38am
    Enables you to control which vault is opened when you unlock the password manager, plus adds a number of improvements and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 43.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 February 2016

    Mon 3:43pm
    Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7, Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Motion 5.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2, Banktivity 5.6.5 (formerly iBank), and DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.9. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • ExtraBITS for 8 February 2016

    Mon 3:43pm
    In this week’s ExtraBITS collection, writer Craig Grannell calls out Apple for a lack of Reduce Motion options in OS X and tvOS, Facebook’s iOS app continues to use more power than is reasonable, and veteran technology journalist Walt Mossberg says that…
  • External Link: El Capitan and tvOS Criticized by Vestibular Disorder Sufferer

    Mon 3:14pm
    The Reduce Motion option in iOS (Settings > General > Accessibility) helped many users for whom iOS’s animations and parallax effects cause motion sickness and nausea due to vestibular disorders. Writer Craig Grannell charges that Apple has not followed suit…
  • External Link: Facebook’s iOS App Is Still a Battery Hog

    Mon 12:21pm
    Despite Facebook supposedly taking steps to address the issue, the service’s iOS app apparently still consumes more battery power than is reasonable. Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian found that uninstalling the app made the battery in his iPhone 6s Plus last 15…
  • Three Alternatives to the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard

    Mon 11:22am
    Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro works reasonably well and is thin and lightweight, but its chiclet keys are an acquired taste for many. Fortunately, alternatives do exist. Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks at three third-party iPad Pro keyboards that take…
  • New Apple Repair Program for Mac Pro Video Cards

    Mon 11:11am
    Apple has launched a secret repair program for some late 2013 Mac Pros with video issues. Josh Centers tells you which models are affected and explains how to get them fixed. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7

    Mon 8:57am
    Fixes a number of bugs in the backup utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a…
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Motion 5.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2

    Mon 4:01am
    Maintenance updates for Apple’s professional video editing apps. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support…
  • Banktivity 5.6.5 (formerly iBank)

    Mon 12:43am
    Changes the personal finance app’s name from iBank to Banktivity, while also fixing a few bugs. ($59.99 new, free update, 39.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.9

    Sun 11:58pm
    Adds support for importing and indexing folder tags from the Finder. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new) Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • OS X Hidden Treasures: Services

    Fri 10:00am
    It’s not new, and Apple doesn’t show it much love, but the ubiquitous Services menu can be a productivity powerhouse. Josh Centers explains how to use it and even how to make your own services.  Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • How to Unlearn Misspellings and Sync Your User Dictionary in OS X

    Feb 3, 2016, 3:38 pm
    If you’ve accidentally told OS X’s system-wide spelling checker to learn misspelled words, never fear, since there’s an easy way to remove them, either one at a time, or in bulk. And once you learn that, you’ll see how you can sync your custom words…
  • External Link: Walt Mossberg Says Core Apple Apps Need Work

    Feb 3, 2016, 12:21 pm
    If you feel as though Apple’s own apps aren’t living up to the company’s high standards, you’re not alone. At The Verge, venerable tech columnist Walt Mossberg has penned a criticism of Apple’s more troubled apps, singling out iTunes (“I dread…
  • Quick Solution to Apple Mail’s TidBITS Wrapping Woes

    Feb 2, 2016, 12:38 pm
    If you had trouble reading last week’s HTML email issue of TidBITS in Apple Mail because of too-long line lengths, Adam explains why, and suggests a quick workaround. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 February 2016

    Feb 1, 2016, 4:01 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Tweetbot 2.3.3; Little Snitch 3.6.3; Printer Drivers for Gestetner, Lanier, NRG, Savin, and Xerox Printers; Lightroom CC 2015.4 and Lightroom 6.4; Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard; and BBEdit 11.5. Read…
  • ExtraBITS for 1 February 2016

    Feb 1, 2016, 4:01 pm
    In this week’s ExtraBITS roundup, you can ask questions of the co-creator of the legendary game The Oregon Trail, Security Editor Rich Mogull offers travel security tips in a Macworld podcast, and The New Yorker gives a humorous look at the next version of…
  • TidBITS Membership Ad-Removal Challenge Finished

    Feb 1, 2016, 11:26 am
    The second month of our membership challenge is over, and while our membership rolls and revenues did increase, it wasn’t enough that we can justify removing banner ads from our site. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Do Cool Things on the Command Line with Five Quick Recipes

    Feb 1, 2016, 10:43 am
    Why would a modern Mac user want to go back to a command-line interface? There are lots of reasons, and Joe Kissell provides five of them here. These quick recipes, which require no prior knowledge of the command line, enable you to do useful things that Apple…
  • External Link: An “Ask Me Anything” with the Co-Creator of The Oregon Trail

    Feb 1, 2016, 10:40 am
    Remember the Oregon Trail game, which was a mainstay on Apple computers dating back to the Apple II? One of its co-creators, Don Rawitsch, is currently taking questions in one of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” threads, where users can ask him anything they…
  • External Link: Rich Mogull Gives Paranoid Travel Tips on the Macworld Podcast

    Feb 1, 2016, 10:40 am
    TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull joined Glenn Fleishman and Susie Ochs on the latest Macworld Podcast to discuss recent Apple security issues, but the discussion quickly turned to travel, with Rich offering tips on digital security while traveling,…
  • How to Stream Super Bowl 50 for Free on Your Apple Devices

    Feb 1, 2016, 7:00 am
    The 50th Super Bowl is approaching, and Josh Centers explains how you can stream the game for free on any of your Apple devices in the United States.  Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.…
  • Tweetbot 2.3.3

    Jan 31, 2016, 11:59 pm
    Updates the user interface to align more closely with Twitter’s display guidelines (Stars are now Hearts, Favorites are Likes). ($9.99 new, free update, 11.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on…
  • Little Snitch 3.6.3

    Jan 31, 2016, 5:59 pm
    Fixes several issues related to installing and uninstalling the network monitoring and diagnostic utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 21.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • MacTech Pro 2016 Dates and Locations Announced

    Jan 29, 2016, 5:55 pm
    Consultants and other professional Apple techs looking for training and networking can find both at seven upcoming MacTech Pro events, which take place around the United States. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Printer Drivers for Gestetner, Lanier, NRG, Savin, and Xerox Printers

    Jan 29, 2016, 8:38 am
    The latest printer and scanner drivers with support for new printer models from Gestetner, Lanier, NRG, Savin, and Xerox. (Free, various sizes) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get…
  • Lightroom CC 2015.4 and Lightroom 6.4

    Jan 29, 2016, 12:10 am
    Adds the new Boundary Warp feature and fixes a bug that prevented Nikon cameras from tethering in El Capitan. ($149 new or $9.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…