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  • 1Password 5.1

    2:35pm
    Improves methods of viewing and managing primary and secondary vaults. ($49.99 new, free update, 33.1 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…
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.5

    11:41am
    Maintenance update for the popular backup utility with several Yosemite-specific fixes. ($39.99 new, free update, 11.2 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Security Update 2015-001 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

    Wed 11:27am
    Patches various vulnerabilities but does not block the proof-of-concept Thunderstrike attack, as OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Update does for 2013 Macs. (Free, various sizes) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication…
  • Big iPhones Mean a Big Q1 2015 for Apple; Apple Watch Date Revealed

    Tue 4:47pm
    Apple has posted yet another record-shattering financial quarter, and Tim Cook has finally announced when we can get our hands on the Apple Watch. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To…
  • Apple Releases OS X 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3, and Apple TV 7.0.3

    Tue 12:38pm
    Apple has updated all three of its major platforms to fix outstanding bugs and security issues. 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…
  • ExtraBITS for 26 January 2015

    Mon 3:02pm
    In this week’s collection of ExtraBITS links, you’ll find out how to watch the Super Bowl for free, see how iOS has evolved over the years, learn why you should upgrade from Leopard if you use Dropbox, discover why you should avoid MacKeeper, and read…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 26 January 2015

    Mon 3:02pm
    Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.7.2 and Logic Pro X 10.1. 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 TidBITS…
  • External Link: Cord Cutters: Watch the Super Bowl for Free

    Mon 10:42am
    Good news, cord cutters! NBC will allow you to watch 11 hours of content on Super Bowl Sunday for free — no paid TV subscription required. The so-called “Super Stream Sunday” will begin at noon Eastern time on 1 February 2015, and will include the Super…
  • Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 3

    Mon 10:06am
    In the third part of our series on computing for the visually impaired, Mariva H. Aviram discusses the numerous annoyances and technical inadequacies of our modern operating systems for those whose vision isn’t perfect. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • Windows Goes Universal… and Holographic

    Fri 3:11pm
    In a high-stakes product keynote, Microsoft showed refinements to the upcoming Windows 10 (now on smartphones as well as tablets and PCs) and announced new products, including holographic headgear. Yes, really. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • FunBITS: Relax On Your Own Private Beach with Sunny

    Fri 2:43pm
    Open Sunny on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, and you’re instantly transported to your own private beach, thanks to stereoscopic 3D audio and beautiful parallax illustrations. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • ClamXav 2.7.2

    Fri 12:46pm
    Virus scanner adds a number of improvements to Sentry file monitor. (Free, 21 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…
  • Logic Pro X 10.1

    Fri 12:22pm
    Massive update adds new drumming options and redesigns the Compressor plug-in. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.05 GB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • External Link: Infographic Shows the Evolution of iOS

    Jan 23, 2015, 10:53 am
    British online retailer 7dayshop has produced a long infographic showing the visual evolution of iOS from iPhone OS 1 (it took a few years to be called iOS) to iOS 8. Most notable are images of each version’s default home screen and the design changes across…
  • 24 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2015

    Jan 23, 2015, 7:12 am
    If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and generally open your mind to new ways…
  • External Link: Dropbox Dropping Leopard

    Jan 21, 2015, 2:09 pm
    Bad news if you use Dropbox to sync with ancient Macs: Dropbox will no longer support Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as of 18 May 2015. Users will still be able to use the Dropbox Web interface, but the Dropbox app (and thus Finder integration) will no longer…
  • External Link: Why You Should Avoid MacKeeper

    Jan 21, 2015, 2:06 pm
    You may have heard of the system maintenance utility MacKeeper, which claims to keep your Mac running smoothly. According to iMore’s Peter Cohen, who also works at an independent Apple reseller, MacKeeper is best avoided. Cohen calls out the company’s…
  • External Link: Hard Drive Reliability: One Year Later

    Jan 21, 2015, 1:59 pm
    Last year, online backup service Backblaze released its internal data on hard drive reliability. The company has now updated its findings with some surprising results. In their new tests, 3 TB drives, especially those from Seagate, were dramatically less…
  • Accessibility Showdown: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus

    Jan 20, 2015, 9:43 am
    Accessibility expert Steven Aquino tested the iPhone 6 Plus against the iPhone 6 for two months, and although the larger screen is welcome, the iPhone 6 Plus’s bigger size presents accessibility challenges of its own. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 2

    Jan 19, 2015, 12:50 pm
    In the second part of our series on computing for the visually impaired, Mariva H. Aviram discusses various visual problems that can affect computer users. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 19 January 2015

    Jan 19, 2015, 12:48 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Coda 2.5.2, CrashPlan 3.7, Moneydance 2015, and Typinator 6.4. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support…
  • ExtraBITS for 19 January 2015

    Jan 19, 2015, 12:48 pm
    Adam Engst joins the MacBreak Weekly and The Tech Night Owl podcasts to discuss the latest in Apple news, we say goodbye to MacUser UK, German designers mock up an homage to the original Mac, and encrypted messaging apps come under threat in Britain. Read the…
  • External Link: Adam Discusses CES 2015 on MacBreak Weekly

    Jan 19, 2015, 10:40 am
    Adam Engst joined the regulars on MacBreak Weekly — Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie — to analyze the latest news and gadgets to come out of CES, ponder the future of HomeKit and home automation in general, look into what’s involved with the…
  • View iCloud Photo Stream Photos on Your Mac with MyPhotostream

    Jan 19, 2015, 7:06 am
    If you want to view photos that are saved to iCloud’s My Photo Stream feature on your Mac, you need to do it in iPhoto or Aperture — two Apple applications that are scheduled to be retired. MyPhotostream is a new alternative that intentionally does just…
  • External Link: Adam Examines the iMac, Hardware Upgrades, and Apple Software Quality on The Tech…

    Jan 19, 2015, 6:56 am
    On The Tech Night Owl Live, Adam Engst joined host Gene Steinberg to share notes on the iMac with 5K Retina display, talk about why Apple makes it so hard to upgrade Mac hardware, and discuss the drop in Apple’s software quality. Read the full article at…
  • Coda 2.5.2

    Jan 19, 2015, 12:22 am
    Maintenance release improves overall performance and brings many fixes to the Web site development tool. ($99 new, free update, 88.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • CrashPlan 3.7

    Jan 19, 2015, 12:22 am
    Makes improvements for those running 10.10 Yosemite while retiring support for 10.5 Leopard. (Free with a 30-day trial of online backup service, 51.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • Moneydance 2015

    Jan 19, 2015, 12:22 am
    Major new release for the personal financial management application with a redesigned interface and support for Dropbox syncing. ($49.99 new, free update, 70.9 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on…
  • Smile Releases PDFpen 7 and PDFpenPro 7

    Jan 16, 2015, 10:58 am
    Smile has released Yosemite-friendly versions of PDFpen and PDFpenPro, featuring OCR text layer access and iCloud Drive compatibility. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • External Link: MacUser UK Is Shutting Down

    Jan 16, 2015, 9:12 am
    Dennis Publishing has announced that it’s ceasing publication of MacUser in the UK after almost 30 years. The company cited “challenging market conditions,” although it continues to publish numerous other print magazines. Dennis Publishing will soon be…
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