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  • Formatting Screenplays with Fountain

    Thu 8:19pm
    Aspiring screenwriters have enough on their plates without having to figure out how to make their word processors handle screenplay format, but with Fountain markup they don’t have to. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • FunBITS: SNL for iPhone Brings 40 Years of Laughs

    Thu 10:48am
    The free SNL app brings thousands of sketches from Saturday Night Live’s 40-year history to your iPhone or iPad. 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: Proof iBooks with the Web Inspector

    Tue 12:26pm
    Those who develop EPUBs are aware of how similar to a Web site an EPUB is, containing, as it does, XHTML and CSS files to present the ebook’s contents. Not many know, however, that Apple makes it possible to use OS X’s built-in Web Inspector to debug…
  • “Take Control of PDFpen 7” Documents PDFpen for Mac and iOS

    Mon 5:37pm
    Our latest book, Michael Cohen’s “Take Control of PDFpen 7,” explains everything you can do with PDFpen 7 and its big brother, PDFpenPro 7, plus the mobile version, PDFpen for iPad & iPhone. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2 March 2015

    Mon 2:10pm
    Notable software releases this week include Fetch 5.7.5, Downcast 1.1.7, BusyCal 2.6.5, Logic Pro X 10.1.1, and VLC Media Player 2.2.0. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • ExtraBITS for 2 March 2015

    Mon 2:10pm
    In this week’s collection of ExtraBITS, Managing Editor Josh Centers made a couple of podcast appearances and Google teamed up with carriers for mobile payments. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on…
  • Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 6: Improve Your Network Security

    Mon 11:25am
    No Mac is an island, and it’s important to protect the network traffic flowing to and from your Mac. Luckily, a few simple precautions will prevent automated bots from sniffing your traffic for email addresses to spam, passwords to exploit, and credit card…
  • Chapter 6 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

    Mon 11:24am
    In this week’s chapticle of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” Joe Kissell looks at the network connections between your Mac and the outside world and how you can prevent eavesdropping on your network traffic. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • External Link: Josh Centers Talks Patents, Apple Watch on The Mac Show

    Mon 9:28am
    Managing Editor Josh Centers joined The Mac Show panel to discuss patent reform, the Apple Watch, the possibility of a new Apple TV, how much gold Apple is using for the Apple Watch Edition, public iOS betas, what’s coming in iOS 9, and the viability of…
  • External Link: Josh Centers Goes Gold on The Dan Benjamin Hour

    Mon 9:24am
    Managing Editor Josh Centers joined host Dan Benjamin on The Dan Benjamin Hour to discuss how much gold Apple may be using to produce Apple Watch Edition units. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • Fetch 5.7.5

    Sun 6:37pm
    Improves support for Retina displays and provides a number of fixes. ($29 new, free update, 11.9 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…
  • Downcast 1.1.7

    Sun 6:36pm
    Fixes a problem with the media library location on Mountain Lion. ($9.99 new, free update, 20.7 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…
  • BusyCal 2.6.5

    Sun 6:36pm
    Maintenance release with a couple of Exchange-related fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 10.3 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…
  • Logic Pro X 10.1.1

    Sun 6:36pm
    Maintenance release with wide-ranging list of fixes for Apple’s professional audio app. ($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…
  • VLC Media Player 2.2.0

    Sun 6:35pm
    Adds option for resuming playback and automatic rotation of vertically oriented videos. (Free, 33.5 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…
  • Apple Opens iWork Web-only Access to All

    Feb 26, 2015, 6:36 pm
    Everyone, even those who don’t own an Apple device, can now get free access to the Web version of Apple’s iWork apps — Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — along with 1 GB of iCloud storage. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Net Neutrality Passes, Eliminating Broadband Restrictions

    Feb 26, 2015, 2:57 pm
    The FCC has voted in favor of Title II net neutrality regulations and to overturn some state municipal broadband restrictions. But we don’t yet know exactly what was voted for. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Keeping Up with the Snoops 8: Snoop Harder

    Feb 26, 2015, 1:13 pm
    Just when he thought it was over, Josh Centers is pulled back into the spy game, giving you the latest on the Patriot Act’s renewal, hard drive malware, SIM card encryption key theft, and how to find out if you’re being watched. Read the full article at…
  • External Link: Google Teaming Up with Carriers on Payments

    Feb 26, 2015, 9:32 am
    Google has agreed to a deal with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon that will make Google Wallet more competitive with Apple Pay. All three carriers will pre-install the Google Wallet app on Android phones, and Google will gain intellectual property from the…
  • How Much Gold Will the Apple Watch Edition Consume?

    Feb 24, 2015, 4:51 pm
    If rumored production numbers of the Apple Watch Edition are true, Apple may be about to make a bigger dent in the universe than anyone could have ever anticipated. Or maybe The Wall Street Journal’s numbers are a tad high. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • Pebble Time Announced Before Apple Watch

    Feb 24, 2015, 10:48 am
    The Apple Watch may be dominating the smartwatch market from the future, but market leader Pebble Technology is aiming for a slightly different target audience with the new color-screen Pebble Time. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23 February 2015

    Feb 23, 2015, 5:00 pm
    Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 7.1.1, Coda 2.5.6, Audio Hijack 3.0.2, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9, OmniFocus 2.1, and Airfoil 4.8.13. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • ExtraBITS for 23 February 2015

    Feb 23, 2015, 5:00 pm
    In this week’s collection of ExtraBITS, we learn that Apple is ending its support for AOL logins, the truth about AT&T’s “privacy fee,” and how Photoshop is trying to stay relevant after 25 years. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 5: Improve Your Passwords

    Feb 23, 2015, 10:49 am
    Strong passwords are key to maintaining the security of your Mac, and in this chapter, Joe Kissell explains why, looks at what’s involved with a strong password, suggests several password managers, and encourages you to up the security of a few key passwords…
  • Chapter 5 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

    Feb 23, 2015, 10:48 am
    In this week’s chapter of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” Joe Kissell explains why it’s important to have multiple strong passwords and how to create and manage them. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • External Link: Apple Ending Support for AOL Logins

    Feb 23, 2015, 10:34 am
    If you still use an AOL username to sign in to the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store, you must convert it to an Apple ID before 31 March 2015. As of that date, Apple will no longer support AOL usernames for logging in to those services. Read the full…
  • External Link: The Lowdown on AT&T’s “Privacy Fee”

    Feb 23, 2015, 8:19 am
    AT&T is planning to expand its GigaPower fiber Internet service in Kansas City. But unless you pay an extra $29 per month, AT&T will scan your Web traffic to provide you with targeted advertising. Gigaom’s Stacey Higginbotham investigated and found that…
  • External Link: Photoshop Turns 25

    Feb 23, 2015, 8:19 am
    Adobe’s seminal Photoshop app is now 25 years old, and Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times looks at how Adobe is trying to keep it relevant. Adobe’s switch from selling Photoshop to offering it as a monthly subscription is one way the company hopes to…
  • VMware Fusion 7.1.1

    Feb 22, 2015, 3:52 pm
    Maintenance release for the virtualization package. ($69.99/149.99 new, free update, 333 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…
  • Coda 2.5.6

    Feb 22, 2015, 3:51 pm
    Quickens the pace of Find and Replace and provides a variety of fixes and improvements. ($99 new, free update, 83.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
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