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  • External Link: The Rock X Siri: Don’t Try This At Home

    2h
    Want to see how well Siri works when it’s backed up by a full team of video production editors? Apple has produced an amusing “film” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in which he manages to use Siri repeatedly while doing everyday made-up movie star…
  • Moneydance 2017.4

    Sun 12:43pm
    Fixes a bug with Dropbox syncing and improves detection of duplicate downloaded transactions. ($49.99 new, free update, 96.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • Logic Pro X 10.3.2

    Sun 6:08am
    Adds three new Drummers and enables you to customized new Drummer loops placed in songs. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.35 GB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • 1Password 6.8

    Sat 8:01pm
    Adds the capability for creating vaults for 1Password.com accounts. ($64.99 new, free update, 48.2 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…
  • Transmit 5.0

    Sat 1:01pm
    Major new release for the popular file transfer app adds a new synchronization service and connection with 10 new cloud services. ($45 new, free update, 62.0 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • Safari 10.1.2

    Sat 4:48am
    Patches security vulnerabilities when running in Yosemite and El Capitan. (Free) 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…
  • iTunes 12.6.2

    Sat 2:48am
    Unspecified minor app and performance improvements. (Free, 270 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 TidBITS member!…
  • Security Update 2017-003 (Yosemite and El Capitan)

    Sat 12:49am
    Resolves security vulnerabilities in Apple’s older operating systems. (Free, various sizes) 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…
  • iOS 10.3.3 Patches High-Profile BroadPwn Flaw

    Fri 11:30am
    Although Apple didn’t emphasize the importance of the recently released iOS 10.3.3, it patches a particularly ugly security vulnerability found in the Wi-Fi chips of all compatible iOS devices. What about older devices that can’t run iOS 10? There’s the…
  • Powerline Ethernet Adapters Are Everyday Magic

    Fri 6:44am
    When Wi-Fi failed and running Ethernet cable was impractical, Josh Centers found a bit of everyday magic in powerline Ethernet adapters. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • Vote for Your Favorite Mac Markdown Editor

    Thu 2:15pm
    Our last survey to determine the favorite word processor of TidBITS readers revealed that lots of people have moved to Markdown-capable text editors for many writing tasks. So that’s where we’re looking next — if you have a favorite Markdown editor and…
  • Join Adam Engst for Support Essentials at MacTech Pro New York

    Thu 1:26pm
    For Apple professionals in the New York metro area, the MacTech Pro seminar in your area is coming up next week. Adam Engst will be attending, and TidBITS readers who want to take in the sessions can save $200 on an event pass. Read the full article at…
  • Apple Releases macOS 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2

    Wed 1:35pm
    Apple has released bug and security updates for all of its operating systems. 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: Google Glass Returns… In Factories and Warehouses

    Wed 12:36pm
    Google Glass, the tech giant’s augmented reality eyewear that flopped in consumer usage due to buggy behavior and privacy concerns, may have found its niche. Companies like agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO and shipment company DHL have discovered…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 July 2017

    Jul 17, 2017, 5:19 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Aeon Timeline 2.2.5, KeyCue 8.5, PopChar X 8.1, and Fantastical 2.4. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • ExtraBITS for 17 July 2017

    Jul 17, 2017, 5:19 pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, Andy Ihnatko ponders a world overly reliant on technology, the Apple Store introduces interactive HomeKit demos, and a report claims that Siri usage is declining. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • External Link: Connected Condiments: When Will It Have Gone Too Far?

    Jul 17, 2017, 5:01 pm
    Andy Ihnatko is letting off steam as only he can, with an extended analogy about how he was just trying to make a ham-and-cheese sandwich but got distracted by an Internet-related error with the mustard. It’s silly, of course, but his larger point is that…
  • Your Favorite Mac Word Processors

    Jul 17, 2017, 3:14 pm
    With votes from over 800 TidBITS readers in the past week, we have recommendations for the top word processors on the Mac, including some strong alternatives to Microsoft Word. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • The Problem With Abandoned Apps

    Jul 17, 2017, 12:04 pm
    A growing scrap heap of abandoned iOS apps is creating a troubling environment for developers. Marc Zeedar, publisher of xDev Magazine, explores the situation. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • AgileBits Isn’t Forcing 1Password Data to Live in the Cloud

    Jul 14, 2017, 3:18 pm
    A news report referring to AgileBits’s aggressive shift to subscription-based licensing for 1Password overstates a requirement to store passwords at its 1Password.com site. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Aeon Timeline 2.2.5

    Jul 14, 2017, 6:38 am
    Addresses a crash that occurred with Move Items to Trash when syncing with Ulysses. ($50 new, free update, 49.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • KeyCue 8.5

    Jul 13, 2017, 8:37 pm
    Speeds up background activities and reduces memory allocation, while also addressing a couple of bugs. (€19.99 new, free update, 5.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • PopChar X 8.1

    Jul 13, 2017, 6:37 pm
    Adds more search keywords for emoji characters and support for the new Unicode 10.0 standard. (€29.99 new, free update from version 8.0, 5.0 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To…
  • Fantastical 2.4

    Jul 13, 2017, 4:37 pm
    Adds some frequently requested features, including attachment viewing and editing on iCloud and Exchange accounts and travel time notifications. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • External Link: [Updated] Verizon Users: Change Your PIN Immediately

    Jul 13, 2017, 12:34 pm
    In the latest piece of high-profile security news, PINs associated with 6 million Verizon accounts were exposed on an unsecured server, along with subscriber names. The information came from call logs from landline customers who had contacted Verizon customer…
  • External Link: Apple Stores Introduce Interactive HomeKit Demos

    Jul 12, 2017, 10:59 am
    It’s difficult to convey the benefits of home automation to someone who has never experienced it. To address this challenge, Apple has begun rolling out an interactive HomeKit experience in 46 of its retail stores around the world. You’ll be able to use an…
  • Apple Launches Repair Program for First-Generation Apple Watches

    Jul 11, 2017, 1:25 pm
    If the back cover of your first-generation Apple Watch has come loose, Apple will repair it for free. 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…
  • External Link: Siri Usage and Engagement Declining

    Jul 11, 2017, 1:02 pm
    A somewhat odd Verto Analytics report on virtual assistant use on mobile devices claims that while Siri remains the most popular virtual assistant in the United States, both usage and engagement are dropping. Siri’s user base reportedly declined by 15…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10 July 2017

    Jul 10, 2017, 5:10 pm
    Notable software releases this week include BusyCal 3.1.9 and BusyContacts 1.1.9, Parallels Desktop 12.2.1, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.13, and Bookends 12.8.2. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • Vote for Your Favorite Mac Word Processor

    Jul 10, 2017, 12:24 pm
    What Mac app do you rely on for word processing? Vote for your favorite app in our poll this week, and we’ll report on the results next week. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get…