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  • A Tour of Apple Music

    Thu 1:29pm
    Josh Centers takes an all-access tour of the sprawling Apple Music, offering tips and observations along the way.  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: Is Safari the New Internet Explorer?

    Wed 1:20pm
    Safari has become the new Internet Explorer, at least if you believe developer Nolan Lawson. In a blog post, Lawson laments Apple’s absence at the recent EdgeConf developer conference, and goes on to chide Apple for not properly implementing new Web…
  • iTunes 12.2

    Wed 1:20am
    Integrates the Apple Music streaming music subscription service and the free Beats 1 radio service into iTunes. (Free, 222 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • Security Update 2015-005

    Tue 11:46pm
    Lengthy list of vulnerability fixes mirrors many of those patched by 10.10.4 Yosemite. (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…
  • Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001

    Tue 9:21pm
    Patches vulnerabilities with EFI firmware for Mountain Lion and Mavericks. (Free, 101 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…
  • Safari 8.0.7, 7.1.7, and 6.2.7

    Tue 7:52pm
    Updates to the three versions of Apple’s Web browser with reduced memory usage for improved performance, plus (Free) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Apple Releases iOS 8.4 with Apple Music

    Tue 11:01am
    Apple has updated iOS to 8.4, and with it has launched its new Apple Music subscription service. 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…
  • Apple Improves Networking in OS X 10.10.4

    Tue 11:00am
    Apple has released OS X 10.10.4, which promises to solve networking reliability and iCloud Photo Library syncing, among other things. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29 June 2015

    Mon 11:24am
    Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.1, Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro, and iMovie 10.0.9. 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 29 June 2015

    Mon 11:24am
    In this week’s ExtraBITS, Josh Centers and Joe Kissell chatted with the Tech Night Owl, Apple expanded its AppleCare+ battery coverage and banned the Confederate battle flag from the App Store, and Google debuted a virtual climb up El Capitan. Read the full…
  • External Link: Josh Centers and Joe Kissell Discuss Conspiracies, Backups with the Tech Night Owl

    Mon 8:16am
    Our own Josh Centers and Joe Kissell were this week’s guests on The Tech Night Owl podcast. Josh talked about Apple Music, including a conspiracy theory about Taylor Swift, the Apple TV’s future, and the possibility of ARM-based Macs. Joe Kissell recounted…
  • ClamXav 2.8.1

    Mon 6:28am
    Update transitions the Mac virus scanner from a free title to a commercial product. ($29.95 new, free update, 20.9 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro

    Mon 12:28am
    Major new release for digital media suite with new DVD burning software and audio import features. ($99.99/$149.99 new, $59.99/$99.99 upgrade) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • iMovie 10.0.9

    Mon 12:28am
    Addresses a compatibility issue with clips exported from GoPro Studio. ($14.99 new, free update, 2.0 GB) 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: Apple Improves AppleCare+ Battery Coverage

    Sat 8:00am
    Apple has boosted its coverage of batteries for iOS devices and Apple Watches under AppleCare+. Apple will now replace batteries in covered devices that retain less than 80 percent of their capacity; previously, the company would replace batteries only if they…
  • FunBITS: Gaming’s Long, Sleepless Night

    Jun 26, 2015, 1:00 pm
    An endless barrage of video game rehashes makes Josh Centers feel like he’s stuck in a blurry time loop of insomnia. He examines the originality crisis in gaming. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on…
  • External Link: Apple Bans the Confederate Battle Flag from the App Store

    Jun 25, 2015, 11:30 am
    Apple has removed from the App Store any app that prominently features the Confederate battle flag (though a casual search revealed a few that Apple missed). The flag has been increasingly under fire in the wake of the racially motivated church shooting in…
  • External Link: Take a Virtual Climb Up El Capitan

    Jun 24, 2015, 6:17 pm
    Google Maps has created a virtual climb up El Capitan. No, not the upcoming OS X release, but the actual rock formation in Yosemite National Park. Using Google Street View, you can experience more than 20 panoramic images taken by climbers who scaled the…
  • Apple’s New iPhone Dock Versus the Competition

    Jun 24, 2015, 8:00 am
    Users of current-model iPhones finally have an Apple dock that also works with older iPhones, even those protected by cases. How does the iPhone Lightning Dock stack up to third-party cradles? Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • Flashlight Brightens Up Spotlight in Yosemite

    Jun 23, 2015, 11:19 am
    Flashlight enhances Yosemite’s built-in Spotlight search feature to make it nearly as powerful as third-party utilities. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • It’s Time to Read “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course”

    Jun 22, 2015, 5:30 pm
    Go deeper than Web articles with our latest Take Control book, Jeff Carlson’s “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course,” which may be the first documentation of the Apple Watch that’s comprehensive, independent, and based on real-world…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22 June 2015

    Jun 22, 2015, 3:53 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Lightroom CC 2015.1 and Lightroom 6.1, Default Folder X 4.7.2, ChronoSync 4.6.2 and ChronoAgent 1.5.3, Audio Hijack 3.1.1, and Mellel 3.4. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • ExtraBITS for 22 June 2015

    Jun 22, 2015, 3:53 pm
    This week we have only one link for you to read: Apple remains on top of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Who Has your Back?” report, while Google and Microsoft have lost ground. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Lightroom CC 2015.1 and Lightroom 6.1

    Jun 22, 2015, 12:43 pm
    Lightroom CC 2015 receives two new features, while both apps get a number of bug fixes. ($149 new or $9.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • 11 Stupid Backup Strategies

    Jun 21, 2015, 7:04 pm
    How confident are you in your backup strategy? Confident enough to be certain that your data would be 100 percent recoverable even if a meteorite hit your house? If you find yourself making any of 11 common mistakes when it comes to backing up your Mac, Joe…
  • A Visit to Pandoland, Where Silicon Valley Meets Music City

    Jun 20, 2015, 8:00 am
    At the tech conference Pandoland, Silicon Valley meets Music City. Tennessee native Josh Centers visited to get a behind-the-scenes look at the tech industry. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • Default Folder X 4.7.2

    Jun 20, 2015, 5:40 am
    Fixes a file dialog bug that affected Photoshop and Illustrator on Yosemite. ($34.95 new, free update, 11.0 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • More Problems with iCloud Photo Library Uploads

    Jun 19, 2015, 5:01 pm
    If you use or are considering using iCloud Photo Library, be careful, since the initial download to an iPhone could cause cellular data overage charges, and repairing your Photos library could result in another bandwidth-hogging upload. Read the full article…
  • ChronoSync 4.6.2 and ChronoAgent 1.5.3

    Jun 19, 2015, 4:17 pm
    Brings a variety of improvements to the synchronization and backup apps. ($40 new for ChronoSync, $10 new for ChronoAgent new, free update, 28.4 MB, 10.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • Apple Replacing 3 TB Hard Drives in Some 27-inch iMacs

    Jun 19, 2015, 2:44 pm
    Apple is replacing 3 TB hard drives in 27-inch iMacs sold between December 2012 and September 2013. 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…
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