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  • External Link: LiveCode Crowdfunding HTML5 Web App Deployment

    25 July 2014, 2:47 pm

    The cross-platform development environment LiveCode, perhaps the most successful of HyperCard’s successors, can deploy apps to Mac OS X, iOS, Windows, Android, and several flavors of Unix. LiveCode’s developer, RunRev, raised nearly $840,000 via…
  • External Link: Marvel Unlimited Discounted to 99 Cents through July 29th

    25 July 2014, 2:27 pm

    To celebrate the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel is offering the Marvel Unlimited subscription service for $0.99 for the first month, after which it will auto-renew at the usual $9.99 per month unless you cancel. Use promo code SDCC14 when signing up through 29…
  • Amazon Fire Phone Too Limited and Gimmicky

    25 July 2014, 2:11 pm

    The Fire Phone smartphone is Amazon’s latest foray into consumer hardware, after its Kindle Fire tablets and Fire TV streaming video box. Phone buyers seeking maximum device versatility and flexibility should just get an iPhone or Android handset, though,…
  • Upgrade Your Print Books to Ebooks with BitLit

    25 July 2014, 11:27 am

    BitLit and HarperCollins pilot program offers low-cost ebook versions of paper books you already own. Does that make any sense? Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • “Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite” Says It All

    24 July 2014, 11:46 am

    With months still remaining before the final release of OS X Yosemite, members of the public can now install a beta version. Joe Kissell explains why this is cool and why he wrote an unusually priced book about it! Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9

    22 July 2014, 9:28 pm

    Addresses two issues with waking from sleep for MacBook Air models released in mid-2011, but is reported to have several issues with applying the firmware. (Free, 4.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Apple Q3 2014 Results Show Highest EPS in Seven Quarters

    22 July 2014, 3:15 pm

    Boosted by strong sales of iPhones, Macs, and apps, Apple has posted record financial results for the company’s third fiscal quarter, with $37.4 billion in revenue and net profits of $7.7 billion. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • Potato Salad Goes Viral on Kickstarter

    22 July 2014, 1:23 pm

    A crowdfunding campaign for potato salad takes the cake. But will anyone be able to reproduce the recipe? 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…
  • ITbits: Putting IBM MobileFirst in (Apple’s Enterprise) Context

    22 July 2014, 8:01 am

    Much has been made of the announcement that Apple and IBM will work together to bring iOS devices and applications into the enterprise via IBM’s MobileFirst program. Systems administrator Andrew Laurence examines Apple’s enterprise history and strategy,…
  • Apple TV Finally Gets Netflix Post-Play

    21 July 2014, 2:05 pm

    Nearly two years after the feature was unveiled, Netflix on the Apple TV gains Post-Play, which automatically plays the next TV episode after the one you’re watching ends. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers explains how it works. Read the…
  • ExtraBITS for 21 July 2014

    21 July 2014, 11:17 am

    Managing Editor Josh Centers sat down with Gene Steinberg to discuss Gmail and Apple TV on The Tech Night Owl podcast, Apple has been denied a trademark on its Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and Greenpeace has declared Apple the greenest company in the tech…
  • Marked 2.3

    21 July 2014, 10:18 am

    Sandboxes the Markdown previewer and brings it to the Mac App Store. ($9.99 new, free update, 16.7 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…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 July 2014

    21 July 2014, 10:16 am

    Notable software releases this week include DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.1, Typinator 6.1, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3.1, and Voila 3.8. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • External Link: Josh Centers Discusses Gmail and Apple TV on The Tech Night Owl

    21 July 2014, 10:13 am

    TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers joined host Gene Steinberg on The Tech Night Owl podcast to explain why he uses Gmail, and what Apple will need to do to keep the Apple TV competitive. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • FunBITS: The Rhythm of Fighters Beats the Beats

    18 July 2014, 8:00 am

    The Rhythm of Fighters is a musical take on the fighting game genre, but is it greater than the sum of its parts? Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • The Birth of the Ebook

    17 July 2014, 1:29 pm

    Michael E. Cohen was on hand for the birth of the ebook, but he discovered that not even pioneers are immune from the curse of Macbeth. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • iTunes Pass: How to Buy iTunes Store Credit via Passbook

    17 July 2014, 11:43 am

    You can now use Passbook to purchase iTunes Store credit at an Apple Store. Josh Centers explains how to set up Apple’s new iTunes Pass. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.1

    17 July 2014, 9:51 am

    Express and Pro editions add support for Open Graph to match HTML pages and improve the Twitter Accounts scanner. (Free/$4.95/$49.95, free updates) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To…
  • Typinator 6.1

    17 July 2014, 9:42 am

    Adds new markers that can temporarily pause the text expansion tool to define exceptions or suppress the next replacement. (€24.99 new, free update, 7.2 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3.1

    16 July 2014, 9:03 pm

    Small maintenance release for the all-purpose PDF editing apps offers a few bug fixes. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free updates, 52.0/52.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • Overcast Refines the iPhone Podcast Experience

    16 July 2014, 8:35 am

    The App Store is full of podcast clients for the iPhone, but Overcast is the first to be developed by a professional podcaster. Read on to find out if it’s right for you. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Voila 3.8

    15 July 2014, 9:15 pm

    Adds several new features to the screen capture utility. ($29.99 new, free update, 23.5 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 work and…
  • External Link: Apple Testing iTunes Pass in Japan

    15 July 2014, 1:00 pm

    Apple has debuted a new service in Japan, called iTunes Pass. The service allows Apple Store customers to use Passbook to purchase iTunes Store credit. The service is presumably coming to western countries soon, and could be a precursor to Apple’s rumored…
  • External Link: Apple Denied Touch ID Trademark

    15 July 2014, 12:00 pm

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple’s application to trademark Touch ID, the fingerprint-sensing technology built into the iPhone 5s. Apparently, the Touch ID name is too similar to an existing trademark, Kronos Touch ID, which the USPTO…
  • External Link: Apple Declared the Greenest Company in Tech

    15 July 2014, 10:59 am

    Apple is now the greenest major tech company, according to a new report by Greenpeace. In the organization’s Clean Energy Index, which ranks companies based on clean energy usage, as well as use of other energy sources such as natural gas, coal, and nuclear,…
  • Charge Your Electronics Before Flying, or Risk Losing Them

    14 July 2014, 10:00 am

    If you’re flying into the U.S. from select airports, your uncharged electronics could be confiscated. Steve McCabe has the details on the TSA’s new policy. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • ExtraBITS for 14 July 2014

    14 July 2014, 8:30 am

    Apple has launched a blog for its new Swift programming language, signaling a more open Apple. Bad news for Mac fans: Intel’s new desktop processors have been delayed until 2015, and it turns out that the new entry-level iMac isn’t worth the money. Worse…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 July 2014

    14 July 2014, 8:30 am

    Notable software releases this week include Parallels Desktop 9.0.24237, Skype 6.19, and TextExpander 4.3.2. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support…
  • Parallels Desktop 9.0.24237

    13 July 2014, 9:49 pm

    Fixes a couple of issues related to the upcoming OS X Yosemite. ($79.99 new, free update, 361 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…
  • Skype 6.19

    13 July 2014, 9:48 pm

    Adds Voice Over support for selecting recent searches of the Add Contacts field. (Free, 41.9 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 and…

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