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  • Mailplane 3.6.8

    38m
    Adds the option to use the active tab as the Default Sender. ($24.95 new, free update, 21.3 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…
  • 1Password 6.5.2

    Fri 5:40pm
    Maintenance release for the password management utility that’s focused on bug fixes. ($64.99 new, free update, 44.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Carpool-Kids Takes the Hassle out of Carpools

    Fri 4:46pm
    School’s in session, which means kids need rides. Mike Matthews shares details about an app that can help parents team up to spread the driving duties. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • Fantastical 2.3.1

    Fri 11:39am
    Adds support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 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 become…
  • Typinator 7.0

    Fri 5:39am
    Major new release of the text-expansion tool enables creation of interactive forms and introduces subscriptions for sharing abbreviation sets. (€24.99 new, free update, 8.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Netflix Introduces Offline Viewing for iOS

    Wed 8:47pm
    Netflix now allows iOS users to download movies and TV shows for offline viewing. Josh Centers explains how. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support…
  • iBooks StoryTime Brings Read-Aloud Books to Apple TV

    Tue 2:27pm
    Want your kids to turn off the TV and open a book? Apple’s release of iBooks StoryTime for Apple TV just gave your kids a counter-argument. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • How to Stop iCloud Calendar Spam

    Tue 2:23pm
    A “helpful” feature of iCloud lets spammers insert ads into your calendar as event invitations. Andy Affleck explains how spammers are exploiting iCloud and what you can do to stop it. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 November 2016

    Nov 21, 2016, 10:24 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Alfred 3.2, Microsoft Office 2016 15.28 and Office 2011 14.7, Hazel 4.0.8, Slack for Mac 2.3.2, Postbox 5.0.7, ChronoSync 4.7.1, 1Password 6.5.1, and Pixelmator 3.6. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • No TidBITS Issue on 28 November 2016

    Nov 21, 2016, 7:21 pm
    We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to post articles and ExtraBITS links on our Web site. The next email issue will be published on 5 December 2016. Read the…
  • What Apple’s MacBook Lineup Should Look Like

    Nov 21, 2016, 6:36 pm
    Dismayed by Apple’s direction with the new MacBook Pro models? You’re far from alone. Either way, Adam Engst feels that Apple needs to rethink its laptop lineup to provide models that optimize for each of price, size, and performance. Read the full…
  • Understanding Apple’s Marginalization of the Mac

    Nov 21, 2016, 6:33 pm
    Adam Engst argues that Apple’s recent Mac-related announcements are understandable because, despite its size and capabilities, the company can focus on only one platform at a time. And it’s not the Mac. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • Apple Announces iPhone 6s Repair Program for Unexpected Shutdowns

    Nov 21, 2016, 2:19 pm
    Apple has launched a repair program to address spontaneous shutdown issues that affect a small number of iPhone 6s phones. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Alfred 3.2

    Nov 21, 2016, 4:51 am
    Brings improved workflow building, Script Filter enhancements, and integration with 1Password. (£17 new, free update, 2.7 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • Microsoft Office 2016 15.28 and Office 2011 14.7

    Nov 20, 2016, 11:37 pm
    Improves accessibility features and error reporting. ($149.99 new, free update) 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…
  • Hazel 4.0.8

    Nov 20, 2016, 6:00 pm
    Maintenance update fixes a couple of bugs for the file cleanup utility. ($32 new, free update, 7.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our…
  • Slack for Mac 2.3.2

    Nov 19, 2016, 6:28 pm
    Fixes a problem with idle time and ensures contractions don’t cause spellcheck errors. (Free, 64.2 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…
  • Postbox 5.0.7

    Nov 19, 2016, 11:23 am
    Adds image effects and support for emoticons in HTML messages. ($40 new, free update, 30.2 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 work and…
  • ChronoSync 4.7.1

    Nov 19, 2016, 5:10 am
    Improves sync performance when syncing with Google Cloud and Amazon S3 cloud connections. ($49.99 new, free update, 42.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • 1Password 6.5.1

    Nov 19, 2016, 12:43 am
    Adds support for unlocking 1Password via the integrated Touch ID sensor on the new MacBook Pro. ($64.99 new, free update, 44.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • Apple Launches iPhone 6 Plus Multi-Touch Repair Program

    Nov 18, 2016, 12:42 pm
    Apple has launched a repair program to address the “touch disease” affecting some iPhone 6 Plus phones. The company claims the problem is related to the phone being dropped repeatedly, and is charging $149 for the repairs. Read the full article at…
  • Touch Screens, Touch Bars, and the Single Point of Focus

    Nov 17, 2016, 10:11 pm
    The Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros is a gimmick, but so was the mouse once upon a time. In fact, Apple’s latest gimmick addresses a problem we didn’t know we had: the friction caused by a single point of focus. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • Pixelmator 3.6

    Nov 16, 2016, 3:58 am
    Adds support for Sierra and the context-sensitive Touch Bar on new MacBook Pro models. ($29.99 new, free update, 57.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Apple Announces New Apple Book

    Nov 15, 2016, 10:09 pm
    For those who think Apple doesn’t have the resources to update some app or bit of hardware, consider the company’s latest product announcement. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 November 2016

    Nov 14, 2016, 9:32 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.3, Airfoil 5.5.1, Capto 1.2.1, Mellel 3.5.2, BusyCal 3.1.2 and BusyContacts 1.1.4, and DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.7. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Four Reasons Why Apple Should Bid on Time Warner

    Nov 14, 2016, 5:25 pm
    Apple wants to get in the content business — its future products and services might depend on it. Josh Centers explains why Apple should bid against AT&T to acquire Time Warner. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • iMac Gets Competition from Microsoft’s New Surface Studio

    Nov 14, 2016, 1:36 pm
    Microsoft is trying to one-up Apple’s iMac with its first-ever desktop computer, called the Surface Studio. This Windows-based PC boasts a touchscreen that drops to a 20-degree angle for use as a drafting table of sorts… along with a stratospheric price…
  • Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.3

    Nov 14, 2016, 5:50 am
    Maintenance release that follows a major new version of the financial management app. ($74.99 new, free update from Quicken 2017) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • Airfoil 5.5.1

    Nov 13, 2016, 8:35 pm
    Adds initial support for Chromecast Ultra. ($29 new, free update, 14.4 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…
  • Capto 1.2.1

    Nov 12, 2016, 5:48 pm
    The screen capture utility gains compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($29.99 new, free update, 25.3 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…