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  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 February 2017

    Mon 1:47pm
    Notable software releases this week include ScreenFlow 6.2.1, GarageBand 10.1.6, Parallels Desktop 12.1.3, and Microsoft Office 2016 15.31. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • ScreenFlow 6.2.1

    Mon 10:52am
    Brings a number of bug fixes and adds the option to publish 2K and 4K video to Vimeo ($99 new, free update, 61.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • GarageBand 10.1.6

    Sun 10:05pm
    Patches a security vulnerability related to a memory corruption issue. (Free with new Macs or $4.99 new, free update, 956 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • Parallels Desktop 12.1.3

    Sun 5:51pm
    Maintenance update for the popular virtualization software resolves several fixes. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, free update, 256 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • The State of iBooks in Early 2017

    Sat 5:58am
    The capability of storing your iBooks library on iCloud Drive caused problems when Apple introduced it last year. Michael Cohen takes a look to see if the company has resolved those issues. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • SoundSource 3 Simplifies Mac Audio Management

    Fri 3:30pm
    SoundSource 3 is Rogue Amoeba’s replacement for the macOS volume menu bar icon, and if you already own one of the company’s other apps, you can get it for free. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on…
  • AT&T and Sprint Expand Unlimited Data Offerings

    Fri 3:28pm
    Following on the heels of Verizon’s new unlimited data plan, AT&T, Sprint, and even T-Mobile are improving their unlimited offerings. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • Fixing (and Explaining) PDFpen 8.3.1’s Crash on Launch

    Thu 7:58pm
    If you use Smile’s PDFpen or PDFpenPro 8 and it’s crashing on launch, download a new version. Adam Engst explains what happened and warns that other apps could suffer a similar fate. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Microsoft Office 2016 15.31

    Thu 5:16pm
    Adds support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. ($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…
  • WWDC 2017 Moves Back to San Jose on June 5th through 9th

    Thu 12:18pm
    Apple has announced dates for its Worldwide Developers Conference sooner than expected, and with another surprise: it’s moving back to San Jose after years in San Francisco. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 13 February 2017

    Feb 13, 2017, 5:13 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Alfred 3.3 and TextExpander 6.1.5. 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…
  • ExtraBITS for 13 February 2017

    Feb 13, 2017, 5:12 pm
    We have a slew of ExtraBITS for you this week! Apple pulls the LG UltraFine 5K Display from its stores, some app makers find that they make more money after leaving the Mac App Store, Verizon Wireless offers same-day screen repair in some cities, Apple…
  • Chrome for iOS Gains QR Code and Barcode Scanning

    Feb 13, 2017, 2:13 pm
    You no longer need a dedicated app to scan QR codes and barcodes now that the latest version of the Google Chrome Web browser for iOS can perform those tasks. But read on, since you may not guess how to invoke the scanner. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • External Link: Apple Pulls LG UltraFine 5K Display from Retail Stores

    Feb 13, 2017, 2:04 pm
    In the wake of various problems with the LG UltraFine 5K Display, 9to5Mac reports that physical Apple Stores have stopped carrying the Apple-approved monitors. They’re still available to order online but with a wait time of 5 to 6 weeks and no option to ship…
  • Squarespace Sponsoring TidBITS

    Feb 13, 2017, 1:01 pm
    Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Squarespace. Josh Centers explains how Squarespace makes Web site creation and hosting fast and easy. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get…
  • Verizon Wireless Brings Back “Unlimited” Data

    Feb 13, 2017, 9:43 am
    Thanks to competition from Sprint and T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless has now introduced an “unlimited” data plan at a surprisingly reasonable price. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To…
  • Introducing the TidBITS Content Network for Apple Consultants

    Feb 13, 2017, 9:43 am
    We’ve just opened the doors on the TidBITS Content Network, a new syndicated content service designed to provide professionally written, edited, and illustrated tips and articles for Apple consultants, resellers, and other businesses to use in their blogs,…
  • External Link: Some Apps Making More Outside the Mac App Store

    Feb 13, 2017, 8:15 am
    After Apple removed the code snippet manager Dash from the Mac App Store, its developers found that they actually made more money afterward, but that was likely due to the increased media coverage. In a less biased test, Rogue Amoeba also decided to stop…
  • Alfred 3.3

    Feb 12, 2017, 8:16 pm
    Adds access to clipboard history for inclusion into workflows and snippets. (£17 new, free update, 2.6 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…
  • TextExpander 6.1.5

    Feb 10, 2017, 5:50 pm
    Adds support for importing settings from TextExpander 5 and for synchronizing some preferences with the new TextExpander for Windows. ($40 annual subscription, $20 upgrade subscription, free update from version 6, 6.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • External Link: Verizon Offering Same-Day Screen Repair in Some Cities

    Feb 10, 2017, 3:23 pm
    Verizon Wireless is offering a new service for members of its $11-per-month Total Mobile Protection smartphone insurance: $79 same-day screen repair right in your home or office (or at one of 220+ repair locations). However, the on-site service is available…
  • A Prairie HomeKit Companion: Automating Your Home

    Feb 10, 2017, 2:05 pm
    In this installment of A Prairie HomeKit Companion, Josh Centers explains how to put the automation in home automation. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • External Link: Apple Preparing to Move into “Spaceship” Campus

    Feb 9, 2017, 1:05 pm
    Reuters reports that, after years of delays and an estimated $5 billion price tag, Apple hopes to start moving into its new “spaceship” campus in a few months. One of Steve Jobs’s final initiatives, the round glass building was projected to be finished…
  • External Link: Backblaze Publishes 2016 Hard Drive Reliability Statistics

    Feb 8, 2017, 10:09 am
    Online backup service Backblaze has posted its hard drive reliability statistics for 2016, based on nearly 72,000 drives and almost 23 million drive-days. At the end of last year, overall failure rates were 1.95 percent, which is down 0.52 percent from last…
  • External Link: Daniel Steinberg on Apple’s Lack of Passion for Books

    Feb 7, 2017, 2:52 pm
    What happens when Apple isn’t passionate about a product line or service? Look no further than iBooks, iBooks Author, and the iBooks Store. After an initial burst of enthusiasm, both iBooks and iBooks Author have languished, iCloud Drive’s integration with…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6 February 2017

    Feb 6, 2017, 1:49 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Airfoil 5.5.2 and CleanMyMac 3.7.2. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS…
  • ExtraBITS for 6 February 2017

    Feb 6, 2017, 1:49 pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, LG admits to interference problems with its UltraFine 5K Display, and Apple is reportedly adding more ARM-based chips to the Mac. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • External Link: LG Raises Shields on UltraFine 5K Display

    Feb 6, 2017, 10:21 am
    LG has confirmed to TechCrunch that its UltraFine 5K Display can suffer interference when placed near a Wi-Fi router. The company recommends keeping the screen at least two feet away from routers. If that isn’t possible for you, or if that doesn’t solve…
  • What Apple Can Learn from Airwalk

    Feb 6, 2017, 7:08 am
    Josh Centers explores what Apple can learn from a once-mighty shoe company. 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…
  • Airfoil 5.5.2

    Feb 5, 2017, 12:19 pm
    Updates the Instant On component to version 8.4.1 with full support for macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($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…