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  • Bring iPhone Slo-Mo Videos Back Up to Speed

    Wed 5:33pm
    If you accidentally recorded a video in Slo-Mo mode on an iPhone or iPad Air 2, you can’t easily save a real-time version. Jeff Carlson shares a workaround using iMovie for iOS. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.3

    Wed 1:10am
    Maintenance update for popular backup utility with several Yosemite-specific fixes. ($39.99 new, free update, 11.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • PopChar X 7.0

    Wed 12:50am
    Major new release of the character discovery adds a Shape Finder feature. (€29.99 new, 3.8 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 work and…
  • “Take Control of OS X Server” Ready for Everyone

    Mon 5:42pm
    After digging out from Apple’s massive operating system release season, we’re pleased to announce that “Take Control of OS X Server,” by Charles Edge, is now available to everyone. The book, which we streamed on the TidBITS site for members, provides…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24 November 2014

    Mon 2:32pm
    Notable software releases this week include DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.2, Mactracker 7.4.1, Evernote 6.0, SpamSieve 2.9.18, and Mailplane 3.3.3. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • ExtraBITS for 24 November 2014

    Mon 2:31pm
    In this Thanksgiving edition of ExtraBITS, Ars Technica explains which networking services Continuity uses, we learn why no one can build things like Apple, Walt Mossberg traces the rise of the Mac, and Apple removes the “free” label from apps. Read the…
  • “Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” Unravels iCloud Confusions

    Mon 11:02am
    Still trying to wrap your head around how to use iCloud Drive or the best way to manage your photos via iCloud? Joe Kissell’s best-selling “Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” is now available to answer your questions. Read the full article at…
  • No TidBITS Issue on 1 December 2014

    Mon 10:21am
    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 links on our Web site. The next email issue will be published on 8 December 2014. Read the full…
  • DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.2

    Mon 12:41am
    Adds support for indexing files and folders stored in iCloud Drive. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new.) Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • Mactracker 7.4.1

    Mon 12:15am
    Adds details on the recent iMac, Mac mini, and iPad releases, plus OS X 10.10 Yosemite. (Free, 37.3 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…
  • How to Batch Rename Files in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

    Nov 21, 2014, 3:03 pm
    In Yosemite, you no longer need third-party tools to rename multiple files at once. 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…
  • FunBITS: Overglide Pushes the Limits of iOS 8 Widgets

    Nov 21, 2014, 1:44 pm
    Overglide dares App Store reviewers by putting a game in Notification Center. But is it worthy of a place there? Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • Keeping Up with the Snoops 7: Too Many Snoops

    Nov 21, 2014, 12:23 pm
    Josh Centers brings you up to date with all of the latest surveillance news, including a setback to NSA reform, fake cell towers in airplanes, and some unusual legal opinions. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Evernote 6.0

    Nov 21, 2014, 12:01 pm
    Redesigns the user interface and brings the new Work Chat feature to the Mac App Store edition. (Free, 61.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • First Apple Watch Apps Will Only Skim the Surface

    Nov 20, 2014, 11:13 am
    Apple released the first beta of its software development kit for the Apple Watch to developers this week, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a while longer before we see Office for the Apple Watch. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • External Link: Which Networking Technologies Do Continuity Services Need?

    Nov 20, 2014, 11:04 am
    With Continuity, OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 can share all sorts of information, but it’s difficult to know which network technologies are required for each service: Bluetooth, a local Wi-Fi connection, or a general Internet connection. Ars Technica has…
  • External Link: Why No One Can Copy Apple’s Hardware Design

    Nov 20, 2014, 8:05 am
    Many companies want to build products with the quality of Apple’s, but as Ben Einstein of Bolt explains, that’s nearly impossible to do. One reason is that Apple has bought up many of the machines and firms capable of such precision manufacturing. Besides…
  • SpamSieve 2.9.18

    Nov 19, 2014, 5:00 pm
    Adds support for OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite and preliminary support for Outlook 15.3. ($30 new, free update, 14.9 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • Mailplane 3.3.3

    Nov 19, 2014, 4:52 pm
    Adds support for the Todoist task manager. ($24.95 new, free update, 34.3 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 become a TidBITS…
  • External Link: Walt Mossberg on the Return of the Mac

    Nov 19, 2014, 3:49 pm
    Many were shocked at the growth in Mac sales in Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, but not veteran technology journalist Walt Mossberg. He credits the second act of the Mac to three factors: the leadership of Steve Jobs, the rise of the Web, and…
  • External Link: App Store Apps Are No Longer “Free”

    Nov 19, 2014, 3:35 pm
    Apple has changed the “Free” label on apps with no upfront cost to “Get.” The move is likely due to regulatory concern over the cost of in-app purchases. While some apps are still truly free, many “free” apps require in-app purchases to be…
  • ExtraBITS for 17 November 2014

    Nov 17, 2014, 5:02 pm
    This week in ExtraBITS, Managing Editor Josh Centers discussed net neutrality on The Tech Night Owl podcast, Kirk McElhearn investigated iOS storage space, Apple eased fears about the iOS Masque Attack vulnerability, Apple Pay made a mark at Whole Foods, and…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 November 2014

    Nov 17, 2014, 4:53 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Little Snitch 3.5, Firefox 33.1, and LaunchBar 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…
  • Apple Releases OS X 10.10.1, iOS 8.1.1, and Apple TV 7.0.2

    Nov 17, 2014, 1:16 pm
    Apple has updated all three of its major platforms for increased reliability and security. 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: Josh Centers Talks Net Neutrality on The Tech Night Owl

    Nov 17, 2014, 8:36 am
    Managing Editor Josh Centers joined The Tech Night Owl podcast to discuss the brewing battle over net neutrality, TidBITS email delivery issues, Apple’s iMessage lock-in, and more. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Little Snitch 3.5

    Nov 17, 2014, 12:21 am
    Changes how SSH connections are handled on Yosemite. ($34.95 new, free update, 21.1 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…
  • Firefox 33.1

    Nov 17, 2014, 12:04 am
    Adds DuckDuckGo as a search option and a Forget button to quickly clear recent browsing history. (Free, 64.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • FunBITS: The Internet Arcade Brings Back Classic Games

    Nov 16, 2014, 9:43 am
    The Internet Arcade is a new initiative from the Internet Archive that brings classic arcade games to your Web browser. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Why We Created the Take Control Crash Course Series

    Nov 14, 2014, 6:11 pm
    Our last few books were in our new Take Control Crash Course series, which we developed in response to recent trends surrounding how people interact with tech books. Read on to learn what changes we’ve made, and why. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • External Link: Apple’s iOS Apps Consume Significant Device Space

    Nov 14, 2014, 12:51 pm
    Apple still insists on offering 16 GB iOS devices, but as Kirk McElhearn discovered, that doesn’t give you much room to work with. To start, a 16 GB device with iOS 8 installed offers only 12.73 GB of free space out of the box. But if you then install…
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