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  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.201

    18 April 2014, 4:09 pm

    Fixes a crash that occurred on Macs made between 2006 and 2008. (Free, 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 support our work and become a TidBITS…
  • FunBITS: Boom for Mac Pumps up the Volume

    18 April 2014, 10:58 am

    Global Delight’s Boom promises to turn your Mac’s speakers up to 11. Josh Centers takes a look at the utility, and finds an unexpected use for it. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.…
  • 24 Years of TidBITS and Stronger than Ever

    17 April 2014, 3:46 pm

    It’s a little shocking to realize just how long we’ve been publishing TidBITS, but thanks to the revenue from several thousand TidBITS members, we’re publishing more and better content for you than ever before. Will you join us? Read the full article at…
  • External Link: How Siri Fares Against Google Now and Cortana

    17 April 2014, 3:10 pm

    Gizmodo ran a side-by-side test of Apple’s Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft’s new Cortana virtual assistants. The results were neck and neck, with each having its own quirks, but the short video is fun to watch. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • External Link: Josh Centers Talks Apple TV to the Northwest of Us User Group

    17 April 2014, 3:09 pm

    TidBITS Managing Editor and “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers was invited to speak to The Northwest of Us Chicago-area user group. In this in-depth recorded session, Josh discussed some reasons why Apple users should consider the Apple TV,…
  • External Link: Using an iPad to Improve Your Photography

    17 April 2014, 3:09 pm

    Our own Jeff Carlson has written a piece for 500px explaining how to use your iPad to up your photography game. No, not by taking photos with its built-in camera, but using the iPad to preview, edit, sort, and share photos, and even to control your camera…
  • External Link: LaCie Customer Credit Card Information Exposed

    16 April 2014, 3:24 pm

    Hardware maker LaCie, best known for its Mac-centric hard drives and accessories, has acknowledged that a security breach in its online store exposed customer credit card numbers and contact information for much of the past year. Seagate, which now owns LaCie,…
  • PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.2

    16 April 2014, 1:56 pm

    Adds a number of new features, in addition to bug fixes and refinements. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free update, 55.2/56 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • Keyboard Maestro 6.4.1

    16 April 2014, 1:47 pm

    Fixes a number of bugs but adds no new features. ($36 new, free update, 24.4 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…
  • ITbits: Mac Remote Desktop Software Roundup

    16 April 2014, 1:26 pm

    David Koff shares an in-depth look at the state of today’s best remote desktop applications, the technologies on which they are built, and recommendations on the best titles to choose for various scenarios. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • Typinator 5.9

    16 April 2014, 10:36 am

    The text expansion tool from Ergonis fixes a number of bugs. (€24.99 new, free update, 5.6 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 our work and…
  • External Link: How Apple Can Improve iOS for Educators

    16 April 2014, 9:52 am

    Bradley Chambers, Director of IT for the Brainerd Baptist School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has a number of suggestions for ways Apple could improve the role of iOS in education, including a way to deploy in-app purchases in MDM or Apple Configurator, the…
  • External Link: Microsoft Unveils Less Expensive Office 365 Personal

    16 April 2014, 9:06 am

    Want to edit Office documents on your iPad, but don’t need to use five computers, as Office 365 Home Premium allows? For $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year, Microsoft will now sell you Office 365 Personal, which lets you edit Office documents on one PC or…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 April 2014

    14 April 2014, 11:03 am

    Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner 4.0.4, PCalc 4, FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.0.2, and BBEdit 10.5.10 and TextWrangler 4.5.8. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on…
  • ExtraBITS for 14 April 2014

    14 April 2014, 11:02 am

    In this week’s ExtraBITS, we have a profile of legendary Macintosh icon artist Susan Kare and recollections of Steve Jobs from Don Melton, the creator of Safari. Microsoft poked a bit of fun at itself with an Escape from XP game, NPR has arrived on iTunes…
  • External Link: The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile

    11 April 2014, 3:28 pm

    Priceonomics has published a profile of Susan Kare, the woman who designed the original icons for the Macintosh, such as the Happy Mac. She later followed Steve Jobs to NeXT and also created the graphics for Microsoft’s iconic Solitaire game. Now she works…
  • External Link: NPR Now Playing on iTunes Radio

    11 April 2014, 3:28 pm

    You can now listen to content from National Public Radio on iTunes Radio. The station is a mix of live news and pre-recorded shows. To listen, play the NPR News and Culture Featured Station in iTunes Radio. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • External Link: The Man Behind Safari Remembers Steve Jobs

    11 April 2014, 3:26 pm

    Don Melton, perhaps best known as the man behind the Safari Web browser, has republished his memories of Steve Jobs, which first appeared in Jim Dalrymple’s The Loop Magazine. Melton recollects his first embarrassing contact with Jobs, a Safari feature that…
  • External Link: Microsoft Launches “Escape from XP” Game

    11 April 2014, 11:47 am

    Wow! So 8-bit! Having ended support for its superannuated Windows XP operating system earlier this month, Microsoft has released an online game to convince users of the old operating system to get over it. In the browser-based game, Escape from XP, you first…
  • App Camp for Girls Rocks Macworld/iWorld

    11 April 2014, 10:39 am

    One of the most innovative panels at Macworld/iWorld 2014 was the App Camp for Girls Open House. Josh Centers took a look inside how the camp teaches girls how to code. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication…
  • FunBITS: FTL: Faster Than Light Moves to iPad

    11 April 2014, 9:37 am

    Josh Centers jumps back into FTL, the unforgiving, roguelike space simulator, to see how it fits on the iPad and to give a quick look of what’s new in the Advanced Edition expansion for all the platforms on which FTL runs. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • OmniOutliner 4.0.4

    10 April 2014, 11:53 am

    Addresses a handful of bugs. ($49.99 new, free update, 45 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 member! Members…
  • PCalc 4

    10 April 2014, 11:38 am

    A major update to the powerful calculator brings over features from iOS, as well as the capability to sync to its iOS counterpart through iCloud. ($9.99 new, free update) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.0.2

    10 April 2014, 11:22 am

    Maintenance release brings a number of tweaks and bug fixes. ($299 new, free update, 571.1 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…
  • BBEdit 10.5.10 and TextWrangler 4.5.8

    10 April 2014, 11:09 am

    Both text editors squash a variety of bugs. ($49.99/free new, free updates, 13/9.4 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…
  • External Link: Free Office for iPad Webinar on 11 April 2014 at 2:30 PM PDT

    10 April 2014, 7:16 am

    Alicia Katz Pollock, who has written several articles for TidBITS, is doing a three-day free webinar from April 9th through 11th on Microsoft Office for the Mac, and you can tune into that now between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Pacific. But if you’re just getting…
  • The Normal Person’s Guide to the Heartbleed Vulnerability

    9 April 2014, 1:29 pm

    The Heartbleed bug that exposes memory on vulnerable servers to attackers is one of the worst security problems ever to hit the Internet. Adam Engst and security analyst Rich Mogull explain what Heartbleed is, what it means for normal Internet users, and what…
  • Impressions of a Macworld Newbie… 2014 Edition

    9 April 2014, 9:09 am

    2014 marked the 30th year of Macworld Expo, but the first visit by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers. How does it compare to previous Managing Editor Jeff Carlson’s first visit in 1997? Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • External Link: The Ultimate Guide to iPhone Battery Drain

    9 April 2014, 8:26 am

    Scotty Loveless, a former Apple Genius, has posted the best guide we’ve seen to solving iOS battery drain. Unlike many guides that tell you to turn off every feature, Loveless offers a more targeted approach, including instructions on how to test battery…
  • External Link: Josh Centers Talks Apple TV, WWDC on Ask TUAW Live

    9 April 2014, 8:21 am

    Josh Centers swapped between his “Take Control of Apple TV” author and TidBITS managing editor hats while joining hosts Shawn “Doc” Boyd and Kelly Guimont on the Ask TUAW Live podcast to discuss what’s next for Apple TV, what Apple will announce at…

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