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  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 September 2014

    15 September 2014, 1:28 pm

    Notable software releases this week include Parallels Desktop 10.0.2, TextExpander 4.3.3, Marked 2.4.1, and iTunes 11.4. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • ExtraBITS for 15 September 2014

    15 September 2014, 1:15 pm

    Last week showered us with Apple news, and Adam Engst joined The Tech Night Owl Live podcast to make sense of it all, including Apple’s new products and the inglorious end of Macworld’s print edition. Apple CEO Tim Cook had an interview of his own with…
  • External Link: Adam Engst Revisits Apple Announcements on Tech Night Owl

    15 September 2014, 12:54 pm

    On The Tech Night Owl Live podcast, Adam Engst joins host Gene Steinberg to talk through Apple’s major announcements — the Apple Watch, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and Apple Pay — along with the demise of the print edition of Macworld. Read the full…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sell Record Four Million in 24 Hours

    15 September 2014, 8:08 am

    Apple has announced that the just-announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus racked up over four million pre-orders in the first 24 hours of sales, yet another record. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • External Link: Tim Cook Sits Down with Charlie Rose

    15 September 2014, 7:05 am

    Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with Charlie Rose, and the first hour is now available to watch. It’s chock full of interesting tidbits, such as Steve Jobs still having an office at Apple, who Apple’s biggest competitor is, things Apple…
  • External Link: Microsoft Buys Minecraft Developer for $2.5 Billion

    15 September 2014, 7:04 am

    Microsoft has announced that it will purchase Stockholm-based developer Mojang, creators of the smash-hit game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. Minecraft is a procedurally generated sandbox game that mixes survival, construction, and fantasy. It rose from…
  • Parallels Desktop 10.0.2

    14 September 2014, 9:09 pm

    Fixes several stability- and performance-related issues. ($79.99 new, free update, 275 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…
  • TextExpander 4.3.3

    14 September 2014, 8:55 pm

    Ensures compatibility with OS X Yosemite. ($34.95 new, free update, 9.8 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 become a TidBITS…
  • External Link: Behind the Scenes of Apple’s $100 Million U2 Deal

    14 September 2014, 6:27 pm

    Billboard spoke with U2’s new manager, Guy Oseary, about the band’s deal with Apple to distribute their latest album, “Songs of Innocence,” for free to iTunes users. The deal is rumored to have cost Apple up to $100 million. Oseary discusses Beats…
  • FunBITS: Test Driving Amazon’s Prime Music

    12 September 2014, 12:42 pm

    Amazon has entered the streaming music fray with its Prime Music service, available exclusively to subscribers of Amazon Prime. Agen Schmitz spent a few weeks with its desktop and mobile apps to see how it works and whether it’s worth your time. Read the…
  • Eulogy for the iPod classic

    11 September 2014, 3:28 pm

    The iPod Classic is dead, but its legacy lives on, with the 128 GB iPhone 6 carrying the torch of putting massive amounts of music in your pocket and the reincarnation of the click wheel in the Apple Watch’s digital crown. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • External Link: The Apple Watch from a Watch Guy’s Perspective

    11 September 2014, 9:15 am

    Many tech watchers and pundits have weighed in on the recently announced Apple Watch, but almost all the talk has been about it as an interactive device, focusing on features and capabilities. Benjamin Clymer has a different take — as the founder of…
  • Marked 2.4.1

    11 September 2014, 8:51 am

    Adds a number of improvements to the Markdown previewer, including automatic updates to the direct download edition. ($13.99 new, free update, 18.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.…
  • Macworld Lays Off Staffers, Closes Print Edition

    10 September 2014, 11:58 am

    Sad news: According to Macworld editors, IDG has shuttered the print edition of Macworld and laid off most of the staff. The macworld.com Web site will continue. Our condolences to the many fine editors and writers who are now looking for work. Read the full…
  • Apple Releases New iCloud Storage Plans

    10 September 2014, 9:43 am

    Apple has radically increased the amount of iCloud storage available to purchase and dropped the price per gigabyte. But as welcome as these changes are, they still pale in comparison to offers from Dropbox and Google Drive. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • How to Get (or Delete) Your Free U2 Album

    10 September 2014, 9:12 am

    Apple announced that it’s giving away a free copy of U2’s latest album, “Songs of Innocence,” to every iTunes customer. Here’s how to claim yours before time runs out on 13 October 2014. And if you really don’t like U2, you can remove all traces of…
  • iTunes 11.4

    9 September 2014, 8:11 pm

    Paves the way for compatibility with iOS 8. (Free, 232 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 also…
  • Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with Larger Screens

    9 September 2014, 3:22 pm

    Apple has introduced two new iPhone models: the larger iPhone 6, and the even-larger iPhone 6 Plus. They aren’t revolutionary, but boast many new and improved features that make them compelling replacements for older iPhone models. Read the full article at…
  • Apple Previews the New Apple Watch

    9 September 2014, 2:40 pm

    It’s not just about time. It’s past time. And future time, as Apple previews a wristwatch from the future — literally, since the Apple Watch won’t come out until early 2015. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Apple Pay Aims to Disrupt Payment Industry

    9 September 2014, 2:18 pm

    With the triple promise of “easy, secure, private,” Apple announced Apple Pay, a mobile payment system that takes advantage of the Touch ID sensor in the iPhone 6 and also works in the forthcoming Apple Watch. With Apple’s market clout behind it, Apple…
  • Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 14: Server Maintenance

    8 September 2014, 3:32 pm

    A properly set up server should be able to run unattended, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it all the time. A good sysadmin knows to check in on the server on a regular basis, and in this final chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server,” Charles…
  • Chapter 14 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

    8 September 2014, 3:32 pm

    In the final streamed chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server,” Charles Edge shares server maintenance tips and points readers to additional resources for OS X Server sysadmins. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 September 2014

    8 September 2014, 1:27 pm

    Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 7.0 and Mailplane 3.3. 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…
  • ExtraBITS for 8 September 2014

    8 September 2014, 10:06 am

    This week in ExtraBITS, we have details on how to watch Apple’s September 9th product announcement, along with information about your personal Apple support page and a list of mistakes that cause iOS apps to be rejected. In other news, Twitpic is shutting…
  • External Link: Watch Apple’s September 9th Announcements Live

    8 September 2014, 9:31 am

    Apple’s next big media event is set for 9 September 2014 at 10 AM PDT, and you can watch it live in Safari for Mac and iOS or in the Apple TV’s Apple Events app. If you’re busy at that time, the recording usually remains available afterwards. Apple is…
  • VMware Fusion 7.0 and Fusion 7.0 Professional

    7 September 2014, 8:17 pm

    Major new release offers support for OS X Yosemite, plus improved performance and energy efficiency. ($69.99/149.99 new, $49.99/$79.99 upgrade, 341 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.…
  • Prepare for Yosemite Now with Take Control Books

    5 September 2014, 1:53 pm

    With the clock ticking on the official release of OS X Yosemite, we have an early-bird version of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite” to help you get ready, and pre-order discounts on other forthcoming books. Read the full article at…
  • FunBITS: Hosting Backyard Movie Night

    5 September 2014, 10:46 am

    A MacBook Air, an iPod Hi-Fi, a projector, and a projection screen become the ingredients for two backyard movie nights attended by dozens of little “Frozen” fanatics. Follow along and you could host your own event! Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • Tim Cook Promises Improved iCloud Security

    5 September 2014, 10:25 am

    After the celebrity photo thefts from iCloud, Tim Cook spoke with The Wall Street Journal, promising better iCloud security. But with a high-profile product launch around the corner, is Apple doing enough to regain the trust of users? Read the full article at…
  • Mailplane 3.3

    5 September 2014, 8:38 am

    Automatically signs out account and features better integration with Google Drive and Google Docs. ($24.95 new, free update, 17.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…

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