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  • Align Windows in macOS 10.12 Sierra

    7:16am
    macOS 10.12 Sierra offers a subtle new way to keep all the windows on your desktop neatly aligned. Josh Centers explains how to take advantage of it. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.…
  • Default Folder X 5.0.7

    6:58am
    Fixes a crash that occurred at startup with macOS 10.12 Sierra ($34.95 new, free update, 8.1 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…
  • Airfoil 5.1.2

    Thu 10:58pm
    Fixes a a couple of critical bugs, one when running tvOS 10 and the other in macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($29 new, free update, 14.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • External Link: Why Siri and the AirPods Excite Bill Atkinson

    Thu 10:34am
    Bill Atkinson, the legendary developer behind the original Mac’s QuickDraw graphics system and classic Mac apps like MacPaint and HyperCard, has been waiting for Apple’s forthcoming AirPods for years. Back in 2011, he gave a Macworld Expo presentation in…
  • External Link: Apple Logs iMessage Contact Phone Numbers

    Wed 12:34pm
    Apple touts the end-to-end encryption and overall privacy of its iMessage service, but Sam Biddle of The Intercept reveals a loophole: when you enter a phone number to start a conversation in Messages, the app contacts Apple’s servers to find out whether to…
  • External Link: Aetna to Promote Apple Watches to Employees and Customers

    Wed 8:24am
    In an initiative to improve the health of its employees and customers, health insurance company Aetna is buying Apple Watches for its nearly 50,000 employees and will be offering subsidized Apple Watches to select large employers and individual customers in…
  • Instagram Has Apple (Including Mac) Appeal

    Tue 1:08pm
    The photo-sharing service Instagram isn’t just for millennials and selfie-snapping celebs. Anyone who is serious about iPhone photography should take a look. Instagram also can be used to a large extent on the Mac, giving it surprisingly broad Apple…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 26 September 2016

    Mon 1:58pm
    Notable software releases this week include Postbox 5.0.2, Sandvox 2.10.8, Tweetbot 2.4.3, TextWrangler 5.5.2, HoudahGeo 5.1, Parallels Desktop 12.0.2, Mailplane 3.6.7, CleanMyMac 3.5.1, Gemini 2.2.2, Safari 10.0, 1Password 6.3.3, Firefox 49.0, OmniFocus 2.7,…
  • ExtraBITS for 26 September 2016

    Mon 1:57pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, we offer a few Apple-specific ways to watch tonight’s presidential debate, or maybe a nice peaceful football game. Apple is working on a fix for a security flaw in iOS 10, while Yahoo is dealing with the theft of data associated with…
  • External Link: How to Watch the Presidential Debate on Your Apple Devices

    Mon 10:03am
    The first U.S. presidential debate will air tonight, 26 September 2016 at 9 PM EDT. Ben Lovejoy of 9to5Mac has compiled a partial list of the many apps and Web sites that will let you watch live, for free. In addition, as we reported previously, Sling TV is…
  • Postbox 5.0.2

    Sun 10:25pm
    Major new release of the email client adds dynamic data fields to Responses and Templates and refines its user interface. ($40 new, upgrade pricing available, 23.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication…
  • Sandvox 2.10.8

    Sun 2:50pm
    Fixes a crash that occurred when publishing to FTP or SFTP sites in macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($79.99 new, free update, 43.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Tweetbot 2.4.3

    Sun 6:50am
    Adds compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra and support for extended tweets. ($9.99 new, free update, 11.7 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…
  • TextWrangler 5.5.2

    Sat 10:50pm
    Brings compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra to the free text editor and fixes numerous bugs. (Free, 9.7 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…
  • HoudahGeo 5.1

    Sat 6:50pm
    Adds support for Maps and for adding locations to photos in Photos in macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($39 new, free update, 21.7 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Parallels Desktop 12.0.2

    Sat 2:50pm
    Fixes bugs with shared Mac printers and viewing in Full Screen mode on an external monitor. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, free update, 261 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • External Link: Sling TV Offers Free Preview for Presidential Debate

    Sat 1:08pm
    Streaming cable alternative Sling TV is offering a free preview of its Sling Orange service from 8 AM EDT on 26 September 2016 until 2 AM EDT on 27 September 2016. The ostensible reason for the preview is to enable cord-cutters to watch the first U.S.…
  • Behind the iPhone 7 Plus’s Portrait Mode

    Sat 11:33am
    If you didn’t know the term “bokeh” before the announcement of the iPhone 7 Plus, you’ll learn it soon enough. A developer release of iOS 10 adds Apple’s new depth-based image mode to the iPhone 7 Plus. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • External Link: Apple to Fix iOS 10 Security Flaw with iTunes Backups

    Sat 8:51am
    Russian security company Elcomsoft has discovered a major security flaw in iOS 10: encrypted iTunes backups made with iOS 10 allow password-cracking tools to make 6 million attempts per second, more than 40 times faster than with backups created with iOS 9.…
  • External Link: 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Stolen

    Sep 23, 2016, 3:05 pm
    Yahoo has announced that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts has been stolen by what the company believes is a state-sponsored actor. If you have a Yahoo account, you should change your password immediately and enable two-step…
  • Mailplane 3.6.7

    Sep 23, 2016, 2:49 pm
    Enables you to set a default sender email account and ensures compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($24.95 new, free update, 23.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • iOS 10.0.1 and 10.0.2 Fix Important Bugs

    Sep 23, 2016, 1:07 pm
    Apple has released a small iOS 10.0.2 update to address problems with headphones, iCloud Photo Library, and app extensions. The previous iOS 10.0.1 was a necessary download only for iPhone 7 owners, but it too incorporates key bug fixes. Read the full article…
  • CleanMyMac 3.5.1

    Sep 23, 2016, 10:48 am
    Adds support for macOS 10.12 Sierra and fixes an issue that affected Live Photos. ($39.95 new, free update, 33.7 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • Gemini 2.2.2

    Sep 23, 2016, 9:48 am
    Adds full support for macOS 10.12 Sierra, including proper iCloud files processing ($19.95 new, free update, 35.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • Safari 10.0

    Sep 23, 2016, 5:48 am
    Defaults to displaying HTML 5 video when available and fixes security vulnerabilities for OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and 10.11.6 El Capitan. (Free) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • 1Password 6.3.3

    Sep 23, 2016, 12:48 am
    Fixes a number of issues found on macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($64.99 new, free update, 43.8 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…
  • Firefox 49.0

    Sep 22, 2016, 4:03 pm
    Improves performance on Macs without hardware acceleration and ends support for Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion. (Free, 81.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • External Link: Dejal Marks 25 Years of Mac Development

    Sep 22, 2016, 3:59 pm
    Congrats to David Sinclair of Dejal, who is celebrating his Mac development company’s 25th anniversary (check out the photo of his original Mac Plus!). Dejal is perhaps best known for its Simon monitoring tool, but the company also makes the free Time Out…
  • OmniFocus 2.7

    Sep 22, 2016, 12:02 pm
    Adds the capability to set an encryption passphrase separate from your sync password. ($39.99 new, free update, 29.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Four Affordable Wireless Audio Solutions

    Sep 22, 2016, 11:03 am
    The iPhone 7 may not have a traditional headphone jack, but don’t worry: Josh Centers has four affordable wireless solutions for you to consider, one of which lets you keep using your favorite pair of wired headphones. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…