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  • Apple Opens iWork Web-only Access to All

    Thu 6:36pm
    Everyone, even those who don’t own an Apple device, can now get free access to the Web version of Apple’s iWork apps — Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — along with 1 GB of iCloud storage. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Net Neutrality Passes, Eliminating Broadband Restrictions

    Thu 2:57pm
    The FCC has voted in favor of Title II net neutrality regulations and to overturn some state municipal broadband restrictions. But we don’t yet know exactly what was voted for. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Keeping Up with the Snoops 8: Snoop Harder

    Thu 1:13pm
    Just when he thought it was over, Josh Centers is pulled back into the spy game, giving you the latest on the Patriot Act’s renewal, hard drive malware, SIM card encryption key theft, and how to find out if you’re being watched. Read the full article at…
  • External Link: Google Teaming Up with Carriers on Payments

    Thu 9:32am
    Google has agreed to a deal with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon that will make Google Wallet more competitive with Apple Pay. All three carriers will pre-install the Wallet app on Android phones, and Google will gain intellectual property from the carrier-owned…
  • How Much Gold Will the Apple Watch Edition Consume?

    Tue 4:51pm
    If rumored production numbers of the Apple Watch Edition are true, Apple may be about to make a bigger dent in the universe than anyone could have ever anticipated. Or maybe the numbers are a tad high. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • Pebble Time Goes Public Before Apple Watch

    Tue 10:48am
    The Apple Watch may be dominating the smartwatch market from the future, but Pebble Technology is aiming for a slightly different target audience with the new color-screen Pebble Time. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23 February 2015

    Mon 5:00pm
    Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 7.1.1, Coda 2.5.6, Audio Hijack 3.0.2, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9, OmniFocus 2.1, and Airfoil 4.8.13. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • ExtraBITS for 23 February 2015

    Mon 5:00pm
    In this week’s collection of ExtraBITS, we learn that Apple is ending its support for AOL logins, the truth about AT&T’s “privacy fee,” and how Photoshop is trying to stay relevant after 25 years. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 5: Improve Your Passwords

    Mon 10:49am
    Strong passwords are key to maintaining the security of your Mac, and in this chapter, Joe Kissell explains why, looks at what’s involved with a strong password, suggests several password managers, and encourages you to up the security of a few key passwords…
  • Chapter 5 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

    Mon 10:48am
    In this week’s chapter of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” Joe Kissell explains why it’s important to have multiple strong passwords and how to create and manage them. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • External Link: Apple Ending Support for AOL Logins

    Mon 10:34am
    If you still use an AOL username to sign in to the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store, you must convert it to an Apple ID before 31 March 2015. As of that date, Apple will no longer support AOL usernames for logging in to those services. Read the full…
  • External Link: The Lowdown on AT&T’s “Privacy Fee”

    Mon 8:19am
    AT&T is planning to expand its GigaPower fiber Internet service in Kansas City. But unless you pay an extra $29 per month, AT&T will scan your Web traffic to provide you with targeted advertising. Gigaom’s Stacey Higginbotham investigated and found that…
  • External Link: Photoshop Turns 25

    Mon 8:19am
    Adobe’s seminal Photoshop app is now 25 years old, and Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times looks at how Adobe is trying to keep it relevant. Adobe’s switch from selling Photoshop to offering it as a monthly subscription is one way the company hopes to…
  • VMware Fusion 7.1.1

    Feb 22, 2015, 3:52 pm
    Maintenance release for the virtualization package. ($69.99/149.99 new, free update, 333 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…
  • Coda 2.5.6

    Feb 22, 2015, 3:51 pm
    Quickens the pace of Find and Replace and provides a variety of fixes and improvements. ($99 new, free update, 83.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Audio Hijack 3.0.2

    Feb 22, 2015, 3:50 pm
    Fixes a critical App Nap-related bug that could produce incomplete or incorrect audio. ($49 new, free update, 14.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9

    Feb 22, 2015, 3:50 pm
    Pro edition adds a new Inspectors pane, which unifies several previous panes to deliver page properties. (Free/$4.95/$49.95, free updates) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • OmniFocus 2.1

    Feb 22, 2015, 3:50 pm
    Improves the user interface to more closely match OS X 10.10 Yosemite, which is now the minimum system requirement. ($39.99 new, free update, 37.7 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.…
  • Airfoil 4.8.13

    Feb 22, 2015, 3:50 pm
    Fixes a rare problem that prevented Macs from transmitting audio to a remote speaker ($29 new, free update, 15.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • FunBITS: Sling TV Is Made for Cord Cutters

    Feb 20, 2015, 1:29 pm
    The new Sling TV Internet service provides many basic paid channels for a low monthly fee, and makes them available just about everywhere. Is it enough to cut the cable cord or drop satellite TV? Yes, but not for everyone. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • Apple Announces Repair Program for MacBook Pro Video Issues

    Feb 20, 2015, 7:50 am
    Apple has finally acknowledged video problems in certain MacBook Pro models and is offering both a free fix for those affected and reimbursements for those who have already paid for repairs. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Net Neutrality Controversy Overshadows U.S. Broadband Woes

    Feb 19, 2015, 4:02 pm
    The FCC has taken an impressive stand on net neutrality by vowing to reclassify ISPs as common carriers, but as Josh Centers explains, it’s far from a magical solution to our nation’s broadband woes. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • How to Proof EPUBs on the iPad with iBooks

    Feb 19, 2015, 3:14 pm
    Book Proofer, a tool that Apple created and distributed to help ebook developers, does not work on Yosemite and iOS 8. But that’s OK, because it turns out that iBooks on the Mac now incorporates its functionality. That is, if you know the trick for getting…
  • Save 50% in Take Control’s February Book Sale

    Feb 18, 2015, 5:34 pm
    Through 25 February 2015, you can save 50 percent on the entire Take Control catalog of ebooks. It’s a great opportunity to pick up titles that you’ve been wanting to read or that might be useful to have on your virtual shelf for reference. As always, all…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 February 2015

    Feb 16, 2015, 2:31 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Hazel 3.3.4, Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.8, BusyCal 2.6.4, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.0.2. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • ExtraBITS for 16 February 2015

    Feb 16, 2015, 2:31 pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, Aperture is leaving the Mac App Store, The New Yorker profiles Apple design head Jony Ive, Managing Editor Josh Centers chats with the Tech Night Owl, U.S. carriers now have to unlock your paid-off smartphone, and Apple’s Activation…
  • External Link: Aperture to Depart the Mac App Store

    Feb 16, 2015, 11:17 am
    Apple has confirmed that it will be removing Aperture for sale from the Mac App Store after Photos for OS X launches in a few months. Regardless, previous purchasers will still be able to redownload it as necessary. If you’ve never used Aperture, now would…
  • Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 4: Beef Up Your Security Settings

    Feb 16, 2015, 10:43 am
    In this chapter we continue by looking at some security settings that require a bit more explanation and thought. That includes a discussion of OS X’s Gatekeeper and sandboxing security features, some basics for using user accounts more securely, and a…
  • Chapter 4 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

    Feb 16, 2015, 10:42 am
    In this week’s chapter of the streamed “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” Joe Kissell explains how to use OS X’s Gatekeeper technology to protect yourself from malicious apps, helps you set up user accounts for optimal security, and looks at how…
  • External Link: Jony Ive Profiled by The New Yorker

    Feb 16, 2015, 9:17 am
    The New Yorker’s Ian Parker has written an exhaustive profile of Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple’s head of design. Set aside some time for this one, as it’s the very definition of a long read, but if you’re at all interested in Apple’s design process, it’s…
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