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  • Physical Keyboards for the iPhone 6 Plus

    8:00am
    The jumbo iPhone 6 Plus has potential as a mini-tablet for productivity, and it could replace the iPad for some users. Julio Ojeda-Zapata suggests mobile keyboards for iPhone 6 Plus productivity. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • External Link: Secrets of the iPad Air 2

    Fri 4:03pm
    The tinkerers at iFixit have torn apart the new iPad Air 2 and discovered that it contains NFC hardware, which in theory would allow for physical Apple Pay transactions. Whether that ever happens or not, rest assured that your iPad Air’s Smart Cover is…
  • External Link: Woz Heads Down Under

    Fri 4:02pm
    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is heading to Australia. He’s accepted a position as adjunct professor at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Wozniak has long professed his love for Australia, and will be working in the UTS Magic Lab, which researches…
  • External Link: Josh Centers Joined the MacJury to Discuss Recent Apple Releases

    Fri 3:57pm
    Managing Editor Josh Centers joined host Chuck Joiner, TUAW’s Michael T. Rose, and Smile’s Nat Osten to discuss Apple’s recent releases such as Apple Pay, the iPad Air 2, and the iMac with Retina 5K display. Josh explained why he thinks the new iPads are…
  • FunBITS: Pedometer++ Tracks Your Steps on the Cheap

    Fri 10:14am
    Want to track your activity level, but don’t want to shell out for an expensive fitness tracker? You may already have one in your pocket, embedded in your iPhone, and all you need to access it is a free app. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • Security Update 2014-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

    Thu 8:58am
    Patches an SSL-related vulnerability and builds in the OS X Bash Update 1.0 patches. (Free updates, various sizes) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood

    Wed 5:39pm
    Apple made a few minor tweaks to how Wi-Fi is used in Yosemite, some of which are useful and others of which finally shake off the past. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • How to Use Apple Pay

    Wed 4:39pm
    iOS 8.1 has brought the highly anticipated Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Managing Editor Josh Centers dives into Apple Pay to explain how to use it. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on…
  • SpamSieve 2.9.17

    Wed 1:13pm
    Adds support for Apple Mail in Yosemite ($30 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 feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member!…
  • Hazel 3.3

    Wed 12:49pm
    Adds support for matching multiple rules and using custom attributes defined in earlier conditions. ($29 new, free update, 8.9 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

    Tue 12:57pm
    In iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Spotlight now searches the Internet, not just your local device, for the information you are looking for. Going beyond Apple’s documentation, Security Editor Rich Mogull digs into how Apple provides relevant results, while still…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 October 2014

    Mon 6:57pm
    Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.2, Things 2.5, Coda 2.5, Parallels Desktop 10.1, Airfoil 4.8.10, Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.5, Scrivener 2.6, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.1, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.2, SuperDuper…
  • ExtraBITS for 20 October 2014

    Mon 6:21pm
    This week in ExtraBITS, Adam Engst helps say goodbye to Macworld Expo on the British Tech Network, Apple gives Bose the boot from its stores, John Siracusa reviews OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and developer Marco Arment wonders if the new iMac with Retina 5K display…
  • External Link: Adam Engst Eulogizes Macworld Expo on BTN’s The Mac Show

    Mon 5:26pm
    Joining Paul Kent, Chris Breen, Adam Christianson, and host Ewen Rankin on the British Tech Network’s The Mac Show podcast, Adam Engst discussed the demise of Macworld Expo before going on to talk through Apple’s recent announcements, including the iPad…
  • Take Control of Yosemite Upgrades, New Features, and Sharing

    Mon 5:07pm
    On the same day Apple released OS X 10.10 Yosemite, we published three Take Control books to help readers upgrade successfully, get the most out Yosemite’s new features, and learn how to share nearly anything in nearly every imaginable situation. Read the…
  • Apple Posts Record Profits for Q4 2014

    Mon 4:35pm
    Over three years after the death of Steve Jobs, CEO Tim Cook has maintained Apple’s stratospheric growth, with record iPhone and Mac sales in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Examining iTunes 12’s New Interface

    Mon 3:41pm
    iTunes 12 gets flattened (in a design sense) with a spare, but functional user interface design for Yosemite. Agen Schmitz dives in to find where the sidebar and MiniPlayer have gone. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8.1, and Apple Pay Have Arrived

    Mon 10:56am
    Apple has released OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8.1, and Apple Pay. 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…
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.2

    Mon 12:55am
    Maintenance update with a flurry of fixes for the popular backup utility. ($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, help support…
  • Things 2.5

    Mon 12:38am
    Updates user interface for Yosemite and adds a new Today widget to Notification Center. ($49.99 new, free update, 17.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Coda 2.5

    Mon 12:19am
    Major new release with a goodly number of new additions and improvements to the Web site development tool. ($99 new, free update, 84.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • Parallels Desktop 10.1

    Sun 11:59pm
    Maintenance release focused on fixes for the virtualization software. ($79.99 new, free update, 283 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…
  • Airfoil 4.8.10

    Sun 11:47pm
    Ensures Netflix videos play properly in the Airfoil Video Player in Yosemite. ($25 new, free update, 15 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…
  • Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.5

    Sun 5:22pm
    Fixes a critical security vulnerability that could allow remote code execution. (Free update, 114 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…
  • Scrivener 2.6

    Sun 5:08pm
    Adds support for Yosemite and provides a long list of fixes. ($45 new, free update, 77.3 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…
  • DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.1

    Oct 18, 2014, 8:40 pm
    Improves compatibility with user-installed Spotlight plug-ins. (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…
  • DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.2

    Oct 18, 2014, 8:39 pm
    Updates user interface elements to Yosemite and adds Baidu search engine plug-in. (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 full-text RSS feed, help…
  • SuperDuper 2.7.3

    Oct 18, 2014, 8:13 pm
    Adds support for Yosemite and provides fix for a Backup on Connect bug (Free, $27.95 for additional features, free update, 2.9 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • Apple Configurator 1.7

    Oct 18, 2014, 7:55 pm
    Updates Apple’s tool for configuring and deploying software to multiple iOS devices; requires Yosemite. (Free, 14.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • GarageBand 10.0.3

    Oct 18, 2014, 7:18 pm
    Adds support for Yosemite, and the capability to build your own bass rig with Bass Amp Designer. ($4.99 new, free update, 1.17 GB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
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