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  • Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 13: Backup

    1 September 2014, 12:52 pm

    Backup is essential, both when it comes to backing up your server and backing up your users’ data. In this chapter from Charles Edge’s “Take Control of OS X Server,” he talks briefly about how best to back up your server data before going into more…
  • Chapter 13 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

    1 September 2014, 12:51 pm

    Do you want to ensure that your users are backing up? A great way to do that is to enable OS X Server’s Time Machine service and have them back up to your server. That’s where Charles Edge focuses his attention in this chapter of “Take Control of OS X…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 September 2014

    1 September 2014, 12:03 pm

    Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4, BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10, and LaunchBar 6.1. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • ExtraBITS for 1 September 2014

    1 September 2014, 12:03 pm

    This week in ExtraBITS, Managing Editor Josh Centers appears on The Tech Night Owl podcast to discuss iPhone 5 battery replacements and the iWatch, the man behind AnandTech heads to Apple, The Atlantic reveals Google’s secret delivery drone plans, Marco…
  • External Link: Josh Centers and The Tech Night Owl on iPhone Batteries

    1 September 2014, 8:45 am

    Managing Editor Josh Centers once again joined the Tech Night Owl podcast to discuss his recent odyssey to replace his iPhone 5 battery, his growing annoyance with planned obsolescence, and the one thing that will keep him from buying an iWatch. Read the full…
  • External Link: Anand Shimpi Goes to Apple

    1 September 2014, 8:28 am

    Anand Lal Shimpi of the respected hardware review site AnandTech is retiring from tech publishing at 32, but he’s far from done with the tech world. Shimpi is reportedly heading to Apple, but it’s not yet known in what capacity. AnandTech will continue on,…
  • Find the Time, Worldwide, with the Time Zones App

    1 September 2014, 8:00 am

    It can be a challenge to coordinate all the people involved in the global TidBITS media empire, but a new iOS app makes it easier. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • External Link: Google’s Secret Delivery Drones

    29 August 2014, 2:28 pm

    Google has revealed its previously secret drone delivery program to Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic. The program, dubbed Project Wing, has been in development for two years by the company’s Google X research lab. Google is “cautiously optimistic” that it…
  • FunBITS: Get The Most Out Of Your iPhone’s Music With CanOpener

    29 August 2014, 7:37 am

    The powerful CanOpener app brings iPhone music to life with some clever sound-processing tricks. 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…
  • Replace a Dying iPhone 5 Battery: Take Two

    28 August 2014, 7:37 am

    After Adam Engst’s struggles with replacing his iPhone 5 battery on his own, Josh Centers takes the Apple-approved path, and found that it can be every bit as frustrating. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Dropbox Boosts Pro Storage, Adds Pro Features

    27 August 2014, 12:20 pm

    To compete with pricing from Google Drive and OneDrive, Dropbox is now offering a 1 TB tier of Dropbox Pro for $9.99 per month, up from 100 GB. More interesting for those who don’t need any more space are Dropbox Pro’s new features, including view-only…
  • Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4

    27 August 2014, 9:47 am

    Small maintenance release alleviates frustrations for Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. (Free update, 113 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…
  • BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10

    26 August 2014, 9:54 pm

    Updated code signing to ensure compatibility with OS X Yosemite. ($49.99/free new, free updates, 12.5/9.4 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…
  • External Link: Marco Arment’s Mega Review of Portable, Closed Headphones

    26 August 2014, 3:05 pm

    Overcast developer Marco Arment wants to find the perfect pair of headphones, and in the service of that quest, he has acquired and reviewed 19 pairs of portable, closed headphones to identify the best in that category. Surprisingly, the oft-derided Beats…
  • LaunchBar 6.1

    26 August 2014, 11:03 am

    Adds new Staging superpower, which enables you to create and work with multiple selections. ($29 new, free update, 10.0 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • External Link: The Columbia Journalism Review Interviews John Siracusa

    26 August 2014, 8:46 am

    John Siracusa sat down for a Q&A session with the Columbia Journalism Review to discuss his nearly fourteen years of annual Mac OS X reviews for Ars Technica. Siracusa talks about how Apple’s interactions with the press have changed, and what drives him to…
  • Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 12: Software Updates

    25 August 2014, 12:25 pm

    If you’re interested in reducing unnecessary bandwidth usage from multiple users downloading the same software updates, or in controlling which Apple updates your Mac users can install, read this chapter of Charles Edge’s “Take Control of OS X Server”…
  • Chapter 12 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

    25 August 2014, 12:24 pm

    No matter how small or large your network, you’ll want to read the latest chapter in Charles Edge’s streamed “Take Control of OS X Server,” in which he explains why everyone should run the Caching service and what the similar Software Update service…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25 August 2014

    25 August 2014, 11:25 am

    Notable software releases this week include Parallels Desktop 10, Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3.2, and PopChar X 6.6. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • ExtraBITS for 25 August 2014

    25 August 2014, 10:09 am

    The second public beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite is out, making this a perfect time to pick up Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite.” However, it isn’t a perfect time to be a print journalist; Clay Shirky delves into what current…
  • Apple Replacing Defective iPhone 5 Batteries

    25 August 2014, 5:57 am

    Apple has announced a replacement program for defective iPhone 5 batteries. Josh Centers explains how to check if you’re qualified, and how to get a replacement, or a refund if you were forced to replace the battery before this. Read the full article at…
  • FunBITS: Learn Knot Tying the iPhone Way

    22 August 2014, 3:08 pm

    Barely able to tie your shoes, much less rig a sailboat? Josh Centers has discovered an iOS app that can open up a world of adventure. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • External Link: OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 Out — Get “Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite”…

    22 August 2014, 8:12 am

    Apple has released the second public beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite, but with no word about what might have changed. If you’re running the first public beta, get the new version from the Updates tab in the App Store app. You can still sign up for the…
  • The NFL Arrives on Apple TV

    21 August 2014, 4:01 pm

    The NFL is now available on the Apple TV, and it’s mostly free. Unfortunately, it may not be what you’ve been hoping for. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • External Link: Journalists: Print Newspapers Are Dying, Time to Pivot

    21 August 2014, 1:35 pm

    At Medium, journalism professor and inveterate Internet observer Clay Shirky declares the end of the print newspaper and makes a blunt recommendation, “If you are a journalist at a print publication, your job is in danger. Period. Time to do something about…
  • External Link: How Apple Is Winning the PC Market

    21 August 2014, 12:21 pm

    Ed Bott of ZDNet argues that Apple is winning the PC market, or at least the only segment that still matters. Though Macs accounted for less than 6 percent of last year’s PC sales overall, Bott estimates that Apple’s MacBook Air controls 30 percent of the…
  • Parallels Desktop 10

    21 August 2014, 8:57 am

    Major new release adds experimental support for OS X Yosemite while also optimizing performance. ($79.99 new, $49.99 upgrade) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3

    20 August 2014, 10:03 pm

    Improves the reliability of burning a Blu-ray disc or creating a Blu-ray disk image ($299.99 new, free update, 2.28 GB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Search in Private with DuckDuckGo

    20 August 2014, 11:24 am

    Apple is offering DuckDuckGo as a Safari search engine in the upcoming iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Learn more about this upstart search engine, why privacy lovers swear by it, and how it can save you time. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3.2

    19 August 2014, 9:07 pm

    Adds support for the upcoming OS X Yosemite. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free updates, 52.0/52.8 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…

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