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  • Procreate for Cartooning on the iPad Pro

    4h
    Our resident bad cartoonist draws upon the power of Procreate to unleash his creativity with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • Capto 1.0

    12:12pm
    New screen and video capture app replaces Global Delight’s Voila, adding new editing and sharing features. ($29.99 new, discounted upgrade from Voila, 20.7 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • tvOS at 6 Months: Where Are the Apps?

    6:59am
    Six months in, the tvOS ecosystem feels a bit empty. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers investigates to find out why. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • External Link: Dish Now Offering iPhone House Calls

    Tue 3:34pm
    Satellite provider Dish has an intriguing new service: on-site iPhone screen and battery repair. You’ll pay a premium for its services, which range from $74.99 to $184.99, which is more than even Apple typically charges, but it might be worthwhile if you…
  • Tim Cook Sits Down with Jim Cramer on Mad Money

    Tue 2:06pm
    As Apple comes under fire from financial analysts, Cook talks to Mad Money’s Jim Cramer to tell Apple’s side of the story. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2 May 2016

    Mon 1:37pm
    Notable software releases this week include Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 and Lightroom 6.5.1, OmniOutliner 4.5.2, HoudahGeo 5.0, and iMovie 10.1.2. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • ExtraBITS for 2 May 2016

    Mon 1:36pm
    In this week’s ExtraBITS, Apple has redesigned its support Web site, there’s a battle brewing over emoji, and the iPhone Upgrade Program is now available online. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on…
  • External Link: Apple Redesigns Support Site

    Mon 1:04pm
    You probably don’t visit it every day, but the next time you’re looking for help from Apple, you’ll find a redesigned Apple Support site. The new site features a prominent search field at the top before breaking the page into blocks for browsing by…
  • Why Your Bits Might Be Flipped (and What to Do about It)

    Sun 6:21pm
    We all experience misunderstandings about technology from time to time. Joe Kissell explains why it’s not your fault, and how he approaches the subject of tech misconceptions in his new book, “Are Your Bits Flipped?”. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • Take Control of Slack Basics: Chapter 9, Search Effectively

    Sun 2:21pm
    A messaging system is only as good as its search feature because you will need to refer back to previous discussions. Happily, Slack offers a powerful and flexible search that you can use to find any content to which you have access. You can even refine your…
  • Chapter 9 of “Take Control of Slack Basics” Available

    Sun 2:20pm
    One of the advantages of Slack is that it archives all your team chatter so you can find essential discussions later on. In this week’s chapter, Glenn Fleishman tells you how to search your Slack’s messages effectively. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 and Lightroom 6.5.1

    Sat 6:29pm
    Resolves a number of bugs in the professional photo cataloging and editing applications. ($149 new or $9.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • OmniOutliner 4.5.2

    Sat 8:03am
    Brings a number of improvements to the outlining and information organization app. ($49.99 new, free update, 24.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • HoudahGeo 5.0

    Fri 10:51pm
    Major new release of photo geotagging utility. ($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, help support our work and become a TidBITS…
  • iMovie 10.1.2

    Fri 5:51pm
    Makes it easier to create a new project and start editing. ($14.99 new, free update, 2.05 GB) 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…
  • External Link: Inside “Emojigeddon” at the Unicode Consortium

    Fri 12:17pm
    If you’ve noticed the ever-growing collection of emoji characters available on your Apple devices, the people to thank are the members of the venerable Unicode Consortium, a non-profit group that has been working to standardize the character sets for all the…
  • Comcast Raises Monthly Data Cap to a Less Insulting 1 TB

    Fri 11:24am
    Comcast has made a surprise announcement: it will no longer charge overage fees to any customer who uses less than one terabyte of data per month. That’s not bad. For now. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • PDFpen 8 Adds Attachments, Digital Signatures, and More

    Thu 11:23am
    Smile has updated PDFpen and PDFpenPro to version 8, featuring file attachments, digital signing, audio attachments, measurement tools, and better export capabilities. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication…
  • iPad Pro Charges Faster with MacBook Adapter and New Cable

    Apr 27, 2016, 12:16 pm
    Apple goofed in bundling an anemic 12-watt power adapter with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which needs a brawnier charger. It has one in the MacBook’s 29-watt USB-C power adapter, which can be paired with a new USB-C to Lightning Cable to charge the big iPad more…
  • External Link: iPhone Upgrade Program Now Available Online

    Apr 27, 2016, 7:04 am
    Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, which lets you pay a monthly fee for an iPhone with AppleCare+, was originally available only if you walked into an Apple Store. However, Apple is now offering it as an option if you buy a phone online, with no store visit…
  • In Q2 2016, Apple Sees First Revenue Decline in 13 Years

    Apr 26, 2016, 3:24 pm
    For Apple, the sky has fallen… by 12.8 percent, which is how far its revenues declined compared to those of last year. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25 April 2016

    Apr 25, 2016, 4:30 pm
    Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 8.1.1, OmniFocus 2.5.1, BBEdit 11.5.2, Typinator 6.9, and Mellel 3.4.5. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • ExtraBITS for 25 April 2016

    Apr 25, 2016, 4:14 pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, the FBI backed out of its New York iPhone case… just before getting smacked down by the court. China has shut down the iBooks Store and iTunes Movies services shortly after their debut, developer Craig Hockenberry explains why color…
  • External Link: iBooks Store and iTunes Movies Shut Down in China

    Apr 25, 2016, 1:13 pm
    Apple has had a smoother time rolling out its online services in China than other tech giants, but that may be coming to an end. Only six months after being introduced in the country, the Chinese government has shut down the iBooks Store and iTunes Movies…
  • External Link: U.S. Government Drops iPhone Fight in New York

    Apr 25, 2016, 1:12 pm
    Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its legal bid to force Apple to unlock an iPhone linked to a New York drug case. The FBI said that it had managed to get the iPhone’s passcode, making a court order unnecessary, but on Monday another reason…
  • Take Control of Slack Basics: Chapter 8, Configure Notifications

    Apr 25, 2016, 11:52 am
    It’s fine to get lots of notifications from Slack in a low-volume team or one where you need to stay up to date on everything that’s happening, but as traffic increases or you need to focus on other tasks, Slack’s notification controls will become…
  • Chapter 8 of “Take Control of Slack Basics” Available

    Apr 25, 2016, 11:51 am
    Notifications make or break any messaging system, and with Slack’s potential high volume of messages, it’s vital to fine-tune them so you see important messages without being driven mad by a barrage of notifications. In this week’s chapter, Glenn…
  • VMware Fusion 8.1.1

    Apr 25, 2016, 6:09 am
    Fixes a crash in Windows virtual machines related to running graphics and gaming software with Multisample anti-aliasing (MSAA) enabled. ($79.99 standard/$199.99 Pro new, free update, 363 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • The Power of Preview: Advanced Editing Techniques

    Apr 25, 2016, 6:00 am
    We again dive into the power of Preview, exploring advanced editing techniques, including more selection tools, color adjustments, and PDF editing. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To…
  • OmniFocus 2.5.1

    Apr 25, 2016, 3:09 am
    Resolves several bugs in the Getting Things Done-inspired task management app. ($39.99 new, free update, 27.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…