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  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 27 April 2015

    Mon 7:26pm
    Notable software releases this week include Nicecast 1.11.4, iMovie 10.0.8, OmniFocus 2.1.3, Hazel 3.3.5, iMac Graphics Update 1.0, Fantastical 2.0.3, KeyCue 7.5, BusyCal 2.6.6, and BusyContacts 1.0.3. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • ExtraBITS for 27 April 2015

    Mon 7:26pm
    For your ExtraBITS reading pleasure this week, Apple will exchange Apple Watch bands, iFixit rips apart the Apple Watch, Comcast abandons its bid for Time Warner Cable, the mysterious Error 53 is killing iPhones, and YouTube has dropped support for the…
  • Automatic Labs Sponsoring TidBITS

    Mon 6:05pm
    Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Automatic Labs, makers of the Automatic car adapter and iPhone app for helping you drive smarter, safer, and with fewer hassles! Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Apple Watch First Impressions

    Mon 4:50pm
    We’re not pretending to review the Apple Watch formally, but we wanted to share our first impressions after a weekend of use by six of our regular contributors. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on…
  • Apple Makes Even More Money in Q2 2015

    Mon 4:41pm
    Surprise! Apple had yet another record quarter for Q2 2015. But while the iPhone and the Mac saw strong growth, iPad sales are slipping, and the number of Apple Watches sold so far remains a mystery. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • Nicecast 1.11.4

    Mon 4:22am
    Reduces audio pipeline latency and updates Instant On to version 8.0.7. ($59 new, free update, 8.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our…
  • iMovie 10.0.8

    Mon 2:22am
    Fixes a bug that caused iMovie to crash on launch. ($14.99 new, free update, 2.0 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 become a…
  • OmniFocus 2.1.3

    Mon 12:22am
    Provides fixes for multiple crashes. ($39.99 new, free update, 37.7 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 member!…
  • Hazel 3.3.5

    Mon 12:22am
    Adds support for importing images into Photos for Mac. ($29 new, free update, 9.0 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…
  • How to Eliminate Drop Shadows in OS X Screenshots

    Sat 10:52am
    Carefully composed screenshots are essential for technical writers, but OS X adds a drop shadow to screenshots that can cause headaches. Josh Centers explains how to get rid of these pesky drop shadows, both temporarily and permanently.  Read the full article…
  • External Link: Apple to Offer Band Swaps for the Apple Watch

    Sat 10:00am
    Have you received your Apple Watch, only to find that you hate the band? The good news is that Apple may be willing to exchange it. According to internal Apple documents obtained by MacRumors, Apple is planning to allow Apple Watch customers to exchange just…
  • Level up with “Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal”

    Fri 5:31pm
    The second edition of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal” adds 50 pages with more advanced topics and showcases 52 real-world “recipes” for tasks that are better done at the command line. It’s an essential reference…
  • External Link: iFixit’s Apple Watch Teardown

    Fri 3:00pm
    A new Apple product hasn’t officially arrived until the boffins at iFixit tear it apart and document every component — which they now have. This probably won’t come as a surprise, but the Apple Watch isn’t easy to repair. And the idea of upgradeable…
  • iMac Graphics Update 1.0

    Fri 11:54am
    Fixes a bug related to opening very large JPEG image files on specific iMac models released since late 2013. (Free, 772 KB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • External Link: Comcast Gives Up On Time Warner Cable

    Fri 10:10am
    Comcast Corporation has officially given up on its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission was reportedly concerned about the ramifications of the top two cable companies merging, which would have given Comcast…
  • Fantastical 2.0.3

    Thu 6:39pm
    Reduces CPU usage when syncing large calendars, and provides fixes for snoozing. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.2 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • KeyCue 7.5

    Thu 6:26pm
    Adds the capability to omit keyboard shortcuts for both specific applications and system-wide shortcuts. (€19.99 new, free update, 3.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • External Link: Error 53 Will Kill Your iPhone and No One Knows Why

    Thu 8:00am
    There’s a mysterious issue affecting iPhones. The Daily Dot’s Mike Wehner happened across it when he tried to update his iPhone 6 Plus to iOS 8.3. The iPhone wouldn’t install the update, and when he tried connecting it to iTunes to update, he was…
  • External Link: YouTube Drops the Second-Generation Apple TV

    Wed 12:18pm
    If you use a second-generation Apple TV, be aware that Google has dropped support for its built-in YouTube channel. Google overhauled the channel on third-generation Apple TVs last year, but the second-generation model has been effectively abandoned by Apple.…
  • How the Apple Watch Could Improve Security

    Wed 10:45am
    As a secure second device likely to be with its owner at nearly all times, the Apple Watch offers some compelling opportunities to improve account security. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • BusyCal 2.6.6

    Apr 21, 2015, 11:59 am
    Adds support for auto-filling matching tags for the Attendee and Contact fields from BusyContacts. ($49.99 new, free update, 10.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • BusyContacts 1.0.3

    Apr 21, 2015, 11:58 am
    Brings several helpful additions to the contact manager, including support for a tag extension that auto-fills the Attendee and Contact fields in BusyCal. ($49.99 new, free update, 5.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 April 2015

    Apr 20, 2015, 5:29 pm
    Notable software releases this week include OS X Server 4.1, Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.1, OmniOutliner 4.2, Tinderbox 6.2, LaunchBar 6.3, Final Cut Pro X 10.2, Compressor 4.2, Motion 5.2, and OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update 1.0. Read the full article at…
  • ExtraBITS for 20 April 2015

    Apr 20, 2015, 5:29 pm
    In our latest ExtraBITS roundup, Apple has released its ResearchKit framework to the open-source community, developer Marco Arment calls for thicker Apple devices, Apple is getting into forestry, iOS 8.3 blocks third-party file managers, and Josh Centers…
  • External Link: Apple Releases ResearchKit

    Apr 20, 2015, 2:25 pm
    As promised, Apple has released ResearchKit to the open-source community. ResearchKit is a development framework that can be used to create medical research apps. If you’re a developer interested in trying it out, grab the source code from GitHub. Read the…
  • TidBITS Hits a Quarter Century of Internet Publishing

    Apr 20, 2015, 10:51 am
    It seems like only yesterday we were reviewing Now Utilities and writing about the latest update to WordPerfect. That’s right, TidBITS has now been publishing for 25 years, making us one of the oldest Internet publications of all time. Adam shares some of…
  • OS X Server 4.1

    Apr 20, 2015, 12:05 am
    Updated for changes in 10.10.3 Yosemite as well as iOS 8.3. ($19.99 new, free update, 198 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…
  • Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.1

    Apr 19, 2015, 11:50 pm
    Provides a number of fixes for crashes, hangs, and other bugaboos in the venerable word processor. ($79 new, free update, 242 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • External Link: A Plea for Thicker Apple Devices

    Apr 19, 2015, 8:00 am
    Every generation of Apple devices seems to get thinner. But developer Marco Arment wishes that Apple would consider thicker alternatives with better battery life. He imagines a beefier iPhone with up to 100 percent more battery life, full-size MacBook Pros…
  • External Link: Apple Buying 36,000 Acres of Forest

    Apr 18, 2015, 8:00 am
    Talk about vertical integration! Apple is buying two tracts of forest in Maine and North Carolina that will be sustainably harvested for Apple’s packaging. The 36,000 acres will be managed by The Conservation Fund, which will help turn the land into a…
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