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  • How to Batch Rename Files in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

    Fri 3:03pm
    In Yosemite, you no longer need third-party tools to rename multiple files at once. Josh Centers explains how. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • Keeping Up with the Snoops 7: Too Many Snoops

    Fri 12:23pm
    Josh Centers brings you up to date with all of the latest surveillance news, including a setback to NSA reform, fake cell towers in airplanes, and some unusual legal opinions. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Evernote 6.0

    Fri 12:01pm
    Redesigns the user interface and brings the new Work Chat feature to the Mac App Store edition. (Free, 61.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • First Apple Watch Apps Will Only Skim the Surface

    Thu 11:13am
    Apple released the first beta of its software development kit for the Apple Watch to developers this week, and it looks like we’ll have to wait a while longer before we see Office for the Apple Watch. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • External Link: Which Network Powers Which Service in OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8

    Thu 11:04am
    With Continuity, OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 can share all sorts of information, but it can be confusing to know which network drives which service: a local Wi-Fi connection, a general Internet connection, or Bluetooth? Ars Technica has a detailed…
  • External Link: Why No One Can Copy Apple’s Hardware Design

    Thu 8:05am
    Many companies want to build products with the quality of Apple’s, but as Ben Einstein of Bolt explains, that’s nearly impossible to do. One reason is that Apple has bought up many of the machines and companies capable of such precision manufacturing.…
  • SpamSieve 2.9.18

    Wed 5:00pm
    Adds support for OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite and preliminary support for Outlook 15.3. ($30 new, free update, 14.9 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • Mailplane 3.3.3

    Wed 4:52pm
    Adds support for the Todoist task manager. ($24.95 new, free update, 34.3 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 become a TidBITS…
  • External Link: Walt Mossberg on the Return of the Mac

    Wed 3:49pm
    Many were shocked at the growth in Mac sales in Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, but not veteran technology journalist Walt Mossberg. Mossberg credits the second act of the Mac to three factors: the leadership of Steve Jobs, the rise of the Web, and…
  • External Link: App Store Apps Are No Longer “Free”

    Wed 3:35pm
    Apple has changed the “Free” label on apps with no upfront cost to “Get.” The move is likely due to regulatory concern over the cost of in-app purchases. While some apps are still truly free, many “free” apps require in-app purchases to be…
  • ExtraBITS for 17 November 2014

    Mon 5:02pm
    This week in ExtraBITS, Managing Editor Josh Centers discussed net neutrality on The Tech Night Owl podcast, Kirk McElhearn investigated iOS storage space, Apple eased fears about the iOS Masque Attack vulnerability, Apple Pay made a mark at Whole Foods, and…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 November 2014

    Mon 4:53pm
    Notable software releases this week include Little Snitch 3.5, Firefox 33.1, and LaunchBar 6.1.5. 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…
  • Apple Releases OS X 10.10.1, iOS 8.1.1, and Apple TV 7.0.2

    Mon 1:16pm
    Apple has updated all three of its major platforms for increased reliability and security. 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: Josh Centers Talks Net Neutrality on The Tech Night Owl

    Mon 8:36am
    Managing Editor Josh Centers joined The Tech Night Owl podcast to discuss the brewing battle over net neutrality, TidBITS email delivery issues, Apple’s iMessage lock-in, and more. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • Little Snitch 3.5

    Mon 12:21am
    Changes how SSH connections are handled on Yosemite. ($34.95 new, free update, 21.1 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…
  • Firefox 33.1

    Mon 12:04am
    Adds DuckDuckGo as a search option and a Forget button to quickly clear recent browsing history. (Free, 64.3 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • FunBITS: The Internet Arcade Brings Back Classic Games

    Nov 16, 2014, 9:43 am
    The Internet Arcade is a new initiative from the Internet Archive that brings classic arcade games to your Web browser. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Why We Created the Take Control Crash Course Series

    Nov 14, 2014, 6:11 pm
    Our last few books were in our new Take Control Crash Course series, which we developed in response to recent trends surrounding how people interact with tech books. Read on to learn what changes we’ve made, and why. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • External Link: Apple’s iOS Apps Consume Significant Device Space

    Nov 14, 2014, 12:51 pm
    Apple still insists on offering 16 GB iOS devices, but as Kirk McElhearn discovered, that doesn’t give you much room to work with. To start, a 16 GB device with iOS 8 installed offers only 12.73 GB of free space out of the box. But if you then install…
  • External Link: Apple: “Don’t Worry About Masque Attack”

    Nov 14, 2014, 12:49 pm
    Much has been said about the Masque Attack iOS vulnerability recently discovered by research firm FireEye. But in a statement to iMore, Apple said not to worry. As long as you install only apps from the App Store or from trusted parties (like your employer),…
  • President Obama Weighs In on Net Neutrality

    Nov 14, 2014, 11:57 am
    In a move to protect the open Internet, President Obama has called for the FCC to regulate ISPs as common carriers like phone companies. Can that happen, given America’s ever-more-polarized political climate? And would it actually help? Read the full…
  • External Link: Apple Pay Accounts for Nearly 1 Percent of Whole Foods Transactions

    Nov 14, 2014, 7:29 am
    Mike Dudas of Button (who previously worked at PayPal and on Google Wallet) estimates that Apple Pay now accounts for almost 1 percent of transactions at grocery chain Whole Foods, a mere 17 days after launch. With about 150,000 Apple Pay transactions in that…
  • Apple Now Offering Apple Rewards Visa

    Nov 13, 2014, 10:40 am
    Barclaycard has partnered with Apple for a new credit card that offers Apple Store and iTunes Store gift card rewards, limited-time free financing at the Apple Store, and an EMV chip. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • External Link: Amazon and Hachette Bury the Hatchet

    Nov 13, 2014, 9:10 am
    Online retailer Amazon and book publisher Hachette have been embroiled in a bitter contract dispute this year, which has made Hachette titles difficult to buy from Amazon. The companies have finally reached an agreement said to please both sides. Hachette will…
  • LaunchBar 6.1.5

    Nov 13, 2014, 12:58 am
    Maintenance release provides a number of bug fixes for the keyboard-based launcher. ($29 new, free update, 9.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • Neato Adds Note Taking to iOS 8’s Notification Center

    Nov 12, 2014, 6:41 am
    Neato pushes the limits of iOS 8 Notification Center widgets to create an innovative way to take notes. It’s a little clumsy, but its limitations may be outweighed by how easy it is to access in Notification Center. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • How to Reclaim Your Phone Number from iMessage

    Nov 11, 2014, 8:48 am
    Apple has finally made it easy to disconnect a phone number from iMessage. Josh Centers explains how. 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…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10 November 2014

    Nov 10, 2014, 6:13 pm
    Notable software releases this week include BBEdit 11.0.1, CrashPlan 3.6.4, Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.2, Pixelmator 3.3, and ReadKit 2.4.2. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • ExtraBITS for 10 November 2014

    Nov 10, 2014, 6:05 pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, the EFF announces that Apple leads the pack in mainstream messaging security, a developer tells us what to expect out of Apple Watch apps, Apple quickly shuts down a strain of Chinese malware, Rob Griffiths bids adieu to Mac OS X Hints,…
  • TidBITS Delivery Restarted for iCloud, Yahoo, and AOL Subscribers

    Nov 10, 2014, 12:35 pm
    If you use iCloud, Yahoo, or AOL and haven’t been receiving TidBITS issues via email for a bit, here’s why, and why delivery has now restarted. Our apologies for the delivery interruption! Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
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