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  • 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

    Sat 8:40pm
    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

    Sat 8:39pm
    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

    Sat 8:13pm
    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

    Sat 7:55pm
    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

    Sat 7:18pm
    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…
  • iMovie 10.0.6

    Sat 7:03pm
    Updates look (and minimum system requirement) for Yosemite, and provides tools for developers creating App Store previews. ($14.99 new, free update, 1.99 GB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • LaunchBar 6.1.3

    Fri 7:05pm
    Improves Wikipedia Search suggestions and fixes a bug that prevented applications from appearing in the index. ($29 new, free update, 10.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • 1Password 5.0

    Fri 6:45pm
    Major new release now requires Yosemite and offers improvements to 1Password mini. ($49.99 new, free update, 32.6 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • External Link: Apple Dropping Bose Products

    Fri 2:47pm
    Bose speakers and headphones have long been a staple of Apple retail, but Apple has now removed Bose products from its online store. It’s anticipated that Apple will soon remove Bose products from its physical stores as well. This may have been planned from…
  • iBooks Author Gains New Import Options

    Fri 2:19pm
    Joining the other updates pouring from Apple’s servers recently is one for iBooks Author 2.2, which brings some new templates, the capability to import an EPUB, and a collection of other enhancements to the ebook authoring software. Read the full article at…
  • External Link: John Siracusa’s Review of OS X 10.10 Yosemite

    Fri 12:36pm
    A cherished Apple tradition has returned, as Ars Technica has published John Siracusa’s book-length review of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. This is Siracusa’s fifteenth year of reviewing Mac OS X releases, which began with his review of Mac OS X DP2 in 1999. While…
  • External Link: Is the Retina iMac the True Professional Mac?

    Fri 12:31pm
    Developer Marco Arment is considering selling his 2013 Mac Pro and buying a new iMac with Retina 5K display and has written an extensive comparison to explain why. For single-threaded tasks, the iMac actually has a faster CPU, and it isn’t much slower at…
  • iWork Updated for Yosemite and iCloud Drive

    Thu 10:02pm
    Concurrent with the release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple also released updates to its iWork apps on Mac and iOS, bringing iCloud Drive compatibility and other enhancements. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Apple Launches iMac with Retina Display, Refreshes Mac mini

    Thu 3:08pm
    Apple has launched a stunning new iMac with a 5K Retina display, and has finally updated the long-neglected Mac mini. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Expand the Line

    Thu 2:13pm
    After being leaked — by Apple! — the day before, the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 were formally announced last week. They feature evolutionary advancements and mark a broadening of the iPad product line. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • KeyCue 7.3

    Wed 5:38pm
    Adds a Yosemite-friendly theme and squashes several bugs. (€19.99 new, free update, 3.7 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…
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