TidBITS logo TidBITS

  • External Link: John Gruber’s Postmortem of Vesper

    2h
    It’s always fascinating to read an insider’s perspective, and doubly so when it comes from someone whose day job is industry analysis. That combination makes John Gruber’s postmortem of Vesper on Daring Fireball all the more interesting for those curious…
  • Typinator 6.10

    3h
    Brings 50 improvements and bug fixes to the text expansion tool (€24.99 new, free update, 7.4 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 our work…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22 August 2016

    Mon 5:24pm
    Notable software releases this week include LaunchBar 6.7.2 and OmniFocus 2.6.2. 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…
  • ExtraBITS for 22 August 2016

    Mon 5:21pm
    We have just two ExtraBITS for you this week: famed New York City Apple shop Tekserve is auctioning off its Mac collection and a developer survey paints a dark picture of the Mac App Store. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published…
  • LaunchBar 6.7.2

    Mon 5:05pm
    Improves compatibility with Sierra and fixes bugs. ($29 new, free update, 14.1 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…
  • New Parallels Desktop 12 Improves Speed, Gains Take Control Book

    Mon 12:04pm
    A major upgrade to Parallels Desktop brings improved performance and new features, plus a brand-new Take Control book. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • OmniFocus 2.6.2

    Fri 6:20pm
    Fixes a bug that could corrupt repeating items edited on multiple devices. ($39.99 new, free update, 28.5 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…
  • Setting Up and Using Find My iPhone

    Fri 2:31pm
    Find My iPhone, once a premium feature of Apple’s MobileMe service, is now an essential tool in helping you find lost devices and protecting your privacy should a device be lost or stolen. Josh Centers explains how to set up and use Find My iPhone. Read the…
  • T-Mobile and Sprint Announce Unlimited Data (for Higher Prices)

    Fri 7:45am
    Cellular carriers T-Mobile and Sprint have announced new unlimited data plans, but there are catches involved, and the prices often end up being higher than the previous plans. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • AT&T’s New Cell Plans Eliminate Data Overage Fees

    Thu 8:06am
    AT&T has unveiled a new set of mobile plans that trade data overage fees for a speed cap. Switching to the new plans may save you money or give you more data for the same amount; check with AT&T for your particular situation. Read the full article at TidBITS,…
  • External Link: Tekserve Auctioning Historic Mac Collection

    Aug 17, 2016, 9:02 am
    Legendary New York City Apple shop Tekserve has closed its doors for retail business and will be auctioning off items from the store on 23 August 2016. The jewel of the auction will be Tekserve’s Macintosh collection, which is valued at between $12,000 and…
  • External Link: Developer Survey Dings Mac App Store

    Aug 17, 2016, 7:32 am
    DevMate, a development and distribution platform for Mac developers, conducted a survey of 679 Mac developers to get their thoughts on the Mac App Store. Interestingly, 42 percent of respondents sell both in the Mac App Store and outside of it; however, those…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 August 2016

    Aug 15, 2016, 5:26 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Parallels Desktop 11.2.1, 1Password 6.3.2, Storyspace 3.2, and DEVONthink 2.9.2. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • Dealing with Send to Kindle’s 50 MB Limit

    Aug 15, 2016, 3:48 pm
    For those reading ebooks on a Kindle, or in the Kindle iOS app, there’s a 50 MB file size limitation in Amazon’s Send to Kindle app and email service that can cause troubles. Adam Engst explains the situation and provides some workarounds. Read the full…
  • ExtraBITS for 15 August 2016

    Aug 15, 2016, 3:43 pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, Tim Cook gives an unusually personal interview to the Washington Post, CVS launches its own mobile payment system, and Microsoft’s Project Murphy creates face mashups you describe. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • Eye-Fi Gives X2 Card Owners a Reprieve

    Aug 15, 2016, 2:45 pm
    Eye-Fi has issued X2 Utility, a Mac app that enables users of the company’s X2 and older wireless-enabled storage cards to continue using them even after cloud support for those products ends next month. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • External Link: It’s Lonely at the Top of Apple

    Aug 15, 2016, 12:43 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Jena McGregor of the Washington Post to commemorate his fifth anniversary as Apple’s head honcho. The usually private Cook opened up in this wide-ranging interview, discussing his mistakes, who he asks for advice, and what he…
  • External Link: CVS Launches Apple Pay Competitor

    Aug 15, 2016, 8:34 am
    Pharmacy chain CVS, a member of the Merchant Customer Exchange consortium behind the failed CurrentC Apple Pay competitor, has launched its own mobile payment platform. CVS Pay is part of the CVS Pharmacy app for iOS that combines access to your debit or…
  • Parallels Desktop 11.2.1

    Aug 14, 2016, 5:54 pm
    Fixes bugs in the virtualization software. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, free update, 294 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.…
  • 1Password 6.3.2

    Aug 14, 2016, 9:53 am
    Adds the capability to copy documents across 1Password accounts. ($64.99 new, free update, 47.6 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 work…
  • Storyspace 3.2

    Aug 13, 2016, 11:53 pm
    Improves maps and includes Storyspace Reader, a free app you redistribute for those you want to read your Storyspace files. ($149 new, free update, 188 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • DEVONthink 2.9.2

    Aug 13, 2016, 5:54 pm
    All three editions continue to tune up the new synchronization features. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • Writing App Ulysses Blends Power and Simplicity

    Aug 13, 2016, 8:28 am
    The Soulmen recently won an Apple Design Award for Ulysses, a writing app for the Mac. This got Julio Ojeda-Zapata curious about it and its iOS sibling. He liked the product’s blend of minimalism and raw power. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • New Accessibility Features Coming to Apple’s Ecosystem

    Aug 11, 2016, 3:46 pm
    All of Apple’s operating systems will be refreshed this fall, and with that comes a set of new accessibility features. Accessibility expert Steven Aquino guides you through them. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • External Link: Project Murphy Photoshops Faces on Command

    Aug 11, 2016, 8:42 am
    Microsoft has created a new experimental chatbot, called Project Murphy, that you converse with via Facebook Messenger, Skype, or Telegram. The image-morphing technology underlying Project Murphy is impressive, but the results can be wonderfully silly since…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 August 2016

    Aug 8, 2016, 4:08 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Quicken 2016 for Mac 3.5.1, SEE Finance 1.0.10, Capto 1.0.3, OmniFocus 2.6.1, and DEVONthink 2.9.1. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get…
  • ExtraBITS for 8 August 2016

    Aug 8, 2016, 4:08 pm
    In this week’s ExtraBITS, Hulu is eliminating free access to its content, Apple’s top brass discusses the state of the company under CEO Tim Cook, Apple opens a bug bounty program, and we learn why there’s a controversy around emojis in iOS 10. Read the…
  • External Link: Hulu Drops Free Plan to Focus on Subscriptions

    Aug 8, 2016, 10:56 am
    Video streaming service Hulu is dropping its ad-supported free tier. From now on, to watch Hulu content, you’ll have to pay $7.99 per month for the company’s Limited Commercials plan or $11.99 per month for the No Commercials plan (though a handful of…
  • External Link: Inside Tim Cook’s Apple

    Aug 8, 2016, 7:47 am
    Perhaps smarting from the media response to two relatively weak fiscal quarters, Apple sat three of its top executives down with Fast Company’s Rick Tetzeli to calm the waters. In the article, CEO Tim Cook, SVP of Internet Software Eddy Cue, and SVP of…
  • Quicken 2016 for Mac 3.5.1

    Aug 7, 2016, 2:05 pm
    Introduces changes to the database structure and revamps the Reconcile feature. ($74.99 new, free update) 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…