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  • Save 50 Percent on All Books in Take Control’s Spring Sale

    1h
    Through 9 April 2017, you can save 50 percent on the entire Take Control catalog of books. It’s a great opportunity to pick up titles that you want to read or that might be useful to have on your virtual shelf for reference. Read the full article at…
  • External Link: Airfoil Users Should Avoid tvOS 10.2

    8:54am
    Rogue Amoeba has announced that its Airfoil utility, which lets you broadcast audio from any app via AirPlay, does not work when sending audio to an Apple TV running tvOS 10.2. The company is advising customers to avoid tvOS 10.2 until it can figure out a…
  • Photo Editing as One with Luminar

    Wed 1:35pm
    Luminar is a new application from Macphun that combines technologies the company has developed in stand-alone applications into one photo editing environment. Is it good enough to stand up to Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, or Apple’s Photos? Read the full…
  • iWork Updates Bring New and Returning Features

    Tue 2:07pm
    Giving new meaning to March Madness, Apple has updated its suite of iWork apps for the Mac, iOS, and iCloud, bringing new refinements and restoring some missing features. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • Safari 10.1

    Mon 11:35pm
    Makes a couple of user interface improvements and patches a number of security vulnerabilities in Yosemite and El Capitan. (Free) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • Security Update 2017-001 (Yosemite, El Capitan)

    Mon 11:05pm
    Resolves several security vulnerabilities for the two older operating systems. (Free, various sizes) 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 27 March 2017

    Mon 5:42pm
    Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.6, EagleFiler 1.7.5, GraphicConverter 10.4, HoudahGeo 5.1.8, PopChar X 7.7, and Default Folder X 5.1.4. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • ExtraBITS for 27 March 2017

    Mon 5:42pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has announced (but not released) Clips, a new social photo and video app, and the U.S. and UK have both banned large carry-on electronics from flights originating from several African and Middle Eastern countries. Read the full…
  • Apple Releases macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2

    Mon 4:51pm
    The most significant release of the day may have been iOS 10.3, but Apple showed some love to its other three operating systems as well, adding a new feature or two and providing some bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements. Read the full article at…
  • iOS 10.3 Adds New File System, Find My AirPods, and More

    Mon 1:51pm
    The iOS 10.3 update introduces huge new changes, such as the new APFS file system, AirPods support in Find My iPhone, cross-platform iTunes movie rentals, developer responses to App Store reviews, and more. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • What Apple’s Purchase of Workflow Means for Automation

    Mon 8:27am
    Apple’s months-long saga involving automation has taken a twist with the company’s purchase of the popular iOS automation app Workflow. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • EagleFiler 1.7.5

    Sun 6:43pm
    Adjusts behavior of some commands and keyboard shortcuts for improved consistency with the Finder. ($40 new, free update, 18.0 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • GraphicConverter 10.4

    Sat 5:03pm
    Adds support for 32-bit-per-channel HDR images and a couple of new batch processes. ($39.95 new, free update, 125 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 5.1.8

    Sat 6:03am
    Improves performance when loading a large Photos library. ($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…
  • PopChar X 7.7

    Fri 11:03pm
    Maintenance update resolves a handful of bugs. (€29.99 new, free update, 4.6 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 and become a…
  • Default Folder X 5.1.4

    Fri 5:03pm
    Brings a few improvements and bug fixes to the Open/Save dialog enhancement utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 6.4 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Why Take Control Was Briefly Labeled “Not Secure”

    Mar 23, 2017, 3:54 pm
    For a few days recently, Google Chrome users were warned “Your connection is not private” when loading the Take Control Web site. Luckily, that statement was far more extreme than the reality, since Google was instead punishing a top-level certificate…
  • iTunes 12.6

    Mar 21, 2017, 6:48 pm
    Adds support for watching iTunes movie rentals on any of your Apple devices. (Free, 269 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…
  • Apple Replaces iPad Air 2 with New 9.7-inch iPad

    Mar 21, 2017, 2:51 pm
    Apple has quietly released a cheaper 9.7-inch iPad to replace the aging iPad Air 2. The company also doubled the storage space for the iPad mini 4 and dropped the iPad mini 2. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • External Link: Apple to Release Clips, a Free Social Photo and Video App

    Mar 21, 2017, 1:06 pm
    Apple has announced that it will soon release Clips, a new social-focused photography and video app. The free Clips app will take square photos and videos that are ideal for most social networks, and it will offer fun features like titles, filters, and…
  • External Link: Large Electronics Banned on Some International Flights to the U.S. and UK

    Mar 21, 2017, 12:52 pm
    The United States and United Kingdom have banned nearly all electronics larger than a phone from flights originating from several African and Middle Eastern countries. The ban will include carry-on laptops, tablets, electronic book readers, and cameras, but…
  • Apple Introduces (PRODUCT)RED iPhones, Doubles iPhone SE Storage

    Mar 21, 2017, 10:39 am
    Apple has released a new iPhone 7 color, doubled iPhone SE storage tiers, and rolled out new colors for iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 March 2017

    Mar 20, 2017, 4:31 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.32, Fantastical 2.3.4, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.3.3, ChronoSync 4.7.5, and ClamXav 2.12.1. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • ExtraBITS for 20 March 2017

    Mar 20, 2017, 4:31 pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, the iMessage App Store has stagnated after a promising start, LG has fixed the interference problems in the UltraFine 5K Display, and Google has been caught slipping ads into Google Home responses. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • 30 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2017

    Mar 20, 2017, 11:58 am
    If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and open your mind to new ways of…
  • An Ideal iPad Case for Little Kids

    Mar 20, 2017, 10:57 am
    Looking for a solution to protect an iPad or other tablet from a small child? Chinese manufacturers have developed an inexpensive case that’s ideal for little hands. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication…
  • ClamXav 2.12.1

    Mar 19, 2017, 10:32 pm
    Improves overall reliability and enhances handling of Gmail mailboxes in Apple Mail. ($29.95 new, free update, 19.1 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • Microsoft Office 2016 15.32

    Mar 19, 2017, 6:01 pm
    Adds support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro to Outlook. ($149.99 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 work and…
  • External Link: iMessage App Store Growth Slowing After Initial Surge

    Mar 19, 2017, 3:04 pm
    Analytics firm Sensor Tower has found that while the iMessage App Store that Apple introduced in iOS 10 got off to a strong start, it’s now stagnating. The good news: nearly 5000 apps now boast iMessage compatibility. However, that growth has slowed…
  • Fantastical 2.3.4

    Mar 19, 2017, 12:33 pm
    Adds support for Google’s new login requirements and improves performance for very large calendars. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.0 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…