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  • PopChar X 7.2

    57m
    Improves support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and adds support for Unicode 8.0, which introduces 7,716 new characters. (€29.99 new, free update, 4.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.…
  • External Link: Adam Engst Goes Automotive on The Tech Night Owl Live

    1:47pm
    Is Apple setting its sights on the car market, as the next “mobile” platform? That’s where Adam Engst and Tech Night Owl’s Gene Steinberg ended up in this podcast, segueing from CarPlay to the rumors of Apple’s self-driving car project. Read the…
  • FunBITS: Pac-Man 256 Retools Classic Fun for iOS

    9:59am
    Pac-Man 256 is a reboot of the arcade classic that showcases the best and worst of modern gaming. 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…
  • How to Disable Auto-Play Videos on Social Media

    Thu 3:26pm
    Don’t want to stumble across a potentially disturbing video on social media? Josh Centers explains how to disable auto-play videos on your favorite social networks.  Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication…
  • External Link: Apple Event Set for September 9th

    Thu 2:36pm
    Apple’s next big media event is set for 9 September 2015 at 10 AM PDT, and you can watch it live in Safari for Mac and iOS, in the Apple TV’s Apple Events app, and surprisingly, in the new Edge browser in Windows 10. If you’re busy at that time, the…
  • Migrating to a New Mac in the Real World

    Thu 1:54pm
    When you migrate your data to a new Mac using Migration Assistant and Time Machine, the process may go smoothly, but some loose ends and hiccups are inevitable. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • Solve Wi-Fi Coverage Problems with WiFi Explorer and NetSpot

    Tue 2:56pm
    Two OS X tools for surveying Wi-Fi signals can help you visually sort out what’s causing interference and better plan placing or moving access points for optimal signal coverage. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • External Link: Best Buy to Offer AppleCare

    Tue 1:22pm
    Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly has announced that his company’s ties to Apple are deepening, with Best Buy beginning to offer AppleCare plans and service this quarter. Best Buy is also testing out an Apple Authorized Service Provider program at 50 of its stores,…
  • External Link: Joe Kissell Finds the Best Online Backup Service

    Tue 11:06am
    Our own Joe Kissell teamed up with review site The Wirecutter to definitively discover the best online backup service. In this exhaustive guide, Joe covers what you should look for, how each service performs, how to set them up, and how to restore your files.…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24 August 2015

    Mon 2:51pm
    Notable software releases this week include Simon 4.1, Evernote 6.1, and Parallels Desktop 11. 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…
  • ExtraBITS for 24 August 2015

    Mon 2:51pm
    In this packed ExtraBITS collection, Intuit is looking to ditch Quicken, The Verge ponders the fallout of the Ashley Madison breach, Adam and Tonya Engst explain the new Take Control Web site on MacVoices, Adobe InDesign takes some flak for failing to install…
  • Apple Replacing Some iPhone 6 Plus iSight Cameras

    Mon 1:48pm
    Some units of the iPhone 6 Plus manufactured between September 2014 and January 2015 have a faulty component in the iSight camera that causes photos to be blurry. If your iPhone 6 Plus is covered, Apple will replace the camera for free. Read the full article…
  • Simon 4.1

    Mon 9:57am
    Redesigns the Web (HTTP) feature and adds supports dynamic Web content. ($99.99 new, free update, 14.4 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…
  • Photos: A Few Frames Shy of a Full Roll

    Mon 8:12am
    Photos, Apple’s replacement for iPhoto and Aperture, offers some nice features, but isn’t all it could be, especially for those transitioning from iPhoto. Dave Kitabjian looks at a number of shortcomings in the early days of Photos. Read the full article…
  • External Link: Intuit to Sell off Quicken

    Mon 8:04am
    As financial software firm Intuit continues to lose money, it has announced that it will be selling off Quicken, QuickBase, and Demandforce. However, the company will be holding on to QuickBooks, which picked up 110,000 subscribers during the last fiscal…
  • Evernote 6.1

    Sun 6:53pm
    Darkens the sidebar and makes a couple of changes that affect Evernote Business users. (Free, 60.5 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 our…
  • External Link: The Sordid Messiness of the Ashley Madison Hack

    Sat 2:03pm
    At The Verge, Casey Newton explores just how messy things could get with the release of stolen information from AshleyMadison.com, a Web site for connecting people who want to have affairs. Other high profile breaches have mostly revolved around credit card…
  • External Link: Adam and Tonya Explain the New Take Control Site on MacVoices

    Sat 1:54pm
    In this episode of MacVoices, Adam and Tonya Engst talked with Chuck Joiner about the challenges of redesigning the Take Control Web site, all the under-the-hood functionality that isn’t (and shouldn’t be) readily apparent to users, and the complicated…
  • External Link: Adobe InDesign CC 2015 Stops Installing Most Fonts

    Sat 1:44pm
    David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion of InDesignSecrets have noted on their site that the current Creative Cloud version of Adobe InDesign no longer installs a wide array of fonts by default. Thanks to the Adobe TypeKit subscription that’s included with…
  • External Link: Apple Finally Acknowledges Dr. Dre’s Abuse of Women

    Aug 21, 2015, 11:32 am
    Since the release of the film “Straight Outta Compton,” rapper Dr. Dre has been under fire for decades-old allegations of misogyny and violence against women. Dre, who has served as an executive at Apple since it acquired Beats Electronics last year, has…
  • Parallels Desktop 11

    Aug 20, 2015, 1:25 pm
    Adds support for Windows 10 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, plus brings a new subscription-based Pro Edition designed for developers and a Business Edition aimed at enterprise situations. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business…
  • External Link: Comcast Testing Its Internet Essentials Program with Seniors

    Aug 20, 2015, 10:06 am
    Comcast has announced that it’s testing an expansion of its low-cost Internet Essentials program for senior citizens in San Francisco and Palm Beach County, Florida. Internet Essentials offers download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and a Wi-Fi router for $9.95 per…
  • Six Windows 10 Features Apple Should Steal

    Aug 20, 2015, 8:50 am
    Julio Ojeda-Zapata has been using test versions of the Windows 10 operating system nonstop in recent months. Now, with the official release of Microsoft’s desktop OS, he has identified features he would really like to see in OS X. Read the full article at…
  • Google OnHub Router Aims to Simplify Wi-Fi for Everyone

    Aug 19, 2015, 10:12 am
    Google’s surprise new hardware product, a Wi-Fi router, has many objectives similar to Apple’s AirPort base stations: simplicity, easy setup, and making services work better over a local network. Being platform agnostic, it may have broad appeal. Read the…
  • External Link: iTunes Music Festival Returns as Apple Music Festival

    Aug 18, 2015, 1:10 pm
    The iTunes Music Festival will now be known as the Apple Music Festival, which should surprise no one. This year’s event will be held from 19 September 2015 through 28 September 2015. Confirmed performers include One Direction, Disclosure, Pharrell Williams,…
  • Save 50% in Take Control’s 2015 Back to School Sale

    Aug 17, 2015, 2:32 pm
    Through 24 August 2015, you can save 50 percent on the entire Take Control catalog of books. It’s a great opportunity to pick up titles that you’ve been wanting to read or that might be useful to have on your virtual shelf for reference. As always, all our…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 August 2015

    Aug 17, 2015, 12:34 pm
    Notable software releases this week include Safari 8.0.8, 7.1.8, and 6.2.8; PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.3; BBEdit 11.1.2; Security Update 2015-006; and iTunes 12.2.2. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • ExtraBITS for 17 August 2015

    Aug 17, 2015, 12:34 pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is recalling a handful of recent Apple TV models, Marco Arment explains why people block Web ads, Rite Aid decides to support Apple Pay, and Google is undergoing a major restructuring. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • How to See Your iPhone’s Precise Signal Strength

    Aug 17, 2015, 10:38 am
    Frustrated by the imprecise signal strength dots on your iPhone? Josh Centers stumbled upon a secret code that will reveal your exact signal strength. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.…
  • Safari 8.0.8, 7.1.8, and 6.2.8

    Aug 17, 2015, 8:54 am
    Patches a number of security vulnerabilities in three versions of Apple’s Web browser. (Free) 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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