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  • Apple Chalks Up Another Record Quarter Despite Slipping iPad Sales

    23 April 2014, 3:46 pm

    For its second fiscal quarter of 2014, Apple has once again reported record sales and revenues, beating analyst expectations and thrilling investors with a stock split, bigger dividends, and more stock buybacks. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • OmniOutliner 4.0.5

    23 April 2014, 3:42 pm

    Small maintenance release with fix for most frequently reported crash. ($49.99 new, free update, 45 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…
  • 1Password 4.3

    23 April 2014, 3:28 pm

    Major update to the password manager with many improvements to 1Password mini and synchronization. ($49.99 new, free update, 38.7 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • Joe Kissell Dispels Cloud Hype with “Take Control of the Cloud”

    23 April 2014, 11:08 am

    In his latest book, Joe Kissell explains everything you want to know about the Cloud, in approachable, non-technical language. He pins down nebulous cloud concepts, helps you evaluate claims about cloud services, and points out how to enhance your privacy and…
  • External Link: Apple Is Broadening Its Trademarks to Include Jewelry and Watches

    23 April 2014, 9:31 am

    Apple has been filing new trademark applications worldwide to broaden its trademark to include Class 14 items — “precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewelry, precious stones;…
  • AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3

    22 April 2014, 3:23 pm

    Secures AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac from the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. (Free) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • Paprika 2.0.3

    22 April 2014, 2:57 pm

    Small update for the popular recipe manager. ($19.99 new, free update, 3.5 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 work and become a TidBITS…
  • Security Update 2014-002 (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion)

    22 April 2014, 2:27 pm

    Numerous security fixes focused on Mavericks, but with some also affecting Mountain Lion and Lion. (Free updates, various sizes) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • External Link: Apple Opens Mac OS X Betas to All

    22 April 2014, 1:51 pm

    Apple is no longer restricting Mac OS X betas to paying developers. As of today, anyone with an Apple ID (which is, let’s face, essentially every Apple user at this point) can sign up for the OS X Beta Seed Program to test unreleased versions of the…
  • iOS 7.1.1 Fixes Touch ID, Bluetooth, Keyboards

    22 April 2014, 12:01 pm

    Apple has released iOS 7.1.1 with a handful of bug and security fixes. 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!…
  • Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.1

    21 April 2014, 1:46 pm

    Maintenance update with important security fixes and other improvements. (Free update, 113 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…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 April 2014

    21 April 2014, 9:51 am

    Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.1, Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.201, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.2, Keyboard Maestro 6.4.1, and Typinator 5.9. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology…
  • ExtraBITS for 21 April 2014

    21 April 2014, 9:51 am

    In ExtraBITS this week, Siri squared off against Google Now and Cortana, Managing Editor Josh Centers gave an Apple TV-oriented presentation to the Chicago-area user group The Northwest of Us, Jeff Carlson provided iPad tips for photographers, hardware maker…
  • Can a Normal User Justify a Mac Pro?

    21 April 2014, 9:09 am

    Julio Ojeda-Zapata falls madly in love with the new Mac Pro, and gives serious consideration to buying an entry-level version of the professional desktop Mac. But is it really the Mac for him? He has to set emotion aside and ask hard questions. Read the full…
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.201

    18 April 2014, 4:09 pm

    Fixes a crash that occurred on Macs made between 2006 and 2008. (Free, 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 support our work and become a TidBITS…
  • FunBITS: Boom for Mac Pumps up the Volume

    18 April 2014, 10:58 am

    Global Delight’s Boom promises to turn your Mac’s speakers up to 11. Josh Centers takes a look at the utility and finds an unexpected use for it. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.…
  • 24 Years of TidBITS and Stronger than Ever

    17 April 2014, 3:46 pm

    It’s a little shocking to realize just how long we’ve been publishing TidBITS, but thanks to the revenue from several thousand TidBITS members, we’re publishing more and better content for you than ever before. Will you join us? Read the full article at…
  • External Link: How Siri Fares Against Google Now and Cortana

    17 April 2014, 3:10 pm

    Gizmodo ran a side-by-side test of Apple’s Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft’s new Cortana virtual assistants. The results were neck and neck, with each displaying its own quirks, but the short video is fun to watch. Read the full article at TidBITS, the…
  • External Link: Josh Centers Talks Apple TV to the Northwest of Us User Group

    17 April 2014, 3:09 pm

    TidBITS Managing Editor and “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers was invited to speak to the Chicago-area user group The Northwest of Us. In this in-depth recorded session, Josh discussed some reasons why Apple users should consider the Apple TV,…
  • External Link: Using an iPad to Improve Your Photography

    17 April 2014, 3:09 pm

    Our own Jeff Carlson has written a piece for 500px explaining how to use your iPad to up your photography game. No, not by taking photos with its built-in camera, but by using the iPad to preview, edit, sort, and share photos, and even to control your camera…
  • External Link: LaCie Customer Credit Card Information Exposed

    16 April 2014, 3:24 pm

    Hardware maker LaCie, best known for its Mac-centric hard drives and accessories, has acknowledged that a security breach in its online store exposed customer credit card numbers and contact information for much of the past year. Seagate, which now owns LaCie,…
  • PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.2

    16 April 2014, 1:56 pm

    Adds a number of new features, in addition to bug fixes and refinements. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free update, 55.2/56 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help…
  • Keyboard Maestro 6.4.1

    16 April 2014, 1:47 pm

    Fixes a number of bugs but adds no new features. ($36 new, free update, 24.4 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 and become a…
  • ITbits: Mac Remote Desktop Software Roundup

    16 April 2014, 1:26 pm

    David Koff shares an in-depth look at the state of today’s best remote desktop applications, the technologies on which they are built, and recommendations of the best titles to choose for various scenarios. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest…
  • Typinator 5.9

    16 April 2014, 10:36 am

    The text expansion tool from Ergonis fixes a number of bugs. (€24.99 new, free update, 5.6 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…
  • External Link: How Apple Can Improve iOS for Educators

    16 April 2014, 9:52 am

    Bradley Chambers, Director of IT for the Brainerd Baptist School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has a number of trenchant suggestions for ways Apple could improve iOS for education, including a way to deploy in-app purchases in MDM or Apple Configurator, the…
  • External Link: Microsoft Unveils Less Expensive Office 365 Personal

    16 April 2014, 9:06 am

    Want to edit Office documents on your iPad, but don’t need to use five computers, as Office 365 Home Premium allows? For $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year, Microsoft will now sell you Office 365 Personal, which lets you edit Office documents on one Mac or…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 April 2014

    14 April 2014, 11:03 am

    Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner 4.0.4, PCalc 4, FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.0.2, and BBEdit 10.5.10 and TextWrangler 4.5.8. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on…
  • ExtraBITS for 14 April 2014

    14 April 2014, 11:02 am

    In this week’s ExtraBITS, we have a profile of legendary Macintosh icon artist Susan Kare and recollections of Steve Jobs from Don Melton, the creator of Safari. Microsoft poked a bit of fun at itself with an Escape from XP game, NPR has arrived on iTunes…
  • External Link: The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile

    11 April 2014, 3:28 pm

    Priceonomics has published a profile of Susan Kare, the woman who designed the original icons for the Macintosh, such as the Happy Mac. She later followed Steve Jobs to NeXT and also created the graphics for Microsoft’s iconic Solitaire game. Now she works…

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