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  • External Link: On MacBreak Weekly, Adam Discusses the App Stores, Planet of the Apps, and More

    Fri 1:57pm
    TidBITS publisher Adam Engst made one of his occasional appearances on the TWiT show MacBreak Weekly, joining hosts Leo Laporte and Andy Ihnatko, and developer Daniel Jalkut. After a wide-ranging discussion of issues with Apple’s online stores, the group…
  • Evernote 6.8

    Fri 8:46am
    Adds Google Drive integration, plus makes it easier to share a notebook and manage permissions. (Free with paid subscriptions, 54.2 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • Disable Find My Mac by Resetting NVRAM

    Fri 8:13am
    It turns out that Find My Mac can easily be disabled by resetting NVRAM, which could be bad news, if your Mac has been stolen, or good news, if you’re dealing with an old Mac that wasn’t reset before being sold or turned in. Read the full article at…
  • Firefox Filters More Uses of Flash

    Fri 7:25am
    The makers of the Firefox Web browser are clamping down on advertising and other incidental uses of Flash to reduce crashes. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS…
  • DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9

    Fri 4:47am
    Brings a rewritten synchronization engine that improves speed and works on both local networks and with Internet-based services. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new;…
  • BusyCal 3.0.4

    Fri 12:48am
    Brings a number of refinements to the recently upgraded alternative to Apple’s Calendar app. ($49.99 new, free update, 10.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text…
  • PopChar X 7.6

    Fri 12:47am
    Adds support for Unicode 9.0, which brings six new scripts and 72 new emoji characters. (€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…
  • “Take Control of Preview” Reveals Even More Features

    Thu 7:33am
    Our latest book started as a series of TidBITS articles but more than doubled in size once we discovered and thoroughly explained all of Preview’s image editing and PDF manipulation features. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously…
  • Safari 9.1.2

    Wed 12:32am
    Fixes multiple vulnerabilities in WebKit. (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 become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an…
  • Security Update 2016-004 (Mavericks and Yosemite)

    Wed 12:32am
    Resolves memory corruption that could lead to remote code execution 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…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 July 2016

    Mon 3:20pm
    Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.4.2, Microsoft Office 2016 15.24 and Office 2011 14.6.6, Airfoil 5.1.1, ClamXav 2.9, and LaunchBar 6.7.1. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • ExtraBITS for 18 July 2016

    Mon 3:19pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is clearing up the relationship between Apple Music and iTunes Match, Eddy Cue opens up to the Hollywood Reporter about the TV business, and Apple is casting developers for its upcoming reality show. Read the full article at…
  • Apple Releases OS X 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2, and watchOS 2.2.2

    Mon 2:12pm
    Apple has updated all of its operating systems with security updates and unspecified bug 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…
  • iTunes 12.4.2

    Mon 2:12pm
    Fixes playback issues with short Apple Music songs in the Up Next queue. (Free, 233 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…
  • External Link: Apple Simplifies Relationship between Apple Music and iTunes Match

    Mon 1:20pm
    At Macworld, Kirk McElhearn describes changes coming to Apple Music that make deciding between it and iTunes Match much easier. Apple Music will now match tracks using acoustic fingerprinting instead of track metadata (as iTunes Match already does), and it…
  • Walmart Pay Is Better Than You Might Expect

    Mon 7:56am
    You might think that Walmart’s home-brew mobile payment system would be dreadful, but Josh Centers was pleasantly surprised by how well it works, despite some flaws. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication…
  • Microsoft Office 2016 15.24 and Office 2011 14.6.6

    Sun 11:41pm
    Resolves a memory corruption vulnerability while bringing a handful of improvements to individual apps. ($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…
  • What the Heck Is Pokémon Go?

    Sun 3:13pm
    Pokémon Go is the phenomenon of the summer, but what the heck is it? Josh Centers explains how the game works and why it’s causing some weird behavior. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the…
  • First Look at Scrivener for iOS

    Jul 16, 2016, 9:56 am
    One of the premiere tools for creative writers, Literature & Latte’s Scrivener, is breaking away from the desktop with a powerful mobile version. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To…
  • External Link: Eddy Cue Discusses Apple’s TV Business

    Jul 14, 2016, 1:49 pm
    In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, opened up about Apple’s interest in the TV business. Cue said that the Apple TV is “a lot better than a cable box,” but when asked…
  • External Link: Apple Casting Its Own Reality Show

    Jul 14, 2016, 1:47 pm
    Apple has issued an open casting call for “Planet of the Apps,” the company’s upcoming reality series about app developers. Applications are being accepted from developers through 26 August 2016; applicants must have an iOS, macOS, tvOS, or watchOS app…
  • Airfoil 5.1.1

    Jul 13, 2016, 8:40 am
    Brings preliminary support for macOS 10.12 Sierra to the wireless audio broadcasting app. ($29 new, free update, 13.8 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed,…
  • ClamXav 2.9

    Jul 13, 2016, 4:40 am
    Brings number of new features and improvements to the virus scanner. ($29.95 new, free update, 18.1 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…
  • LaunchBar 6.7.1

    Jul 13, 2016, 12:40 am
    Improves character icons for custom actions ($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 TidBITS…
  • ExtraBITS for 11 July 2016

    Jul 11, 2016, 3:53 pm
    In ExtraBITS this week, Walmart Pay becomes available at thousands of Walmart stores throughout the United States, we learn why some apps are intentionally slow, the EasyDoc malware targets unsuspecting Mac users, and iOS 10 will help you register for organ…
  • TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 11 July 2016

    Jul 11, 2016, 1:40 pm
    Notable software releases this week include BBEdit 11.6, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.0.2, Mellel 3.5, Audio Hijack 3.3.1, and Capto 1.0.2. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • BBEdit 11.6

    Jul 11, 2016, 12:25 pm
    Significant release adds support for Kite, interface changes, and a new demo model. ($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 full-text RSS feed,…
  • PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.0.2

    Jul 11, 2016, 11:59 am
    Minor bug fixes for the recently upgraded PDF editing apps. ($74.95/$124.95 new, $30 upgrade, free update from version 8.0, 73.8/74.5 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a…
  • Mellel 3.5

    Jul 11, 2016, 10:40 am
    Adds highly customizable text boxes to the word processor. ($39 new, free update, 105.2 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…
  • Audio Hijack 3.3.1

    Jul 11, 2016, 10:24 am
    Adds preliminary Instant On support for macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($49 new, free update, 16.2 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…