TidBITS logo TidBITS


  • Insiders Explain Apple’s Unusual Organizational Structure

    Mon 2:02pm By Josh Centers
    The Harvard Business Review has published an extensive look at how Apple’s organizational structure works and how it differs from most companies, written by two Apple University faculty members.Read original article
  • Code-Signing Snafu Breaks Many HP Printers

    Mon 1:46pm By Josh Centers
    HP unintentionally revoked a security certificate that broke printing for many Mac users. Some may be able to reinstall updated HP drivers successfully, whereas others should use AirPrint or a generic PostScript driver instead.Read original article
  • Moneydance 2021

    Mon 11:16am By Agen Schmitz
    Major upgrade for the personal finance management app brings a fresh appearance and improved syncing engine with end-to-end encryption. ($49.99 new, free update, 131 MB, macOS 10.11+)
  • EagleFiler 1.9

    Mon 11:08am By Agen Schmitz
    Adds support for macOS 11.0 Big Sur and enhances the user interface. ($40 new, free update, 28.5 MB, macOS 10.12+)
  • Audio Hijack 3.7.4 and Piezo 1.6.7

    Mon 10:35am By Agen Schmitz
    Updates the Audio Capture Engine and adds support for the Jamulus and Jami apps as VoIP sources. ($49/19 new, free updates, 20.9/10.0 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • TripMode 3

    Mon 10:33am By Agen Schmitz
    Major upgrade for the data usage control utility introduces a new feature for viewing traffic of all apps in real-time. ($15 new, $7.50/free upgrade, 10.3 MB, macOS 11+)
  • Airfoil 5.9.2

    Mon 10:28am By Agen Schmitz
    Updates the Audio Capture Engine and fixes several bugs. ($29 new, free update, 19.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • SpamSieve 2.9.40

    Mon 10:22am By Agen Schmitz
    Adds support for Mail in macOS 11.0 Big Sur and improves the spam filtering utility's accuracy. ($30 new, free update, 17.7 MB, macOS 10.9+)
  • iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro: A Roundup of Reviews

    Fri 6:31pm By Josh Centers
    Apple has once again anointed a select few reviewers to get early access to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Here’s a roundup of their early impressions.
  • The Paramedic’s Guide to Blood Oxygen and the Apple Watch Series 6

    Thu 1:42pm By Rich Mogull
    As a paramedic, Rich Mogull has spent decades using pulse oximeters under extreme conditions and environments. While he found the Apple Watch Series 6’s blood oxygen sensor to be quite accurate with just a little focus on positioning, he explains why it’s…
  • Apple Hides Traffic of Some Its Own Apps in Big Sur

    Thu 11:28am By Adam Engst
    TripMode developer David Dudok de Wit has discovered that Apple prevents application-level firewalls from monitoring or even measuring traffic from over 50 Apple apps and processes. It’s yet another way that Apple blocks developers from providing features…
  • Lightroom Classic 10.0

    Wed 5:35pm By Agen Schmitz
    Major upgrade for the desktop-focused photo cataloging and editing app brings performance enhancements and new features. ($9.99/$19.99/$52.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update for subscribers, macOS 10.14+)
  • KeyCue 9.8

    Wed 5:34pm By Agen Schmitz
    The keyboard shortcut and emoji cheat sheet utility adds support for macOS 11 Big Sur. (€19.99 new, free update, 4.0 MB, macOS 10.7+)
  • watchOS 7.0.3 Stops Unexpected Restarts for Apple Watch Series 3

    Wed 1:21pm By Adam Engst
    Apple has responded to widespread reports of unexpected restarts for the Apple Watch Series 3 with the release of watchOS 7.0.3. No other Apple Watch models will see the update.
  • Apple Releases iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1, HomePod Software 14.1, and tvOS 14.0.2

    Oct 20, 2020, 8:41 pm By Josh Centers
    Apple has released iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1, and HomePod Software 14.1, with the first two adding support for playing and editing HDR video and the HomePod update adding the new Intercom feature.
  • I Hope You Have Broadband, Charlie Brown!

    Oct 20, 2020, 3:08 pm By Josh Centers
    Apple is now the exclusive home of the Peanuts holiday specials, and will stream them for free for a limited time, no account required.Read original article
  • US Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Google

    Oct 20, 2020, 11:49 am By Josh Centers
    The US Justice Department has launched an antitrust lawsuit against Google. In a rarity for 2020, the lawsuit has broad bipartisan support.Read original article
  • Coda 2.7.6

    Oct 19, 2020, 4:40 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Brings Dark mode improvements and bug fixes to the Web site development tool. ($99 new, free update, 68.6 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.22

    Oct 19, 2020, 4:36 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Addresses an issue that prevented the drive-cloning and backup utility from accessing a new Apple data store introduced in macOS 10.15.7 Catalina. ($39.99 new, free update, 14.7 MB, macOS 10.10+)
  • BBEdit 13.5 Offers Mid-Cycle Efficiency Improvements

    Oct 19, 2020, 3:17 pm By Adam Engst
    The latest version of the powerful text editor from Bare Bones Software offers a wide variety of new features, refinements, and bug fixes. Adam Engst explores a few of the most notable.
  • Yojimbo 4.5.1

    Oct 16, 2020, 4:07 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance update with a variety of enhancements and fixes for the information organizer. ($30 new, free update, 7.9 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
  • Microsoft Teams 1.3

    Oct 16, 2020, 4:04 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Adds the capability to view meeting details from your calendar without opening the meeting. (Free, 92.9 MB, macOS 10.11+)
  • GraphicConverter 11.3

    Oct 16, 2020, 4:02 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Adds several new features and enhancements to the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 161 MB, macOS 10.9+)
  • Can Sleep Tracking in iOS 14/watchOS 7 Help You Sleep Better?

    Oct 16, 2020, 12:53 pm By Adam Engst
    Apple has added sleep tracking technology to iOS 14 and watchOS 7 that, when you wear your Apple Watch to bed, records when you’re in bed and when you’re asleep. In an ideal world, the data could help you identify factors that hamper your sleep, but the…
  • The iPhone 12: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Oct 13, 2020, 8:52 pm By Adam Engst
    Apple has thrown back the curtains on the iPhone 12 lineup, which includes the tiny iPhone 12 mini, the iPhone 12, and the camera-focused iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. They’re impressive devices at roughly comparable prices to previous years’ models.
  • Apple Introduces $99 HomePod mini

    Oct 13, 2020, 8:23 pm By Julio Ojeda-Zapata
    Apple announced the HomePod mini, a smaller, less expensive, and more rounded version of its two-year-old HomePod. The expanded speaker line has little in the way of groundbreaking features as it competes with speakers from Amazon and Google, but at least…
  • watchOS 7.0.2 Address Battery Life, ECG Bugs

    Oct 13, 2020, 11:27 am By Adam Engst
    Apple has released watchOS 7.0.2 to fix a bug that caused the battery to drain more quickly than it should and another that prevented access to the ECG app even in supported regions.
  • Firefox 81.0.1

    Oct 12, 2020, 10:15 am By Agen Schmitz
    Adds the capability to control audio or video playback inside Firefox via the keyboard or Touch Bar. (Free, 72.9 MB, macOS 10.12+)
  • Apple Extends Apple TV+ Free Trials to February 2021

    Oct 9, 2020, 4:27 pm By Josh Centers
    If you received a free year of Apple TV+ last year, Apple is about to give you a few months more for free.Read original article
  • House Judiciary Subcommittee: Apple, Other Tech Giants Wield “Monopoly Power”

    Oct 8, 2020, 6:09 pm By Josh Centers
    A US House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the tech industry has released a report calling Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google monopolies, with company breakups as a possible solution.Read original article