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  • Apple Reportedly Cancels Electric Car Project

    Tue 6:13pm By Adam Engst
    So much for Project Titan and our fantasy of driving an Apple Car, but many of the affected employees will move to Apple’s artificial intelligence division to work on generative AI.Read original article
  • Do You Use It? Software Update on the Mac

    Mon 1:21pm By Adam Engst
    This week's Do You Use It? poll asks several questions about how when and how you install macOS updates.
  • Lightroom Classic 13.2

    Feb 24, 2024, 10:48 am By Agen Schmitz
    Improves memory management in Develop module on Macs with Apple M-series processors. ($9.99/$19.99/$59.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update for subscribers, macOS 12+)
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.10

    Feb 24, 2024, 10:48 am By Agen Schmitz
    Resolves an issue that caused volumes listed in the View menu to be disabled. ($49.99 new, free update, 24.3 MB, macOS 10.15+)
  • toketaWare Shuts Down, Orphaning iThoughtsX Mind-Mapping Software

    Feb 24, 2024, 10:46 am By Adam Engst
    Although iThoughts will no longer receive updates, the Mac, iOS, and Windows apps should continue to run, and downloads, license codes, and documentation remain available.Read original article
  • New iMessage PQ3 Encryption Protocol Protects Against Post-Quantum Attacks

    Feb 23, 2024, 12:04 pm By Adam Engst
    In the upcoming iOS 17, iPadOS 17.4, macOS 14.4 Sonoma, and watchOS 10.4, Apple will start rolling out the PQ3 encryption protocol for iMessage conversations to protect them against attacks made possible by future quantum computers.Read original article
  • 1Password 8.10.26

    Feb 23, 2024, 11:36 am By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance release for the password manager with a smattering of improvements and bug fixes. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 4.8 MB, macOS 10.15+)
  • Apple’s Vision Pro Is Compelling… In the Future

    Feb 22, 2024, 11:31 am By Marc Zeedar
    Self-professed “sucker for gadgets” Marc Zeedar shares his experiences with the Vision Pro, which are largely positive despite some awkward interactions due to needing to wear hard contacts.
  • Apple Launches iPhone Sports App

    Feb 21, 2024, 1:23 pm By Adam Engst
    Apple has released a free Apple Sports app for the iPhone with schedules, scores, and standings for a handful of professional and college sports. It's only available the in US, UK, and Canada, and shows betting odds by default.
  • How to Choose a Fast External SSD for Your Mac

    Feb 20, 2024, 4:02 pm By Adam Engst
    Howard Oakley explains what you need to know to pick an external SSD with the necessary specs to provide the maximum possible performance.Read original article
  • Beware Forged Phishing Messages from TidBITS Talk

    Feb 20, 2024, 10:01 am By Adam Engst
    Several TidBITS readers have alerted us to phishing messages that purport to be from TidBITS Talk. They’re not, of course, and should be marked as spam, but they serve as a warning for why it’s essential pay attention to email.
  • Apple in 2023: The Six Colors Report Card

    Feb 19, 2024, 12:53 pm By Adam Engst
    Jason Snell of Six Colors has released his ninth annual Apple report card, featuring ratings and quotes from a select group of Apple commentators, including many from TidBITS.Read original article
  • Fantastical 3.8.12

    Feb 16, 2024, 5:27 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Improves Zoom account reliability and detection of Microsoft Teams conference URLs. ($56.99 annual subscription, free update, 61.4 MB, macOS 11+)
  • GraphicConverter 12.1

    Feb 16, 2024, 5:15 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Brings new and updated features to the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 157.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • Evernote 10.76.2

    Feb 16, 2024, 5:13 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Makes 14 previously paid features available to free users. (Free, 294.4 MB, macOS 10.14+)
  • Tinderbox 9.7.2

    Feb 16, 2024, 5:08 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance release for the note-taking assistant. ($249 new, free update, 38.2 MB, macOS 11+)
  • DEVONthink 3.9.5

    Feb 16, 2024, 5:06 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Updates the document and information manager with performance enhancements and bug fixes. ($99 new, free update, 140.6 MB, macOS 10.14+)
  • Mellel 6.0.2

    Feb 15, 2024, 1:57 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance update for the word processor that adds a new Vertical Split view mode. ($69.99 new, free update, 93.8 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • Arc Gains Instant Links, Tab Grouping, and Arc Search iPhone App

    Feb 15, 2024, 1:55 pm By Adam Engst
    The Browser Company has been busy with its Arc Web browser, adding features to speed up searching, organize tab clutter, and more. Also new is an Arc Search app for the iPhone.
  • Authy Desktop to Reach End-of-Life on 19 March 2024

    Feb 14, 2024, 12:55 pm By Adam Engst
    Twilio, the company behind the Authy two-factor authentication apps, has announced that Authy Desktop for the Mac will reach end-of-life next month. It might be a good excuse to switch to a full-fledged password manager that also supports 2FA codes.
  • Reconnect a HomeKit Accessory over a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Network

    Feb 13, 2024, 6:10 pm By Glenn Fleishman
    After a network hiccup caused his HomeKit-enabled smart thermostat to lose its network connection, Glenn Fleishman had to do tweaky network reconfiguration to get it to rejoin his Home setup.
  • Vision Pro Value Poll Results: $500–$1000 or Nothing

    Feb 12, 2024, 2:34 pm By Adam Engst
    The top answer in last week’s poll suggests that many TidBITS readers consider the Vision Pro to be equivalent in value to an iPhone, iPad, or external display and thus worth between $500 and $1000. Nearly as many people said they wouldn’t buy one at any…
  • Mactracker 7.12.14

    Feb 12, 2024, 12:54 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Adds detailed information about all recent hardware and operating system releases, including Apple Vision Pro. (Free, 214.2 MB, macOS 10.12+)
  • Lunar 6.6

    Feb 12, 2024, 12:43 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Introduces a new approach for unlocking the 1600nits of brightness in Apple's XDR displays. ($23 new, free update, 22.2 MB, macOS 11+)
  • Consumer Technology Association Tech Trends for 2024

    Feb 9, 2024, 5:44 pm By Jeff Porten
    Jeff Porten summarizes and reviews the Tech Trends to Watch presentation by the Consumer Technology Association, presented at CES 2024.
  • macOS 14.3.1, iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, and Safari 17.3.1 Fix WebKit Text Bug

    Feb 8, 2024, 6:21 pm By Adam Engst
    Apple has released a set of updates that address the maddening WebKit text bug that caused lines of text to duplicate or overlap while typing. 
  • Reading Too Much into Pong Wars

    Feb 7, 2024, 3:15 pm By Adam Engst
    This mashup of Pong and Breakout provides a sort of hyperactive digital lava lamp that's surprisingly mesmerizing.
  • macOS 14.3 Sonoma Text Display Bug to Be Fixed Soon

    Feb 7, 2024, 1:59 pm By Adam Engst
    If you’ve noticed weird text display problems in macOS 14.3 Sonoma, you’re not alone. The bug has been fixed in WebKit and should appear in a new version of macOS soon.
  • Is the Vision Pro Too Immersive?

    Feb 5, 2024, 5:17 pm By Adam Engst
    Nick Bilton worries about a day when our desire for the dopamine hit of Vision Pro-augmented makes all other devices feel flat and dull.Read original article
  • TidBITS Poll: How Much Would You Pay for a Vision Pro?

    Feb 5, 2024, 4:26 pm By Adam Engst
    Yes, the Vision Pro is expensive, but as many as 200,000 people believe it's worth the price. How about you? Please vote in our poll.Read original article