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  • Apple Says It Won’t Ship Apple Intelligence for EU Users in 2024

    Mon 7:09pm By Adam Engst
    Apple has said the Digital Markets Act’s interoperability requirements will prevent it from shipping Apple Intelligence, iPhone Mirroring, and SharePlay Screen Sharing for EU users in 2024. Read original article
  • Experiencing Art Immersion with the Vision Pro

    Mon 6:00pm By Michael E. Cohen
    Using the Art Authority Museum app for the Vision Pro, you can virtually wander among many masterpieces of Western art. Michael Cohen reports on his explorations.
  • Slack to Stop Storing Historical Content for Free Workspaces

    Mon 1:32pm By Adam Engst
    Slack will be reducing its data storage needs and trying to incentivize free teams to upgrade by deleting data older than a year from free workspaces. Only the last 90 days of data is visible anyway; the change affects only those who upgrade to a paid plan and…
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 16.86.1

    Mon 1:02pm By Agen Schmitz
    Brings improvements and bug fixes to Outlook. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update, macOS 12+)
  • Mactracker 7.12.17

    Mon 12:52pm By Agen Schmitz
    Adds updates for the recent iPad releases. (Free, 220.6 MB, macOS 10.12+)
  • Pirate Ship Reduces Shipping Cost and Complexity

    Thu 4:49pm By Adam Engst
    If shipping packages via USPS or UPS frustrates you, check out Pirate Ship. It offers steeply discounted shipping rates, an elegant interface with many shortcuts, and bits of humor.
  • Talking about WWDC with Allison Sheridan on the NosillaCast Podcast

    Wed 4:58pm By Adam Engst
    Looking for some more insight into Apple’s WWDC keynote announcements? Listen to Adam Engst and Allison Sheridan delve into the more exciting features on her NosillaCast podcast.
  • Examining Apple Intelligence

    Jun 17, 2024, 6:19 pm By Adam Engst
    Apple devoted a large part of its WWDC keynote to Apple Intelligence, a collection of new AI-driven features that it plans to introduce throughout the next year in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS 15 Sequoia. 
  • Apple to Discontinue Apple Pay Later

    Jun 17, 2024, 3:48 pm By Adam Engst
    We’re not mourning the loss of the Apple Pay Later service for delaying payment on purchased items.Read original article
  • Block SMS Text Spam with Nomorobo

    Jun 17, 2024, 12:35 pm By David Shayer
    SMS text spam was driving David Shayer crazy, and with the US election season heating up, the problem was only getting worse. After trying various strategies, he managed to rein in the problem with Nomorobo. 
  • Zoom Workplace 6.1

    Jun 17, 2024, 11:08 am By Agen Schmitz
    Brings various improvements and bug fixes to the video conferencing app. (Free, 123.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • Arc 1.47

    Jun 17, 2024, 11:05 am By Agen Schmitz
    Introduces a Live Calendar feature compatible with Google Calendar. (Free, 387 MB, macOS 12.1+)
  • 1Password 8.10.34

    Jun 17, 2024, 11:00 am By Agen Schmitz
    Enables you to generate recovery codes for family accounts directly in the app. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 4.8 MB, macOS 10.15+)
  • Little Snitch 6.0.1

    Jun 17, 2024, 10:55 am By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance update for the network traffic management utility following its recent major upgrade. ($59 new, $39 upgrade from previous licenses, free update, 36.1 MB, macOS 14+)
  • BusyCal 2024.2.5

    Jun 17, 2024, 10:52 am By Agen Schmitz
    Adds support for syncing tags and their assigned colors over iCloud. ($49.99 new, free update, 68.2 MB, macOS 10.15+)
  • Apple ID to Be Renamed to Apple Account, Disrupting Independent Documentation

    Jun 13, 2024, 1:35 pm By Adam Engst
    Starting later this year, Apple will replace all instances of “Apple ID” in its operating systems and documentation with “Apple Account.” Documentation that covers multiple versions of Apple operating systems will become more awkward.
  • 14 Compelling Features Coming to Apple’s Operating Systems in 2024

    Jun 10, 2024, 8:25 pm By Adam Engst
    Apple doesn’t skimp when it comes to adding features to its operating systems each year. Here are the 14 features that most caught our attention.
  • The Ineffable Importance of Corporate Communications

    Jun 10, 2024, 8:14 pm By Adam Engst
    In the last few weeks, we’ve seen three examples of companies failing to communicate with their customers effectively and suffering the slings and arrows of online ire.
  • Fantastical 3.8.17

    Jun 10, 2024, 11:59 am By Agen Schmitz
    Improves the handling of delegated calendars when using the Microsoft Graph API. ($56.99 new, free update, 65.9 MB, macOS 11+)
  • Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher 2.5.2

    Jun 10, 2024, 11:56 am By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance update with several bug fixes and crash resolvers. (Various prices new, free update, various sizes, macOS 10.15+)
  • BBEdit 15.1.1

    Jun 10, 2024, 11:51 am By Agen Schmitz
    Adjusts the default width proportions of new windows to make them a little wider. ($59.99 new, free update, 29.7 MB, macOS 11+)
  • LittleBITS: Be Aware of TidBITS Server Changes

    Jun 7, 2024, 3:47 pm By Adam Engst
    We’re starting the process of moving TidBITS servers to the Cloudways managed hosting service, so don’t worry if you see occasional hiccups in the next few weeks. 
  • OmniFocus 4.3

    Jun 7, 2024, 1:00 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Introduces support for device Focus Filters and a new Favorite Perspective shortcut. ($74.99 new, free update, 31.5 MB, macOS 13+)
  • Bookends 15.0.3

    Jun 7, 2024, 12:59 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Adds the Library of Congress as a source in Google Books for ISBN searches. ($74.99 new, free update, 116.5 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • Ulysses 35

    Jun 7, 2024, 12:56 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Adds inline linking and full history navigation. ($5.99/$39.99 monthly/yearly subscription, free update, 40.5 MB, macOS 12+)
  • Text Conversations with an iPhone Thief

    Jun 7, 2024, 11:18 am By Adam Engst
    Veronica de Souza shares the texts she received from the thieves who stole her iPhone and then tried to convince her to unlock it. Read original article
  • Bartender Developer Explains and Apologizes for Quiet Acquisition

    Jun 5, 2024, 4:49 pm By Adam Engst
    After two days of uproar, the original developer behind the popular Mac menu bar utility Bartender has apologized for not being more upfront about selling the app to a development company.Read original article
  • Kini Motion Detector Adds Email Notifications and Previews Stasis Mode

    Jun 3, 2024, 6:18 pm By Adam Engst
    The Kini motion detectors can now alert you to motion using email instead of or in addition to SMS, making them usable by those outside North America and opening up automation options. Kinisium is also testing a Stasis Mode that alerts you when a Kini hasn’t…
  • Solving the macOS Installer’s “Failed to Personalize” Error with New Firmware

    Jun 3, 2024, 4:05 pm By Adam Engst
    A TidBITS Talk user was unable to update macOS on an M2 16-inch MacBook Pro, receiving a “Failed to personalize” error each time. The problem turned out to be related to firmware, and the little-known solution required restoring with Apple Configurator.
  • Reacting to Unsolicited Two-Factor Authentication Codes

    May 31, 2024, 2:54 pm By Adam Engst
    We’re all accustomed to receiving two-factor authentication codes via SMS, but if you ever get one that you didn’t request, don’t ignore it because it might indicate that the credentials to one of your accounts have been compromised.