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Now Software Shuts Down

Sad news - Now Software, the makers of the venerable Now Up-to-Date & Contact event and contact management package and its Now X replacement, has suspended day-to-day operations and released all of the company's staff.Show full article

Amazon Releases Kindle for Mac and Explains iPad Plans

Amazon has finally released its Mac OS X Kindle application about five months after the Windows version, and a year after its iPhone release. The free beta software provides a window into Kindle Store books. Amazon also previewed its app for the iPad, and detailed plans for Kindle software on other tablet operating systems.Show full article

FileMaker Pro 11 Promises Welcome Enhancements

Updates to database applications are rarely sexy, but we're pleased to see several welcome enhancements in FileMaker Pro 11, the latest version of desktop and server database software from Apple's FileMaker subsidiary.Show full article

iPad Battery Replacement Coverage Causes Confusion

An iPad battery-replacement FAQ entry has led to a spate of articles that seem to say all poorly functioning batteries in the not-yet-shipping device will cost $105.95 plus tax to replace. Those reports ignore warranty coverage, which Apple hasn't made easy to understand.Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 20% on ProfitTrain

See who won copies of ProfitTrain 2.0 in last week's DealBITS drawing, and if you're not among them, read on to save 20 percent on the time-tracking and invoicing software.Show full article

Time Capsule Failures: When They Happen and What to Do

Are you an owner of a Time Capsule that's kaput? You're certainly not alone - nor up a creek. Apple is replacing some faulty units. We look at the backstory to these replacements, and how you can keep your Time Capsule working properlyShow full article

Things, a Nimble, Flexible To-Do List Application

Things, from Cultured Code, is a to-do list manager. It's simple and easy, but can implement a sophisticated Getting Things Done regimen if you want it to.Show full article

Why Google Wave Needs a Major Overhaul

Perhaps it's not quite fair to criticize a preview release, but when it comes from Google and is widely available, it's worth pointing out bits of clothing the emperor would do well to don. After months of trying to use Google Wave for real-world tasks, Adam shares both his frustrations with the service and his suggestions for how Google might address some of Wave's myriad problems.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22 March 2010

Notable software releases this week include BusyCal 1.2.3 and Phone Amego 1.1.14.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 22 March 2010

Our ExtraBITS links this week focus on saving money by building your own discounted Mac software bundle, learning how the Pandora music-streaming service managed to survive, noting Apple's repeat top ranking among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies," and checking out John Gruber's backup success story.Show full article

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