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Chapter 3 of “Take Control of Your Digital Photos” Available

For those frustrated by iPhoto or still looking for a photo-management application in which to store digital photos, Jeff Carlson turns his attention in “Take Control of Your Digital Photos” to the essential features any such app should have, and how the main contenders meet his criteria.Show full article

Computing Pioneer Douglas Engelbart Is Dead

Douglas Engelbart, who invented the computer mouse, among much else, has passed away at the age of 88. It’s hard to imagine what the world of technology would be like without his contributions.Show full article

Seeing the World through Google-Colored Glasses

The social restrictions and cues surrounding Google Glass have yet to evolve, but Jeff Porten has discovered that they won’t be evolving in a vacuum, since the Glass Terms of Sale give Google an unprecedented level of technological and legal control over how Glass is used.Show full article

RocketDocs Brings Coherence to Google Docs

Those who use Google Docs regularly should check out the site-specific browser — or, rather, app-specific browser — RocketDocs, which breaks Google Docs out into a standalone Mac app.Show full article

Making the Case for an iWatch

Looking beyond the rumors, a variety of facts support the claim that Apple is making a watch. Josh Centers presents the evidence and speculates on what we might expect an iWatch do.Show full article

ReadKit for Mac Is Almost the Perfect Reading App

ReadKit offers all of your online content in one place, along with plenty of bugs. Josh Centers explains why ReadKit is great, in spite of its current flaws.Show full article

FunBITS: Star Walk for iPhone and iPad

If you’re in need of some family fun this summer, the classic iOS app Star Walk is a great way to enjoy a starry night.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 July 2013

Notable software releases this week include Twitter 2.3, Keyboard Maestro 6.1, LaunchBar 5.5.2, Mailplane 3.0.1, CloudPull 2.4.2, and Security Update 2013-003 for Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 8 July 2013

The dog days of summer roll on and so do our ExtraBITS. Apple’s Back to School sale is going on now, and it’s a great opportunity for teachers and students to save on Apple hardware. America’s Independence Day has come and gone, but if your neighborhood is like ours, the fireworks just won’t stop — we have a guide to take the best possible photographs of them. Finally, we highlight designer Christa Mrgan’s incisive critique of iOS 7.Show full article

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