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Apple Updates Mail to Address Mavericks Bugs

Apple has released an update to target issues with Google’s Gmail and the Mail app in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. But will it solve all woes reported by Mail users?Show full article

Mail in Mavericks: Is It Safe Yet?

Joe Kissell weighs in on Apple’s recent update to Mail in Mavericks.Show full article

The Case of the Unsynced Ringtones

A couple of custom ringtones refused to sync to Michael Cohen’s new iPad. The Genre metadata was the culprit, and one of Apple’s unspecified “minor bug fixes” in iTunes 11.1.3 closed the case.Show full article

Managing an iBooks Metadata Mess

In Mavericks, you can finally read books from your iBooks library on your Mac. Hooray! But even with the new Mavericks iBooks app managing your book library, iTunes still has a hidden role to play, and that can cause mischief with your metadata.Show full article

MacTech Conference 2013 Abounds with Networking and Fun

In which Adam shares the memorable parts of MacTech Conference, muses about the role of the conference in today’s age of digital communications, and explains the quiz show he and Tonya ran for the 350 attendees.Show full article

Chapter 3 of “Take Control of Apple TV” Available

With Apple TV setup completed in the last chapter, Josh Centers turns his attention to teaching you about all the different ways you can control your Apple TV. You’re not restricted to the included Apple Remote, since the Apple TV also works with the free Remote app for iOS, standard infrared remotes, and even Bluetooth keyboards.Show full article

Is the iPad Air Right for You?

Torn between the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display? Josh Centers shares his iPad Air experience and tells you what you need to know to make the right buying decision.Show full article

FunBITS: Show Off Your New iPad with Infinity Blade III

If you’re buying a new iPad and want to push it to its limits, Infinity Blade III is the app to do it. But as a sequel, it doesn’t bring much new to the table.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 11 November 2013

Notable software releases this week include MacBook Pro Retina EFI Updates 1.2 and 1.3, Marked 2.1, iBooks 1.0.1, and iTunes 11.1.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 11 November 2013

This week in ExtraBITS, Federico Viticci starts tracking new keyboard shortcuts in iOS 7, Jeff Carlson weighs in on the iPad Air on the MacJury podcast, and Macworld details how Adam Engst and other experts use their Macs. In Apple news, the company has promised the return of missing features in the new iWork suite, released a report on government information requests, and announced that it’s building a new solar-powered factory in Arizona.Show full article

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