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TidBITS 2013 Holiday Hiatus

In keeping with our tradition, we are once again taking the last few weeks of the year off to spend time with family and friends, so look for the next email issue of TidBITS on 6 January 2014. We’ll continue posting new articles to our Web site, and TidBITS Talk will also continue apace.Show full article

Apple Releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 and Safari 7.0.1

The first major update is out for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, patching a number of Mail and Safari issues, along with other bugs. Safari 6.1.1 addresses the same bugs and security vulnerabilities for Lion and Mountain Lion users.Show full article

“Take Control of iCloud, Second Edition” Solves iCloud Confusions

This significantly revised second edition of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of iCloud” continues to offer the advice that iCloud users need to set up, use, and solve problems with Apple’s cloud service.Show full article

Apple TV Gains ABC, Bloomberg, Crackle, KORTV

ABC, Bloomberg, Crackle, and the Korean KORTV arrive on the Apple TV, adding even more content to Apple’s puckish entertainment device.Show full article

Chapter 7 of “Take Control of Apple TV” Available

In the “Rock Out with Apple TV” chapter of “Take Control of Apple TV,” Josh Centers shows how the Apple TV can go beyond video to become the hub of your stereo system as well, thanks to AirPlay and a number of built-in apps. Show full article

Keeping Up with the Snoops

New revelations about the NSA continue to appear. Josh Centers summarizes all of the latest developments to keep you up to speed on just how far things have gone.Show full article

Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case Makes iPad Air a Fair Travel Computer

Although Belkin’s Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air won’t magically transform your iPad Air into a super-light MacBook Air, you can get a lot of work done with it.Show full article

Organize Receipts on Your iPhone with Receiptmate

Install Receiptmate on your iPhone and the need to fuss with physical receipts will become a thing of the past, thanks to smart organisation tools and Evernote integration.Show full article

How iOS 7 Will Affect Developers — and You

It’s time for our annual survey of how the technical changes in the latest version of iOS are affecting what you’re likely to see on your iOS device’s screen.Show full article

FunBITS: Master Your Fretboard with Capo 3 for Mac

If you’ve ever struggled to learn the chords to your favorite songs, Capo 3 for Mac literally offers you a drag-and-drop solution. You just have to be aware of its limitations.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 December 2013

Notable software releases this week include iFlicks 2.0.1, Firefox 26, VLC Media Player 2.1.2, PopChar X 6.4, and TextExpander 4.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 16 December 2013

We close out our final email issue of 2013 with Macworld’s tips for troubleshooting Touch ID, a Kickstarter project for The Magazine’s print collection, and Apple bringing its 12 days of Gifts app to the United States.Show full article

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