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MacTech BootCamp III Locations and Dates Announced

Consultants and other Apple techs looking for training, networking, and professional credentials can find all three at the upcoming MacTech BootCamp III events, which take place roughly monthly in different cities in the United States and Canada.Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of Art Text 2.4.6

If you would like to create your own logos, buttons, and other text- and icon-based graphics without learning Photoshop, check out this week’s DealBITS drawing for a chance to win a copy of BeLight Software’s Art Text 2.4.6.Show full article

How to Solve Wi-Fi Connectivity Problems

Your Mac’s Wi-Fi should automatically connect to a remembered network when you turn on or wake up your Mac. But sometimes you have to remind it how.Show full article

Vox 2.0: A Minimalist Music Player that Needs Work

Vox promises a simplified alternative to iTunes, but how does it hold up for serious music fans? Kirk McElhearn, author of “Take Control of iTunes 11: The FAQ,” puts it to the test.Show full article

iCloud: The Anti-Social Network

The roots of iCloud go back to Steve Jobs’s days at NeXT, and the vision that drives it is insanely Steve, and only ever so slightly social, communal, and collaborative.Show full article

FunBITS: Following the Sochi 2014 Olympics

The Winter Olympics are here again, and there are more ways to follow them now than ever.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10 February 2014

Notable software releases this week include Mellel 3.3, Evernote 5.5, Voila 3.7, and Downcast 1.0.6.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 10 February 2014

This week in ExtraBITS, Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, executive vice president of the company’s Cloud and Enterprise group, as its new CEO. The bad news for Microsoft is that even North Korea doesn’t want to copy its products anymore, as the latest version of the regime’s official Linux distribution has ditched the Windows look for a more Mac-like theme. What would Steve Jobs have thought? Who knows, but he apparently wanted Sony to install Mac OS X on its VAIO line of computers. NBC tried to shock us with claims of hacking at the Sochi Olympics, but the entire report turned out to be completely fabricated. Finally, Apple is buying back its stock at a deep discount, and CEO Tim Cook has promised new product categories for this year.Show full article

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