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“Take Control of Apple TV” Now Available to Everyone

After several months of streaming its chapters to TidBITS members, we’re pleased to announce the general availability of “Take Control of Apple TV” by Josh Centers. With Josh’s help, you can go far beyond watching movies and TV shows to make the Apple TV into the hub of your stereo system, display gorgeous slideshows of your photos, play iPhone and iPad games on the big screen, and more.Show full article

Exploring Your Mac’s Restarts via the Command Line

Want to know how often you restart your Mac? Josh Centers explains a quick Terminal command that will do the job.Show full article

iPad Versus MacBook for the Mobile Writer

In the first of a short series of articles looking at perhaps unexpected hardware choices for those in the Apple world, Julio Ojeda-Zapata, reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, explains why the iPad Air is the perfect tool for his trade.Show full article

How Apple Protects Your iPhone from Your Employer

With the release of iOS 7, Apple redefined how employers manage iOS devices. Among other things, if you use your own iPhone or iPad for work, it protects your data from your employer just as strongly as it attempts to prevent work data from being accessed by personal apps or email accounts.Show full article

FunBITS: Silver Screen Brings Your Video to Apple TV

Silver Screen is a Web-driven Mac app that makes it easy to play video in any format on your Apple TV. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers takes a look.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 February 2014

Notable software releases this week include DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.7; GraphicConverter 9.1; ReadKit 2.4; CrashPlan 3.6.3; Marked 2.2 (Build 823); PDFpen and PDFpen Pro 6.1.4; and Boot Camp 5.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 17 February 2014

In ExtraBITS this week, TUAW offers some “tips” for photographing leaked Apple products, Macworld’s Dan Moren shows you how to replace a MacBook Air’s SSD, the Fab Four arrive on Apple TV, and Horace Dediu analyzes Apple’s download business.Show full article

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