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Dropbox Boosts Pro Storage, Adds Pro Features

To compete with pricing from Google Drive and OneDrive, Dropbox is now offering a 1 TB tier of Dropbox Pro for $9.99 per month, up from 100 GB. More interesting for those who don’t need any more space are Dropbox Pro’s new features, including view-only permissions for shared folders, password protection and expiration dates for shared links, and remote wipe of Dropbox folders on lost devices. The Packrat option is now called Extended Version History too, but pricing remains the same.Show full article

Chapter 13 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

Do you want to ensure that your users are backing up? A great way to do that is to enable OS X Server’s Time Machine service and have them back up to your server. That’s where Charles Edge focuses his attention in this chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server.” He also talks briefly about what’s involved in backing up the server in general.Show full article

Find the Time, Worldwide, with the Time Zones App

It can be a challenge to coordinate all the people involved in the global TidBITS media empire, but a new iOS app makes it easier.Show full article

Replace a Dying iPhone 5 Battery: Take Two

After Adam Engst’s struggles with replacing his iPhone 5 battery on his own, Josh Centers takes the Apple-approved path, and found that it can be every bit as frustrating.Show full article

FunBITS: Get the Most Out of Your iPhone’s Music with CanOpener

The powerful CanOpener app brings iPhone music to life with some clever sound-processing tricks.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 September 2014

Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4, BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10, and LaunchBar 6.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 1 September 2014

This week in ExtraBITS, Managing Editor Josh Centers appears on The Tech Night Owl podcast to discuss iPhone 5 battery replacements and the iWatch, the man behind AnandTech heads to Apple, The Atlantic reveals Google’s secret delivery drone plans, Marco Arment compiles an epic headphone review, and John Siracusa talks to the Columbia Journalism Review.Show full article

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