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Welcome Wi-Fi Changes under Yosemite’s Hood

Apple has made a few minor tweaks to how Wi-Fi is used in Yosemite, some of which are useful and others of which finally shake off the past.Show full article

BBEdit 11 Overhauls Features for Existing Customers

With a release focused on improving the foundations of the app while improving the productivity of existing customers, Bare Bones Software has unveiled BBEdit 11. Current users will be able to take advantage of improved features with little or no fuss.Show full article

How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

In iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Spotlight now searches the Internet, not just your local device, for the information you are looking for. Going beyond Apple’s documentation, TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull digs into how Apple provides relevant results while still managing your privacy. Show full article

Transmit for iOS 8 Provides File Transfer Everywhere

The file-transfer app Transmit enables apps in iOS 8 to transfer files to and from FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV servers, along with Amazon S3. For those who work with Internet file servers regularly, Transmit iOS is a game-changer.Show full article

How to Use Apple Pay

iOS 8.1 has brought the highly anticipated Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Managing Editor Josh Centers dives into Apple Pay to explain how to use it.Show full article

The Real Reason Some Merchants Are Blocking Apple Pay… for Now

Some retailers not only refuse to directly support Apple Pay, they deliberately block use even when their cash registers accidentally support it. It’s not a reaction to Apple, but a direct response to mistreatment by the credit card brands.Show full article

FunBITS: Pedometer++ Tracks Your Steps on the Cheap

Want to track your activity level, but don’t want to shell out for an expensive fitness tracker? You may already have one in your pocket, embedded in your iPhone, and all you need to access it is a free app.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 27 October 2014

Notable software releases this week include Fetch 5.7.4, Sandvox 2.9.1, Security Update 2014-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks), SpamSieve 2.9.17, Hazel 3.3, and TextExpander 4.3.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 27 October 2014

In its tear-down of the iPad Air 2, iFixit found some surprising hardware; Steve Wozniak is heading to the Land Down Under; and Managing Editor Josh Centers joins the MacJury to debate Apple’s recent moves.Show full article

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