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No TidBITS Issue on 1 December 2014

We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to post articles and links on our Web site. The next email issue will be published on 8 December 2014.Show full article

“Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” Unravels iCloud Confusions

Still trying to wrap your head around how to use iCloud Drive or the best way to manage your photos via iCloud? Joe Kissell’s best-selling “Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” is now available to answer your questions.Show full article

“Take Control of OS X Server” Ready for Everyone

After digging out from Apple’s massive operating system release season, we’re pleased to announce that “Take Control of OS X Server,” by Charles Edge, is now available to everyone. The book, which we streamed on the TidBITS site for members, provides step-by-step instructions for anyone who wants to set up OS X Server in a home or small office environment.Show full article

First Apple Watch Apps Will Only Skim the Surface

Apple released the first beta of its software development kit for the Apple Watch to developers this week, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a while longer before we see Office for the Apple Watch.Show full article

How to Batch Rename Files in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

In Yosemite, you no longer need third-party tools to rename multiple files at once. Josh Centers explains how.Show full article

Keeping Up with the Snoops 7: Too Many Snoops

Josh Centers brings you up to date with all of the latest surveillance news, including a setback to NSA reform, fake cell towers in airplanes, and some unusual legal opinions.Show full article

FunBITS: Overglide Pushes the Limits of iOS 8 Widgets

Overglide dares App Store reviewers by putting a game in Notification Center. But is it worthy of a place there?Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24 November 2014

Notable software releases this week include DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.2, Mactracker 7.4.1, Evernote 6.0, SpamSieve 2.9.18, and Mailplane 3.3.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 24 November 2014

In this Thanksgiving edition of ExtraBITS, Ars Technica explains which networking services Continuity uses, we learn why no one can build things like Apple, Walt Mossberg traces the rise of the Mac, and Apple removes the “free” label from apps.Show full article

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