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Dropbox Adds File Comments

Dropbox has added a way to create and share comments among users for files stored in its cloud. However, you have to go through your Web browser to use it.Show full article

The Why Behind Google Fi

Google has launched its own mobile phone network in America called Project Fi, leveraging two different cellular carriers and the abundance of Wi-Fi networks. But why launch Fi?Show full article

The 12-inch MacBook: A Different Mac for a Particular User

To better understand the appeal of Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook, Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks to his parents. They’re far removed from debates about the laptop’s single USB-C port, and just want a mobile computer that is simple, attractive, and easy to carry. The 12-inch MacBook is their dream machine. Might it be yours as well?Show full article

Driving with the Apple Watch

Thanks in part to the iPhone, distracted driving has become a 21st century epidemic. Will the Apple Watch change things for better or worse? Traumatized former commuter Josh Centers took it for a spin to find out.Show full article

FunBITS: App Camp Quiz Compendium for iPhone

Every summer at App Camp for Girls, teams of middle-school girls develop personality quiz apps to hone their iOS development skills. Now you can see their work for yourself.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 4 May 2015

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1, Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.5, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.1.1, Default Folder X 4.7.1, Pixelmator 3.3.2, and BBEdit 11.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 4 May 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Adam Engst discusses the Apple Watch on the Tech Night Owl Live, Apple confirms that tattoos can interfere with the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensors, and the company offers an unexpected recommendation for Apple Watch owners suffering from sticky digital crowns.Show full article

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