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Become a TidBITS Member and Banish Banner Ads from Our Site

We need your ongoing support to keep TidBITS vibrant and relevant in the next year, and if enough TidBITS readers step forward to help, we’ll eliminate banner ads and affiliate link redirectors from our Web site.Show full article

TidBITS 2015 Reader Survey Results

We’ve crunched the numbers and collated the comments, so we’re ready to reveal the results of the TidBITS 2015 Reader Survey. We learned a lot about you and what you want, and now you can see how you compare with your fellow TidBITS readers.Show full article

The Levelator 2.1.2 Works in El Capitan

Podcasters, rejoice! The Levelator’s source code has been dusted off just long enough to produce an update that works in El Capitan.Show full article

Ford Brings Siri Eyes Free to Older MyFord Touch-equipped Vehicles

With a software update, Ford has brought Siri Eyes Free support to vehicles equipped with the second-generation MyFord Touch system. In other words, if you have the right Ford, you’ll now be able talk directly to your iPhone through your car.Show full article

Put Save As Back on the File Menu

Do you miss the Save As command that was replaced on the File menu by Duplicate? Many long-time Mac users do, and if the fix escaped your notice back in 2012, now’s your chance to put your Mac back the way you want it.Show full article

Apple’s New Magic Peripherals Offer Modest Change

Apple has finally updated its long-in-the-tooth mouse, keyboard, and trackpad to varying degrees, and added internal batteries to all. But the peripherals retain their unique personalities, and those hoping for a revamp of the somewhat controversial devices will be disappointed.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 December 2015

Notable software releases this week include Little Snitch 3.6.1, Mellel 3.4.4, and Tinderbox 6.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 7 December 2015

In ExtraBITS coverage of what we’ve found interesting for the last two weeks, Apple is raising the track limit for its cloud music services, Dropbox schedules the end of Carousel and Mailbox, Apple open-sources its Swift programming language, Adobe admits that Flash is on its way out, AT&T raises prices on unlimited data plans, we learn why some people don’t like the Apple Watch, Amazon Instant Video is coming to the Apple TV, and The Verge explains what Spotify should steal from Rdio.Show full article

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