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Quicken Purchased from Intuit by H.I.G. Capital

Intuit has announced that it’s selling the Quicken personal finance app to the private equity investment firm H.I.G. Capital. Promises are being made; we’ll see how it all pans out.Show full article

Previously Downloaded OS X Installers No Longer Work

An expired certificate has rendered OS X installers downloaded prior to 14 February 2016 inoperable. We explain the problem and how to work around it.Show full article

Generate Relaxing Background Sounds with Noizio

Tired of listening to music? Looking for some simple background sounds to help you focus or even go to sleep? Take the Noizio app for a spin on either a Mac or an iOS device.Show full article

Catch Up with the Latest Dropbox Features

If you thought Dropbox was just for syncing and sharing files, think again! In the course of writing the second edition of “Take Control of Dropbox,” Joe Kissell discovered numerous useful Dropbox capabilities that even loyal, long-time users may have missed.Show full article

New Services Renegotiate Your Connectivity Bills

A pair of new services will haggle on your behalf to lower your Internet, phone, and TV bills. Josh Centers took one for a spin to see how they work, and he offers tips if you’d rather negotiate yourself.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 March 2016

Notable software releases this week include Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.4, OmniOutliner 4.5, Default Folder X 5.0.2, 1Password 6.1, SpamSieve 2.9.24, and Retrospect 13.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 7 March 2016

In this week’s gathering of the ExtraBITS, the Apple/FBI case continues to simmer, with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights speaking out in Apple’s favor in its battle with the FBI, the San Bernardino District Attorney saying something unbelievably stupid, and Amazon removing encryption from Fire OS but quickly reversing course in the face of customer outrage. In other news, Kirk McElhearn explains how to slim down iTunes, Serenity Caldwell draws a review of the Apple Pencil, Apple blocks the first case of Mac ransomware, Apple support takes to Twitter, and Backblaze updates us on hard drive reliability.Show full article

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