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TidBITS 2014 Holiday Hiatus

The year is drawing to a close, and this marks our final issue of TidBITS for 2014. We’ll be wrapping things up for the rest of the week, so keep an eye on our Web site, but after that it’s time for holiday hibernation. As is our custom, we’re taking the final two weeks of the year off from publishing TidBITS so we can spend more time with family and friends, reflect on the past year, rest up a bit, and look forward to whatever excitement Apple and the rest of the technology industry have in store for us in 2015. The next email issue of TidBITS will come out on 5 January 2015.

From the TidBITS standpoint, 2014 was another successful year, thanks in large part to over 2,700 TidBITS members (see “Keep TidBITS Publishing in 2015: Become a TidBITS Member,” 8 December 2014). It has been tremendously encouraging to see new members joining and renewals flowing in, but the biggest morale boost has been from the five individuals who joined our membership program at the $1,000 lifetime level in the last few weeks. Of course, we’re also eternally grateful for our long-term corporate sponsors: Smile, CrashPlan, and ScanSnap.

Tonya and I are also thankful for the highly capable and amiable assistance of Josh Centers, Michael Cohen, Joe Kissell, Agen Schmitz, Jeff Carlson, Glenn Fleishman, Rich Mogull, Lauri Reinhardt, and Bruce Dumes, along with the many Take Control authors and editors. You’re all great, and while we try to say thank you regularly, we wanted to make public our appreciation for participating in our team effort here too.

Funding from TidBITS members enabled us to commission numerous articles this year, and our thanks to those who broadened and strengthened the voice of TidBITS, including Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Geoff Duncan, Jeff Porten, Steve McCabe, Kirk McElhearn, Alicia Katz-Pollock, Nick Mediati, David Koff, and Andrew Laurence. Our appreciation also goes out to the indefatigable volunteers who translate TidBITS into Dutch and Japanese each week, to those who leave comments on articles and participate in TidBITS Talk, and to everyone who carves out precious time to read what we write.

Thank you, one and all, and may all your holiday wishes come true.

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