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Save Your Pebble Smartwatch with Rebble

Pebble pioneered the smartwatch market, but time is running out for its online services, which are necessary for some features. A ragtag band of coders has devised a solution, but you must act before 30 June 2018.

Josh Centers 31 comments

1Password 7 for Mac Offers a Fresh Look… for an Upgrade Price

AgileBits has released 1Password 7, the company’s first paid upgrade in many years. Are the changes to 1Password mini and the many visual improvements worth the cost of admission?

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How Smartwatches Are Saving Lives

Smartwatches like the Apple Watch are saving lives, but they’re not quite legitimate medical devices yet.

Adam Engst 21 comments

UK Travel Tips: Giffgaff for Cellular and Apple Pay for Transit

Planning a trip to the UK? After a family vacation there, Adam Engst has some advice for international travellers looking for an inexpensive way to get cellular data for their iPhones. He also suggests using Apple Pay for public transportation in London and recommends an inexpensive power adapter for charging devices.

Josh Centers 16 comments

Tim Cook on Joining Apple, Running for President, and More

Financier David Rubenstein interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook, and now the entire 24-minute conversation is available at Bloomberg. Or, if you’re short on time, you can read the highlights at 9to5Mac.

Josh Centers 20 comments

macOS 10.14 Mojave Will Be the Last to Support 32-Bit Apps

In news that won’t surprise attentive TidBITS readers, Apple has announced that the upcoming macOS 10.14 Mojave will be the last to support 32-bit apps. If you rely on older 32-bit apps, you probably have at least 15 months before it becomes a problem in macOS 10.15.

Sharon Zardetto 10 comments

Everything You Wanted to Know about Using the Mac App Store (For Now)

Buying something from the Mac App Store is so easy, it’s as if Apple planned it that way. But there are things you should know, and things you can do, to keep the experience effortless and handle any glitches that might appear.

Adam Engst 26 comments

TipBITS: How to Recover Space from an iOS Update

iOS updates download automatically if there’s sufficient space on your device, but if you want to use that space for photos, videos, or whatnot before you’re ready to install the update, here’s how you can recover hundreds of megabytes (or even gigabytes!) of storage.

Josh Centers 8 comments

Sal Soghoian’s Automation Legacy

Wired has published an entertaining profile of Sal Soghoian, the AppleScript and Automator guru who championed automation technology at Apple across three decades.

Josh Centers 13 comments

Tim Cook Uses His iPhone Too Much

During a CNN interview, Tim Cook made a surprising confession: the Screen Time feature in iOS 12 made him realize that he uses his iPhone too much.

Josh Centers 29 comments

Craig Federighi Talks about Bringing iOS Apps to the Mac

iOS apps are coming to the Mac. Apple’s Craig Federighi sat down with Wired to offer some specifics about how that will work.

Josh Centers 2 comments

Apple Announces 2018 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple has announced the winners of 2018’s Apple Design Awards, including some interesting games, an app for surgeons, and a productivity app reviewed by TidBITS.

Michael E. Cohen 28 comments

The Big News about macOS 10.14 Mojave Is Dark

Dark Mode leads the list of new features in the evolutionary macOS 14 Mojave. But, while most of the changes are small, many of them will be welcome.

Jeff Porten 5 comments

tvOS 12 Goes to 11 with Dolby Atmos

Apple TV 4K will rock your ears and eyes a little bit more starting this fall, alongside a collection of either nice-to-have or essential new features, depending on your living room.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 8 comments

watchOS 5 Targets Fitness, Communication, and More

The Apple Watch, with a focus on fitness, communication, and info-snippet consumption, looks to become far more capable in all these areas courtesy of the just-announced watchOS 5. The updated will let other models work as walkie-talkies, play podcasts, spawn more-interactive alerts, aid hikers and yoga fans, and more.