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BBEdit 8.7.1 Adds Features, Fixes Bugs, Saves Data

BBEdit 8.7.1 is a fairly minor update, though with welcome changes and fixes. Adam also explains how to configure BBEdit to protect from remote data loss.

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Display TidBITS Headlines on Your Site

Make your blog or Web site more timely and interesting by adding the TidBITS headline widget. It's free, easy, and helps spread TidBITS articles far and wide.

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Design Tools Monthly Hits 15 Years in Print

Congratulations to our friend Jay Nelson, who is celebrating 15 continuous years of publication of his Design Tools Monthly newsletter, best thought of as the executive summary for the design community.

Matt Neuburg No comments

iMovie ’08 Meets Wild Robot Cars

Back from the field filming the DARPA Urban Challenge, will I be able to perform a simple task using iMovie '08 - to overlay some text onto an entire movie - without ever having used the program before, and without reading the manual?

Sharon Zardetto No comments

Are Your Fonts Ready for Leopard?

If you're still hanging on to Classic, and to fonts that exist only in Classic, this might be a good time to straighten out any old font suitcases that you want to bring forward into Leopard.

Andy Affleck No comments

WireTap Studio: Lossless Editing and Real-Time Audio Preview

Ambrosia Software's new WireTap Studio ups the ante in the field of easy-to-use audio recording and editing tools. Find out what Andy Affleck, author of "Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac," thinks of the new release and how it stacks up against existing tools.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

An Electronic Book Giveaway: 2003, a Disaster; 2007, a Pittance

Four years ago, I nearly bankrupted myself with a bandwidth bill for 200 GB of transfers over a couple of days. Last week, the same transfers cost $25. It's the future: cheap bandwidth and many options for distribution.

Jeff Carlson No comments

iLife ’08 Updated, iMovie Improved

Apple has released iLife Support 8.1, iPhoto 7.1, iDVD 7.0.1, GarageBand 4.1, and iWeb 2.0.2, but the most significant improvement to the iLife '08 suite is iMovie 7.1, which fills in some gaps left open in the transition between iMovie HD 6 and the rewritten iMovie.

Adam Engst No comments

iPhoto 7 Fills Glaring Holes

iPhoto 7 may have added a variety of new features, but Adam zeroes in on a few improvements that fill glaring holes in the program since its release in 2002. Who could have guessed it would take Apple so many years to provide selective import and direct naming of photos?

Adam Engst No comments

Designing a Modern Web Site for TidBITS

As you may have noticed, our Web site has changed completely. Follow along with Adam as he explains what we were trying to achieve with this redesign, what features we added to the site in the process, and how we accomplished it all.

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iPhoto 7.0.2 Squashes Bugs

A bug-fix release to the version of iPhoto included with iLife '08 addresses issues related to .Mac Web galleries, rebuilding thumbnails, editing books, and more.

Adam Engst No comments

MarsEdit 2.0 Blasts Off

Red Sweater Software has released MarsEdit 2.0, adding a variety of useful features to the popular weblog publishing program while retaining a simple, elegant interface.

Adam Engst No comments

iPhoney Baloney Browser

If you, like me, need to see what Web sites look like on an iPhone, but you don't have an iPhone or iPod touch, turn to the free iPhoney, which simulates Web browsing on an iPhone.

Jeff Carlson No comments

iPhone, iLife ’08 Receive Bug-Fix Updates

Apple has released iPhone 1.0.2, iMovie 7.0.1, and iWeb 2.0.1 to fix bugs and address issues with publishing .Mac Web galleries.

TidBITS Staff No comments

New iLife ’08 Revealed, .Mac Upgraded

At last week's press event, Apple took the wraps off the next version of its iLife suite, bumping the name from iLife '06 to iLife '08 and providing a completely new version of iMovie.