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Adam Engst 20 comments

How to Read TidBITS in Apple News

Do you use Apple News? We’re running a survey to see how often you turn to the News app to find out what’s happening in the world. And we’re happy to announce that TidBITS is now fully available in Apple News Format.

Adam Engst No comments

Behind the Scenes of Our Redesign on The Committed Podcast

If you're looking for a podcast episode for your next commute, listen in on The Committed as Adam Engst discusses the recent TidBITS redesign with hosts Kirk McElhearn, Rob Griffiths, and Ian Schray.

Tonya Engst 3 comments

Take Control Books Are 50% Off This Week

The Take Control series is having a 50%-off sale this week. Take Control’s former editor in chief, Tonya Engst, writes about what makes the series special and which three ebooks are her current favorites.

Adam Engst 40 comments

Juggling TidBITS Infrastructure Issues

Our new Internet infrastructure has been live for a week, and we’ve been getting lots of feedback — most positive, thankfully! — from readers. Adam Engst shares a behind-the-scenes look at the main comments and problems we’ve faced.

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Everything You Need to Know about the TidBITS 2018 Infrastructure

We’re extremely pleased to pull back the curtains on our new Web site, which is the main face of a completely revamped Internet infrastructure. Adam Engst explains what we’re trying to achieve and how to make the most of the site.

Adam Engst 5 comments

How Accounts Work in the Next-Gen TidBITS Infrastructure

If all goes according to plan, we’ll be starting the transition to our next-generation Internet infrastructure at the end of the week. Here’s an overview of how accounts will work, which you may need to know as you make article comments on the new site and manage your email subscriptions and TidBITS membership.

Adam Engst 5 comments

TidBITS Infrastructure Transition Approaching

This is just a heads-up that we’ll be transitioning everything — Web site, mailing list, commenting system, membership system, and more — to new servers in a few weeks.

Rich Mogull 8 comments

Smart Home Lessons from a Home Automation Veteran

Rich Mogull shares the lessons he’s learned over a decade of home automation and how the new “Take Control of Apple Home Automation” book compresses many of them into a neat package.

Josh Centers 1 comment

Josh Centers Discusses Cord Cutting with Jim Dalrymple

“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers has extensive experience with cord cutting — trading traditional cable or satellite TV for an Internet-based service — so The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple invited him onto The Dalrymple Report podcast to talk about the available options. They discuss the complications of getting rid of traditional TV service, Josh’s favorite alternative services, and rural TV technology of yesteryear.

Tonya Engst No comments

Free Webinar for Readers of “Take Control of Mac Basics”

Do you sometimes struggle with things on your Mac that seem like they should be easy? Or do you help people who have such issues? TidBITS editor in chief and Take Control author Tonya Engst is giving a webinar this week for readers of her “Take Control of Mac Basics” book to explain some of those problems.

Adam Engst 1 comment

TidBITS 2017 Holiday Hiatus: Looking Back, Looking Forward

In keeping with our tradition, we’re going to take off the last few weeks of the year to spend with family and friends, so look for the next email issue of TidBITS on 8 January 2018. Thanks for your attention in 2017, and here’s looking forward to the major Internet infrastructure changes for TidBITS in 2018!

Adam Engst No comments

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of Swift Publisher 5

If you’re looking for an easier way to create standard print pieces, check out this week’s DealBITS drawing for a chance to win a copy of BeLight Software’s Swift Publisher 5.

Adam Engst 1 comment

DealBITS Discount: Save 50% on Swift Publisher 5

See who won copies of Swift Publisher in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 50 percent on BeLight Software’s print design software.

Adam Engst 15 comments

Next-Generation TidBITS Infrastructure in the Works

Heads up! We’ve begun the process of completely revamping TidBITS’s Internet presence and expect to start rolling out big changes in early 2018. You can look forward to a modernized TidBITS experience that’s more visually appealing and mobile friendly.

Josh Centers No comments

No TidBITS Issue on 27 November 2017

We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to post articles and ExtraBITS links on our Web site. You can look forward to the next email issue on 4 December 2017.