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.
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.
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 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.
“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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our friends at Take Control are having a 50-percent-off sale this week, so if you’re looking for help with Apple’s latest releases, check it out now.
MacTech has announced that the MacTech Conference keynote will be given by well-known programmer and security researcher Trammell Hudson, who is known for numerous reverse-engineering exploits. Also, Adam and Tonya Engst will be teaching a half-day pre-conference workshop for IT pros and consultants on creating a compelling content strategy.
TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, a long-time Backblaze user, is thrilled to welcome the online backup company as our latest long-term sponsor.
Joe Kissell, Scholle McFarland, and Josh Centers have teamed up for a trio of books about macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, and they’re available now so you can get ready before the new operating systems arrive!