Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 28 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals

Category: Tech News

Josh Centers 13 comments

New EU Copyright Regulations Threaten the Internet

Two European Union copyright reform proposals, if they pass, could hamper sharing news articles and uploading content online.

Adam Engst 13 comments

Xmarks Bookmark-Syncing Service Shuts Down

The Xmarks bookmark-syncing service shut down on 1 May 2018—with users receiving little warning. Looks like there never really was a viable business model behind cross-browser and platform bookmark syncing.

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 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.

Josh Centers No comments

Apple Will Soon Report on Government App Store Takedown Requests

Apple will soon be adding information about government requests to remove apps from the App Store to its biannual transparency report.

Kirk McElhearn 15 comments

How to Download all Your Apple Data

Apple now allows Europeans to download most of the data linked to an Apple ID that is stored on their servers. Kirk McElhearn tried it out to see what data was available and how complex the process was.

Josh Centers 25 comments

How Apple Is Chipping Away at Intel

For decades, Intel was the undisputed king of chips for desktops and laptops, but in just a few short years, Apple's A-series chips have almost caught up to Intel in performance. The Motley Fool’s Ashraf Eassa explains why.

Adam Engst 5 comments

33 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2018

If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. Here’s our list for 2018. Be sure to let us know if you run across any others.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 7 comments

Google I/O 2018 Shows Where Google’s iOS Apps Are Headed

The keynote presentation at this year’s Google I/O conference introduced no new hardware to compete with Apple devices, but it did feature improvements to Google apps and services used by many Apple users, including Gmail, Google Photos, Google Maps, Google News, and Google Assistant.

Josh Centers 3 comments

Extreme Transparency: Panic’s 2017 Report

Developer Panic has published a report detailing its successes and challenges in 2017, including the release of Transmit 5 and a major source code theft.

Geoff Duncan 116 comments

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation Makes Privacy Global

Your inbox has probably been filled with notices from companies updating their terms and privacy policies to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But what will it actually mean, both inside and outside the European Union?

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 29 comments

Google Revamps Gmail’s Web Interface

Gmail, Google’s popular email service, has undergone a revamp that includes visual tweaks and a battery of new features, some focused on usability, others on security.

Josh Centers 1 comment

Recycler Going to Prison for Planning to Distribute Free Restore Discs

A man who founded a successful business recycling computers is about to spend 15 months in prison for planning to distribute Windows restore discs that work only with a legitimate Microsoft license key.

Josh Centers 7 comments

Susan Kare Honored with AIGA Medal

Susan Kare, designer of the original Macintosh's icons and several of its fonts, has been awarded the prestigious AIGA medal.

Josh Centers 1 comment

Google Chrome 66 Promises to Mute Auto-Play Videos

Google has added a feature to its Google Chrome Web browser that the company promises will reduce the annoyance of auto-play videos, but there are exceptions that may make it less useful.