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TidBITS 2010 Holiday Hiatus

We’re taking the last two weeks of the year off, so look for the next email issue of TidBITS on 3 January 2011. But we’ll continue posting new articles to our Web site, and TidBITS Talk will also continue apace.Show full article

iCarols from the iBand

It’s a must-see video of an 8-member group playing a medley of Christmas carols, entirely on iPads and iPhones.Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 20% on cf/x alpha

See who won copies of cf/x alpha 1.0 in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 20 percent on cf/x Software’s image processing software. Show full article

CrashPlan+ 3.0 Adds Features, Changes Pricing

Code 42 Software’s CrashPlan backup software has received a major overhaul, including backup sets, more-flexible scheduling, and an entirely new pricing scheme that gives most users more for their money.Show full article

What Makes a Stellar iOS App

While the App Store lists hundreds of thousands of programs, only a small percentage rise to the top. What traits do they have in common? Glenn Fleishman shares what he learned from researching his latest print book, “Five-Star Apps.”Show full article

Taking DEVONthink To Go for a Spin

DEVONtechnologies’ companion iOS app for their highly regarded Mac document management tools finally makes it easy to carry your DEVONthink library in your pocket. The app shows great promise, but some users may find the current version has significant limitations.Show full article

Clone Wars, or How My Backups Ate My Photos

Public confession time—a part of Adam’s backup strategy wasn’t fully thought out, and the end result was a situation that caused him to lose photos imported into iPhoto for two months. Read on for the gory details and for how to avoid your own clone wars.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 13 December 2010

Notable software releases this week include Switcher Maestro 1.0, Simon 3.0.1, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.8 Update, Postbox 2.1, MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.0, Aperture 3.1.1, Mactracker 5.3, Photoshop CS5 12.0.2, Skitch 1.0.1, Photoshop Lightroom 3.3, KeyCue 5.2, and RapidWeaver 5.0.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 13 December 2010

If you haven’t been listening to iTunes Store previews recently, you might not have realized that they’ve largely been extended from 30 seconds to 90 seconds. And you’ll spend a lot more than 90 seconds reading Michael Mace’s fascinating explanation of why Apple is beating RIM, and how computing platforms die.Show full article

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