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Watch TidBITS Presents “Explaining the Big 3 Confusions with Messages”

If you’ve been having trouble figuring out which email addresses to associate with which iMessage accounts, how to switch a text chat to an audio call, and where chat transcripts have gone, tune in to this TidBITS Presents event, recorded live on 14 November 2012, for answers from Glenn Fleishman.Show full article

New Dutch and Japanese Translators Wanted!

If you can read English and write in either Dutch or Japanese, we need your help in translating TidBITS!Show full article

Snapz Pro X 2.5 Finally Makes Nice with Mountain Lion

Ambrosia Software has finally brought Mountain Lion compatibility — and a few new features — to the Snapz Pro X screen capture utility. But is it too little, too late, given the loss of the capability to capture menus as objects and other problems?Show full article

Public Radio Group Finds iOS 6.0 Streaming Bandwidth Bug

Another clue pointing to the cause of unusual bandwidth usage in iOS 6 comes from a public radio organization’s sleuthing, but aspects of the mystery still remain.Show full article

Track Per-App Data Usage in iOS with DataMan Pro

Apple has finally allowed the DataMan Pro usage tracking app back into the App Store, so if you’re experiencing unexpected amounts of cellular data usage on your iOS device, you can now track down the apps or processes at fault.Show full article

AcoustiCards and Facebook Gifts Solve Gift-Giving Conundrums

Having just celebrated his 45th birthday, Adam Engst shares two of the unexpected highlights of this year’s event — a personalized song via the AcoustiCards iOS app and an actual gift via the new Facebook Gifts program.Show full article

WordPress as an Alternative to iWeb

There are Mac programs that can step in to fill the void left by iWeb, and there’s nothing wrong with using them. But Steve McCabe suggests a different direction — switching to the blogging and content management system WordPress, which offers features and extensibility that the iWeb/MobileMe combo could only dream about.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 26 November 2012

Notable software releases this week include OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0, Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5 and 2008 12.3.5, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.9.2, Dropbox 1.6.0, CrashPlan 3.4.1, BusyCal 2.0.1, Typinator 5.3, and Fission 2.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 26 November 2012

A pair of articles from Macworld seek to remove the confusion from Apple’s Fusion Drive.Show full article

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