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Western Digital Warns Mavericks Users of Data Loss

If you use a Western Digital hard drive, be aware that the bundled utilities could cause data loss under Mavericks. Western Digital is recommending that users delay upgrading or delete the utilities.Show full article

FAA to Expand In-flight Electronic Device Use

At long last, the FAA has announced that personal electronics in airplane mode will be allowed on commercial airline flights once the airlines certify their planes. The announcement generated commentary from both the real White House and characters from the fictional White House of “The West Wing” TV show.Show full article

Apple Q4 2013 Results See Lower Profits Again

Apple is still selling a ton of iPhones, but dividends, free software, and complex devices are cutting into the company’s bottom line. CEO Tim Cook is hoping it’ll be an iPad Christmas.Show full article

“Take Control of Apple TV” Streaming in TidBITS

If you have an Apple TV attached to your television, our in-progress book from Josh Centers, “Take Control of Apple TV,” has the advice you need to get more great content and use it more fluidly than ever before. Tune in regularly to read each chapter as it’s published!Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 50% on Tonx Coffee

See who won bags of Tonx coffee in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 50 percent on a 6-ounce bag of coffee beans.Show full article

Using Tabs in the Mavericks Finder

For the most part, using tabs in the Finder in Mavericks works as anyone who is accustomed to tabs in Safari would expect. But there are some differences, and a few hidden keyboard shortcuts that might improve your Finder tab usage.Show full article

Marked 2: A Must-Have for Markdown Writers

Brett Terpstra’s Marked 2 is a powerful Markdown preview and editing app that shows you what your text will look like and provides tools to improve your writing.Show full article

FunBITS: Delicious Library 3

Winter is coming, so what better time to catalog your media collection? Josh Centers gives you a tour of Delicious Library 3, the ultimate tool for managing physical books, albums, movies, and videogames.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 4 November 2013

Notable software releases this week include Napkin 1.1.1, 1Password 4.0.5, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.1, and Parallels Desktop 9.0.23140.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 4 November 2013

This week, we have quick reviews of the new Fantastical and Tweetbot updates for iOS 7 and podcast appearances from two TidBITS editors. Plus, over at Macworld, Chris Breen solves the mystery of broken video previews in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and Joe Kissell kicks Gmail to the curb.Show full article

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