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TidBITS 2014 Holiday Hiatus

In keeping with our tradition, we are taking the last few weeks of the year off, so look for the next email issue of TidBITS on 5 January 2015. Thanks for everything!Show full article

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.2 to Restore Vanishing Ringtones

Apple has updated iOS 8 to restore missing ringtones that had been purchased from the iTunes Store. Since there are no other fixes of note, don’t rush to install the update.Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 55% on BeLight Software’s Printworks

See who won copies of Printworks in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 55 percent on BeLight Software’s print design software, or 70 percent on two more-focused apps, Labels & Addresses and Disc Cover.Show full article

WinterFest 2014 Sale on Key Writing Tools

A group of small software companies have banded together to offer their text-focused apps at 25 percent off in a WinterFest 2014 sale, and we’ve included our Take Control books in the sale.Show full article

ScreenFlow 5: Record Mac and iOS Screens

You might think that capturing video from a screen and editing it into something usable is a niche task, but it’s invaluable when demonstrating how to do something on a computer or iOS device.Show full article

“Take Control of Pages” Documents Apple’s Writing Triumvirate

Michael Cohen spent the last year writing a book about the three versions of Pages, Apple’s word-processing and layout app that run on the Mac, in iOS, and in iCloud. Now that his book is published, he reflects on how Pages has changed, what he likes about it (and what he doesn’t), and on why Pages is important to Apple.Show full article

iOS 8 App Development Becomes a “Bring Me a Rock” Game

Apple has been on a bad roll lately, repeatedly threatening developers who take advantage of iOS 8’s Extensibility features with App Store removal, then reversing course in the face of media criticism. Adam Engst isn’t a fan of this behavior.Show full article

FunBITS: Shovel Knight Digs Up the Fun

Shovel Knight brings back old-school gaming with a few new-school niceties.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 December 2014

Notable software releases this week include Default Folder X 4.6.12; Hazel 3.3.3; Labels & Addresses 1.6.9; Safari 8.0.2, 7.1.2, and 6.2.2; OmniFocus 2.0.4; and DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 15 December 2014

Two quick ExtraBITS this week: Michael Cohen discusses his new book, “Take Control of Pages,” with MacVoices host Chuck Joiner, and the new online publication Design Explosions compares Google’s and Apple’s approaches to mapping in iOS.Show full article

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