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Josh Centers

#1421: 1Password 7 review, UK travel tips, iPhone video recording

Do you ever think you’re recording video with your iPhone, only to discover after the fact that you missed a perfect moment? In this week’s issue, Josh Centers offers some tips to avoid this all-too-common…

Josh Centers

#1420: Recover iOS update space, Mac App Store tips, download your Apple data, Design Award winners

After last week’s WWDC-fueled look into the future, we’re now returning to the practical present. Josh Centers kicks things off with coverage of the 2018 Apple Design Award winners. Adam Engst looks at how to…

Adam Engst

#1419: macOS Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, iCloud scam, Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2

Today brought Apple’s annual WWDC keynote, in which the company introduced iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12—we have an overview of the lengthy presentation. Apple was also busy in the week…

Adam Engst

#1418: Show invisible Mac files, DIY cloud backups, 2018 Apple conferences, Twitter app protest

Still looking for the ideal Internet backup solution? Glenn Fleishman explains how to roll your own cloud backups using Arq and Backblaze’s B2 storage service. Also this week, Adam Engst shares a quick tip on…

Adam Engst

#1417: Google I/O announcements for Apple users, Agenda note-taking app, Robot vacuum

Last week brought the Google I/O developer conference, in which the search giant announced new features for services relevant to Apple users, including Gmail, Google Photos, Google News, Google Maps, and Google Assistant. For those…

Adam Engst

#1416: Twitter passwords exposed, Apple’s $13.8B profit, Explaining GDPR, Royole Moon video headset

Twitter recommends that all users change their passwords after the company discovered that passwords were being logged in unencrypted form. Meanwhile, Apple once again set financial records in Q2 2018 thanks to strong demand for…

Adam Engst

#1415: RIP AirPort, iOS 11.3.1, Apple News survey results, Ecobee 4 thermostat, Gmail UI revamp

It’s finally official — Apple has pulled the plug on its line of AirPort routers, and we have some recommendations for how to deal with the loss. Apple also shipped iOS 11.3.1, a focused update aimed…

Adam Engst

#1414: Cloudflare and Quad9 DNS, MacBook Pro battery replacements, TidBITS in Apple News

Apple has started a battery replacement program for certain non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro units. Adam Engst has the details, along with instructions on how we’re now publishing TidBITS in Apple News Format for optimal…

Josh Centers

#1413: macOS 10.13.4, iPads & kids, 32-bit apps, Apple Watch podcasts, iOS 11 Camera level feature

The recently released macOS 10.13.4 features in this week’s issue, with Adam Engst writing about boot failures that seem related to not installing it, and Josh Centers explaining how to find 32-bit apps that may…

Adam Engst

#1412: Bad Apple, macOS 10.13.4 dual displays, TidBITS transition, 1Password Business, Take Control 50%-off sale

Our transition to new Internet infrastructure continues, but it’s not without its teething pains. Adam Engst explains what has gone wrong, what we think we’ve fixed, and what’s still to come. If you haven’t yet…

Adam Engst

#1411: New TidBITS, iOS 11.3 and other OS updates, 9.7-inch iPad, iWork supports Apple Pencil, Apple education initiatives

Welcome to the snazzy new TidBITS issue, which is part of our complete Internet infrastructure overhaul! Adam Engst explains what has changed, but otherwise, the rest of this issue is chock full of Apple news.

Adam Engst

#1410: Finder freezes, Apple TV 4K HDR, reading on the iPad, TidBITS transition

If all goes as planned in our transition to WordPress, SendGrid, and Discourse later this week, this issue will mark the end of one era and the start of another. Adam Engst explains how the…

Adam Engst

#1409: HomePod vs. Amazon Echo and Google Home, PencilSnap, WWDC, Apple education event

We’re getting very close to rolling out the new TidBITS infrastructure, and Adam Engst provides a heads-up on the timing and a sneak peek at the new look. In other Apple-related announcements this week, Apple…

Adam Engst

#1408: Apple buys Texture, net neutrality, Canon Pixma iP110 printer, home automation

In breaking news today, Apple is acquiring digital magazine service Texture for an undisclosed sum and plans to integrate its content into Apple News. Geoff Duncan joins us to explain how the U.S. states are…

Adam Engst

#1407: WyzeCam review, iRig Mic HD 2 vs. Blue Yeti, Mac Twitter clients compared

In TidBITS this week, Josh Centers looks for (but can’t find many) faults in the $20 WyzeCam Wi-Fi security camera, and he compares IK Multimedia’s new iRig Mic HD 2 microphone to the well-reviewed Blue…