The surprise news for the week was Apple’s quiet discontinuation of the Xserve; datacenter expert Chuck Goolsbee delivers its eulogy. In iLife news, Adam covers the release of iPhoto ’11 9.1, which restores calendar functionality, and Jeff Carlson reveals 15 secrets of iMovie ’11. Lex Friedman explains how to fix a “file not found” error when syncing an iPad, Adam looks at the release of the Simon server monitoring tool, and we’re pleased to release Sharon Zardetto’s new ebook, “Take Control of Safari 5.” We also have a DealBITS discount on PDFpen and PDFpenPro from Smile, and a new DealBITS drawing for Simon. Notable software releases this week include TweetDeck 0.36.1, Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.5, Data Rescue 3.1, Adobe InDesign CS5 7.0.3, Logic Express 9.1.3, PopChar X 5.1, and TwitExport 2.0.1.
Apple’s release of iPhoto ’11 9.1 brings back support for calendars, just in time for the holiday season and the new year.
An ambiguous iTunes error message when syncing your iPad has an easy—but non-obvious—fix.
The server monitoring tool Simon has been upgraded to version 3.0, gaining interface refinements and powerful filters that help you analyze the results of the Internet services you test.
The definitive Safari 5 guide from long-time Mac expert Sharon Zardetto explores Safari features both new and old and provides the practical advice you need to use Safari to its fullest.
See who won copies of PDFpenPro 5 in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 25 percent on Smile’s PDF editing software.
If you need to monitor servers or watch Web pages for changes, Dejal’s Simon 3.0 is the tool you need. Enter to win a copy of the $499 monitoring tool in this week’s DealBITS drawing!
Think the new iMovie is just about making movie trailers? Jeff Carlson uncovers 15 hidden or not-quite-obvious features and details about iMovie ’11.
Datacenter professional Chuck Goolsbee reflects on the Xserve, what it was, what it could have been, and why it never got the chance to fulfill its potential.
Notable software releases this week include TweetDeck 0.36.1, Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.5, Data Rescue 3.1, Adobe InDesign CS5 7.0.3, Logic Express 9.1.3, PopChar X 5.1, and TwitExport 2.0.1.
Three additional bits for you this week: a warning of a daylight saving time bug in iOS 4.1, news of the Hulu Plus service becoming available without an invitation, and a MacVoices podcast in which Jeff Carlson talks about iMovie ’11.