It’s the Great Holiday TidBITS Gift Guide, Charlie Brown! We’re doing something a little different this year, with some well-considered suggestions from TidBITS staffers along the theme of “bits-not-atoms.” We also have a review of a pair of unusual iPhone and iPad cases from ZeroChroma, along with a review of the Navigon MobileNavigator iPhone app. And then there’s a DealBITS drawing for cf/x alpha, an interesting image processing application. Notable software releases this week include FlickrExport 4 for iPhoto and Aperture, RapidWeaver 5.0.1, Swift Publisher 2.3.3, VMware Fusion 3.1.2, Cyberduck 3.8, EyeTV 3.5, and Google Earth 6.
To celebrate the seventh anniversary of Take Control Ebooks, we’re having a 50-percent-off sale on all ebooks through the end of the year. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up titles that will help you learn more about the iPad and iPhone, polish your Mac skills, work more efficiently, and increase your productivity
Want to put together stunning image compositions without using Adobe Photoshop? Check out cf/x Software’s cf/x alpha, a non-destructive image processor with advanced image transparency and blending tools. Enter to win a copy in this week’s DealBITS drawing!
If you find that you want both a case and a stand for your iPhone 4 or iPad, look no further than ZeroChroma’s Teatro and Vario shell cases, which have a fold-flat integrated stand that works well.
Thinking about buying a car navigation GPS device? If you have an iPhone, consider the Navigon MobileNavigator app instead, since it has all the same features, done as well as or better than most standalone devices. And because it’s an app, free updates bring bug fixes and useful new features.
Generosity is a virtue, but it’s possible—even easy—to go overboard in a materialistic age. This year, we’re recommending several bits-not-atoms gifts, experiences instead of objects, and quick downloads for those of you who are looking to cut down on stuff or who need last-minute Chanukah gifts.
Notable software releases this week include FlickrExport 4 for iPhoto and Aperture, RapidWeaver 5.0.1, Swift Publisher 2.3.3, VMware Fusion 3.1.2, Cyberduck 3.8, EyeTV 3.5, and Google Earth 6.
We have just a few must-see links this week, including a music video (really!) that provides fabulous commentary on disassembling a laptop, news of the new MacTech Boot Camp conference for consultants and support professionals, and a link to an article by Glenn Fleishman about the future of Mac networking.