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TidBITS#1070/01-Apr-2011

Writing tools, system utilities, upcoming versions of Mac OS X, subtle security vulnerabilities, and a behind-the-scenes look at The Daily’s publishing technology — have we got an issue for you! Security editor Rich Mogull leads off with a warning about a new iOS and Mac OS X security vulnerability that affects nearly all of Apple’s products. Also, Tonya Engst gets back to her roots in writing about the upcoming release of Microsoft Word for the iPad, and Adam examines what Apple is going to do to put the iTunes subscription service rumor to rest once and for all. Then Jeff Carlson looks at Lioness, a utility from Many Tricks designed to integrate with and extend Mac OS X Lion’s new Auto Save technology — available now in demo form. Finally, Michael Cohen reviews another utility from Literature & Latte that enhances the popular word processor Scrivener for writers who really need to take a break.

Jeff Carlson 8 comments

Lioness Auto-Saves Lion Users’ Sanity

The new system-wide Auto Save feature of Mac OS X Lion is great for most people, but what about those of us who have taught ourselves to press Command-S reflexively in order to avoid losing work when applications crash? Many Tricks’s Lioness has a solution.

Tonya Engst 13 comments

Microsoft Word 5.1 Returns… to the iPad

Microsoft Word 5 for the Mac was abandoned long ago, giving way to more feature-laden versions of the program, but now Microsoft has revived the software, realizing that the smaller code base is fairly easy to port to iOS, as compared to its later, larger versions.