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TidBITS#1106/12-Dec-2011

We need your help! Become a TidBITS member today and help keep TidBITS going! Details about our new TidBITS membership program are in this issue, along with Adam’s instructions for getting Snow Leopard’s iCal to talk with iCloud and his review of Rogue Amoeba’s new Piezo audio recording app for the Mac. You’ll also find Tonya’s look at what’s new in iBooks 1.5 for iOS and Mark Anbinder’s coverage of the new version of the TweetDeck Twitter client, which no longer relies on Adobe AIR. Notable software releases this week include SOHO Labels 6, Aperture 3.2.2, TextExpander 3.4, and Keynote 5.1.1. Finally, note that this is our final email issue of TidBITS for 2011; look for your next issue on 2 January 2012, and in the meantime, our best wishes for a relaxing holiday break!

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TidBITS 2011 Holiday Hiatus

We’re taking the last two weeks of the year off, so look for the next email issue of TidBITS on 2 January 2012. But we’ll continue posting new articles to our Web site, and TidBITS Talk will also continue apace.

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iCal in Snow Leopard Can Participate in iCloud

Apple’s iCloud is a CalDAV server, and iCal — even in Snow Leopard — is a CalDAV client, so it turns out that you can make iCal in Snow Leopard play nicely with iCloud with a simple export/import trick. Address Book is, for unknown reasons, another story.

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Piezo Makes Audio Recording Dead Simple

Rogue Amoeba’s latest effort — the audio recording app Piezo — makes recording audio from nearly any source on the Mac extremely easy, though the app has a few tradeoffs necessary for both simplicity and to get past Apple’s Mac App Store guard dogs.

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ExtraBITS for 12 December 2011

Outlining is a topic near and dear to some of us, and Jeff Carlson reviews OmniOutliner for iPad over at Macworld, where Glenn Fleishman also writes about a tool that prevents DNS poisoning. Plus, might libraries turn into hackerspaces in the future?