Mountain Lion’s Messages app gets attention this week as we announce the release of Glenn Fleishman’s new “Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion” ebook and our next live TidBITS Presents event on 14 November 2012, when Glenn will explain the top three confusions people have been having with Messages. Also this week, don’t miss our coverage of iOS 6.0.1, the 50-percent DealBITS discount on BeLight Software’s Art Text, and Adam Engst’s look at the recent Apple management shakeup. Plus, Glenn shares his experience of being on the Jeopardy TV show and throws cold water on Apple’s claim of “doubled” Wi-Fi throughput in the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad. Lastly, we’ve finally found room in an issue for Steve McCabe’s lengthy iPhone 5 review, if you’re still pondering a purchase. Notable software releases this week include Parallels Desktop 8.0.18314, Screenflow 4.0.1, Sandvox 2.7, Safari 6.0.2, iPhoto 9.4.2, Aperture 3.4.2, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.9.
The iOS 6.0.1 update fixes several connectivity bugs and adds over-the-air update capability to the iPhone 5, which requires a separate updater.
If you’ve found Messages awkward, Glenn Fleishman’s new “Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion” ebook has the explanations you need to make Messages work for you.
Join us on Wednesday, 14 November 2012, at 12:00 PM Eastern for TidBITS Presents “Explaining the Big 3 Confusions with Messages,” an explanation of the top three pain points for users of Messages in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
See who won copies of Art Text in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 50 percent on BeLight Software’s logo- and button-making software.
Though press releases announcing management changes often use weasel words (“pursue other interests,” “spend more time with family”), Apple’s recent management shakeup is remarkably forthright, explaining how two executives were ousted so the remaining management team could collaborate better.
Glenn Fleishman spent an exciting couple of days in August in Los Angeles appearing on the TV show Jeopardy. He won two episodes before losing in the strangest game he recalls ever seeing. But the oddest part is how hard it is to watch the popular program.
Apple’s Phil Schiller said repeatedly during its iPad event that the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini had Wi-Fi that was twice as fast as the preceding models. Not so fast, Phil. Glenn Fleishman lays out the real story.
Steve McCabe casts a critical eye over Apple’s latest update to the iPhone, deciding that while the iPhone 5 is a very good smartphone and the best iPhone ever, its features don’t significantly change the overall experience of using an iPhone, especially in comparison to the iPhone 4S.
Notable software releases this week include Parallels Desktop 8.0.18314, ScreenFlow 4.0.1, Sandvox 2.7, Safari 6.0.2, iPhoto 9.4.2, Aperture 3.4.2, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.9.