We’re back from our Thanksgiving break with a number of great articles for you. Glenn Fleishman reports on how a public radio group identified a bug in iOS 6 that caused huge bandwidth spikes for popular radio shows, and Adam Engst explains how to use the new DataMan Pro iOS app for tracking which apps are consuming your valuable cellular data. Adam also looks into what’s good and bad in the Mountain Lion-compatible update to Ambrosia Software’s Snapz Pro X screen capture utility and shares his positive experiences with receiving a personalized song via the clever AcoustiCards iOS app and a real-world gift via Facebook. Steve McCabe anchors the issue with an in-depth look at using WordPress as an alternative to the iWeb/MobileMe combination. Lastly, don’t miss our latest TidBITS Presents “Explaining the Big 3 Confusions with Messages” with Glenn Fleishman. Notable software releases this week include OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0, Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5 and 2008 12.3.5, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.9.2, Dropbox 1.6.0, CrashPlan 3.4.1, BusyCal 2.0.1, Typinator 5.3, and Fission 2.1.
If you’ve been having trouble figuring out which email addresses to associate with which iMessage accounts, how to switch a text chat to an audio call, and where chat transcripts have gone, tune in to this TidBITS Presents event, recorded live on 14 November 2012, for answers from Glenn Fleishman.
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Ambrosia Software has finally brought Mountain Lion compatibility — and a few new features — to the Snapz Pro X screen capture utility. But is it too little, too late, given the loss of the capability to capture menus as objects and other problems?
Another clue pointing to the cause of unusual bandwidth usage in iOS 6 comes from a public radio organization’s sleuthing, but aspects of the mystery still remain.
Apple has finally allowed the DataMan Pro usage tracking app back into the App Store, so if you’re experiencing unexpected amounts of cellular data usage on your iOS device, you can now track down the apps or processes at fault.
Having just celebrated his 45th birthday, Adam Engst shares two of the unexpected highlights of this year’s event — a personalized song via the AcoustiCards iOS app and an actual gift via the new Facebook Gifts program.
There are Mac programs that can step in to fill the void left by iWeb, and there’s nothing wrong with using them. But Steve McCabe suggests a different direction — switching to the blogging and content management system WordPress, which offers features and extensibility that the iWeb/MobileMe combo could only dream about.
Notable software releases this week include OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0, Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5 and 2008 12.3.5, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.9.2, Dropbox 1.6.0, CrashPlan 3.4.1, BusyCal 2.0.1, Typinator 5.3, and Fission 2.1.
A pair of articles from Macworld seek to remove the confusion from Apple’s Fusion Drive.