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TidBITS#1153/10-Dec-2012

There’s something for users of each of Apple’s hardware platforms in this week’s issue. For the Mac, Glenn Fleishman leads off with a look at what’s new in BBEdit 10.5, and Adam Engst runs down the features that Apple actually removed from iTunes 11 (and how to work around those changes, where possible). For the iPad, Michael Cohen shares his favorite tools for drawing cartoons, despite years of practice failing to give him any artistic ability. And Josh Centers joins us with a look at five apps Apple could delete from the iPhone without many users noticing — you may agree or disagree, but we’ll bet you have your own list of default iPhone apps you never use. Lastly, we’re going to update the free TidBITS News app for iOS 6 soon, so if you ever want to use it in iOS 4.2 or iOS 5, download it now. Notable software releases this week include SOHO Organizer 9.3.1, OmniFocus 1.10.4, PopChar X 6.1, ChronoSync 4.3.6 and ChronoAgent 1.3.7, Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7, Mactracker 7.0, and iWork 9.3.

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iTunes 11: The Features Apple Removed, and Alternatives

Although many people like the look of iTunes 11, and are finding that most of iTunes 10’s features have been brought forward in some way or another, there are a number of features that Apple removed entirely. If the lack of those features is a problem for you, read on for such solutions as we could find.