We’re getting ready for next week’s Macworld/iWorld trade show, but in the meantime, you’ll learn about how to preview Markdown files via Quick Look, hear the TidBITS staff offering constructive criticism about how Apple could improve iOS, find out what features the latest version of Bento loses, discover what little you can do to organize your ebook collection in iTunes and iBooks, and choose an alternative to Apple’s weak Podcasts app. Notable software releases this week include Quicksilver β71, Sandvox 2.7.4, LaunchBar 5.4.1, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.9.4.
As always, TidBITS staffers will be wandering the aisles of Macworld/iWorld in San Francisco, taking place 31 January 2013 through 2 February 2013. Come enjoy stimulating discussions and sessions, or just flag us down to say hello! Here’s where you can find us.
All good things must pass, and this year we’re calling an end to the festivities at the annual Netter’s Dinner at Macworld/iWorld in San Francisco. See you all on the net!
If you work in Markdown and miss having Quick Look previews of your Markdown files, try installing this free Quick Look generator.
Watch (or listen to) the latest TidBITS staff roundtable to get our not-so-humble opinions about ways that Apple could improve iOS.
An update to the Bento personal database program changes how the app integrates with iPhoto and Calendar/iCal. Be careful to make sure you don’t lose necessary capabilities unexpectedly.
iTunes treats books as songs when it comes to metadata, and iBooks on iOS doesn’t help matters. Read on for confusion-reducing information and practical steps you can take to better wrangle your iTunes book library.
Fed up with Apple’s misbehaving Podcasts app? Josh Centers outlines five alternatives and why they may, or may not, be for you.
Notable software releases this week include Quicksilver β71, Sandvox 2.7.4, LaunchBar 5.4.1, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.9.4.
On the Web and in the news this week, Adam Engst is interviewed about publishing on the Generational podcast, Rene Ritchie at iMore argues that Apple is ready to fend off attacks from competitors in a unique way, and Dell CEO Michael Dell, who once famously advocated Apple shut itself down, is reportedly looking to push for a buyout of his company to private equity firms.