Frustrated by passwords? We have the solution in our latest ebook, Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Your Passwords” (complete with a “Joe of Tech” comic and a funny intro video). In other TidBITS news, listen to the staff roundtable discussion about our email strategies and be sure to check out the New Republic article that keys off a previous staff roundtable, along with Adam Engst’s interview on KCRW radio. But enough about us! Jeff Carlson covers the flap over the buggy Kindle app, Adam examines the re-approved DataMan Pro, and Glenn Fleishman explains how you can join App.net for free. Feature articles include Josh Centers’s review of the visual communication app Napkin and Matt Neuburg’s look at what’s new in our TidBITS News app, complete with a trip back through iOS history. Notable software releases this week include Scrivener 2.4, CrashPlan 3.5.2, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.5, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.9.5 — all apps that, coincidentally, we’ve covered in Take Control books.
Instead of a big text write-up, we’re announcing Joe Kissell’s latest ebook, “Take Control of Your Passwords,” with a “Joe of Tech” comic from our friends Snaggy and Nitrozac, and a short intro video — it’s big fun!
Watch (or listen) to the latest TidBITS staff roundtable to learn how some of our staffers deal with the massive amounts of email we all receive every day.
Updating to version 3.6.1 of the Kindle app removed books from your device and marked them as New when you re-downloaded them from Amazon’s cloud. Fortunately, a quick 3.6.2 update fixed the issue. But why would this come up in the first place?
For those needing to track cellular data usage on the iPhone, DataMan Pro is back in the App Store, with an elegant new interface. The only problem? To satisfy Apple’s requirements, DataMan Pro can no longer track usage on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis — just monthly.
The App.net microblogging and developer infrastructure service has added a free tier to give users a taste of what it can do without having to pony up $36 per year.
Napkin is a unique image annotation and diagramming app, but can it handle all of your visual communication needs?
To understand what’s new in the freeware TidBITS News app, we dive into the history of iOS.
Notable software releases this week include Scrivener 2.4, CrashPlan 3.5.2, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.5, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.9.5 — all apps that, coincidentally, we’ve covered in Take Control books.
We have lots of great outside articles for you to read this week, starting with a 4-minute interview with Adam Engst on Southern California’s KCRW radio station and a New Republic article that keys off a recent TidBITS staff roundtable. In other pieces, Rob Griffiths compares Siri and Google’s voice input technology, Dan Moren and Lex Friedman look into how iCloud silently drops some email on the floor, and the folks at Panic discover (with the help of a hacksaw) that a tiny computer resides inside Apple’s Lightning Digital AV Adapter. Apple also announced one billion downloads at iTunes U, and former Mac evangelist Guy Kawasaki joins Google’s Motorola group to advise on the future of smartphones.