What’s it like to be a computer science major in college these days? David Rabinowitz joins us to share his story of studying at the University of Virginia. But we have lots more this week, including Alicia Katz Pollock’s explanation of the different ways to let Dropbox and Time Machine interact, and Joe Kissell’s amusing tale of gaining flash Twitter celebrity for a 10-minute iPad hack. Also, if you’ve ever missed an email issue of TidBITS, read on to learn how you can now resend issues to yourself. Finally, we just published “Take Control of Your iPad, Second Edition” and we want you to share your copy with a friend. Seriously! Notable software releases this week include CloudPull 2.2, Default Folder X 4.5.7, Transmit 4.3.3, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.5.1, Evernote 5.0.6, ScreenFlow 4.0.3, GraphicConverter 8.5.3, and Java for OS X 2013-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14.
With our latest ebook — Tonya Engst’s “Take Control of Your iPad, Second Edition” — we’re encouraging everyone who buys a copy to share it with the person who needs it the most. Most long-time iPad users already know much of this stuff, but we all know people who aren’t enjoying their iPads as much as they could if they were savvier about what the iPad can do.
Did you miss an email issue of your TidBITS subscription? You can always read back issues on our Web site, but if you really want it in email, logged-in subscribers can now get our system to resend any issue via email.
Most people don’t realize that Time Machine backs up their Dropbox folder by default. This is either a nice secondary backup of key information or a waste of precious hard drive space for files that are already being duplicated to the Dropbox Web site.
When Joe Kissell tweeted a picture of his iPad’s home screen, he never imagined it would turn him into a Twitter celebrity overnight. Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact.
After four years majoring in computer science at the University of Virginia, David Rabinowitz shares his impressions of what it’s like to go through such a program and be facing the real world.
Notable software releases this week include CloudPull 2.2, Default Folder X 4.5.7, Transmit 4.3.3, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.5.1, Evernote 5.0.6, ScreenFlow 4.0.3, GraphicConverter 8.5.3, and Java for OS X 2013-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14.
On the Web this week, Andy Ihnatko switches from the iPhone to an Android phone, but unlike many sensationalistic “I converted” stories of late, this one is reasoned and well argued. Also this week, Nick Bilton and Douglas Rushkoff share more criticisms of Facebook’s business practices, and Joe Kissell talks password security on MacBreak Weekly.