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TidBITS#1170/15-Apr-2013

While it has been hard to concentrate during the tragic events at the finish of the Boston Marathon (for which we point to online resources for tracking affected runners), we still have a solid issue of TidBITS for you this week. Adam Engst shares details about WWDCBlast, a service that promises to alert developers hoping not to get shut out of this year’s WWDC, and reviews the Type2Phone app that turns a Mac into a Bluetooth keyboard for iOS devices. Matt Neuburg explains how to create personalized tracks on Google Maps with a GPS tracker, and Joe Kissell’s latest FlippedBITS column delves into common misconceptions surrounding IMAP. Notable software releases this week include Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.7, LaunchBar 5.4.3, and DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.5.2.

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FlippedBITS: IMAP Misconceptions

One of the most popular methods for receiving email is also the source of numerous misunderstandings. Joe Kissell explains why IMAP may be a more effective and useful protocol than POP, and addresses common sources of confusion.