Big things are happening at TidBITS this week, as we welcome Josh Centers as our new managing editor! Meanwhile, not so big things are happening with iOS, which saw a minuscule update aimed exclusively at the iPhone 5. In other news, the MacTips.info Web site is up for sale for anyone with an entrepreneurial itch, a bug in our commenting system could lead to an identity crisis for some users, we discuss why Apple is concerned about stock price on a staff roundtable, and David Rabinowitz digs into some of Apple’s recent financial twists. Lastly, Joe Kissell strikes again with another must-read edition of FlippedBITS, in which he explains all about Java and why Apple is deprecating it so. Notable software releases this week include Cyberduck 4.3.1, Postbox 3.0.8, Little Snitch 3.1, Transmit 4.3.4, SpamSieve 2.9.7, and GraphicConverter 8.6.
We’ve hired Josh Centers as our managing editor, where he’ll be helping out with writing, editing, and coordinating content for TidBITS each week. Join us in welcoming him to the TidBITS staff!
The year’s most specific update from Apple does nothing but provide an updated audio profile for the iPhone 5’s speakerphone.
After 13 years, long-time Mac tipster Miraz Jordan is moving on to other projects and is selling her MacTips.info Web site, complete with nearly 1,000 Mac-related tips. If you’ve been looking for a content business...
A long-fixed bug in the TidBITS Commenting System associated an incorrect identity with a small number of commenters. If you’re experiencing this problem, which we repaired on the system side a while ago, delete your tidbits.com cookies. Here’s how.
Watch (or listen) to the latest TidBITS staff roundtable, where we talk about Apple’s stock price, why the company seems to care so much about it, why the mainstream media loves covering stock movements, and what could replace it as an regularly reported box score.
With almost $145 billion in the bank, why is Apple borrowing money to buy back stock? And what does the share repurchase and increased dividend mean for Apple’s future? David Rabinowitz goes digging for some answers.
Notable software releases this week include Cyberduck 4.3.1, Postbox 3.0.8, Little Snitch 3.1, Transmit 4.3.4, SpamSieve 2.9.7, and GraphicConverter 8.6.
A couple of anniversaries to read more about this week, including the World Wide Web celebrating its 20th year in the public domain and science-fiction publisher Tor marking its first year of DRM-free ebooks.