In another big news week, we have both a review of the just-released 1Password 4 for Mac and a new Take Control book by Joe Kissell to help you make the most of it! Health insurance exchanges are live in the United States, but with even more traffic problems than Apple on an iPhone release day. Despite broken exchanges and a government shutdown, the FAA may soon let you use your iPad during takeoff. Speaking of iOS, publisher Adam Engst outlines four iOS 7 problems that are plaguing users, some of which we discuss in our VidBITS roundtable. But Apple’s not the only company with issues — Adobe announced a major security breach that affects millions of customers. If you’d like to see some of the TidBITS crew live, check out the MacTech Conference coming up in Los Angeles. Finally, Josh Centers looks at how Apple may be poised to conquer the gaming market, in our most ambitious FunBITS piece yet! Notable software releases this week include Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.6 and Express 3.4.5, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.5.2, Yojimbo 4.0.1, SMC Firmware Updates for MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Retina, and MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Supplemental Update, iTunes 11.1.1, and Dropbox 2.4.1.
Attackers have stolen Adobe source code and information on 2.9 million customers. How did this happen and how can you protect yourself?
If you’re upgrading to the recently released 1Password 4 for the Mac, or if you’re using its release as an excuse to get your passwords in order (a good idea!), Joe Kissell’s new “Take Control of 1Password” is here to provide all the help you need.
With any luck, the FAA will accept the recommendations of a panel that has recommended allowing passengers to use electronic devices before reaching cruising altitude… as long as those devices are prevented from generating wireless signals by airplane mode.
You won’t attend MacTech Conference because of these opportunities, but if you’re on the fence about going to the conference for IT professionals and developers, the chance to test-drive a Tesla Model S and sit in Captain Picard’s chair on the restored bridge of the USS Enterprise-D might influence your decision.
Americans are storming an online marketplace, but this time for health insurance, not iPhones. If you currently lack health insurance, check out healthcare.gov to see what’s available.
Watch (or listen) to a special TidBITS staff roundtable, where we discuss what we love — and hate — about iOS 7.
AgileBits has updated the Mac version of its venerable 1Password password management utility to version 4, with a number of new features and refinements that keep it on top. Strap on your tinfoil hat and join Josh Centers for a tour of what’s new.
With the perspective of several weeks of usage by tens of millions of users, we look at four notable hassles we and other iOS 7 users have experienced, including crashes under low battery, iMessage not sending messages, Siri failing to respond, and some subtle audio-playing bugs and design problems.
Apple has come a long way when it comes to gaming, and the company is now in position to take the market by storm. Josh Centers explains why, with some exclusive inside information.
Notable software releases this week include Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.6 and Express 3.4.5, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.5.2, Yojimbo 4.0.1, SMC Firmware Updates for MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Retina, and MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Supplemental Update, iTunes 11.1.1, and Dropbox 2.4.1.
In this week’s ExtraBITS, Apple’s rescue of iOS developers from patent troll Lodsys is thwarted, we learn what 64-bit really means for the iPhone 5s, a developer dissects the iOS 7 date picker, the woman behind the original voice of Siri comes forward, and Fraser Speirs notes that putting games on educational iPads helps with discipline problems.