OS X 10.9 Mavericks is coming soon, and to get ready, you can order an early-bird version of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Mavericks” and pre-order Sharon Zardetto’s “Take Control of iBooks.” But Mac OS X isn’t the only thing being updated — 1Password 4 for iOS has been updated to bring back Wi-Fi Sync, and Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HDX models are coming with some major improvements. If you’re holding off on the iOS 7 update, you may have a lot of wasted space on your device; Adam Engst has the details and a possible fix. Alicia Katz Pollock joins us with a solution for jumpy cursors in Microsoft Word. Josh Centers rounds out the issue with a breakdown of how podcasts work in iTunes 11.1, a look at his home office, and our latest FunBITS feature about Rogue Amoeba’s Intermission, which is like an audio TiVo for your Mac. Notable software releases this week include KeyCue 7.0, Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.8, SpamSieve 2.9.9, and ClamXav 2.6.1.
Following the recent release of 1Password 4 for Mac, AgileBits has updated the iOS version of 1Password to support the resurrected Wi-Fi Sync feature.
Now that Apple has released the golden master of Mavericks to developers, the clock is ticking on the official release, and we have an early-bird version of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Mavericks” to help you get ready. Read on for introductory pricing on that title and Sharon Zardetto’s forthcoming “Take Control of iBooks.”
Amazon has announced two new Kindle Fire HDX tablets with quad-core processors and new features aimed at making them more competitive with Apple’s iPads.
If you’re holding off on upgrading to iOS 7, your iOS 6 device might be wasting significant amounts of space on the automatically downloaded update. Read on to learn why, and how you may be able to recover that space.
Consultant Alicia Katz Pollock was called in to help a user whose cursor was jumping around inexplicably in a Microsoft Word 2011 document. The solution may feel random, but should be welcome if you’re suffering from a similar problem.
Apple has overhauled the way its various apps handle podcasts, leading to much confusion. Josh Centers brings some sense to the new status quo, at least to the extent that’s possible.
Josh Centers shares his home office setup — from the computer to the coffee — along with how to choose the best equipment at the best prices. His choices may not match what you would need, but his thinking is worth keeping in mind as you equip or update your own work environment.
Rogue Amoeba’s Intermission is like an audio TiVo for your Mac, recording live audio and letting you go back in time to play anything from the last three hours. Read on to find out why it’s a great business tool and iTunes Radio accessory.
Notable software releases this week include KeyCue 7.0, Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.8, SpamSieve 2.9.9, and ClamXav 2.6.1.
In ExtraBITS this week: T-Mobile cuts international roaming charges, lost Doctor Who episodes come to iTunes, and CloudPaint resurrects MacPaint for the Web.