In this week’s issue of TidBITS, Apple once again disappoints Wall Street, despite breaking all-time sales records, and Josh Centers continues to help you keep up with the snoops by summarizing the latest NSA developments. Jeff Carlson takes a deep look at the long-awaited OmniOutliner 4, and Josh circles back with a review of Oceanhorn for iPhone and iPad, a game that tries to emulate the magic of Nintendo’s Zelda games. Can the struggling Nintendo get its mojo back before upstarts like Oceanhorn run away with it? Also this week, we’ve launched an experiment with a “pre-book” — Michael Cohen’s in-progress “Take Control of Pages” — that we’re selling via Leanpub. Read Adam’s explanation of why we’re doing this, and how it’s different from our normal streamed books. Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner 4.0.1, ChronoSync 4.4.4, and ChronoAgent 1.4.5.
For its first fiscal quarter of 2014, Apple has once again reported record sales and revenues, beating expectations but suffering a hit to its stock price, as analysts grumbled that the company has not yet conquered the inner Solar System.
As the Obama administration attempts to quell concerns over mass data collection, the U.S. intelligence community is drawing more fire from governments, including its own.
Our latest Take Control title — Michael E. Cohen’s “Take Control of Pages” — isn’t done yet, but we wanted to share the 100+ pages that are ready via a “pre-book” approach that will give readers frequent updates via the Leanpub service.
OmniOutliner users have waited a long time — since before Apple switched to powering Macs with Intel processors — for a major-version update of the versatile outlining application. Jeff Carlson looks at what’s new in OmniOutliner 4.
Josh Centers reviews Oceanhorn, a Legend of Zelda clone for iOS, and suggests a solution to Nintendo’s woes.
Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner 4.0.1, ChronoSync 4.4.4, and ChronoAgent 1.4.5.
In ExtraBITS this week, a graphics professional takes a detailed look at the new Mac Pro, Apple filmed a stunning commercial to commemorate the Mac’s 30th anniversary, an iPhone 5c burst into flames in a girl’s pocket, and Michael Cohen talks Pages with Chuck Joiner of MacVoices.