The TidBITS crew is back home from Macworld/iWorld 2014, and while we’re all low on sleep, we’re kicking off our coverage this week. We lead off with a look at some of the coolest products on the show floor, Adam Engst writes about what it’s like to attend, and, in a special edition of FunBITS, Josh Centers shares his thoughts on some of the amusing apps and gadgets displayed at the show. In other articles, Julio Ojeda-Zapata offers initial details on Microsoft’s release of Office for the iPad, Adam reviews the Triage email app for iOS, and Joe Kissell returns with a FlippedBITS column that explains why privacy policies are important (it may not be what you expect). Notable software releases this week include DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.7.4, Skype 6.15, Fluid 1.8.2, Keyboard Maestro 6.4, Retrospect 11.0.1, Downcast 1.0.11, and PopChar X 6.5.
Microsoft has released the much-rumored Office for iPad, which is free for reading Office documents, but editing requires an Office 365 subscription.
Adam Engst reflects on what it was like to attend Macworld/iWorld 2014, and wishes that everyone in the Apple community could experience what makes Macworld special.
One of the best parts of walking the show floor at Macworld/iWorld every year in San Francisco is stumbling across the products that raise the pulse of the cynical tech writer. “Oh, that’s cool,” we think, “People will really like that!” Read on for the first installment of our roundup of the products that caught our attention.
There wasn’t much gaming to be found on the Macworld/iWorld show floor, but Josh Centers found a number of fun products that might even tip over into the useful category.
Want a lightweight way to scan through new email as quickly as possible, without worrying about getting sucked in? The iOS app Triage makes short work of that task.
Most companies that do business on the Internet have published privacy policies, and although they’re often full of tedious legalese, they’re worth reading. Whether they do anything to protect you is another question.
Notable software releases this week include DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.7.4, Skype 6.15, Fluid 1.8.2, Keyboard Maestro 6.4, Retrospect 11.0.1, Downcast 1.0.11, and PopChar X 6.5.