Whether you’re a current student or a lifetime learner, you can save 50 percent on all Take Control ebooks this week in our Back to School sale! For TidBITS members following along with Charles Edge’s in-progress “Take Control of OS X Server,” we also have a chapter explaining how to run wikis and blogs in OS X Server, something that nearly any organization can use. You may not associate Android with productivity, but Julio Ojeda-Zapata has discovered that Samsung’s larger tablets are surprisingly capable. Sadly, comedian and actor Robin Williams died last week, and we say goodbye to a fellow Apple fan with a few Macworld pictures and Jeff Carlson’s story about his brush with fame. Photographer Charles Maurer returns to TidBITS to review the Fujifilm XQ1 point-and-shoot camera, which is capable of producing professional quality photos when paired with the Photo Ninja app. FunBITS continues the focus on photography, with Michael Cohen returning from vacation to review PhotoCard, a modern take on the postcard from Apple legend Bill Atkinson. Notable software releases this week include Fission 2.2.2, Alfred 2.4, Delicious Library 3.2.2, CloudPull 2.5.4, Corel Painter 2015, and Safari 7.0.6 and 6.1.6.
Through 25 August 2014, you can save 50 percent on the entire Take Control catalog of ebooks. It’s a great opportunity to pick up titles that you’ve been wanting to read or that might be useful to have on your virtual shelf for reference. As always, all ebooks are DRM-free and available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats.
The great actor and comedian Robin Williams is no longer with us. Josh Centers explains his connection to Apple.
If you’ve wanted to run a wiki or a blog using OS X Server, you don’t need to enable the Web service and install complex software. Instead, read this latest chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server,” where Charles Edge explains how to create and run your own wikis and associated blogs.
With the release of extra-large Samsung Galaxy tablets and matching keyboard cases, Julio Ojeda-Zapata finally warms to Android as a productivity platform. The as-yet-unreleased Android version of Microsoft Office is the remaining piece of the puzzle.
The XQ1 is a pocket-sized point-and-shoot from Fujifilm that can pinch-hit for pros when teamed up with the application Photo Ninja. Charles Maurer looks at both products and shows how they work together.
From the mind that brought you MacPaint, QuickDraw, and HyperCard, Bill Atkinson’s PhotoCard app for iOS lets you say, “Having a wonderful time, wish you were here!” via email or postal mail — and you can include your own photos, stickers, and customized postage stamps.
Notable software releases this week include Fission 2.2.2, Alfred 2.4, Delicious Library 3.2.2, CloudPull 2.5.4, Corel Painter 2015, and Safari 7.0.6 and 6.1.6.
This week in ExtraBITS, Apple has banned two potent toxins from iPhone assembly plants, we delve into the origins of clicking “x” to close a window, Apple releases a not-so-diverse diversity report, and the New York Times gets an inside peek at Apple University.