We’re happy to announce that delivery of the email edition of TidBITS has been restored for Comcast subscribers, and anyone participating in NaNoWriMo should check out the free trial of Scrivener and our special deal on “Take Control of Scrivener 2.” Also this week, Michael Cohen explains how you can capture iOS device video in Yosemite, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata returns with a pair of articles looking at the new iMac with Retina 5K display and physical keyboards for the iPhone 6 Plus. Finally, in FunBITS this week, Fruit Ninja meets Ghostbusters for a special in-game event. Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Outlook 15.3 for Mac, Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.4, CloudPull 2.6.1, 1Password 5.0.2, and Downcast 1.1.1.
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QuickTime Player 10.4 in Yosemite enables you to make movies of onscreen actions on iOS devices. Michael Cohen explains how it works.
Apple’s new iMac with Retina 5K display is gorgeous and priced reasonably, but not necessary for ordinary Mac mortals. After spending a few weeks with a loaner, Julio Ojeda-Zapata explains why he won’t be buying one, while simultaneously recommending that anyone else who is interested go look at it in person.
The jumbo iPhone 6 Plus has potential as a mini-tablet for productivity, and it could replace the iPad for some users. Julio Ojeda-Zapata suggests mobile keyboards for iPhone 6 Plus productivity.
An iOS classic gets a breath of new life with an infusion of another classic franchise: Ghostbusters. Sure, it’s a gimmick, but the game is still fun, and it’s an excuse to watch the movies again as well.
Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Outlook 15.3 for Mac, Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.4, CloudPull 2.6.1, 1Password 5.0.2, and Downcast 1.1.1.
Apple CEO Tim Cook dominated the news this week, with a notable personal announcement and a variety of hints about Apple’s future at the WSJD Live conference. Also this week in ExtraBITS, Backblaze takes a look at OS X 10.10 Yosemite’s adoption compared to that of Windows 8, and Chris Breen of Macworld shares a way to revert back to iTunes 11.