It’s Thanksgiving week here in the United States, so we won’t be publishing an email issue on 1 December 2014, but new articles will keep appearing on our Web site. Apple has provided developers the tools they need to build Apple Watch apps, but those apps will be rather limited at first. Michael Cohen looks at why and what we can expect. Did you know that Yosemite has a new batch-renaming feature? Josh Centers explains how it works, and also shares the latest in the NSA spy scandal in a new installment of Keeping Up with the Snoops. In Take Control news, Joe Kissell’s updated “Take Control of iCloud” now covers iCloud Drive, iCloud’s confusing photo services, and Family Sharing, among much else, and Charles Edge’s “Take Control of OS X Server” is now available in book form after being streamed to TidBITS members. Finally, in FunBITS, Josh takes a look at the iOS game Overglide, which is played inside a Today View widget, and ponders the future of widgets in iOS 8. Notable software releases this week include DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.2, Mactracker 7.4.1, Evernote 6.0, SpamSieve 2.9.18, and Mailplane 3.3.3.
We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to post articles and links on our Web site. The next email issue will be published on 8 December 2014.
Still trying to wrap your head around how to use iCloud Drive or the best way to manage your photos via iCloud? Joe Kissell’s best-selling “Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” is now available to answer your questions.
After digging out from Apple’s massive operating system release season, we’re pleased to announce that “Take Control of OS X Server,” by Charles Edge, is now available to everyone. The book, which we streamed on the TidBITS site for members, provides step-by-step instructions for anyone who wants to set up OS X Server in a home or small office environment.
Apple released the first beta of its software development kit for the Apple Watch to developers this week, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a while longer before we see Office for the Apple Watch.
In Yosemite, you no longer need third-party tools to rename multiple files at once. Josh Centers explains how.
Josh Centers brings you up to date with all of the latest surveillance news, including a setback to NSA reform, fake cell towers in airplanes, and some unusual legal opinions.
Overglide dares App Store reviewers by putting a game in Notification Center. But is it worthy of a place there?
Notable software releases this week include DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.2, Mactracker 7.4.1, Evernote 6.0, SpamSieve 2.9.18, and Mailplane 3.3.3.
In this Thanksgiving edition of ExtraBITS, Ars Technica explains which networking services Continuity uses, we learn why no one can build things like Apple, Walt Mossberg traces the rise of the Mac, and Apple removes the “free” label from apps.