The Apple Watch is due in April, but smartwatch market leader Pebble is racing to sell its new Pebble Time first; Adam Engst has the details, along with some reasons why it might be preferable to the Apple Watch. Speaking of which, could the amount of gold in the Apple Watch Edition shake up the world economy? Josh Centers runs some numbers that are either stunningly huge or that point out flaws in sales estimates reported by The Wall Street Journal. In other news, Apple has opened up iWork for iCloud to everyone, and Michael Cohen explains how it works for non-Apple users. The FCC last week passed controversial net neutrality rules that place broadband providers under Title II classification. Josh shares what details we know at the moment, and he also offers up a new edition of Keeping Up with the Snoops, with the latest in government surveillance revelations. Finally, we’re pleased to bring you Michael Cohen’s new “Take Control of PDFpen 7,” along with the latest chapticle of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” in which he explains how to protect your network connection from eavesdropping. Notable software releases this week include Fetch 5.7.5, Downcast 1.1.7, BusyCal 2.6.5, Logic Pro X 10.1.1, and VLC Media Player 2.2.0.
Everyone, even those who don’t own an Apple device, can now get free access to the Web version of Apple’s iWork apps — Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — along with 1 GB of iCloud storage.
Our latest book, Michael Cohen’s “Take Control of PDFpen 7,” explains everything you can do with PDFpen 7 and its big brother, PDFpenPro 7, plus the mobile version, PDFpen for iPad & iPhone.
In this week’s chapticle of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” Joe Kissell looks at the network connections between your Mac and the outside world and how you can prevent eavesdropping on your network traffic.
The Apple Watch may be dominating the smartwatch market from the future, but market leader Pebble Technology is aiming for a slightly different target audience with the new color-screen Pebble Time.
The FCC has voted in favor of Title II net neutrality regulations and to overturn some state municipal broadband restrictions. But we don’t yet know exactly what was voted for.
If rumored production numbers of the Apple Watch Edition are true, Apple may be about to make a bigger dent in the universe than anyone could have ever anticipated. Or maybe The Wall Street Journal’s numbers are a tad high.
Just when he thought it was over, Josh Centers is pulled back into the spy game, giving you the latest on the Patriot Act’s renewal, hard drive malware, SIM card encryption key theft, and how to find out if you’re being watched.
Notable software releases this week include Fetch 5.7.5, Downcast 1.1.7, BusyCal 2.6.5, Logic Pro X 10.1.1, and VLC Media Player 2.2.0.
In this week’s collection of ExtraBITS, Managing Editor Josh Centers made a couple of podcast appearances and Google teamed up with carriers for mobile payments.