Topher Kessler joins us again this week to shine a light on what some have dubbed “Staingate” — MacBook Pro displays whose anti-glare coating is peeling off under normal use. Josh Centers takes a look at two new iOS apps: Periscope, a video streamer from Twitter that seeks to supplant Meerkat, and Launcher, a once-banned app that gives you quick access to apps and actions from a Notification Center widget. Adam Engst reviews Fantastical 2 for the Mac, which expands the menu bar utility into a full-featured calendar app. Finally, we have the tenth chapter of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” which teaches you how to prevent data loss and theft. Notable software releases this week include BusyContacts 1.0.2, Napkin 1.5, Backblaze 4.0, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.1.
In this week’s installment, Joe Kissell moves from looking at the various ways you can keep people out of your Mac to how you can prevent loss and theft of your data while it’s stored on your Mac.
The anti-glare coating on some MacBook Pro displays is peeling off under normal use, but Apple is being inconsistent with how it approaches the problem. Topher Kessler of MacIssues offers advice for those with affected Macs.
Twitter has unveiled its own entry in the online video broadcasting race, and it’s already taking the world by storm. Josh Centers explains what differentiates it from Meerkat.
After months in App Store purgatory, Launcher by Cromulent Labs returns to the App Store, letting you invoke apps and actions from iOS 8’s Notification Center.
If you’re dissatisfied with Apple’s Calendar app, the new Fantastical 2 from Flexibits is worth a look to see if it’s more to your liking. And even if you’re not considering replacing Calendar, read on, because some of Fantastical’s features might change your mind.
Notable software releases this week include BusyContacts 1.0.2, Napkin 1.5, Backblaze 4.0, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.1.
In our latest ExtraBITS roundup, Apple CEO Tim Cook makes a political statement in the Washington Post, Pixar releases RenderMan for free, Apple Store employees prepare to offer fashion advice, a Mac Plus gets on the Web, and Amazon reveals future updates for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.