In this issue of TidBITS, Julio Ojeda-Zapata takes a look at Apple’s new iPhone dock to see how it stacks up to the competition, and Joe Kissell counts off 11 stupid backup strategies that you should avoid. Then Josh Centers shines a light on Flashlight, which expands OS X 10.10 Yosemite’s Spotlight capabilities, and in FunBITS, he laments the lack of originality in gaming. Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.1, Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro, and iMovie 10.0.9.
Flashlight enhances Yosemite’s built-in Spotlight search feature to make it nearly as powerful as third-party utilities.
How confident are you in your backup strategy? Confident enough to be certain that your data would be 100 percent recoverable even if a meteorite hit your house? If you find yourself making any of 11 common mistakes when it comes to backing up your Mac, Joe Kissell would like to offer you some advice (and a book).
Users of current-model iPhones finally have an Apple dock that also works with older iPhones, even those protected by cases. How does the iPhone Lightning Dock stack up to third-party cradles?
An endless barrage of video game rehashes makes Josh Centers feel like he’s stuck in a blurry time loop of insomnia. He examines the originality crisis in gaming.
Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.1, Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro, and iMovie 10.0.9.
In this week’s ExtraBITS, Josh Centers and Joe Kissell chatted with the Tech Night Owl, Apple expanded its AppleCare+ battery coverage and banned the Confederate battle flag from the App Store, and Google debuted a virtual climb up El Capitan.