In this extra-helpful issue of TidBITS, we tackle three common problems. First, if you’re troubled by auto-play videos on social networks showing you offensive acts, Josh Centers has the advice you need to disable them. Second, if you anticipate migrating to a new Mac from a Time Machine backup, Michael Cohen offers solutions to many of the potential pitfalls that you might encounter, based on his own recent migration to a new iMac. Third, if your Wi-Fi network is dropping out or suffering from slow throughput, Glenn Fleishman explains how you can use a pair of Mac utilities to optimize its range and performance. Finally, Josh goes retro with a review of Pac-Man 256 in FunBITS. Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 8.0 and Fusion 8.0 Pro and PopChar X 7.2.
Don’t want to stumble across a potentially disturbing video on social media? Josh Centers explains how to disable auto-play videos on your favorite social networks.
When you migrate your data to a new Mac using Migration Assistant and Time Machine, the process may go smoothly, but some loose ends and hiccups are inevitable.
Two OS X tools for surveying Wi-Fi signals can help you visually sort out what’s causing interference and better plan placing or moving access points for optimal signal coverage.
Pac-Man 256 is a reboot of the arcade classic that showcases the best and worst of modern gaming.
Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 8.0 and Fusion 8.0 Pro and PopChar X 7.2.
In this week’s collection of ExtraBITS links, Adam Engst discusses the mythical Apple Car with The Tech Night Owl, Apple plans to show off something new on September 9th, Best Buy and Apple get chummier, and Joe Kissell identifies the best online backup service.