Last week, we asked you to vote for your favorite personal information manager, and the results are in — read on to see what apps TidBITS readers prefer! If you’re a fan of iTunes Radio, we’re sorry to say that it will soon require a paid Apple Music subscription. Speaking of Apple Music, Kirk McElhearn explains how to avoid a nasty auto-download bug that could cost you big money in cell data overage fees. The video app VLC has arrived on the Apple TV, and Josh Centers offers a quick tutorial on how to use it to cache movies instead of streaming them. 1Password 6 has been released, and Joe Kissell looks at its new features, which he covers in depth in the just-published “Take Control of 1Password, Second Edition.” Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.18 and Office 2011 14.6.0, Fantastical 2.1.5, Boom 2 v1.4, and Mailplane 3.6.
Apple is ending its free iTunes Radio service at the end of the month, herding those users into paid Apple Music subscriptions. Josh Centers offers some theories as to why Apple is doing this, as well as some alternatives.
Many iCloud Music Library and iTunes Match users are finding that their iOS devices are downloading music without their knowledge. Kirk McElhearn explains how to prevent this before it could leave you with an enormous data bill.
For those who have trouble streaming video to the fourth-generation Apple TV, the new VLC app offers a solution, but only if the video isn’t encumbered by DRM.
AgileBits has released version 6 of 1Password for Mac with a number of major new features, including support for sharing passwords among a group, a unified view of all your password vaults, an improved password generator, and iCloud syncing for more people. Joe Kissell covers what has changed and introduces the all-new, second edition of “Take Control of 1Password.”
Thanks to ratings and comments from over 600 TidBITS readers in the past week, we have recommendations for the top personal information managers on the Mac. And even if the top vote-getters aren’t right for you, you might be able to find your perfect replacement for Circus Ponies NoteBook among the 36 apps that make up the full list.
Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.18 and Office 2011 14.6.0, Fantastical 2.1.5, Boom 2 v1.4, and Mailplane 3.6.
In this week’s ExtraBITS, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have gotten their own Broadway show, the former head of the NSA came out in favor of encryption while Tim Cook battles the Obama administration over backdoors, and we have a reminder that you, gentle reader, are not an average Apple user.