Welcome to the first leap day edition of TidBITS in our 26-year history! Over the weekend, Apple released an automatic update to OS X 10.11 El Capitan that disabled the Ethernet ports of many Macs — we explain how to fix Apple’s snafu. Preview is one of the Mac’s hidden gems, and this week we’re pleased to bring you an explanation of all the ways to bring images and PDFs into the app — some of which may surprise you! Last week, we asked for your opinions about Mac personal finance apps, and we can now share the results from nearly 700 readers. Finally, we have a slew of updates on the ongoing battle between Apple and the FBI. Notable software releases this week include Banktivity 5.6.6 and Simon 4.2.
An unfortunate update to OS X 10.11 El Capitan’s System Integrity Protection feature broke Ethernet for many Mac users over the weekend. Fortunately, Apple released a fix quickly.
In the standoff between the FBI and Apple over an iPhone 5C used by one of the assailants in the San Bernardino terrorism case, Apple continues to take its case to the public, but is also lawyering up in preparation for what is certain to be a major court battle.
The simple facade of OS X’s built-in Preview document and image viewer conceals many powerful features. This week, we show you all the ways you can open files in Preview, including from cameras, scanners, and your Mac’s screen.
With votes from nearly 700 TidBITS readers in the past week, we have recommendations for the top personal finance apps on the Mac, including some strong contenders for alternatives to Quicken.
Notable software releases this week include Banktivity 5.6.6 and Simon 4.2.
In ExtraBITS not related to Apple’s battle with the FBI, Apple has updated the third-generation Apple TV to fix bugs and close security vulnerabilities, and the photos in the latest issue of Bon Appétit were shot with iPhones.