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TidBITS#1334/22-Aug-2016

Cellular carriers are tweaking their plans in the lead-up to the next iPhone, with AT&T abandoning data overage charges and Sprint and T-Mobile offering new unlimited data plans. A new version of virtualization app Parallels Desktop is out, and with it comes a new Take Control book from Joe Kissell — Joe explains what’s new in Parallels and why you want “Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12.” If you’ve had trouble transferring a Take Control book or other file to your Kindle, Adam Engst has some solutions. Finally, get ready for new iPhones by learning about Find My iPhone: why you need it, how to turn it on, and when to turn it off. Notable software releases this week include LaunchBar 6.7.2 and OmniFocus 2.6.2.

Adam Engst 3 comments

Dealing with Send to Kindle’s 50 MB Limit

For those reading ebooks on a Kindle, or in the Kindle iOS app, there’s a 50 MB file size limitation in Amazon’s Send to Kindle app and email service that can cause troubles. Adam Engst explains the situation and provides some workarounds.

Josh Centers 18 comments

Setting Up and Using Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone, once a premium feature of Apple’s MobileMe service, is now an essential tool in helping you find lost devices and protecting your privacy should a device be lost or stolen. Josh Centers explains how to set up and use Find My iPhone.