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.
AT&T has unveiled a new set of mobile plans that trade data overage fees for a speed cap. Switching to the new plans may save you money or give you more data for the same amount; check with AT&T for your particular situation.
Cellular carriers T-Mobile and Sprint have announced new unlimited data plans, but there are catches involved, and the prices often end up being higher than the previous plans.
A major upgrade to Parallels Desktop brings improved performance and new features, plus a brand-new Take Control book.
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.
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.
Notable software releases this week include LaunchBar 6.7.2 and OmniFocus 2.6.2.
We have just two ExtraBITS for you this week: famed New York City Apple shop Tekserve is auctioning off its Mac collection and a developer survey paints a dark picture of the Mac App Store.