If all goes as planned in our transition to WordPress, SendGrid, and Discourse later this week, this issue will mark the end of one era and the start of another. Adam Engst explains how the new system will revolve around your TidBITS account, which we’re moving over for you. Is your Mac’s Finder locking up? If you’re a Dropbox user, Josh Centers has a possible solution, and he also delves into the muddy waters of HDR on the Apple TV 4K. Finally, Charles Maurer draws on his experience in visual research to explain how you can figure out the optimal settings for reading on your iPad. Notable software releases this week include VLC Media Player 3.0.1, ScreenFlow 7.3, Mellel 4.1, OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.3, and Keyboard Maestro 8.2.
If all goes according to plan, we’ll be starting the transition to our next-generation Internet infrastructure at the end of the week. Here’s an overview of how accounts will work, which you may need to know as you make article comments on the new site and manage your email subscriptions and TidBITS membership.
Is your Finder sputtering and freezing? Josh Centers solved his Finder problems by cleaning out his Downloads folder and toggling Dropbox’s Finder integration.
Plug an Apple TV 4K into a compatible TV and experience ultra-high definition HDR video, right? Unfortunately, as “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers has found, it’s far from that simple.
The iPad is a great tool for reading electronic books, but its default settings and apps are unlikely to be ideal for your eyes. Charles Maurer draws from research into vision and perception to suggest how to tweak your iPad’s display to be more legible.
Notable software releases this week include VLC Media Player 3.0.1, ScreenFlow 7.3, Mellel 4.1, OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.3, and Keyboard Maestro 8.2.
In ExtraBITS this week, the CEO of easyDNS offers sensible advice for limiting Facebook usage, and Apple reveals new Apple Watch bands for spring.