Ready for some nostalgia? This week, we revisit a pair of TidBITS articles from the turn of the century to see how traveling with technology has changed over the past 19 years. If you’re looking for a way to watch broadcast TV over the Internet for free and live in a supported city, check out Locast, which Jeff Porten finds functional, but bare bones. Glenn Fleishman has some money-saving advice for cable Internet subscribers: stop renting your modem and buy one instead! Finally, Victor Agreda (formerly of TUAW) joins us this week for an extensive review of Pixelmator Pro. Can it take on the 800-pound Photoshop gorilla? Notable Mac app releases this week include Scrivener 3.1.2, Bookends 13.2, Luminar 3.0.2, 1Password 7.2.5, and BBEdit 12.6.
Remember what it was like in the early days of laptops and Internet access when we first started to be able to use technology while traveling? At the turn of the century, Gideon Greenspan penned a pair of articles for TidBITS about how he kept his shareware business humming on a PowerBook G3 during a 2-month trip through Asia.
Thinking about dropping cable TV? Cord cutters may want to check out Locast, a Web site and mobile app that lets you watch your local TV channels for free, provided you’re in one of the nine cities where it works.
Cable companies make ridiculous sums by renting customers cable modems at inflated prices. In most cases, you can save money by buying your own.
Photoshop may be the 800-pound gorilla of the graphics world, but Pixelmator Pro has stepped into the ring. How does it match up? The answer largely depends on what you need from an image editor. Find out what advantages Pixelmator Pro has, and where it lags behind, in this comprehensive analysis.
Maintenance release with a lengthy list of bug fixes and improvements for the long-form writing tool. ($45 new, free update, 109 MB)
Provides a new AppleScript dictionary and enables you to insert Cited Pages anywhere in a custom format. ($59.99 new, free update, 50.1 MB)
Maintenance release for the photo editing app improves the recently added Library feature. ($69 new, free update, 18.4 MB)
Improves unlock speed when Touch ID is configured and on some slower computers, plus adds support for QuickBooks. ($64.99 new, free update, 52.6 MB)
Brings sandboxing to the text editor and provides nearly 90 additions, improvements, and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 MB)