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Josh Centers

#1430: Explaining Pages linked text boxes, improving iMovie output resolution, Mailplane 4 review

Slowly but surely Pages is getting back all the features it lost when Apple relaunched it a few years back. One of those recovered features is linked text boxes, and Michael Cohen tells you how…

Josh Centers

#1429: Group FaceTime delayed, System Preferences window secrets, iOS Safari tip, Sinemia and other alternatives to MoviePass

In breaking news, Apple has delayed the promised Group FaceTime feature in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave until “later this fall.” If you’ve ever needed to load the desktop version of a mobile Web…

Josh Centers

#1428: Apple posts record Q3 profits, Apple terminates app affiliates, USB Restricted Mode explained, Siri relationship tips

Apple had a busy week. The company posted record revenues and profits for its third fiscal quarter and then terminated affiliate fees for Mac and iOS app sales. Adam Engst sees this move as unnecessary,…

Adam Engst

#1427: MacBook Pro thermal throttling and data recovery, Wireless Sensor Tags, Wyze Cam Pan security camera, Apple News

We need your help—please follow TidBITS in Apple News so its algorithm will be more likely to recommend our articles to new readers. The new MacBook Pro figured prominently in the headlines last week, with Apple…

Adam Engst

#1426: APFS explained, TwelveSouth’s AirFly for AirPods, Internet services for researching used cars

Fresh from writing Take Control of Your Digital Storage, Jeff Carlson joins us to explain APFS, the new file system that Apple brought to the Mac with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Also this week,…

Adam Engst

#1425: New MacBook Pros, the App Store’s impact after 10 years, Eufy BodySense smart scale

The big news this week is Apple’s release of new MacBook Pros that boast faster performance, a higher RAM ceiling, larger SSD storage, and more—read on for details from Adam Engst. The App Store has…

Adam Engst

#1424: Apple OS updates, Compare edits in Photos, Velop Wi-Fi mesh, Google PhotoScan, Resetting lost admin passwords

Apple pushed out updates to macOS 10.13.6, iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and watchOS 4.3.2 today, bringing AirPlay 2 to the Mac and fixing bugs and security vulnerabilities. Also this week, Adam Engst shares a tip…

Josh Centers

#1423: Finder batch renaming, WhenWorks scheduling app, CE Week gadgets

On the Mac side of things, Sharon Zardetto rejoins us this week with a detailed look at how to use the Finder’s little-known batch renaming capabilities. For professionals who book appointments, Adam Engst looks at the…

Adam Engst

#1422: Apple to fix MacBook keyboards, 911 location sharing, Xmarks gone, Web pages by email, Honeywell Lyric and HomeKit

If you have been frustrated by sticky or dead keys on your MacBook or MacBook Pro keyboard, we have good news: Apple has announced a service program for laptops with butterfly switches. Well in advance…

Josh Centers

#1421: 1Password 7 review, UK travel tips, iPhone video recording

Do you ever think you’re recording video with your iPhone, only to discover after the fact that you missed a perfect moment? In this week’s issue, Josh Centers offers some tips to avoid this all-too-common…

Josh Centers

#1420: Recover iOS update space, Mac App Store tips, download your Apple data, Design Award winners

After last week’s WWDC-fueled look into the future, we’re now returning to the practical present. Josh Centers kicks things off with coverage of the 2018 Apple Design Award winners. Adam Engst looks at how to…

Adam Engst

#1419: macOS Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, iCloud scam, Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2

Today brought Apple’s annual WWDC keynote, in which the company introduced iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12—we have an overview of the lengthy presentation. Apple was also busy in the week…

Adam Engst

#1418: Show invisible Mac files, DIY cloud backups, 2018 Apple conferences, Twitter app protest

Still looking for the ideal Internet backup solution? Glenn Fleishman explains how to roll your own cloud backups using Arq and Backblaze’s B2 storage service. Also this week, Adam Engst shares a quick tip on…

Adam Engst

#1417: Google I/O announcements for Apple users, Agenda note-taking app, Robot vacuum

Last week brought the Google I/O developer conference, in which the search giant announced new features for services relevant to Apple users, including Gmail, Google Photos, Google News, Google Maps, and Google Assistant. For those…

Adam Engst

#1416: Twitter passwords exposed, Apple’s $13.8B profit, Explaining GDPR, Royole Moon video headset

Twitter recommends that all users change their passwords after the company discovered that passwords were being logged in unencrypted form. Meanwhile, Apple once again set financial records in Q2 2018 thanks to strong demand for…