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In Your Face Provides Persistent Notifications for Events and Tasks

Tired of being late to meetings because you were focused on a task and missed a subtle notification in the corner of the screen? The In Your Face app takes over the entire Mac screen for its alerts, ensuring you never miss an event again.

Adam Engst 5 comments

Apple Says It Won’t Ship Apple Intelligence for EU Users in 2024

Apple has said the Digital Markets Act’s interoperability requirements will prevent it from shipping Apple Intelligence, iPhone Mirroring, and SharePlay Screen Sharing for EU users in 2024. 

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Experiencing Art Immersion with the Vision Pro

Using the Art Authority Museum app for the Vision Pro, you can virtually wander among many masterpieces of Western art. Michael Cohen reports on his explorations.

Adam Engst 8 comments

Slack to Stop Storing Historical Content for Free Workspaces

Slack will be reducing its data storage needs and trying to incentivize free teams to upgrade by deleting data older than a year from free workspaces. Only the last 90 days of data is visible anyway; the change affects only those who upgrade to a paid plan and would previously have recovered all old data.

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Pirate Ship Reduces Shipping Cost and Complexity

If shipping packages via USPS or UPS frustrates you, check out Pirate Ship. It offers steeply discounted shipping rates, an elegant interface with many shortcuts, and bits of humor.

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Talking about WWDC with Allison Sheridan on the NosillaCast Podcast

Looking for some more insight into Apple’s WWDC keynote announcements? Listen to Adam Engst and Allison Sheridan delve into the more exciting features on her NosillaCast podcast.

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Examining Apple Intelligence

Apple devoted a large part of its WWDC keynote to Apple Intelligence, a collection of new AI-driven features that it plans to introduce throughout the next year in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS 15 Sequoia. 

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Apple to Discontinue Apple Pay Later

We’re not mourning the loss of the Apple Pay Later service for delaying payment on purchased items.

David Shayer 31 comments

Block SMS Text Spam with Nomorobo

SMS text spam was driving David Shayer crazy, and with the US election season heating up, the problem was only getting worse. After trying various strategies, he managed to rein in the problem with Nomorobo. 

Adam Engst 32 comments

Apple ID to Be Renamed to Apple Account, Disrupting Independent Documentation

Starting later this year, Apple will replace all instances of “Apple ID” in its operating systems and documentation with “Apple Account.” Documentation that covers multiple versions of Apple operating systems will become more awkward.

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14 Compelling Features Coming to Apple’s Operating Systems in 2024

Apple doesn’t skimp when it comes to adding features to its operating systems each year. Here are the 14 features that most caught our attention.

Adam Engst 11 comments

The Ineffable Importance of Corporate Communications

In the last few weeks, we’ve seen three examples of companies failing to communicate with their customers effectively and suffering the slings and arrows of online ire.

Adam Engst 6 comments

LittleBITS: Be Aware of TidBITS Server Changes

We’re starting the process of moving TidBITS servers to the Cloudways managed hosting service, so don’t worry if you see occasional hiccups in the next few weeks. 

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Text Conversations with an iPhone Thief

Veronica de Souza shares the texts she received from the thieves who stole her iPhone and then tried to convince her to unlock it.

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Bartender Developer Explains and Apologizes for Quiet Acquisition

After two days of uproar, the original developer behind the popular Mac menu bar utility Bartender has apologized for not being more upfront about selling the app to a development company.