A growing scrap heap of abandoned iOS apps is creating a troubling environment for developers. Marc Zeedar, publisher of xDev Magazine, explores the situation.
Despite selling over one million units, FileMaker Inc. has announced that it is discontinuing its personal database product Bento. Adam Engst delves into the details, and suggests that the moral of the story is that we users must constantly be vigilant when relying on an app or service to make sure we have an exit strategy.
iMessage spam getting you down? We tell you how to report it to Apple. While Apple busies itself shutting out iMessage spam, Apple subsidiary FileMaker is shutting down its popular consumer database, Bento. Adam Engst…
An update to the Bento personal database program changes how the app integrates with iPhoto and Calendar/iCal. Be careful to make sure you don’t lose necessary capabilities unexpectedly.
We’re getting ready for next week’s Macworld/iWorld trade show, but in the meantime, you’ll learn about how to preview Markdown files via Quick Look, hear the TidBITS staff offering constructive criticism about how Apple could…
Adds compatibility with updated Bento 4 for iPad app. ($49.99 new with limited-time $29.99 discount, free update, 98.6 MB)
Contacts is much more than Grandma’s little black book, and its integration with your Mac gives it a lot of flexibility. For what it can’t do, others have picked up its slack.
Notable software releases this week include TextExpander 4.0, Skype 188.8.131.525, and Bento 4.1.1.
It’s a potpourri of topics this week, anchored by Security Editor Rich Mogull’s extensive Q&A about sandboxing, the Mac App Store, and Gatekeeper. Also timely are Adam Engst’s explanation of how to sync iCloud contacts…
Ever wanted to access a FileMaker database on your iPhone or iPad? The solution to that problem is FileMaker Go, but you may need to modify your database to make it useable, particularly on the iPhone’s small screen.
Introduces new printing options, makes data sharing easier, and adds numerous other improvements. ($49 new, $29 upgrade)
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Notable software releases this week include Mac OS X 10.6.7, Security Update 2011-001 (Leopard), Bento 4.0.2, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.0.9, and Yojimbo 3.0.2.
If you’re using a passcode on your iOS device, you probably think your data is encrypted. Rich Mogull has discovered a common scenario that prevents encryption from happening, but luckily it’s easy to fix. In…
Many early iPad apps are little more than what you'd get running an iPhone app with its pixels doubled - stretched-out user interfaces with more space, but nothing new. Not so for the Bento personal database app, available now for your shiny new iPad.