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Marc Zeedar 46 comments

The Problem With Abandoned Apps

A growing scrap heap of abandoned iOS apps is creating a troubling environment for developers. Marc Zeedar, publisher of xDev Magazine, explores the situation.

Adam Engst 49 comments

FileMaker Closes the Lid on Bento

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.

Adam Engst

TidBITS#1185/05-Aug-2013

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…

Alicia Katz Pollock 3 comments

Bento 4.1.2 Loses Live Data Links with Calendar and iPhoto

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.

Adam Engst

TidBITS#1157/21-Jan-2013

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…

Agen Schmitz No comments

Bento 4.1.1

Adds compatibility with updated Bento 4 for iPad app. ($49.99 new with limited-time $29.99 discount, free update, 98.6 MB)

Adam Engst No comments

Making Contact with Contacts

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.

TidBITS Staff No comments

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 26 June 2012

Notable software releases this week include TextExpander 4.0, Skype 5.8.0.865, and Bento 4.1.1.

Adam Engst

TidBITS#1131/25-Jun-2012

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…

Steve McCabe 10 comments

FileMaker Go Brings FileMaker Databases to iOS

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.

Lex Friedman 6 comments

Bento 4.0.2

Introduces new printing options, makes data sharing easier, and adds numerous other improvements. ($49 new, $29 upgrade)

Adam Engst 1 comment

Noteboom Productions Sponsoring TidBITS

Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Noteboom Productions, makers of video tutorials for the Mac and iPad!

Adam Engst

TidBITS#1068/21-Mar-2011

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…

TidBITS Staff 1 comment

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 March 2011

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.

Mark H. Anbinder 11 comments

Bento for iPad Not Just a Bigger Box

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.