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Michael E. Cohen 22 comments

How to Use Linked Text Boxes in Pages 7

Linked text boxes disappeared from Apple’s Pages in 2013, but after years of wandering in the wilderness, the powerful layout feature has returned better than ever.

Michael E. Cohen 11 comments

Apple to End Support for iBooks Author

Apple’s education-oriented ebook creation software will receive no further updates and will be pulled from the Mac App Store. The company is encouraging users to switch to Pages, promising that a future update to Pages will be able to import iBooks Author files.

Josh Centers 16 comments

iLife and iWork Apps Now Free for Everyone

Apple has made its iLife and iWork apps free for all iOS and macOS users running supported versions of Apple’s operating systems. That’s great, but why now?

Michael E. Cohen 16 comments

iWork Updates Bring New and Returning Features

Giving new meaning to March Madness, Apple has updated its suite of iWork apps for the Mac, iOS, and iCloud, bringing new refinements and restoring some missing features.

Pages 8.2, Numbers 6.2, and Keynote 9.2 Agen Schmitz 3 comments

Pages 8.2, Numbers 6.2, and Keynote 9.2

Maintenance updates bring support for adding HEVC-formatted movies to documents. (Free, various sizes)

Josh Centers 91 comments

Your Thoughts on the App Store: Apple Should Change, but Voluntarily

After outlining the major complaints against the App Store, we asked for your feedback on how Apple runs the App Store and treats developers. We received strong answers, some of them surprising.

Adam Engst 11 comments

CloudPull Discontinued, Look Elsewhere for Google Backups

Due to security-related changes in Google’s permissions, Golden Hill Software has discontinued the CloudPull utility for making local backups of data in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, and Google Drive.

Adam Engst Josh Centers 12 comments

iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4: Trackpad Support, iCloud Drive Folder Sharing, and More

iPadOS 13.4 brings dramatically improved support for mice and trackpads, iOS 13.4 provides a return to always-visible controls in Mail, and both gain the long-promised support for iCloud Drive folder sharing, along with a variety of bug fixes.

Adam Engst 52 comments

Backing Up VM Image Files to Internet Backup Services

Code42 has announced that it will be preventing CrashPlan users from backing up applications and VM image files—is this just a selfish move to reduce storage needs? After chatting with Code42 competitor Backblaze, Adam Engst discovers there’s more to it. And there are alternatives.

Adam Engst

TidBITS#1389/09-Oct-2017

Apple has released minor updates to three of its operating systems, including macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update, iOS 11.0.2, and watchOS 4.0.1. They fix a small number of very specific bugs, so read on…

iMovie 10.1.6 Agen Schmitz 3 comments

iMovie 10.1.6

Improves stability when updating libraries created with earlier versions of iMovie. (Free new, free update, 2.15 GB)

Agen Schmitz 3 comments

Pages 6.3, Numbers 4.3, and Keynote 7.3 for Mac

Minor updates to Pages and Keynote, and the standard performance and stability improvements for all three apps. (Free, various sizes)

Agen Schmitz 2 comments

Pages 6.1.1, Numbers 4.1.1, and Keynote 7.1.1 for Mac

Maintenance updates for the trio of iWork apps for the Mac. (Free, various sizes)

Pages 7.3, Numbers 5.3, and Keynote 8.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Pages 7.3, Numbers 5.3, and Keynote 8.3

Pages update brings capability to publish directly to Apple Books. (Free, various sizes)

Agen Schmitz 4 comments

Pages 6.2, Numbers 4.2, and Keynote 7.2 for Mac

All three iWork apps gain the capability to reply to comments and a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes. (Free, various sizes)

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