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Monday December 13, 2021. 12:28 AM
Ever wonder what it would be like to surf the Web on your Apple Watch? For just 99 cents, you can find out! Eat your heart out, Dick Tracy.
Sunday December 12, 2021. 11:10 PM
TidBITS Talk readers shared an insightful essay that nicely describes the motivation of many TidBITS members in supporting us and a tip that the Gmail app now supports non-Gmail accounts.
Friday December 10, 2021. 09:12 PM
Apple has updated the firmware in all currently supported AirPods models but hasn’t said what it’s supposed to change.
Brings improvements to file attachments for 1Password accounts. ($35.88 annual subscription, free update, 78.9 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Brings several macOS-specific updates to the Web browser. (Free, 119 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Adds support for the macOS 12.1 Monterey update. ($30 new, free update, 19.7 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Maintenance update focused on bug fixes. ($36 new, free update, 34.4 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Monday December 6, 2021. 11:20 PM
A collection of well-known Apple developers, podcasters, and professors have signed on to the Manifesto for Ubiquitous Linking, a call to action among software developers and users alike to encourage capabilities that allow linking between information resources, both local...
Makes it easier to download and install Windows 11 on an M1-based Mac. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition or $99.99 perpetual license, free update, 318 MB, macOS 10.13.6+)
Adds support for creating and deleting Google calendars and task lists from within the calendar app. ($39.96 annual subscription, free update, 55.5 MB, macOS 10.13.2+)
Maintenance release focused on user-reported issues. ($49.99 new, free update, 21.6 MB, macOS 10.14.2+)
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Friday December 3, 2021. 08:35 PM
watchOS 8 wished Adam Engst a happy birthday recently, which was both a nice touch and a small surprise. He also discusses some quirky problems related to printer drivers.
Enables the app to update itself and allows users to choose between two update cadences. (Free, 25.8 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Brings new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the native macOS client for Gmail. (Free, 8.5 MB, macOS 10.15+)
USB-C was supposed to make connectivity easier. Instead, it has acquired a profusion of footnotes, exceptions, and labeling that can leave average users frustrated—and with the wrong cable. USB 4 and Thunderbolt 4 are our last best hope.
Saturday November 27, 2021. 10:59 PM
Major update that adds an automatic background removal feature, automatic subject selection, and a Select and Mask tool. ($39.99 new, free update, 433.4 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Friday November 26, 2021. 06:18 PM
If you’ve wanted to enable HiDPI scaling for sharper text on a 1440p display connected to an M1-based Mac, you’ve been out of luck… until now. The open source BetterDummy helps you take full advantage of 1440p external screens.Read original article
Wednesday November 24, 2021. 08:39 PM
Apple has sued the notorious NSO Group and will be funding two prominent research groups that specialize in discovering and describing cyber surveillance attacks. These moves appear to be the first step in a new strategy against companies that weaponize operating system...
Monday November 22, 2021. 05:17 PM
We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to publish articles on our Web site. You can look forward to the next email issue on 6 December 2021.
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