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First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

FunBITS: Boom for Mac Pumps up the Volume

My wife walked into my office one day, complaining that her MacBook Pro’s speakers were too quiet, and I was reminded of a handy utility by Global Delight: Boom, which can boost your Mac’s system volume. Boom 1.9 costs a mere $6.99 from Global Delight ... [Published Tidbits - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

App Camp for Girls Rocks Macworld/iWorld

I didn’t get a chance to attend many panels at this year’s Macworld/iWorld, but one I refused to miss was the two-hour , which was part panel, part hands-on session with a number of girl “campers” in attendance. is a bold experiment in education, dreamed ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

FunBITS: FTL: Faster Than Light Moves to iPad

Last July, I wrote about FTL: Faster Than Light (see “,” 19 July 2013), an award-winning space simulator for Mac, Windows, and Linux, and lamented that there wasn’t an iOS version. In my 2013 FunBITS roundup (see “,” 3 January 2014), I was happy to announce ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Impressions of a Macworld Newbie… 2014 Edition

Back in 1997, my friend and fellow TidBITS editor Jeff Carlson made his first trip to Macworld Expo (see “,” 20 January 1997). 17 years later, I’ve followed in Jeff’s footsteps, making my own first visit to the show.The show I visited was very different ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Sit Up Straight for the Roost Laptop Stand

As someone who frequently works on my MacBook Pro in coffee shops, I see all sorts of unusual computer configurations. Yes, there are plenty of laptops and iPads, but occasionally I’ll see someone parked at a table with elaborate risers, keyboards, and ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

FunBITS: iOS Apps for Better Gardening

Here in the northern hemisphere, it’s springtime, which for us means that it’s time to weed the back yard and plant the garden. If you’ve been sowing seeds and staking tomatoes for years, you probably know what to do, but many of us would like some guidance ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Office for iPad: A Deep Look

Oft-rumored but never confirmed, Microsoft Office for the iPad seemed likely to join Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, and the Loch Ness Monster as the stuff of folklore.After all, Apple’s tablet was nearing its fourth birthday with no sign of the productivity ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

WWDC 2014 Opens Ticket Lottery for June Conference

Apple has announced the dates for its in San Francisco as June 2nd through 6th. The conference will bring together 5,000 attendees and 1,000 Apple engineers to, as the invite says, “Write the code. Change the world.”In the past several years, WWDC has ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon Fire TV Turns Up the Heat on Apple TV

Amazon has launched what may be the most significant competition for the Apple TV yet: , a $99 streaming video box that boasts impressive capabilities that seek to torch Apple’s living room hobby.The Fire TV includes content from Amazon Instant Video ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

iWork Suite Gains View-Only Option and Other Enhancements

) and again in January 2014 (see “,” 24 January 2014), Apple has released an update to its iWork suite of apps — Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — across all three platforms on which it runs: Mac OS X, iOS, and iCloud. For those keeping track, that’s nine ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

7 Reasons Apple’s iCar Is Delayed: Is the iCar Doomed?

According to Goldman Sachs technology analyst Boynton Glick, Apple’s entry into the electric car market has been delayed yet again. As the San Francisco Chronicle reported, in 2013 to talk about the possibility of a merger, with the goal of introducing ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

NSA to Sponsor Low Cost Mobile Phone Plan

iPhone users have long thought that Apple should buy a cellular carrier and disrupt the industry’s usurious contracts by changing the business model. But it looks like the most significant challenge to the cellular industry’s status quo may come from ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]

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FunBITS: Boom for Mac Pumps up the Volume [Published Tidbits - 21 hours ago]
FunBITS: FTL: Faster Than Light Moves to iPad [Published Tidbits - Apr 11 2014]
App Camp for Girls Rocks Macworld/iWorld [Published Tidbits - Apr 11 2014]
Impressions of a Macworld Newbie… 2014 Edition [Published Tidbits - Apr 09 2014]
Sit Up Straight for the Roost Laptop Stand [Published Tidbits - Apr 09 2014]
FunBITS: iOS Apps for Better Gardening [Published Tidbits - Apr 04 2014]
Office for iPad: A Deep Look [Published Tidbits - Apr 04 2014]
WWDC 2014 Opens Ticket Lottery for June Conference [Published Tidbits - Apr 03 2014]
Amazon Fire TV Turns Up the Heat on Apple TV [Published Tidbits - Apr 03 2014]
iWork Suite Gains View-Only Option and Other En... [Published Tidbits - Apr 02 2014]
Are Comcast and the NSA Locking Horns over Band... [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
ExtraBITS for 1 April 2014 [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
RIAA to Sue NSA over Illicit Media Copies [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
TidBITS Watchlist for 1 April 2014 [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
7 Reasons Apple’s iCar Is Delayed: Is the iCar ... [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
FunBITS: Super Mario Bros. 3 Disappoints on iPa... [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
NSA to Sponsor Low Cost Mobile Phone Plan [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
Install and Run OS X 10.9 Mavericks on the iPad... [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
Macworld/iWorld 2014: Wish You’d Been There [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
Cool Products from Macworld/iWorld 2014: Part 1 [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
FunBITS: Macworld/iWorld 2014 Roundup [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
Microsoft Releases Office for iPad [Published Tidbits - Apr 01 2014]
FlippedBITS: Do Privacy Policies Mean Anything? [Published Tidbits - Mar 27 2014]
Triage for iOS Enables Quick Email Checks [Published Tidbits - Mar 26 2014]
FunBITS: Luftrausers Offers High-Flying Arcade ... [Published Tidbits - Mar 21 2014]
Farewell iPad 2; Welcome Back, iPad 4 [Published Tidbits - Mar 19 2014]
The Lazy Man’s New Camera: the Fujifilm X-E2 [Published Tidbits - Mar 19 2014]
TidBITS Events at Macworld/iWorld 2014 [Published Tidbits - Mar 18 2014]
Recur App Helps You Manage Repetitive Tasks [Published Tidbits - Mar 13 2014]
Keeping up with the Snoops 4: When the Going Ge... [Published Tidbits - Mar 13 2014]
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