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  • Amazon Announces Kindle Oasis
    of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 13 Apr 2016 Print Comment 2 Amazon Announces Kindle Oasis by Josh Centers Amazon has announced a premium entry to its Kindle e reader lineup the 289 99 Kindle Oasis It s designed to be held one handed like a folded paperback with a wedge shaped hand grip that recalls the original Kindle although Amazon brags that the screen is 30 percent thinner than any previous model Since it s intended for one handed reading the screen automatically flips depending on which hand you re holding it with Amazon says that the battery in the device s leather case will stay charged for 8 weeks based on a half hour of use per day with Wi Fi off and the light setting at 10 While it s unclear how much better it is than the 119 99 Kindle Paperwhite or 199 99 Kindle Voyage some Kindle Oasis configurations are already delayed to ship after the 27 April 2016 launch date due to high demand follow link Comments about Amazon Announces Kindle Oasis To leave a comment click Add a Comment and then enter the text your name and your email address which won t be displayed Your comment will appear after you follow a link in the one time confirmation message we send to verify that you re a real person Amazon has announced a premium entry to its Kindle e reader lineup

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16419 (2016-04-24)
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  • USB-C Authentication Protocol to Protect against Non-compliant Devices
    Privacy TidBITS Members Smile ScanSnap Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 13 Apr 2016 Print Comment 0 USB C Authentication Protocol to Protect against Non compliant Devices by Josh Centers We ve reported in the past that non compliant USB C cables and devices can damage or destroy connected hardware To address this problem the USB 3 0 Promoter Group has announced the USB Type C Authentication specification a cryptographic authentication standard for USB devices A phone equipped with USB C authentication could reject a connection to a non approved charger for instance if it hadn t been certified as meeting necessary specs However the authentication protocol could also be used to prevent devices from connecting to fully compliant devices that didn t meet some other business requirement That would let companies restrict access to only verified USB storage devices but could also allow manufacturers to lock customers into a proprietary ecosystem of approved devices In short beware the unintended consequences follow link Comments about

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16418 (2016-04-24)
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  • Smile Brings Back Standalone TextExpander, Reduces Subscription Price
    of TextExpander now receive a 50 percent lifetime discount dropping the subscription price to 20 per year for as long as the subscription is renewed Upgrading customers who want to test drive the new version can pay 2 08 per month before committing to the 20 per year plan Plus for those who purchased TextExpander after 1 December 2015 the first three months of the Life Hacker plan are free Team subscription pricing for TextExpander 6 remains the same at 7 96 per user per month billed annually which works out to 95 52 per year It s unfortunate that Smile s desire to expand into the business market with snippet sharing got tangled up with the needs of individual customers This revised approach should answer the criticisms of the previous plan satisfying both those who like TextExpander the way it is and those who stand to benefit from the new features PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7 make PDF editing easy Review and mark up your PDFs fill and sign forms and even export PDFs to Word format Signing is now easier you can view the OCR text layer and more Try editing your PDFs today http smle us pdfpen 7 tb Comments about Smile Brings Back Standalone TextExpander Reduces Subscription Price To leave a comment click Add a Comment and then enter the text your name and your email address which won t be displayed Your comment will appear after you follow a link in the one time confirmation message we send to verify that you re a real person In response to customer feedback Smile has adjusted its approach with TextExpander promising to maintain the standalone versions of the text expansion utility and lowering the price of the individual subscription plan Receive comments via RSS Add a comment Roger D Parish 2016 04 13 10 00 I wish them well but they ve already lost me Of course they have my money and probably wouldn t be getting any more with free upgrades for OS compatibility Reply Steven Bauer 2016 04 13 10 48 I ve supported and paid for TextExpander from Smile for years and years but unfortunately they already lost me with their prior announcement Just switched to aText which supports all my personal use case needs for 5 00 Reply Dave Trussell 2016 04 13 18 13 Yeah I m with the two posters above I ve already switched back to TypeIt4Me although I have aText But either way I m not doing business with a company who thinks so little of my needs Reply Roger 2016 04 13 23 38 Typinator is a good replacement Offended customers are hard to win back Not to mention that subscription for a utility is ridiculous it s not a major program like Photoshop Reply Michael Lever 2016 04 14 02 23 I use TE on both Snow Leopard and El Capitan I find it a very useful app that I couldn t do without having said that most

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16417 (2016-04-24)
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  • Apple Pulls Third-Party Reddit Clients over NSFW Controls
    Smile ScanSnap Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 12 Apr 2016 Print Comment 0 Apple Pulls Third Party Reddit Clients over NSFW Controls by Josh Centers Apple recently pulled most third party apps for the popular social news site Reddit from the App Store drawing the ire of many of the site s users especially since the just launched official Reddit app was spared Apple apparently suddenly decided that it didn t like that many of these apps some of which had been in the App Store for over a year contained a switch that let users choose whether or not to display content tagged NSFW Not Safe for Work However Apple has now readmitted many of those apps in which the developer has removed that switch users must now control access to NSFW content via the Reddit Web site preferences Apparently even an NSFW switch is in Apple s view Not Safe for the App Store which seems overly paternalistic follow link Comments about

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16416 (2016-04-24)
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  • AirPlay Coming to Android with the HTC 10 Smartphone
    Apr 16 1315 04 Apr 16 1314 28 Mar 16 1313 21 Mar 16 1312 14 Mar 16 1311 07 Mar 16 1310 29 Feb 16 1309 22 Feb 16 Back Issues About TidBITS About Us Advertise Contact Copyright Privacy TidBITS Members ScanSnap Smile Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 12 Apr 2016 Print Comment 0 AirPlay Coming to Android with the HTC 10 Smartphone by Josh Centers AirPlay has been a standard iOS and OS X feature for years but it s not an open standard As a result it has been available in Google s Android mobile operating system only via often flaky third party apps But HTC s upcoming HTC 10 smartphone will include AirPlay support out of the box integrated into the HTC Connect service This is presumably being done without Apple s involvement so it will be interesting to see how well the HTC 10 sends audio and video to Apple TVs and other AirPlay receivers follow link Comments about

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16415 (2016-04-24)
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  • TidBITS — Apple news for the rest of us
    but unfortunately there s no mechanism that enables users to update their cable modems Updates must be pushed out by Internet service providers many of whom update only leased modems not those owned by customers If you have one of these modems talk to your ISP about an update External Links 08 Apr 2016 16 comments Comment on this link Cheaper Alternatives to Expensive Standing Desks Motorized standing desks are all the rage thanks to height adjustability and purported health benefits but they suffer from high prices Luckily lower cost alternatives exist Julio Ojeda Zapata tested a half dozen adjustable platforms that perch atop regular furniture Home Macs by Julio Ojeda Zapata 08 Apr 2016 28 comments You May See a Netflix Price Increase Next Month If Netflix grandfathered you into the 7 99 per month price for its Standard streaming plan your monthly price will increase next month to 9 99 Netflix raised the monthly price for new subscribers to 8 99 in 2014 and then to 9 99 in 2015 but allowed existing customers to pay the old price for up to two years after the original increase While the price hike is unfortunate Netflix would still be a good deal at twice the price External Links 08 Apr 2016 1 comment Comment on this link FBI s iPhone Hack Limited to Older iPhone Models While the FBI has successfully cracked the iPhone 5c you can breathe a sigh of relief if you own an iOS device with Touch ID Speaking at Kenyon College in Ohio FBI Director James Comey said We have a tool that works on a narrow slice of iPhones The world has moved onto the iPhone 6s and this doesn t work on 6s or on iPhone 5Ss The Guardian speculates that this is due to the Secure Enclave baked into Touch ID devices which acts as a lockbox for sensitive information External Links 07 Apr 2016 0 comments Comment on this link Bill Atkinson Discusses the Birth of the Mac Bill Atkinson was a member of the original Macintosh team developing concepts like the menu bar and the double click as well as creating classic Mac applications like MacPaint and HyperCard Atkinson recently sat down with TWiT s Leo Laporte to discuss the development of the original Macintosh The interview offers a lot of interesting tidbits such as why Steve Jobs took control of the project from Jef Raskin External Links 07 Apr 2016 0 comments Comment on this link Macminicolo Merging with MacStadium Brian Stucki founder of Mac mini server hosting company Macminicolo has announced that his company is merging with MacStadium another Mac centric hosting company He ll remain president of Macminicolo and will serve as vice president of MacStadium External Links 06 Apr 2016 0 comments Comment on this link PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7 make PDF editing easy Review and mark up your PDFs fill and sign forms and even export PDFs to Word format Signing is now easier you

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    in which you should have reached this is if you tried to use a page that tries and fails to use your browser to submit a form using JavaScript which is required for certain parts of the site Please contact

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