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  • Banktivity 5.6.7
    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 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 Related Articles Your Favorite Mac Personal Finance Apps 29 Feb 16 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 Watchlist 04 Apr 2016 Print Comment 0 Banktivity 5 6 7 by Agen G N Schmitz IGG Software has released Banktivity 5 6 7 with a number of bug fixes for the financial app formerly known as iBank and a high ranking option in our recent survey see Your Favorite Mac Personal Finance Apps 29 February 2016 The update resolves a number of bugs including an error when canceling password input during file open a hang with the Assistant after submitting an iBank ID edit with a null password rounding the share price on the Portfolio Summary report misinterpreted NeatReceipts dates and the removal of preserved

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  • Parallels Desktop 11.1.3
    11 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 Watchlist 04 Apr 2016 Print Comment 0 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 by Agen G N Schmitz Parallels has released Parallels Desktop version 11 1 3 build 32521 with a number of bug fixes for the virtualization software The release resolves an issue with virtual machines crashing with Nested Virtualization enabled avoids a crash on an OS X 10 10 Yosemite host OS when connecting a USB device improves the Chinese Simplified input method in Coherence rectifies a problem with an incompatibility error message when starting OS X virtual machines and sorts out a performance degradation issue when running a 3D intensive application in Windows 79 99 new for standard edition 99 99 annual subscription for

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  • Fantastical 2.2
    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 Watchlist 04 Apr 2016 Print Comment 0 Fantastical 2 2 by Agen G N Schmitz Flexibits has released Fantastical 2 2 dubbed the massively big massively awesome update with a plethora of additions to the calendar app starting with the addition of native Exchange support Previously Exchange support was dependent upon Apple s built in calendar support but with Fantastical s native implementation the app now supports responding to invitations meeting room scheduling and lookup Global Address List lookup and more see this blog post for the full list of Exchange additions Additionally Fantastical 2 2 brings a new invitee availability view that works with compatible services such as Exchange and Google but not iCloud The update also adds the capability to print calendars and reminder lists in a variety of different views adds support for iCloud shared calendar notifications displays Google Hangout links with Google Apps accounts ensures that Push for Google accounts shows changes immediately adds a

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  • Apple Updates 12-inch MacBook, Bumps MacBook Air RAM
    While storage capacities are the same as last year Apple claims that the speed of the flash based storage has increased though it doesn t specify by how much Both 12 inch MacBooks have been upgraded to Intel HD Graphics 515 which Apple claims is up to 25 percent faster than the Intel HD Graphics 5300 used in last year s models The built in Retina display is the same as last year supporting resolutions of up to 2304 by 1440 at 226 pixels per inch Apple promises better battery life in both models with up to 10 hours of wireless Web up from 9 hours last year and 11 hours of iTunes movie playback up from 10 last year The battery upgrade gives the 12 inch MacBook an extra hour of life over the 11 inch MacBook Air but it still has up to two hours less battery life than the 13 inch MacBook Air Unfortunately the new 12 inch MacBook is stuck with the same paltry 480p FaceTime camera as last year s model notably worse than the 720p FaceTime HD cameras in Apple s other laptops We still find the 12 inch MacBook to be a perplexing product While we were willing to categorize last year s model as a design experiment much like the original MacBook Air the 2016 model doesn t address many of the fundamental complaints about the original namely the single USB C port that even our portable pro Julio Ojeda Zapata finds frustrating see MacBook Accessories Reduce Single USB C Port Inconvenience 10 March 2016 To add to that frustration USB C accessories are limited and if you plug in a poorly designed cable it could fry your computer The 12 inch MacBook doesn t make a lot of sense unless you re looking for the utmost portability combined with a Retina display and no other details are particularly important to you The 11 inch and 13 inch MacBook Air models may lack Retina displays but they are cheaper just as portable and somewhat more powerful and the 13 inch model offers more battery life The 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display offers a lot more power and the same battery life for the same price with the tradeoff being extra weight We had anticipated that Apple might retire the MacBook Air line in favor of the MacBook but without the MacBook s price coming down significantly that seems unlikely The other option would seem to be adding a Retina display to the MacBook Air line but perhaps that would increase the price too much We ll just have to wait to see if the next set of updates indicates what Apple might be planning Make friends and influence people by sponsoring TidBITS Put your company and products in front of tens of thousands of savvy committed Apple users who actually buy stuff More information http tidbits com advertising html Comments about Apple Updates 12 inch MacBook Bumps MacBook Air RAM

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16436 (2016-04-24)
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  • Macs & Mac OS X
    and if you do too read on to learn how to get it right by Adam C Engst 30 Mar 2016 Listen 23 comments Security Update 2016 002 Mavericks and Yosemite Patches several security vulnerabilities in the two older California themed OS releases Free various sizes by Agen G N Schmitz 24 Mar 2016 0 comments Safari 9 1 Includes updated version of WebKit with enhanced support for images CSS and Web formats Free by Agen G N Schmitz 24 Mar 2016 0 comments OS X Server 5 1 Now requires OS X 10 11 4 El Capitan and previous versions of OS X Server won t work on 10 11 4 El Capitan 19 99 new free update 186 MB by Agen G N Schmitz 23 Mar 2016 0 comments OS X 10 11 4 Improves Notes iBooks and Live Photo Support The OS X El Capitan 10 11 4 update adds a few new features such as password protection and import in Notes PDF sharing in iBooks and Live Photo support in Messages as well as bug fixes by Adam C Engst and Josh Centers 21 Mar 2016 4 comments MacBook Accessories Reduce Single USB C Port Inconvenience Apple s minimalist ethos has struck again causing the company s 2015 MacBook to be equipped with just a single USB C port Most people agree this is not enough Third party port expansion products are now available though with other USB C accessories providing added features Julio Ojeda Zapata looks at a sampling of USB C accessories by Julio Ojeda Zapata 10 Mar 2016 11 comments Previously Downloaded OS X Installers No Longer Work An expired certificate has rendered OS X installers downloaded prior to 14 February 2016 inoperable We explain the problem and how to work around it by Josh Centers 02 Mar 2016 Listen 48 comments The Power of Preview Pulling Files into Preview The simple facade of OS X s built in Preview document and image viewer conceals many powerful features This week we show you all the ways you can open files in Preview including from cameras scanners and your Mac s screen by Josh Centers and Adam C Engst 25 Feb 2016 Listen 41 comments READERS LIKE YOU Support TidBITS by becoming a member today Check out the perks at http tidbits com member benefits html Special thanks to Stan Haines Daniel Beck Robert Cradock and J McNamara for their generous support Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard Ensures future compatibility with the Mac App Store for users of Mac OS X 10 6 8 Snow Leopard Free 3 5 MB by Agen G N Schmitz 28 Jan 2016 Security Update 2016 001 Mavericks and Yosemite Patches a memory handling issue which could lead to a vulnerability Free various sizes by Agen G N Schmitz 19 Jan 2016 6 comments OS X 10 11 3 and iOS 9 2 1 Bring Bug Fixes Apple has updated both El Capitan and iOS

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/index.cgi?tbcat=8 (2016-04-24)
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  • : Articles by Josh Centers
    and a single USB C port Meanwhile 8 GB of RAM is now standard in all 13 inch MacBook Airs Macs Mac OS X by Josh Centers 19 Apr 2016 6 comments Amazon Expands Prime Subscription Options to Compete with Netflix Amazon Prime has always been billed annually with a current price of 99 per year For that fee you get a bundle of benefits most notably free 2 day shipping on many items and an ever expanding lineup of Prime Instant Video selections For those in the United States who have trouble with the yearly pricing Amazon is now offering two monthly subscription options just Amazon Prime Instant Video for 8 99 a dollar less than Netflix s most popular plan or the full Amazon Prime service for 10 99 per month However neither option is preferable to the 99 per year price which equals 8 25 per month External Links 18 Apr 2016 0 comments Comment on this link Wrangling the Siri Remote The 79 Siri Remote bundled with the fourth generation Apple TV is packed with technology but it s also easy to break or lose Take Control of Apple TV author Josh Centers offers some ways to work around the Siri Remote s drawbacks Problem Solving by Josh Centers 14 Apr 2016 8 comments Apple Cutting Off iTunes Allowances Apple has announced that it is putting an end to the iTunes Allowances program which enabled parents to fund their kids iTunes accounts with a fixed monthly credit The option to create new iTunes Allowances ended on 13 April 2016 and existing allowances will be cancelled on 25 May 2016 Current balances will remain in the recipients accounts after that date Apple now suggests Family Sharing as a way to manage iTunes purchases by children and iTunes Gifts as a way to send a one time gift The iTunes Allowances program was little known so it s unlikely that many people will be bothered by its loss We wonder is the service being shut down because Family Sharing replaces it because people didn t find it helpful or because Apple didn t expose or promote it well enough External Links 14 Apr 2016 4 comments Comment on this link USB C Authentication Protocol to Protect against Non compliant Devices 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

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  • Phoning It in on Your Mac
    Settings Phone Calls on Other Devices and turn that switch on Then turn on the switch for your Mac which appears on the same Settings screen if you have other devices that also use the same Apple ID for iCloud and you want to make calls with them you can enable those devices as well With that out of the way it s time to make your Mac phone friendly and the key to that is FaceTime Open the FaceTime app in the Applications folder and go to FaceTime Preferences Command and enable Calls from iPhone You may be asked to verify an emergency address for things like 911 calls if so go ahead If all goes well that s it Your Mac and your iPhone are now buddies as long as both are on the same Wi Fi network any calls to your iPhone s number will also ring on your Mac as well as on any other devices you have enabled to receive calls from your iPhone In my case any call to my iPhone also rings on my Mac two iPads and my Apple Watch so I have a wide choice of answering options When a call comes in to my iPhone a notification appears on my Mac from which I can answer the call decline it or send it to voicemail using the pop up menu attached to the notification s Decline button Note though for the Mac to receive calls your iPhone has to be on it can be sleeping and within Bluetooth range of your Mac that is unless you have also enabled Wi Fi Calling on your iPhone Settings Phone and in FaceTime on your Mac FaceTime Preferences Wi Fi Calling works on any 2012 or later Mac running OS X 10 11 El Capitan with the exception of the mid 2012 cheese grater Mac Pro and an iPhone running iOS 9 In the United States Wi Fi Calling now works with all four major carriers AT T Sprint T Mobile and Verizon For more on Wi Fi Calling see Turn on Wi Fi Calling in iOS 9 28 October 2015 So much for receiving calls To make a call from your Mac you have several options One of the easiest is to use the Contacts app on your Mac go to the contact you want to call and then hover your pointer over the phone number A blue phone icon appears to the right of the number Click the icon and your Mac calls that number If you see a phone number in an email message in Mail a Web page in Safari or a note in Notes you can also use that number to make a call Hover your pointer over the number click to see the pop up menu and then choose the Call item For those who are old school and like to dial phone numbers manually you can do that as well Launch FaceTime and type the phone

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16439 (2016-04-24)
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  • Home Macs
    Improves reliability of Exchange account setup and fixes other Exchange related bugs 49 99 new free update 13 2 MB by Agen G N Schmitz 18 Apr 2016 0 comments Delicious Library 3 5 1 Updated to use Apple s latest iTunes access framework and fix several bugs 25 new free update 78 2 MB by Agen G N Schmitz 18 Apr 2016 0 comments Acer H277HU USB C Display Is an Affordable MacBook Companion Apple s 12 inch MacBook is terrific on the go but can feel limiting in an office where large display sizes matter Acer s new H277HU display addresses this by letting you connect to it from a MacBook via USB C It provides 27 inches of screen real estate along with two USB A ports and power to the MacBook by Julio Ojeda Zapata 11 Apr 2016 6 comments 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 by Julio Ojeda Zapata 08 Apr 2016 28 comments TextExpander 6 Adds Teams and Subscription Billing TextExpander the text expansion utility from Smile has added support for sharing snippets among a team as well as a new Web site for managing your snippets However the utility now requires a monthly subscription fee by Michael E Cohen 06 Apr 2016 24 comments Banktivity 5 6 7 Resolves a number of bugs in the popular financial app 59 99 new free update 39 3 MB by Agen G N Schmitz 04 Apr 2016 0 comments Fantastical 2 2 Adds native Exchange support and enables you to print calendars and reminder lists in a variety of different views 49 99 new free update 13 2 MB by Agen G N Schmitz 04 Apr 2016 0 comments Evernote 6 6 Brings a new navigation scheme for switching between notes and notebooks Free 52 7 MB by Agen G N Schmitz 04 Apr 2016 1 comment MoneyWell 2 3 10 Updates the Sparkle framework 59 99 new free update 9 9 MB by Agen G N Schmitz 04 Apr 2016 2 comments READERS LIKE YOU Support TidBITS by becoming a member today Check out the perks at http tidbits com member benefits html Special thanks to Calvin Wallace Arthur Johnson arfrr James Feldman and Fernando Corbato for their generous support The Power of Preview Annotating Documents and Images We once again explore the power of Preview OS X s built in document and image viewer with a focus on using Preview to annotate images and PDFs by Adam C Engst and Josh Centers 02 Apr 2016 Listen 21 comments Quicken 2016 for Mac 3 2 1 Maintenance update fixes multiple bugs for the personal accounting software 74 99 new free update by Agen G N Schmitz 28 Mar 2016 9 comments LaunchBar 6 6 Makes

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