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iTunes 11.1 introduced some huge changes, specifically with regards to podcasts. You may not realize it, but podcasts are now synced with your iOS devices (and Apple TVs updated to Version 6) and that means iTunes manages things VERY differently. From sorting to deleting, nearly all of it has changed. We'll be talking more about that on our upcoming Mac Geek Gab this Sunday, and likely writing some more tips, too, but for now there's a great post at Apple's Support Forums with some good tips to get you started. Hopefully this helps!
As is typical with a new iOS release, Apple today updated their iTunes Store Terms and Conditions to account for several new features included in the OS. While most of these are trivial and expected, one addition clarifying the way rental downloads work jumped out at us. In short, you have thirty days to begin rental downloads and then another thirty days to start watching once you've completed your download. More details in the article.
We here at the TMO Towers have been furiously digging through iOS 7 to find all the new stuff in there for you. With this article, we highlight our 12 favorites but... there's likely more, so please read, and then let us know what you've found!
Ten years ago Skype started as a small company looking for a way to cut down on the founders' international phone bills while they developed Kazaa. Today it's a multi-billion dollar Microsoft asset. Every company has a story to tell, and Skype has chosen today to tell theirs.
I am thrilled today to welcome Many Tricks on board as this week's sponsor here at TMO, especially so because I get to tell you about Moom, their window-managment-enhancement software for OS X. Are you ever frustrated by how much effort it takes to get, say, your Safari window to just the right spot, only to close it and have a new one reappear somewhere else on your Mac's screen? How dare your Mac have the audacity to just pretend like it never happened, right? Moom can help... read on!
It's my pleasure to welcome back Smile as this week's sponsor here at TMO. As those astute readers have already seen in the sidebar, the focus this week is on PDFpen for iPad. As a long time user of PDFpen for Mac, PDFpen for iPad is one of those utilities that I always wished for but, for whatever reason, never quite believed would be possible on a tablet. I was wrong in the best way.
It's my pleasure to welcome Digiarty as this week's sponsor at TMO. The focus for this sponsorship is Digiarty's MacX Video Converter Pro v4.0.0, and you can get it for free this week. Yep, this giveaway is for everyone!
Up until now, iOS has operated under a very inefficent model with regards to apps and network requests. Apple aims to change that with iOS 7's coalesced network updates, allowing multiple apps to synchronize their network requests.
It is my pleasure to again welcome Smile back as this week's sponsor here at TMO. They've been making great software for over a decade now, and I don't suspect they'll stop that any time soon! This week I get to talk about TextExpander, which makes this even better because it's something I use constantly. Read the full post for examples of some of my favorite snippets!