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Bare Bones Drops TextWrangler for BBEdit’s “Free Forever” Demo

Bare Bones Software is sunsetting its free TextWrangler text editor, encouraging TextWrangler users to move over to the non-expiring demo mode of BBEdit, which offers all the same features and more, including ponies.Show full article

Dropbox Changes Pro to Plus, Drops Public Folders

Dropbox is making a couple of changes to its file-storage service: a rebranding of Dropbox Pro and completely dropping the public folder for Dropbox Basic (free) users.Show full article

New Apple Watch Stand Looks Like the 128K Mac

With the W3 Stand for the Apple Watch, Elago has tapped into Apple nostalgia while solving a practical problem: a charging stand that looks like the classic 128K Mac. With a watch positioned sideways within the accessory in Nightstand Mode, users get a geeky bedside clock.Show full article

Using Philips Hue Lights as a Hurricane and Tornado Alert

After a tornado scare, Josh Centers whipped together a warning system using the IFTTT automation service and his Philips Hue bulbs.Show full article

macOS Hidden Treasures: Dominate the Dock

The Dock has been a central interface element since the dawn of Mac OS X. We dive into all the ways you can use the Dock to manage your Mac.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6 March 2017

Notable software releases this week include Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.7, RapidWeaver 7.3, EagleFiler 1.7.4, iFinance 4.2, and SpamSieve 2.9.28.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 6 March 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is losing ground to Google in the classroom, YouTube TV plans to challenge pay TV providers, and Apple has a solution to its expiring provisioning profile problem.Show full article

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