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Displays headlines and summaries for the 60 most recent TidBITS stories. At the top of the headline screen, pull to refresh the list.
Tap to read the full text of any recent TidBITS article, complete with graphics and embedded movies. Choose among five font sizes for reading articles. On the iPad, rotate between portrait and landscape for different layouts.
For TidBITS articles that have been recorded, you can listen to the article's podcast directly within the app; the audio continues to play in the background if you leave the app.
Follow links to referenced Web sites and other Internet resources in Safari.
All headlines and articles are downloaded to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch so you can catch up on TidBITS while on the subway or on an iPad/iPod touch that's out of range of a Wi-Fi network.
Add VoiceOver compatibility. Slightly larger text size in articles list.
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic, fixed the one bug that bothered me.
I reported a bug, TidBITS didn’t work with voiceover. They fixed it, fantastic! It works wonderfully now. Really appreciate that.
Both concerns should be fixed in version 2.3.1.
Old guys know stuff
Okay, five stars, really?
It's not the handsomest app, being no more than a set of containers for the updates on their site. So yes, not for looks or interaction.
It used to have the option of listening to the articles being read aloud which, in an era of polished podcasting, was just a step above goofily endearing. Didn't quite merit the amount of work, I'd say.
It has news and updates keeping some measure of lockstep with the Apple universe. But it's no Ars Technica or Verge or MacNewsSiteDuJour. But no five stars for any of that.
It's TidBITS, the oldest continuous Internet publication focussed on all things Apple. And what you read here is good stuff. Consistently. For a very long time. In depth articles, useful features, intelligent commentary. For that Five Stars.
If that's your bag and apps (over email or websites) are your thing, then download this. Tidbits rocks old school, fine by me.
I have been waiting for something like this since I got my iPhone. TidBITS is always great with content but adding this elegant interface is just icing on the cake. Providing landscape mode would provide some nice decoration on that sweet icing.
My wife just elbowed me because I have been paying attention to this app instead of watching the college basketball game we are attending. And, our team is winning what sounds like an exciting game.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.