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TidBITS News

By TidBITS Publishing Inc.

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Stay up to date with the latest news and products in the Mac and iOS worlds with TidBITS (, the oldest Internet-only publication on the planet! The award-winning publication was founded in 1990 by Adam Engst, regularly voted one of the most influential figures in the Macintosh industry.

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.

What's New in Version 1.5

Bug fixes. Rewritten from the ground up for iOS 6 and iPhone 5 (and now requires iOS 6).


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Customer Reviews

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.

Bug causes downcast to stop playing

Launching the latest version of this app causes downcast (the great podcast player app) to stop playing in the background. Also the article list does not auto update, I have to drag down ton update. Please fix these bugs.

Won't load

Now that this app has been updated to run only in IOS6, I can't load it on my first generation iPad. Other apps don't have this problem. One can only assume that the programmers made the decision to exclude people who own older devices.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 0.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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