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Tidbits (styled TidBITS) is an electronic newsletter and web site dealing primarily with Apple Inc. and Macintosh-related topics. [1]

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Internet publication

Tidbits has been published weekly since April 16, 1990, which makes it one of the longest running Internet publications. [2] TidBITS is published by Adam C. Engst, author of a number of computer books, including four editions of Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh, Eudora for Windows & Macintosh Visual Quickstart Guide, and five editions of iPhoto for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, along with a number of books in the Take Control series.

Staff

The senior staff of Tidbits are: [3]

Electronic books

From 2003 to 2017, Tidbits also published a series of electronic books in Adobe Acrobat (PDF), EPUB and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats [4] that cover issues related to Mac OS X and the digital lifestyle. The "Take Control" series first appeared in October 2003 with the publication of Take Control of Upgrading to Panther which was issued at the same moment as the official launch of Mac OS X version 10.3 "Panther". Excerpts of the Take Control books can be downloaded free of charge, and some have been published in Macworld magazine. [5]

The series includes many books for using and upgrading the various versions of Mac OS X [6] and iPhone software; [7] applications such as Apple Mail [8] and iTunes; and general technology such as wireless security and choosing a digital camera.

There are also some wider lifestyle titles such as Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner .

Reviewers have described Take Control titles as "thoughtful" and "loaded with useful tips and humor". [9]

In 2017, Take Control Books was acquired by alt concepts, a company run by the author Joe Kissell. [10]

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References

  1. David Coursey (2003). Mac OS X for Windows Users: A Switchers' Guide. Peachpit Press. p. 238. ISBN   978-0-321-16889-4 . Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  2. "TidBits Celebrates 20th Anniversary As Oldest Pure Digital Tech Pub On Net". April 20, 2010.
  3. TidBITS Contact page - lists current staffers
  4. "Device Advice – Take Control Books".
  5. "Setting up iPhone tethering: Take Control of iPhone and iPod Touch Networking", Macworld , December 1, 2010
  6. "Topic: apple articles on Engadget". Engadget.
  7. "Taking Control of the iPhone 4 with Karen G. Anderson". Seattle24x7. Archived from the original on July 31, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  8. "Book Review - Take Control of Apple Mail in Snow Leopard ebook". August 30, 2010.
  9. TidBITS provides a thoughtful review of Leopard 10.5.2, Information Week , February 14, 2008
    - Review of TidBITS Mac OS X Lexicon in Mac Observer, July 24, 2007
  10. "Take Control Books Acquired by Joe Kissell". TidBITS. May 1, 2017.