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Apple Replacing Defective iPhone 5 Batteries

Apple has announced a replacement program for defective iPhone 5 batteries. Josh Centers explains how to check if you’re qualified, and how to get a replacement, or a refund if you were forced to replace the battery before this.Show full article

Chapter 12 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

No matter how small or large your network, you’ll want to read the latest chapter in Charles Edge’s streamed “Take Control of OS X Server,” in which he explains why everyone should run the Caching service and what the similar Software Update service offers to system administrators.Show full article

The NFL Arrives on Apple TV

The NFL is now available on the Apple TV, and it’s mostly free. Unfortunately, it may not be what you’ve been hoping for.Show full article

Search in Private with DuckDuckGo

Apple is offering DuckDuckGo as a Safari search engine in the upcoming iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Learn more about this upstart search engine, why privacy lovers swear by it, and how it can save you time.Show full article

FunBITS: Learn Knot Tying the iPhone Way

Barely able to tie your shoes, much less rig a sailboat? Josh Centers has discovered an iOS app that can open up a world of adventure.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25 August 2014

Notable software releases this week include Parallels Desktop 10, Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3.2, and PopChar X 6.6.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 25 August 2014

The second public beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite is out, making this a perfect time to pick up Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite.” However, it isn’t a perfect time to be a print journalist; Clay Shirky delves into what current journalists need to learn to stay relevant. Ed Bott explains how the Mac is dominating a segment of the PC market, and Alexis Madrigal argues that email may be the Internet’s last best hope.Show full article

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