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Save 50% in Take Control’s February Book Sale

Through 25 February 2015, you can save 50 percent on the entire Take Control catalog of ebooks. It’s a great opportunity to pick up titles that you’ve been wanting to read or that might be useful to have on your virtual shelf for reference. As always, all our ebooks are DRM-free and available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle formats.Show full article

Apple Announces Repair Program for MacBook Pro Video Issues

Apple has finally acknowledged video problems in certain MacBook Pro models and is offering both a free fix for those affected and reimbursements for those who have already paid for repairs.Show full article

Chapter 5 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

In this week’s chapter of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” Joe Kissell explains why it’s important to have multiple strong passwords and how to create and manage them.Show full article

How to Proof EPUBs on the iPad with iBooks

Book Proofer, a tool that Apple created and distributed to help ebook developers, does not work on Yosemite and iOS 8. But that’s OK, because it turns out that iBooks on the Mac now incorporates its functionality. That is, if you know the trick for getting it to work.Show full article

Net Neutrality Controversy Overshadows U.S. Broadband Woes

The FCC has taken an impressive stand on net neutrality by vowing to reclassify ISPs as common carriers, but as Josh Centers explains, it’s far from a magical solution to our nation’s broadband woes.Show full article

FunBITS: Sling TV Is Made for Cord Cutters

The new Sling TV Internet service provides many basic paid channels for a low monthly fee, and makes them available just about everywhere. Is it enough to cut the cable cord or drop satellite TV? Yes, but not for everyone.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23 February 2015

Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 7.1.1, Coda 2.5.6, Audio Hijack 3.0.2, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9, OmniFocus 2.1, and Airfoil 4.8.13.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 23 February 2015

In this week’s collection of ExtraBITS, we learn that Apple is ending its support for AOL logins, the truth about AT&T’s “privacy fee,” and how Photoshop is trying to stay relevant after 25 years.Show full article

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