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Apple Releases iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch Support

Apple has updated iOS to version 8.2, which includes a new Apple Watch app for the upcoming wearable.Show full article

Apple Announces HBO Partnership, Cheaper Apple TV

Apple had no new Apple TV hardware to offer at today’s “Spring Forward” event, but it’s dropping the price of the existing model and partnering with HBO for a new service that will make cord cutters cheer.Show full article

Chapter 7 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

In this week’s chapticle of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” Joe Kissell explains how to erect barriers against incoming attacks and prevent malicious software from transferring data away from your Mac.Show full article

Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Office 2016 for Mac

Long-suffering Office for Mac users finally have an updated version of the productivity suite, if only in preview form. Even so, the software achieves visual and functional parity with versions on iOS, Android, and Windows.Show full article

Apple Unveils More Apple Watch Details

Apple revealed more, but not all, about the Apple Watch in its “Spring Forward” event today. Notably, you’ll be able to pre-order an Apple Watch on 10 April 2015, with delivery two weeks later. But you might not like the prices.Show full article

New 12-inch MacBook Joins Updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

With the release of the new 12-inch MacBook, Apple has made the lightest, thinnest notebook Mac ever. The new notebook also features a completely redesigned trackpad and keyboard, Retina display, and a single USB-C port for all your charging and connectivity needs. But it’s more expensive than the MacBook Air and offers significantly less performance than the equivalently priced 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.Show full article

Make Site-Specific Browsers with Google Chrome

Want to open your favorite Web apps faster? Adam Engst shares the best way to turn a Web app into a native Mac app via a hidden feature in Google Chrome.Show full article

FunBITS: SNL for iPhone Brings 40 Years of Laughs

The free SNL app brings thousands of sketches from Saturday Night Live’s 40-year history to your iPhone or iPad.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 9 March 2015

In this week’s collection of links, Apple replaces AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Oracle’s Java now comes with a nasty surprise in the installer, and it turns out you can proof EPUBs with the iBooks Web Inspector.Show full article

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