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Apple Opens Public Betas of OS X 10.11 El Capitan and iOS 9

Apple has released public betas of OS X 10.11 El Capitan and iOS 9. Josh Centers explains how to get them, but recommends caution if you choose to install them.Show full article

Do Less Typing with “Take Control of TextExpander”

Tired of typing the same thing over and over, or of making the same typing mistakes repeatedly? Smile’s TextExpander can speed your typing on both the Mac and iOS devices, and Michael Cohen’s new ebook “Take Control of TextExpander, Second Edition” explains how to make the most of TextExpander’s many features with approaches that will appeal to people who need effective, practical solutions — and to those who need a faster way to insert wombat photos.Show full article

Updates Expand iBooks Author’s Reach

Recent updates to both iBooks in iOS and iBooks Author let you read Multi-Touch books on an iPhone and produce standard EPUBs with iBooks Author.Show full article

Scary Internet Scam Becoming Disturbingly Common

Infected Web sites are trapping users by apparently freezing their browsers, making it hard to escape. These sites offer to release the browser either with live help that is dangerously invasive or by demanding a ransom. Not actually malware, this social engineering attack has been called “scareware” or “ransomware.”Show full article

FunBITS: Her Story for iOS and Mac

Her Story for iOS and Mac gives the interactive movie another chance.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 13 July 2015

Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.2.1, GraphicConverter 9.7.1, LaunchBar 6.4.1, Skype 7.9, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 13 July 2015

In our latest ExtraBITS roundup, The Verge compares the audio quality of Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal; Philip Michaels examines Taylor Swift’s influence over Apple at Six Colors; and Apple’s Eddy Cue says that the company is working to bring back Home Sharing for music in iOS 9.Show full article

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