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Save 50% in Take Control’s 2015 Back to School Sale

Through 24 August 2015, you can save 50 percent on the entire Take Control catalog of books. 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 Mobipocket (Kindle) formats.Show full article

OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and iOS 8.4.1 Address Numerous Security Holes

Although OS X 10.10.5 has only three items in its release notes and iOS 8.4.1 focuses on Apple Music-related fixes, both updates include numerous security fixes, and are worth installing sooner rather than later because of this.Show full article

How to See Your iPhone’s Precise Signal Strength

Frustrated by the imprecise signal strength dots on your iPhone? Josh Centers stumbled upon a secret code that will reveal your exact signal strength.Show full article

How Do We Fix Twitter?

Twitter could be nearing a crisis point. How can the company bring in more users and curb bad behavior? Josh Centers offers some ideas to start the conversation.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 August 2015

Notable software releases this week include Safari 8.0.8, 7.1.8, and 6.2.8; PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.3; BBEdit 11.1.2; Security Update 2015-006; and iTunes 12.2.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 17 August 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is recalling a handful of recent Apple TV models, Marco Arment explains why people block Web ads, Rite Aid decides to support Apple Pay, and Google is undergoing a major restructuring.Show full article

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