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Prep for El Capitan Now with Take Control Books

With the official release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan coming ever closer, we have an early-bird version of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to El Capitan” to help you get ready, along with a pre-order discount on Scholle McFarland’s “El Capitan: A Take Control Crash Course.”Show full article

How to Mute Unwanted Tweets in Tweetbot

Tired of your Twitter feed being full of junk you don’t care to see? Before you unfollow, read Josh Centers’s guide to muting unwanted topics using the independent Twitter client Tweetbot.Show full article

Google’s OnHub Router Gets Rough Treatment in Early Reviews

Several news outlets received early review units of Google’s new Wi-Fi router, the OnHub. On the whole, they say that it has inconsistent signal coverage, its touted interference-avoidance feature isn’t reliable, and some hardware elements aren’t yet available.Show full article

Save Space and Uninstall Apps with CleanMyMac 3

MacPaw’s CleanMyMac 3 is a multipurpose Mac maintenance tool and uninstaller. Joe Kissell thinks it’s effective, attractive, and easy to use — a worthy addition to any Mac user’s toolbox. But he also points out that it’s not a complete maintenance solution, and that some of its recommendations should be skipped.Show full article

Why You Should Upgrade (On Your Own Terms)

There’s an increasing backlash against the constant drumbeat to upgrade to the latest and greatest, and we understand why these nonstop upgrades might make you frustrated or even angry. However, even though many upgrades are a pointless waste of pixels, Adam Engst argues that keeping up is necessary.Show full article

Pebble Time Offers Low-Budget Apple Watch Alternative

Julio Ojeda-Zapata put Pebble’s next-generation watch, the Pebble Time, through its paces. And while it’s clearly no match for the Apple Watch, it’s a decent budget option with a nice design and lots of value for the money.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 September 2015

Notable software releases this week include TextExpander 5.1.1, Alfred 2.7.2, and Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 7 September 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Hulu is offering a (mostly) commercial-free option, Apple admits that Apple Music needs more work, Amazon Prime Video debuts offline viewing for iOS devices, we give you yet another reason to not jailbreak your iPhone, Apple is reportedly testing a move into video content, and the NFL takes a step closer toward the Apple TV.Show full article

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