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Learn iOS 9 Fast with “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course”

If you want to figure out quickly what has changed in iOS 9 — and how to use all the new features — check out our latest title, “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course,” written by Managing Editor Josh Centers.Show full article

Apple Said to Drop One to One Training Program

Apple’s One to One training program is reportedly going away at the end of September, though the company will honor year-long memberships purchased alongside a new Mac until then. Don’t worry, though, since if you need that kind of help, there are plenty of other places to get it.Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of Swift Publisher 4

If you’re looking for an easier way to create standard print pieces, check out this week’s DealBITS drawing for a chance to win a copy of BeLight Software’s Swift Publisher 4.Show full article

Apple Releases watchOS 2

watchOS 2 is the first major update for the Apple Watch, and it brings some massive changes that will be welcomed by users.Show full article

Fixing Garbled Fonts on Apple Support Pages

Several people in the TidBITS crew had been seeing garbled, overlapping fonts and weirdly rendered pages while browsing Apple support articles. Although only Apple can fix the CSS, solving the rendering problem is easy in Safari and Firefox, and not terribly hard in Chrome.Show full article

Amazon Updates Fire Tablets and Streaming Devices

Amazon has just updated nearly its entire Fire line of tablets and streaming boxes with a host of new features, all while sharply undercutting Apple on price. Maybe the biggest news: you now can buy cheap Fire tablets in six-packs.Show full article

iOS 9: TidBITS Answers Your Questions

Have iOS 9 questions? We’ve got answers! And if you come up with more questions, ask them in the comments, and we’ll do our best to update the article with what you need to know.Show full article

XcodeGhost Exploits the Security Economics of Apple’s Ecosystem

XcodeGhost is a new piece of malware that uses modified versions of Xcode to insert malicious code into popular iOS apps. This appears to affect only Chinese apps, because bandwidth limitations in China are what prompted developers to download modified copies of Xcode from unofficial sources, rather than going straight to Apple. Show full article

Explaining Siri Suggestions and Spotlight Search in iOS 9

Siri Suggestions add a new dimension to Spotlight searches in iOS 9, but controlling what you get when you search has gotten more complex.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 September 2015

Notable software releases this week include BusyCal 2.6.7 and BusyContacts 1.0.6, Fission 2.2.5, Boom 2 v1.3, and iTunes 12.3.Show full article

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