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Like iTunes Radio? Prepare to Pay or Switch

Apple is ending its free iTunes Radio service at the end of the month, herding those users into paid Apple Music subscriptions. Josh Centers offers some theories as to why Apple is doing this, as well as some alternatives.Show full article

Beware Nasty Auto-Download Music Bug in iOS 9

Many iCloud Music Library and iTunes Match users are finding that their iOS devices are downloading music without their knowledge. Kirk McElhearn explains how to prevent this before it could leave you with an enormous data bill.Show full article

VLC Lets You Cache Videos on Apple TV

For those who have trouble streaming video to the fourth-generation Apple TV, the new VLC app offers a solution, but only if the video isn’t encumbered by DRM.Show full article

1Password 6 for Mac Adds Teams, Expands Sync Options

AgileBits has released version 6 of 1Password for Mac with a number of major new features, including support for sharing passwords among a group, a unified view of all your password vaults, an improved password generator, and iCloud syncing for more people. Joe Kissell covers what has changed and introduces the all-new, second edition of “Take Control of 1Password.”Show full article

Your Favorite Mac Personal Information Managers

Thanks to ratings and comments from over 600 TidBITS readers in the past week, we have recommendations for the top personal information managers on the Mac. And even if the top vote-getters aren’t right for you, you might be able to find your perfect replacement for Circus Ponies NoteBook among the 36 apps that make up the full list.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 January 2016

Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.18 and Office 2011 14.6.0, Fantastical 2.1.5, Boom 2 v1.4, and Mailplane 3.6.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 18 January 2016

In this week’s ExtraBITS, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have gotten their own Broadway show, the former head of the NSA came out in favor of encryption while Tim Cook battles the Obama administration over backdoors, and we have a reminder that you, gentle reader, are not an average Apple user.Show full article

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