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How to Stream Super Bowl 50 for Free on Your Apple Devices

The 50th Super Bowl is approaching, and Josh Centers explains how you can stream the game for free on any of your Apple devices in the United States. Show full article

Apple Recalls Some International Wall Plug Adapters

Apple has issued a recall for some international wall plug adapters. Josh Centers explains how to see if your adapter is affected, and how to get it replaced.Show full article

MacTech Pro 2016 Dates and Locations Announced

Consultants and other professional Apple techs looking for training and networking can find both at seven upcoming MacTech Pro events, which take place around the United States.Show full article

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Marvin Minsky Dies at 88

Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in artificial intelligence at MIT’s Media Lab (and a TidBITS reader) has died at age 88. He will be missed.Show full article

TidBITS Membership Ad-Removal Challenge Finished

The second month of our membership challenge is over, and while our membership rolls and revenues did increase, it wasn’t enough that we can justify removing banner ads from our site.Show full article

Do Cool Things on the Command Line with Five Quick Recipes

Why would a modern Mac user want to go back to a command-line interface? There are lots of reasons, and Joe Kissell provides five of them here. These quick recipes, which require no prior knowledge of the command line, enable you to do useful things that Apple doesn’t provide a way to accomplish in OS X’s graphical interface.Show full article

Apple’s Q1 2016 Sets Records, but Just Barely

Apple is still making money hand over fist, but sales growth for all three of its major product categories has stalled or is in decline. Michael Cohen and Josh Centers don their analyst hats to try to explain why.Show full article

Four Alternatives to iCloud Photos on the Apple TV

The fourth-generation Apple TV may be new, but the built-in Photos album is stuck in the past. Josh Centers offers four alternatives that let you view your photos on your TV.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 February 2016

Notable software releases this week include Tweetbot 2.3.3; Little Snitch 3.6.3; Printer Drivers for Gestetner, Lanier, NRG, Savin, and Xerox Printers; Lightroom CC 2015.4 and Lightroom 6.4; Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard; and BBEdit 11.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 1 February 2016

In this week’s ExtraBITS roundup, you can ask questions of the co-creator of the legendary game The Oregon Trail, Security Editor Rich Mogull offers travel security tips in a Macworld podcast, and The New Yorker gives a humorous look at the next version of OS X.Show full article

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