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Microsoft Mum on Office Accreditation Program Future

Microsoft has seemingly dropped its Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS Accredited Support Professional program, which was popular with consultants and IT professionals who found both the training and the accreditation valuable.Show full article

Sparkle Vulnerability Real, but Exploits Highly Unlikely

A vulnerability associated with the Sparkle software updater opens many popular apps open to attack. Josh Centers explains who’s at risk and what to do about it.Show full article

What “Error 53” Means for the Future of Apple Repairs

The cause of the mysterious Error 53 that’s been bricking iPhones has been discovered, and it paints a bleak picture for the future of repairing Apple devices.Show full article

OS X Hidden Treasures: Quick Look

Quick Look can help you peer inside files quickly, but it’s easy to miss or forget about. Read on to learn how to use Quick Look from the Finder, within some of Apple’s apps, and from the command line. We’ll also share some tricks you may not know and some of our favorite plug-ins that make Quick Look even more useful.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 February 2016

Notable software releases this week include PopChar X 7.4, Piezo 1.5, Hazel 3.3.7, and 1Password 6.0.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 15 February 2016

In this week’s ExtraBITS collection, Google is shutting down its Picasa photo service, a serious (but now fixed) bug in Adobe Creative Cloud’s Mac software deletes files, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus sets his criticisms of iTunes to music, Apple Music works with Sonos audio systems, and the Apple Store is installing Belkin screen protectors on iPhones.Show full article

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