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Save 50 Percent on All Books in Take Control’s March Spring Sale

Through 21 March 2016, you can save 50 percent on the entire Take Control catalog of books. It’s a great opportunity to pick up titles that you’ve been wanting to read or that might be useful to have on your virtual shelf for reference. As always, all our ebooks are DRM-free and available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats.Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of Get Backup Pro 3

All Mac users need bootable backups, and BeLight Software’s Get Backup Pro makes it easy. Josh Centers shares what’s cool about Get Backup Pro and how you can win a free copy.Show full article

Google Docs Exports EPUBs, But Not Well

If you use Google Docs, you may have noticed a new download option: Download as EPUB Publication. Unfortunately, the new capability is only marginally useful at present.Show full article

“Take Control of Slack Basics” Serialized in TidBITS

If you’re looking for a way for a group — a work team, club, or even family — to stay in touch through Internet messaging, check out Slack and our new book explaining how to use it. We even have a public Slack group you can join to talk about Slack and anything related to Apple.Show full article

MacBook Accessories Reduce Single USB-C Port Inconvenience

Apple’s minimalist ethos has struck again, causing the company’s 2015 MacBook to be equipped with just a single USB-C port. Most people agree this is not enough. Third-party port-expansion products are now available, though, with other USB-C accessories providing added features. Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks at a sampling of USB-C accessories.Show full article

The Power of Preview: Viewing Images and PDFs

In the latest installment of The Power of Preview, we look deeply at how you view images and PDFs in Apple’s ubiquitous Mac document and image viewer.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 March 2016

Notable software releases this week include BBEdit 11.5.1, Airfoil 5.0.2, and ChronoSync 4.6.6 and ChronoAgent 1.6.0.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 14 March 2016

We have just two ExtraBITS this week, since all the stories about Apple and the FBI were merely speculation or opinion on one side or the other. In solid news, Apple is holding an event on 21 March 2016 and we get a look at how growing up in Alabama shaped Tim Cook.Show full article

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