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DealBITS Discount: Save 50% on Get Backup Pro 3

See who won copies of Get Backup Pro in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 50 percent on BeLight Software’s backup app.Show full article

Chapter 3 of “Take Control of Slack Basics” Available

In this week’s installment of our serialized “Take Control of Slack Basics,” Glenn Fleishman walks readers through the Slack interface, calling out the important differences between the desktop and mobile apps.Show full article

Apple Shrinks iPhone and iPad for Latest Releases

Apple has introduced two small — literally! — mid-cycle updates: the 4-inch iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.Show full article

OS X 10.11.4 Improves Notes, iBooks, and Live Photo Support

The OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 update adds a few new features, such as password protection and import in Notes, PDF sharing in iBooks, and Live Photo support in Messages, as well as bug fixes.Show full article

iOS 9.3 Works the Night Shift, Protects Notes, and More

Apple has added some surprise features to iOS 9 late in its product cycle to help you sleep better, guard your notes, and more. We give you a walkthrough of what’s new.Show full article

watchOS 2.2 Improves Maps, Allows Multiple Watches

A small update to watchOS improves the Maps app and lets you pair more than one Apple Watch to an iPhone.Show full article

Apple’s March Event Reflects Increased Customer Responsiveness

At Apple’s March event, a stream of Apple executives presented a series of announcements designed to portray the company as working for the customer as never before, starting with customer privacy, protecting the environment, and promoting health, before moving on to the hardware announcements that offer more customer choice.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 21 March 2016

In breaking news this week, the Department of Justice may have caved to Apple in the Apple/FBI encryption battle, and you need to update your old Kindle right away! In other ExtraBITS, Bloomberg reveals that the Apple/FBI battle has been brewing since before the release of iOS 8, Apple may be protected from the FBI by a federal statute, a new iOS trojan can infect non-jailbroken iPhones, Game Center remains broken in iOS 9, John Oliver explains the battle over encryption, and so-called “typosquatters” are targeting Mac users.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 March 2016

Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.3.3 and Lightroom CC 2015.5 and Lightroom 6.5.Show full article

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