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WWDC 2016 Dates Announced

The lottery for WWDC 2016 tickets is now closed, but the rest of us can anticipate the keynote address, which should contain exciting announcements regarding OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.Show full article

Apple Updates 12-inch MacBook, Bumps MacBook Air RAM

Apple has refreshed the 12-inch MacBook Pro with faster internals and a new rose gold color option, but it’s still limited to 8 GB of RAM and a single USB-C port. Meanwhile, 8 GB of RAM is now standard in all 13-inch MacBook Airs.Show full article

Phoning It in on Your Mac

With the Continuity feature in OS X, your Mac can use your iPhone to receive and make telephone calls. Press “1” for more…Show full article

Chapter 8 of “Take Control of Slack Basics” Available

Notifications make or break any messaging system, and with Slack’s potential high volume of messages, it’s vital to fine-tune them so you see important messages without being driven mad by a barrage of notifications. In this week’s chapter, Glenn Fleishman explains all you need to know about Slack notifications.Show full article

The Power of Preview: Advanced Editing Techniques

We again dive into the power of Preview, exploring advanced editing techniques, including more selection tools, color adjustments, and PDF editing.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25 April 2016

Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 8.1.1, OmniFocus 2.5.1, BBEdit 11.5.2, Typinator 6.9, and Mellel 3.4.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 25 April 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, the FBI backed out of its New York iPhone case… just before getting smacked down by the court. China has shut down the iBooks Store and iTunes Movies services shortly after their debut, developer Craig Hockenberry explains why color is the future of displays, security consultant Rich Mogull gives a big thumbs-up to iMessage security, we explain why you should uninstall QuickTime 7 for Windows, analyst Ben Thompson offers an explanation of why Apple is bad at online services, and Apple criticizes a proposed anti-encryption bill.Show full article

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