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No Email Issue on 30 May 2016 for Memorial Day

We’re taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week in honor of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, so look for the next issue in your mailbox on 6 June 2016.Show full article

MacTech Conference 2016 Adds Home Automation Showcase

Details of this year’s MacTech Conference are starting to become available, and the conference organizers have announced that the event will feature an Apple-focused Home Automation Showcase. Register by the end of the month to save $600 off the standard pricing.Show full article

Apple Increases Focus on Asia

Apple has launched a major focus on Asia, with CEO Tim Cook touring China and India and the company announcing several notable initiatives in those countries along with an update to GarageBand that includes traditional Chinese instruments and musical loops.Show full article

The Power of Preview: Converting Images and Exporting PDFs

In this final installment of our series on Preview, OS X’s built-in image and PDF utility, we explore Preview’s export options and explain how to work around a common collaboration problem.Show full article

Google I/O 2016 Includes Announcements with Apple Appeal

Google competes with Apple, but much of its technology also lives on Apple devices. So it’s not surprising that the Google I/O developer conference last week was jammed with technology announcements of direct relevance to Apple users. These include a Google Home voice-controlled device and two new messaging apps for iOS.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23 May 2016

Notable software releases this week include Skype 7.28, OmniOutliner 4.5.3, Parallels Desktop 11.2, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.0.1, Security Update 2016-003 (Mavericks and Yosemite), and Safari 9.1.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 23 May 2016

In our most important ExtraBITS this week, Apple first acknowledged issues with iOS 9.3.2 on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and then pulled the update for that device. In other news, Apple has provided a look at the future of the Apple Store, millions of LinkedIn passwords from a 2012 breach have been leaked, Apple gets a big boost from a famous investment firm, and Apple Pay may be losing a competitor.Show full article

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