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Three Take Control Books Document Sierra and iOS 10

As Apple releases iOS 10 and Sierra, we have three Take Control books available to help you install the updates and explore the new features.Show full article

Apple Lowers iPhone Screen Replacement Costs

Apple has lowered the iPhone screen replacement cost for AppleCare+ members to just $29, after raising it to $99 a year ago.Show full article

tvOS 10 Adds Dark Mode and More

The tvOS 10 update won’t do much to change how you use your fourth-generation Apple TV, but it does add some nice features that will save you pain and suffering.Show full article

Three Tips for watchOS 3

watchOS 3 isn’t a game-changing update, but easy face switching and the new app Dock might make you more likely to interact with your Apple Watch more regularly.Show full article

Ten Highlights of iOS 10

The more things change, the more they stay the same — and vice versa. iOS 10 may not look that much different from its predecessor, but it has many refinements and new capabilities that might not be immediately obvious. Josh Centers presents ten of them here.Show full article

Explaining Sierra’s Optimized Storage

Many of the new Optimized Storage features in macOS Sierra will be appreciated by those whose drives are nearly full, but a few of the options have potentially worrying repercussions so we recommend reading this article and making sure you understand what can happen with your data before you turn on all the options. Adam Engst takes a deep dive into Optimized Storage to explain both the features and the concerns.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 19 September 2016

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.10, VMware Fusion 8.5, BusyContacts 1.1.2, SuperDuper 2.9.1, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.1, Keyboard Maestro 7.3, Boom 2 v1.5, BusyCal 3.0.6, and iTunes 12.5.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 19 September 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, Ars Technica profiles users who cling to Mac OS 9, Peter Cohen has a fix for T-Mobile users on iOS 10, Brett Terpstra provides the ultimate guide to iOS text editors, and TechHive’s Jared Newman offers a cord-cutter’s guide to watching the NFL.Show full article

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