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We need your support to keep TidBITS vibrant and relevant in the next year. With your help, we’ll continue to write articles that explain core Mac technologies, help you protect your digital life, cover Apple’s hardware and software releases, and keep you up to date on essential Mac apps.Show full article

How to Stop iCloud Calendar Spam

A “helpful” feature of iCloud lets spammers insert ads in your calendar as event invitations. Andy Affleck explains how spammers are exploiting iCloud and what you can do to stop it.Show full article

Netflix Introduces Offline Viewing for iOS

Netflix now allows iOS users to download movies and TV shows for offline viewing. Josh Centers explains how.Show full article

Amazon’s Package X-Ray Lets You Peek Inside Boxes

Amazon’s iOS app now enables you to look inside packages from the company to help you figure out what you’ve received without having to open each box.Show full article

Carpool-Kids Takes the Hassle out of Carpools

School’s in session, which means kids need rides. Mike Matthews shares details about an app that can help parents team up to spread the driving duties.Show full article

Some 2016 MacBook Pros Suffering USB Drive Problems

Some early adopters of Apple’s just-released MacBook Pros are seeing their machines shut down repeatedly and unexpectedly. The problem appears to stem from moving lots of data over multiple hard drives connected via Thunderbolt 3’s USB-C ports, which is, of course, the only way to connect them.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 5 December 2016

Notable software releases this week include DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.8, Live Home 3D 3.1, Mailplane 3.6.8, 1Password 6.5.2, Fantastical 2.3.1, and Typinator 7.0.Show full article

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