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Apple Releases macOS 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1

Apple has updated all of its operating systems with bug fixes and various improvements.Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 20% on the iBooks Author Conference 2017

See who won passes to the iBooks Author Conference 2017 in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 20 percent on a conference pass.Show full article

Apple to Deprecate 32-bit iOS Apps

The writing is on the wall for 32-bit iOS apps that haven’t seen updates in years — they will stop working in a future version of iOS. Although we previously said we wouldn’t be updating the TidBITS News app, we’ve changed our minds and will be releasing a 64-bit version shortly.Show full article

4 Things to Consider Before Enabling iCloud Photo Library

If you’ve been thinking about turning on iCloud Photo Library so you can access all your photos from any Apple device, Mike Matthews has a few suggestions for things to consider beforehand.Show full article

Lightening the Vacation Tech Load

On a recent vacation, Julio Ojeda-Zapata pared down and simplified his travel tech. Notably, and for the first time ever, he didn’t take a Mac. Other adjustments made for a less complicated and more relaxing trip – but his downsizing remains a process. If you also overpack for your trips, read on for ideas on how to travel more lightly.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 May 2017

Notable software releases this week include Fantastical 2.3.7, PopChar X 7.7.1, and Default Folder X 5.1.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 15 May 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, it seems like Amazon Prime Video is heading to the Apple TV, the Apple Watch could potentially prevent a stroke, and MacPaw has taken possession of Tekserve’s legendary Apple hardware collection.Show full article

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