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No Email Issue on 29 May 2017 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 5 June 2017.Show full article

New CMD-D Conference Targets Automation

Sal Soghoian has developed a new conference called CMD-D that focuses on his specialty, automation, and features top speakers like Andy Ihnatko, John Welch, Jon Pugh, and Jason Snell. It’s August 9th in Santa Clara, CA.Show full article

TidBITS News Shows How an Old 32-bit iOS App Becomes 64-bit

Wondering why developers of old 32-bit iOS apps aren’t just recompiling their code to be 64-bit happy? Matt Neuburg explains what’s going on, using the free TidBITS News app that he has just updated as an example.Show full article

Google Aims to Attract Apple Users with Google I/O Announcements

At its Google I/O conference last week, the Mountain View tech giant again unleashed a torrent of product and service announcements. These, as usual, had more than a little relevance for Apple users.Show full article

Never Be Late or Forget a Task Again with “Take Control of Calendar and Reminders”

You know that Apple’s built-in Calendar and Reminders apps can help you manage your schedule and to-do list. But there’s often a gap between theory and reality, so we’ll share a few key troubleshooting tips in this excerpt from Scholle McFarland’s new “Take Control of Calendar and Reminders.”Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22 May 2017

Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.4, TextExpander 6.2.1, Things 3.0.2, Microsoft Office 2016 15.34 and Office 2011 14.7.4, Mellel 3.5.3, KeyCue 8.4, Airfoil 5.6, iTunes 12.6.1, Safari 10.1.1, and Security Update 2017-002 (Yosemite and El Capitan).Show full article

ExtraBITS for 22 May 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has spent $200 million to buy a company whose engineering skills could improve Siri, Panic’s source code was stolen as a result of the HandBrake-carried malware, HomeKit support may be coming to Belkin’s Wemo line of home automation products, and the WannaCry ransomware pandemic has justified Apple’s fight with the FBI over user privacy.Show full article

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