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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 March 2016

iTunes 12.3.3 — Apple has released iTunes 12.3.3 with support for the upcoming iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro (see “Apple Shrinks iPhone and iPad for Latest Releases”). However, as our friend Kirk McElhearn discovered, there are some new tweaks that Apple didn’t mention in the sparse release notes. A new option in General preferences lets you add Apple Music songs to My Music when you add them to playlists, the useless Limit Ad Tracking setting has been removed, and you can now block Apple Music in
restrictions. There’s also a new Show Composer in All Views tag in the Info window, which should be welcomed by classical music fans. Finally, you can now “love” a track via the contextual menu and you can redownload audiobooks from the Purchased pane. (Free, 122 MB via direct download or Software Update, 10.8.5+)

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Lightroom CC 2015.5 and Lightroom 6.5 — Adobe has released the standalone Lightroom 6.5 and Lightroom CC 2015.5 (available as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan) with a lengthy list of bug fixes and new lens profile support. The professional photo cataloging and editing applications make improvements to Panorama Merge, enabling you to remove sensor dust spots in one image and then merge it into your panoramic image, plus clean up some bugs in the Boundary Warp feature (see “Lightroom CC 2015.4 and Lightroom 6.4,” 29 January 2016), and
remove the “auto” projection option. The update also fixes a bug that prevented successful renaming of RAW+JPEG pairs if copied to a second location, ensures the video cache is correctly limited to the size set in Preferences, improves sync with iOS and Android apps, and fixes crashes associated with Canon cameras (5dm3, 5ds, 1dsm3). Lightroom CC 2015.5 and Lightroom 6.5 can both be downloaded via Help > Check for Updates. ($9.99 monthly subscription or $149 for the standalone app, free update, release notes, 10.8+ for Lightroom CC 2015.5 and 10.9+ for standalone Lightroom 6.5)

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