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Josh Centers

Josh Centers

Josh Centers is the managing editor of TidBITS, as well as the author of Take Control of iOS 12 and Take Control of Apple TV, and co-author of Take Control of Preview.

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A Million Streams and Nothing to Watch? Reelgood and JustWatch to the Rescue!

Tired of never knowing which streaming service has the show you want to watch? Reelgood and JustWatch can help.

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Stop Using Your 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple has issued a recall for certain 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between 2015 and 2017 due to a fire hazard caused by overheating batteries, and Apple even says to not use affected computers until they’re repaired.

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Apple Expands Its Repair Partnership with Best Buy

Apple has expanded its repair partnership with technology superstore Best Buy to include every Best Buy store in the United States. But if you have a choice, is Best Buy the best place to go for Apple repairs?

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TipBITS: Make the Apple TV’s Home Button Go Home

Tired of the Apple TV’s Home button taking you to the Apple TV app instead of the Home screen? Here’s a quick and easy fix.

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How Catalyst and SwiftUI will Change App Development

Macworld veteran Jason Snell has penned a column explaining what Catalyst and SwiftUI are and how they’ll change app development across the entire Apple ecosystem.

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A Plethora of WWDC Podcasts for Your Listening Pleasure

If you’d like to while away some hours getting the latest details about Apple from the proverbial horse’s mouth, Apple employees appeared on an unprecedented six community podcasts during WWDC.

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Apple’s 2019 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple gave nine apps an Apple Design Award this year, but Mac apps didn’t get much representation.

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Apple Releases iOS 12.3.2 to Resolve iPhone 8 Plus Portrait Mode Bug

Apple has quietly pushed out an iOS 12.3.2 update for the iPhone 8 Plus to fix a depth effect bug in Portrait mode. Owners of other iOS devices need not worry about it.

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An Early Look at tvOS 13

“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers offers a sneak peek at what’s to come in tvOS 13, the most consequential tvOS update in years.

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Apple Continues to Harass Tiny Norwegian Repair Shop

Last year, Apple sued a small Norwegian repair shop over 63 unauthorized iPhone screens and lost, but Apple is appealing the case anyway. We worry that lutefisk may be involved.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Wireless Charging

Josh Centers wasn’t a fan of Qi charging until his iPhone X’s Lightning port died while he was on vacation. A Qi charging stand let him recharge wirelessly instead of taking a lengthy side trip to an Apple Store.

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Apple Announces iOS 13 and Breaks Out iPadOS

At WWDC, Apple predictably announced iOS 13 with a slew of new features. In a move no one was expecting, however, the company also announced a new, iPad-specific operating system called iPadOS that’s essentially a superset of iOS 13.

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No App Camp for Girls in 2019

Once a promising avenue for teaching kids to code, App Camp for Girls has announced that it will not hold any camps in summer 2019.

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Apple Starts MacBook Pro Repair Program to Address “Flexgate”

Failing displays in 13-inch MacBook Pro models from 2016 have prompted another repair program from Apple.

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Apple Updates MacBook Pros with 8-core Processors and a Keyboard Fix(?)

Apple is once again attempting to address issues with its MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards with a new design for its updated laptop models and an expanded repair program for existing ones. Oh, and there are faster processors.