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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 11 and Take Control of Apple TV, and co-author of Take Control of Preview.

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iOS 12 to Improve 911 Emergency Location Sharing

A newly announced iOS 12 feature will make it easier for 911 operators to trace your location through your iPhone.

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Save Your Pebble Smartwatch with Rebble

Pebble pioneered the smartwatch market, but time is running out for its online services, which are necessary for some features. A ragtag band of coders has devised a solution, but you must act before 30 June 2018.

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1Password 7 for Mac Offers a Fresh Look… for an Upgrade Price

AgileBits has released 1Password 7, the company’s first paid upgrade in many years. Are the changes to 1Password mini and the many visual improvements worth the cost of admission?

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How Smartwatches Are Saving Lives

Smartwatches like the Apple Watch are saving lives, but they’re not quite legitimate medical devices yet.

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Tim Cook on Joining Apple, Running for President, and More

Financier David Rubenstein interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook, and now the entire 24-minute conversation is available at Bloomberg. Or, if you’re short on time, you can read the highlights at 9to5Mac.

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macOS 10.14 Mojave Will Be the Last to Support 32-Bit Apps

In news that won’t surprise attentive TidBITS readers, Apple has announced that the upcoming macOS 10.14 Mojave will be the last to support 32-bit apps. If you rely on older 32-bit apps, you probably have at least 15 months before it becomes a problem in macOS 10.15.

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Sal Soghoian’s Automation Legacy

Wired has published an entertaining profile of Sal Soghoian, the AppleScript and Automator guru who championed automation technology at Apple across three decades.

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Tim Cook Uses His iPhone Too Much

During a CNN interview, Tim Cook made a surprising confession: the Screen Time feature in iOS 12 made him realize that he uses his iPhone too much.

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Craig Federighi Talks about Bringing iOS Apps to the Mac

iOS apps are coming to the Mac. Apple’s Craig Federighi sat down with Wired to offer some specifics about how that will work.

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Apple Announces 2018 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple has announced the winners of 2018’s Apple Design Awards, including some interesting games, an app for surgeons, and a productivity app reviewed by TidBITS.

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iOS 12 to Focus on Performance and Refinement

Instead of shaking up the iOS experience, iOS 12 focuses on improving performance, refineme, and features to help you fight against device addiction.

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Introducing PhotoActive: A Podcast about Photography in the Apple Ecosystem

Our friends Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn have launched PhotoActive, a new podcast about photography in the Apple ecosystem.

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macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra Brings Messages in iCloud

Following a few days after iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra brings the Messages in iCloud feature to the Mac.

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Apple Launches Music Publishing Division

Apple has created a new music publishing division. Is the company looking to tighten its hold on the music market?

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Apple Will Soon Report on Government App Store Takedown Requests

Apple will soon be adding information about government requests to remove apps from the App Store to its biannual transparency report.