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Get an Early Look with “Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course”

Thanks to the public beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite, we have an early-bird version of Jason Snell’s new book, “Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course.” It helps you decide whether to transition to Photos right away, walks you through importing your iPhoto and Aperture photo libraries, and explains how to handle key organizational tasks.Show full article

Chapter 11 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Security and privacy are inextricably linked, so in this week’s chapticle, Joe Kissell looks at the implications of sharing a Mac with other people, the privacy risks you face when using the Internet, and how you can keep your communications private, plus he provides an overview of OS X’s main privacy-related settings.Show full article

How to Say “No Thanks” to Verizon’s Supercookie

A supercookie may sound like a delicious treat, but it’s a threat to your privacy. If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, read on to find out how to avoid it.Show full article

How to Automatically Delete Your Twitter Trail

Twitter is an essential networking tool, but an ill-conceived tweet could derail you years after you’ve forgotten about it. Josh Centers explains why, and how you can ensure that an old tweet doesn’t come back to haunt you.Show full article

The Books of Jobs

It is being billed as the epic battle of the books, with the winner defining how Steve Jobs will be remembered, but Schlender and Tetzeli’s “Becoming Steve Jobs” and Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs” are not really at war.Show full article

ITbits: Bushel Helps Small Companies Manage Apple Devices

Julio Ojeda-Zapata tries Bushel, a new JAMF Software service aimed at small businesses needing to manage Apple devices. It has promise for modest-sized, tech-challenged companies. Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6 April 2015

Notable software releases this week include Evernote 6.0.8, iFlicks 2.2, Fantastical 2.0.2, TweetDeck 3.9.482, LaunchBar 6.2, and ChronoSync 4.6 and ChronoAgent 1.5.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 6 April 2015

In this week’s collection of external links, Adam Engst sits in on MacBreak Weekly, Comcast Internet speeds are about to see a big boost, Apple’s Lisa Jackson discusses the company’s environmental efforts, we find out how a stolen iPhone changed a man’s life for the better, and we get a look at the making of the Apple Watch.Show full article

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