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“Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Ready for Everyone

We’re pleased to make the official release of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” available to people who aren’t in the TidBITS membership program. It’s an essential read for those concerned about protecting the data on their Macs from illicit access.Show full article

Writing Screenplays with Highland

Highland is a low-impact editor for screenwriters that uses the Fountain markup language as its native format. But will it play in Peoria? Show full article

Exercising with the Apple Watch: The Hardware

The Apple Watch is going up against a wide variety of fitness trackers and sport watches. TidBITS publisher and competitive runner Adam Engst looks at how the Apple Watch’s hardware meets the needs of those who want to work out.Show full article

Automatic for the People

If you spend a lot of time behind the wheel, Automatic can help make you a smarter, more efficient, safer driver. Josh Centers explains how.Show full article

Joe Kissell’s Reflections on His First 50 Take Control Books

Joe Kissell has written 50 Take Control titles since 2003, and he’s learned a thing or two from the experience. He shares some reflections on the past, present, and future of Take Control — and invites you to a party to celebrate Book #50!Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 May 2015

Notable software releases this week include Postbox 4.0.1, Voila 3.8.4, Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1 and Motion 5.2.1, and FileMaker Pro/FileMaker Pro Advanced 14.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 18 May 2015

In ExtraBITS podcasts this week, publisher Adam Engst joined MacBreak Weekly to discuss Apple Watch fitness, and Adam and Tonya appeared together on MacVoices to look forward from the 25th anniversary of TidBITS. Also, veteran tech writer Ted Landau announces his retirement, the Nielsen/Norman Group analyzes the Apple Watch’s usability, Jason Snell argues for the return of “Mac OS,” and Verizon is buying AOL.Show full article

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