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Flashlight Brightens Up Spotlight in Yosemite

Flashlight enhances Yosemite’s built-in Spotlight search feature to make it nearly as powerful as third-party utilities.Show full article

11 Stupid Backup Strategies

How confident are you in your backup strategy? Confident enough to be certain that your data would be 100 percent recoverable even if a meteorite hit your house? If you find yourself making any of 11 common mistakes when it comes to backing up your Mac, Joe Kissell would like to offer you some advice (and a book).Show full article

Apple’s New iPhone Dock Versus the Competition

Users of current-model iPhones finally have an Apple dock that also works with older iPhones, even those protected by cases. How does the iPhone Lightning Dock stack up to third-party cradles?Show full article

FunBITS: Gaming’s Long, Sleepless Night

An endless barrage of video game rehashes makes Josh Centers feel like he’s stuck in a blurry time loop of insomnia. He examines the originality crisis in gaming.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29 June 2015

Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.1, Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro, and iMovie 10.0.9.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 29 June 2015

In this week’s ExtraBITS, Josh Centers and Joe Kissell chatted with the Tech Night Owl, Apple expanded its AppleCare+ battery coverage and banned the Confederate battle flag from the App Store, and Google debuted a virtual climb up El Capitan.Show full article

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