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Chapter 6 of “Take Control of Slack Basics” Available

You’ve learned how to create simple and advanced messages in Slack; in this week’s serialized chapter, Glenn Fleishman explains all about channels, the main place where discussions happen in Slack. Did you know that all Slack team members can create channels by default?Show full article

Acer H277HU USB-C Display Is an Affordable MacBook Companion

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook is terrific on the go but can feel limiting in an office where large display sizes matter. Acer’s new H277HU display addresses this by letting you connect to it from a MacBook via USB-C. It provides 27 inches of screen real estate along with two USB-A ports and power to the MacBook.Show full article

Cheaper Alternatives to Expensive Standing Desks

Motorized standing desks are all the rage, thanks to height adjustability and purported health benefits, but they suffer from high prices. Luckily, lower-cost alternatives exist. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tested a half-dozen adjustable platforms that perch atop regular furniture.Show full article

The Power of Preview: Annotating Documents and Images

We once again explore the power of Preview, OS X’s built-in document and image viewer, with a focus on using Preview to annotate images and PDFs.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 11 April 2016

Notable software releases this week include GarageBand 10.1.1, Pixelmator 3.4.4, and 1Password 6.2.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 11 April 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, since the FBI has admitted that its existing iPhone crack doesn’t work on newer models, the Justice Department is still pursuing court orders to force Apple to unlock encrypted iPhones. Beyond that ongoing story, an exploit could let your cable modem be knocked offline, your Netflix bill may be higher next month, Bill Atkinson offers insight into the Mac’s origins, and Macminicolo is merging with MacStadium.Show full article

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