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Apple Releases OS X 10.11.5, iOS 9.3.2, tvOS 9.2.1, and watchOS 2.2.1

Apple has updated all four of its operating systems with bug fixes and security updates, but no new features.Show full article

Wrapping Up “Take Control of Slack Basics”

We have two chapters for you this week, the latter of which is available for everyone to read. In Chapter 11, accessible only by TidBITS members, Glenn Fleishman explains how to tame Slack so it doesn’t make you less productive and how to use Slack as a central hub for all your online communications. Chapter 12, available for everyone, is actually the first chapter of Glenn’s companion book, “Take Control of Slack Admin” — it walks you through setting up your own Slack team.Show full article

With Gboard, Google Unveils a Great iPhone Keyboard

It has taken almost two years for a great iOS keyboard to appear, but Google has done it with Gboard, which integrates Google search, glide typing, easy emoji entry, and other neat features into a well-made keyboard.Show full article

Procreate for Cartooning on the iPad Pro

Our resident bad cartoonist draws upon the power of Procreate to unleash his creativity with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.Show full article

The iPhone SE: A Modern iPhone in a Classic Case

Long after adapting to phablet-sized iPhones, Julio Ojeda-Zapata revisits a classic design in the form of the iPhone SE, which looks like the iPhone 5s but has up-to-date internals. He found much to like (and a bit to dislike) about Apple’s new handset.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 May 2016

Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.4, Microsoft Office 2016 15.22, Fantastical 2.2.2, Default Folder X 5.0.4, Art Text 3.0, Pages 5.6.2, Numbers 3.6.2, and Keynote 6.6.2 for Mac, and Gemini 2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 16 May 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, we ponder whether the Second Amendment applies to encryption, learn how Steve Jobs inspired the Apple Watch, see what happens when App Store search breaks, and hear about how Amazon is taking on YouTube.Show full article

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