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TidBITS#1290/21-Sep-2015

In this news-packed edition of TidBITS, our FAQ answers many of your iOS 9 questions, and for even more in-depth coverage, we have “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course,” by our own Josh Centers. Apple also just released watchOS 2, and we have the high points of this first major update for the Apple Watch. In other news, Apple is reportedly dropping its One to One training program, Amazon has updated its Fire tablet and Fire TV line of hardware, Michael Cohen explains how search works in iOS 9, and Adam Engst and Rich Mogull dig into why the XcodeGhost App Store exploit is interesting. Finally, we explain how to fix garbled text on Apple’s support pages and throw back the curtains on a DealBITS drawing you can enter to win a copy of Swift Publisher 4 from BeLight Software. Notable software releases this week include BusyCal 2.6.7 and BusyContacts 1.0.6, Fission 2.2.5, Boom 2 v1.3, and iTunes 12.3.

Adam Engst 5 comments

Apple Said to Drop One to One Training Program

Apple’s One to One training program is reportedly going away at the end of September, though the company will honor year-long memberships purchased alongside a new Mac until then. Don’t worry, though, since if you need that kind of help, there are plenty of other places to get it.

Adam Engst 11 comments

Fixing Garbled Fonts on Apple Support Pages

Several people in the TidBITS crew had been seeing garbled, overlapping fonts and weirdly rendered pages while browsing Apple support articles. Although only Apple can fix the CSS, solving the rendering problem is easy in Safari and Firefox, and not terribly hard in Chrome.