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TidBITS#1305/25-Jan-2016

Apple last week released both OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan and iOS 9.2 with minimal (and mostly unspecified) bug fixes — we explain what’s known and why it may be worth waiting a week before updating. Apple also updated the fourth-generation Apple TV to tvOS 9.1.1, bringing back the Podcasts app, and our Apple TV expert, Josh Centers, offers a guided tour of the new app. Security Editor Rich Mogull joins us to explain why Apple — in the form of CEO Tim Cook — is constantly defending encryption despite government pressure. Finally, Julio Ojeda-Zapata reviews Apple’s CarPlay system for integrating iPhone capabilities into car touchscreens. Notable software releases this week include iMovie 10.1.1, Parallels Desktop 11.1.2, Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.3, ClamXav 2.8.9, and Security Update 2016-001 (Mavericks and Yosemite).

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ExtraBITS for 25 January 2016

In this week’s ExtraBITS collection, the director of the National Security Agency defended encryption, a widow had to fight Apple to get her late husband’s App Store password, Apple released a new iOS app for musicians, and we got a preview of what iOS 9.3 will do for education.