Apple today announced a slew of products, including the new 4-inch iPhone SE, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and a number of new accessories. But perhaps even more importantly, Apple has updated all of its major operating systems with new features and important security fixes. As Adam Engst explains, it all adds up to Apple being more responsive to customer concerns. Our DealBITS drawing for BeLight Software’s Get Backup Pro 3 is over, but if you didn’t win, you can still save 50 percent on this backup utility! Finally, TidBITS members can now read the third chapter of Glenn Fleishman’s “Take Control of Slack Basics,” in which Glenn takes you on a tour of the messaging service’s interface. Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.3.3 and Lightroom CC 2015.5 and Lightroom 6.5. Remember that today is the last day of the Take Control sale!
See who won copies of Get Backup Pro in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 50 percent on BeLight Software’s backup app.
In this week’s installment of our serialized “Take Control of Slack Basics,” Glenn Fleishman walks readers through the Slack interface, calling out the important differences between the desktop and mobile apps.
Apple has introduced two small — literally! — mid-cycle updates: the 4-inch iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
The OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 update adds a few new features, such as password protection and import in Notes, PDF sharing in iBooks, and Live Photo support in Messages, as well as bug fixes.
Apple has added some surprise features to iOS 9 late in its product cycle to help you sleep better, guard your notes, and more. We give you a walkthrough of what’s new.
A small update to watchOS improves the Maps app and lets you pair more than one Apple Watch to an iPhone.
At Apple’s March event, a stream of Apple executives presented a series of announcements designed to portray the company as working for the customer as never before, starting with customer privacy, protecting the environment, and promoting health, before moving on to the hardware announcements that offer more customer choice.
In breaking news this week, the Department of Justice may have caved to Apple in the Apple/FBI encryption battle, and you need to update your old Kindle right away! In other ExtraBITS, Bloomberg reveals that the Apple/FBI battle has been brewing since before the release of iOS 8, Apple may be protected from the FBI by a federal statute, a new iOS trojan can infect non-jailbroken iPhones, Game Center remains broken in iOS 9, John Oliver explains the battle over encryption, and so-called “typosquatters” are targeting Mac users.
Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.3.3 and Lightroom CC 2015.5 and Lightroom 6.5.