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TidBITS#1369/15-May-2017

Apple has once again updated all of its operating systems, but don’t go looking for new features — these updates fall squarely in the bug fix category. Two lucky TidBITS readers will be getting into the 2017 iBooks Author Conference for free, and the rest of you can save 20 percent on the $600 tickets. Apple will be deprecating 32-bit iOS apps soon, but the good news is that we’ve made arrangements to bring the TidBITS News app into the modern world! In this issue’s feature stories, Mike Matthews runs through things to consider before enabling iCloud Photo Library, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata describes what he packed in order to leave his Mac at home during his last vacation. Notable software releases this week include Fantastical 2.3.7, PopChar X 7.7.1, and Default Folder X 5.1.5.

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Apple to Deprecate 32-bit iOS Apps

The writing is on the wall for 32-bit iOS apps that haven’t seen updates in years — they will stop working in a future version of iOS. Although we previously said we wouldn’t be updating the TidBITS News app, we’ve changed our minds and will be releasing a 64-bit version shortly.

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Lightening the Vacation Tech Load

On a recent vacation, Julio Ojeda-Zapata pared down and simplified his travel tech. Notably, and for the first time ever, he didn’t take a Mac. Other adjustments made for a less complicated and more relaxing trip – but his downsizing remains a process. If you also overpack for your trips, read on for ideas on how to travel more lightly.

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ExtraBITS for 15 May 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, it seems like Amazon Prime Video is heading to the Apple TV, the Apple Watch could potentially prevent a stroke, and MacPaw has taken possession of Tekserve’s legendary Apple hardware collection.