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  • TidBITS DealBITS Discount: Save 50% on Get Backup Pro 3
    s backup app Get Backup Pro 3 2 Don t fret if you didn t win and have been looking for an inexpensive backup tool since BeLight Software is offering an exclusive 50 percent discount 3 for TidBITS readers through 31 March 2016 dropping Get Backup Pro 3 s 19 99 price to 9 95 Thanks to the 346 people who entered this DealBITS drawing and good luck in future

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16331?print_version=1 (2016-04-24)
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  • TidBITS Chapter 3 of “Take Control of Slack Basics” Available
    the hidden swipes in the iOS app can make navigating within your groups more fluid In Chapter 3 Master the Interface 1 Glenn examines each portion of the interface carefully before showing you how to access Slack s slash commands and keyboard shortcuts To ensure that everyone is on the same page Glenn offers a few quick FAQs surrounding messaging at the end of the chapter And remember you don t have to just read about Slack you can join our public SlackBITS group which has almost 100 members and so far has hosted discussions of Slack the Mac iOS and Apple TV Instructions on how to join are in Chapter 1 Introducing Slack 2 Also available to everyone is Chapter 2 Get Started with Slack 3 However Chapter 3 is accessible only by TidBITS members so if you re not currently a TidBITS member we hope this is incentive to join 4 TidBITS members receive other benefits too but what s most important is that the TidBITS membership program has kept TidBITS afloat the last few years your support truly is essential If you re already a TidBITS member log in to the TidBITS site using the email address

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16344?print_version=1 (2016-04-24)
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  • TidBITS Apple Shrinks iPhone and iPad for Latest Releases
    sibling image link 5 The smaller iPad Pro features the same A9X chip 6 as the larger iPad Pro as well as the same features but it comes in a smaller size measuring 6 6 inches 169 5 mm wide 9 4 inches 240 mm long and 0 24 inches 6 1 mm thick Unlike the larger iPad Pro the 9 7 inch model weighs in at a little under 1 pound 437 grams for the Wi Fi only model and 444 grams for the Wi Fi Cellular model Those are the exact measurements of the iPad Air 2 so iPad Air cases should work fine The 9 7 inch iPad Pro features a 2048 by 1536 resolution display at 264 pixels per inch the same pixel density as the 12 9 inch iPad Pro However it features some improvements over the larger iPad Pro the capability to display a wider color gamut and a new technology Apple is calling a True Tone display which uses ambient light sensors to make onscreen colors match your surroundings If you re in warm light the white balance on the screen will adjust to become warmer and vice versa The smaller iPad Pro also improves upon the original s camera with a 12 megapixel rear facing camera as opposed to 8 megapixels with a f 2 2 aperture compared to f 2 4 Like the iPhone 6s but not the larger iPad Pro the 9 7 inch iPad Pro can capture Live Photos and has a dual LED True Tone flash It can also take 4K video while the larger iPad Pro is stuck at 1080p The front facing camera has also been improved with a 5 megapixel sensor and Retina Flash which uses the screen to simulate a flash The 12 9 inch iPad Pro has only a 1 2 megapixel front camera without Retina Flash Other than screen size along with reports that the USB speed through its Lightning port is at USB 2 level not the USB 3 level of the larger model the 9 7 inch iPad Pro appears to be superior to the 12 9 inch model Unlike the larger model it even supports Hey Siri hands free Siri activation And it starts at a lower price 599 for the 32 GB model A 128 GB model will cost 749 and in an iOS first there will be a 256 GB model for 899 The iPad Air 2 drops to 399 for the 16 GB model and the old iPad mini 2 is now just 269 Oddly the iPad mini 4 is now priced the same as the iPad Air 2 which feels wrong Apple also added a new 256 GB 12 9 inch iPad Pro which costs 1 229 The 9 7 inch iPad Pro will come in four colors silver gold space gray and rose gold The smaller iPad Pro will of course be compatible with the 99 Apple Pencil and Apple is offering a matching

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16352?print_version=1 (2016-04-24)
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  • TidBITS OS X 10.11.4 Improves Notes, iBooks, and Live Photo Support
    to enter the password if you try to view them They re also locked when you quit Notes of course You can now import files into Notes under File Import Notes You can import plain text and rich text documents including folders of such documents as well as exported notes from Evernote To sync PDFs in iBooks via iCloud make sure iCloud Drive is enabled in System Preferences iCloud click Options next to iCloud Drive and make sure iBooks is selected Then in iBooks click Use iCloud in the dialog that appears If the books don t appear click the Sort By pop up menu in the main iBooks window and choose Show iCloud Books In iOS 9 3 just tap Use iCloud when prompted on your first launch of iBooks presumably you can disable it in Settings iCloud iCloud Drive image link 5 OS X 10 11 4 also improves support for Live Photos captured with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Previously AirDrop and Messages for Mac stripped out the videos from Live Photos but no longer In Messages Live Photos are denoted with concentric circles in the upper left of the image attachment Click the photo to open it in a separate window and then click the Live Photo button to play the embedded video The 10 11 4 update also fixes a number of bugs including problems with Performance when opening raw images in Photos Twitter s t co URLs failing to load in Safari JavaScript dialogs blocking access to other Web pages in Safari Apple Mail s VIP mailbox not working with Gmail USB audio devices disconnecting Compatibility and reliability of the Apple USB C Multiport Adapter Also addressed are a handful of enterprise related issues such as A black screen after logging in

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16341?print_version=1 (2016-04-24)
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  • TidBITS iOS 9.3 Works the Night Shift, Protects Notes, and More
    image link 8 image link 9 Notes also provides new sorting options a gesture and a button for creating a new sketch a checklist button at the bottom of each note so you can more easily create lists and the capability to display images and attachments in notes as thumbnails There s also a new setting in Settings Notes Save Media to Photos which automatically saves photos and videos taken in the Notes app to the Photos app More Apps Although the Notes app sees the most changes in iOS 9 3 plenty of other apps received some love too News Apple s News app has an improved For You section with better tailoring as well as a new Top Stories feature Additionally you can play videos from your feed without opening the article The Explore section has a new Editor s Picks section Happily News on the iPhone now supports landscape orientation you can adjust text size in articles and your feed should update much faster You can also now swipe on articles to share save and see other options image link 10 Health It s still one of Apple s weakest interface efforts but the Health app received a bit of work Some items under Health Data like Sleep Weight and Workouts now suggest third party apps that can help you track that data Health also displays your Apple Watch Activity data which can be shared with other apps Finally iOS 9 3 includes some 3D Touch actions for Health image link 11 iBooks PDF users rejoice iBooks can now store your PDFs in iCloud for sharing across devices To enable the feature in iOS just tap Use iCloud when prompted on first launch to sync with OS X see the instructions in OS X 10 11 4 Improves Notes iBooks and Live Photo Support 12 21 March 2016 Additionally it offers better support for reading manga Apple Pencil support for highlighting and the long awaited capabilities to re download purchased audiobooks from the iBooks Store and to share audiobooks via Family Sharing Podcasts If you watch video podcasts in the built in Podcasts app you ll be happy to know that fullscreen video is finally back on the iPad This by the way also applies to music videos in Music Music Other improvements in Music enable you to add songs from Apple s music catalog to playlists without having to add them to your library tap the name of the song in Now Playing to go to the album from which it belongs and for Beats 1 fans see what s playing from the Radio tab without having to tune in to the stream Wallet iOS 9 3 s update brings improvements to reward cards you can now sign up for reward cards at the cash register with Wallet and you can now view cards related to other cards in Wallet Maps Those who live in locations for which Maps offers public transit information can now see

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16329?print_version=1 (2016-04-24)
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