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iLife and iWork Apps Now Free for Everyone

Apple has made its iLife and iWork apps free for all iOS and macOS users running supported versions of Apple’s operating systems. That’s great, but why now?Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 30% on Letter Opener for macOS Mail

See who won copies of Letter Opener for macOS Mail in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 30 percent on the essential add-on for macOS Mail that displays the contents of winmail.dat files automatically.Show full article

MacTech Pro 2017 Dates and Locations

If you’re an Apple consultant or IT professional, check out the MacTech Pro series of events, which take place throughout the United States during the rest of this year.Show full article

Internet Archive Hosts Functional Classic Mac Apps

Hankering to play Crystal Quest or Lode Runner again, in their original 9-inch black-and-white glory? Thanks to the Internet Archive, you can run dozens of apps for the original Macintosh in your Web browser.Show full article

Apple Releases 10th Annual Environmental Responsibility Report

In its 10th annual Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple shares how well it has executed on its environmental policies and sets bold goals for the future.Show full article

Getting Your Devices and Data Over the U.S. Border

Planning ahead (and knowing your rights) can make all the difference if you want to cross into the United States without opening your entire digital life to U.S. authorities.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24 April 2017

Notable software releases this week include EagleFiler 1.7.6, Parallels Desktop 12.2.0, and Lightroom CC 2015.10 and Lightroom 6.10.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 24 April 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has apologized for erroneous email messages saying that iCloud storage or Apple Music subscriptions were discontinued, and Apple CEO Tim Cook chastised ride-sharing company Uber for spying on iPhone users.Show full article

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