Safari popularity, big Microsoft update, Adobe CC, digital music, TextExpander reduction, installing Mac apps, USB-C


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Apple’s Safari is the second most popular web browser — Apple’s Safari is the second most popular web browser, according to the US government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP). It accounts for 21.9% of visits to government websites over the past 90 days.

Big update to Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac includes Add-In Store for Word and Excel — Do you use Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac? If you do, you’ll want to get the latest update – version 15.21.1– because it adds not only a lot of fixes and enhancements, but the Add-In Store for Word and Excel as well. To get the update, just open any Office app – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or OneNote – and then choose “Check for Updates” from the Help menu. The update takes a while as all of the apps are receiving attention, but once it’s done, you can check out the products in the Add-In Store.

Upcoming version of Adobe Creative Cloud to add virtual reality capabilities — Ahead of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show next week, Adobe has revealed new features across its Creative Cloud tools for video editing, motion graphics, audio and collaboration. The CC tools are compatible with Mac OS X and Windows systems. Adobe plans to update Premiere Pro, other CC video apps with VR/360-degree tools & more.

Digital music revenues overtake physical revenues for the first time — The global music market achieved a key milestone in 2015 when digital became the primary revenue stream for recorded music, overtaking sales of physical formats for the first time, according to new data from IFPI, which represents the interests of 1300 record companies across the globe. Digital revenues now account for 45% of total revenues, compared to 39% for physical sales.

Smile lowers subscription pricing for TextExpander 6 — Smile Software has announced lower subscription prices for TextExpander 6, including the decision to extend half price subscriptions for those upgrading to a lifetime discount. The move comes in the wake of a fierce outcry from customers and pundits after announcing that TextExpander 6 would be subscription-only.

How to install and run Mac apps that don’t come from the Mac App Store — Apple has introduced a number of features designed to protect users from malware in OS X, but these tools occasionally go too far when trying to save people from themselves. Here’s how to get by them.

USB-C devices can now have safety, authenticity verified with new certification program — It will soon be much easier for consumers and businesses to determine whether a USB-C device is genuine and can be trusted, thanks to the newly introduced USB Type-C Authentication specification.

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