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ExtraBITS for 23 November 2015

This week in ExtraBITS, Apple is investigating unresponsive iPad Pros, Yahoo Mail is blocking some users of AdBlock Plus, and The Wirecutter offers a guide to prepaid cellular plans.

Apple Investigating Unresponsive iPad Pros -- A number of iPad Pro users have reported that, after charging, their tablets stop responding and show only a black screen. Apple says that it’s investigating the issue, but in the meantime the company recommends forcing a restart if your iPad Pro is locked up, which you can do by holding the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until you see an Apple logo.

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Yahoo Mail Blocking Some AdBlock Plus Users -- The war between advertisers and ad blockers has escalated. Yahoo Mail is reportedly blocking some users of the AdBlock Plus browser extension, displaying the following error message: “Uh oh… We are unable to display Yahoo Mail. Please disable Ad Blocker to continue using Yahoo Mail.” For those who don’t wish to disable AdBlock Plus, a workaround is to change Yahoo Mail’s view from Full Featured to Basic, although that may result in an unsatisfactory user experience.

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The Wirecutter’s Guide to Prepaid Cellular Plans -- The prepaid cellular landscape is dense and complex, but Rob Pegoraro has written a guide for The Wirecutter that cuts through the confusion. Unlike most of The Wirecutter’s guides, this one doesn’t present a single best choice, but rather a variety of recommendations depending on your needs.

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