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Prepared solely for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, the iOS 6.0.2 update hopefully improves Wi-Fi connections.Show full article

iOS 6.0.2 May Impact Battery Life

Although reports are still anecdotal and we have no explanation as yet, we recommend holding off on the iOS 6.0.2 update to avoid potentially significant battery drains on the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.Show full article

Google Drops Google Sync for Most iOS Users

For years, Google has offered Google Sync for syncing iOS calendars, contacts, and mail. Except for those who have paid Google Apps accounts, that option is going away.Show full article

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The City of Seattle has partnered with a private firm and the University of Washington to bring gigabit-per-second fiber-backed Internet service to several neighborhoods — but not those inhabited by any of the Seattle-based TidBITS staff, darn it!Show full article

The Insourcing Boom and Apple’s Influence

Some companies, such as GE, are unexpectedly shifting manufacturing from China to the United States. Although Apple isn’t mentioned in an article in The Atlantic about the trend, the reasons for the shift are undoubtedly Apple-inspired.Show full article

Examining Apple’s Security Efforts in 2012

2012 was a watershed year for Apple’s security efforts. While dealing with significant challenges, the company made strong advances, setting the stage for strong security for years to come.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 January 2013

Notable software releases include Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.2, Airfoil 4.7.5, SpamSieve 2.9.6, BusyCal 2.0.2, Typinator 5.4, and BBEdit 10.5.1.Show full article

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