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Apple Releases OS X 10.10.1, iOS 8.1.1, and Apple TV 7.0.2

Apple has updated all three of its major platforms for increased reliability and security.Show full article

Apple Now Offering Apple Rewards Visa

Barclaycard has partnered with Apple for a new credit card that offers Apple Store and iTunes Store gift card rewards, limited-time free financing at the Apple Store, and an EMV chip.Show full article

How to Reclaim Your Phone Number from iMessage

Apple has finally made it easy to disconnect a phone number from iMessage. Josh Centers explains how.Show full article

President Obama Weighs In on Net Neutrality

In a move to protect the open Internet, President Obama has called for the FCC to regulate ISPs as common carriers like phone companies. Can that happen, given America’s ever-more-polarized political climate? And would it actually help?Show full article

Neato Adds Note Taking to iOS 8’s Notification Center

Neato pushes the limits of iOS 8 Notification Center widgets to create an innovative way to take notes. It’s a little clumsy, but its limitations may be outweighed by how easy it is to access in Notification Center.Show full article

Why We Created the Take Control Crash Course Series

Our last few books were in our new Take Control Crash Course series, which we developed in response to recent trends surrounding how people interact with tech books. Read on to learn what changes we’ve made, and why.Show full article

FunBITS: The Internet Arcade Brings Back Classic Games

The Internet Arcade is a new initiative from the Internet Archive that brings classic arcade games to your Web browser.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 November 2014

Notable software releases this week include Little Snitch 3.5, Firefox 33.1, and LaunchBar 6.1.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 17 November 2014

This week in ExtraBITS, Managing Editor Josh Centers discussed net neutrality on The Tech Night Owl podcast, Kirk McElhearn investigated iOS storage space, Apple eased fears about the iOS Masque Attack vulnerability, Apple Pay made a mark at Whole Foods, and Amazon buried the hatchet with Hachette.Show full article

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