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Apple Quietly Lowers iCloud Storage Prices

Here’s something you might have missed in all the Apple announcement excitement: iCloud storage is about to become a better deal.Show full article

Apple Watch Gains New Bands, watchOS 2 Ship Date

The next version of the Apple Watch software, watchOS 2, is arriving soon, and new bands and aluminum finishes are available now.Show full article

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Get Touchy Feely

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus aren’t your typical ho-hum “s” iPhone updates, and they will forever change how you interact with the iPhone. Jeff Carlson explains why.Show full article

iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil Announced

Apple took the wraps off its much-rumored iPad Pro to reveal a collection of devices that may well cannibalize MacBook Air sales.Show full article

The Fourth-Generation Apple TV Is Coming at Last

“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers has all the details about the fourth-generation Apple TV, and explains why you’re going to want one.Show full article

Comparing U.S. iPhone Plan Costs in a Contract-Free World

Cellular contracts are going away in the United States, and you might have to bear the full retail price of your next iPhone, or sign up for an installment plan. Josh Centers and Adam Engst dig through the maze of numbers to tell you what that means for your next iPhone purchase and mobile phone plan.Show full article

The Headphone Port: The Mac’s Achilles Heel

The Mac may be mighty, but one tiny, common part can be its undoing: the headphone port. Josh Centers explains why it’s such a problem and begs Apple to fix it.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 September 2015

Notable software releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2, Compressor 4.2.1, Motion 5.2.2, and ChronoSync 4.6.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 14 September 2015

In our latest ExtraBITS collection, Josh Centers discusses Apple’s announcements on the Tech Night Owl podcast, the New York Times examines the rise and fall of Mac user groups, and Apple battles the U.S. government over encryption.Show full article

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