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Please Welcome Lauri Reinhardt

Join us in welcoming TidBITS employee #4. Lauri Reinhardt began her new job today as Director of Customer Service!Show full article

Comcast Expanding Data Caps: How You Can Respond

Comcast is rolling out data caps to more of its cable Internet customers. Josh Centers lists your options for dealing with them.Show full article

Former Apple Design Gurus Criticize Apple’s Current Designs

If you’ve ever found yourself stymied in trying to use Apple’s current apps, a Fast Company article by design gurus Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini lays out some of the mistakes Apple is making.Show full article

NetNewsWire Updates Solid But Fail to Impress

NetNewsWire was the king of Apple-centric RSS readers long ago, but has lately been overshadowed by the likes of Feedly and Reeder. Now, publisher Black Pixel has revived the newsreader app for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even the Apple TV. But these apps feel like also-rans in their current forms.Show full article

FunBITS: Preparing for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Star Wars fans are champing at the bit for the franchise’s first new movie in a decade. Managing Editor and Star Wars buff Josh Centers explains how you can scratch your Star Wars itch with your Apple devices.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 November 2015

Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner 4.4, Type2Phone 3.0, Mactracker 7.5, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9.3, Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.8, BBEdit 11.1.4, and Pages 5.6.1, Numbers 3.6.1, and Keynote 6.6.1 for Mac.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 16 November 2015

Good news for international travelers this week as Verizon rolls out new, improved international options. Comcast is testing a new streaming video service in the Boston area, T-Mobile is uncapping its LTE network for some video services, the Mac App Store is literally breaking apps, Apple Music lands on Android, and the increasingly chatty Tim Cook shares his thoughts on encryption, the PC’s decline, and Apple’s future in medical devices.Show full article

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