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Verizon Wireless Offers More Data for More Money

Verizon Wireless is offering higher data allowances and more features, but they will cost you.Show full article

MacNN and Tekserve Close, EveryMac and Mactracker Carry On

One of the responsibilities that comes with longevity is marking the passings and anniversaries of others. We’re sad to report that the Apple news site MacNN has closed, as will the longstanding New York City Apple reseller Tekserve. On the plus side, spec site EveryMac.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and the similarly useful spec app Mactracker recently hit 15 years.Show full article

Sling TV, a Cord Cutter’s Delight, Arrives on Apple TV

The Sling TV service offers cable-style programming over the Internet at a lower cost, but a lack of Apple TV compatibility has kept many users away. Sling TV has now released an Apple TV app with a revamped interface. Julio Ojeda-Zapata reviews the app.Show full article

OS X Hidden Treasures: Typing Exotic Characters

OS X offers many, many more characters than you can type on your keyboard, from emoji to handy typographic symbols. We explain how you can figure out what they are and enter them in messages and documents.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 11 July 2016

Notable software releases this week include BBEdit 11.6, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.0.2, Mellel 3.5, Audio Hijack 3.3.1, and Capto 1.0.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 11 July 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, Walmart Pay becomes available at thousands of Walmart stores throughout the United States, we learn why some apps are intentionally slow, the EasyDoc malware targets unsuspecting Mac users, and iOS 10 will help you register for organ donation.Show full article

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