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iOS 10.1 Adds Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus, Fixes Numerous Bugs

iOS 10.1 adds the promised Portrait mode to the Camera app on iPhone 7 Plus, the option to replay Messages effects, a slew of improvements for Japanese mass transit users, and a host of miscellaneous fixes.Show full article

macOS 10.12.1 Sierra, watchOS 3.1, and tvOS 10.0.1 Mostly Fix Bugs

Apple has released its first set of updates for macOS 10.12, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10 to address a variety of bugs. If you have already updated to the major releases, these updates are worth installing soon, but if not, hold off for another week or so to make sure they haven’t introduced some new problem.Show full article

MacTech Conference 2016 to Be Keynoted by NASA Chief Engineer

MacTech has now announced that Marshall Smith, NASA’s Chief Engineer of Human Exploration Systems, will be giving the keynote at MacTech Conference 2016. Smith will be talking about NASA’s plans for sending humans to Mars and what sort of collaborative efforts at the enterprise level are necessary to achieve such a goal.Show full article

Be Careful When Buying Apple Accessories on Amazon

If you’re looking for genuine Apple accessories, you may want to steer clear of Amazon due to the prevalence of counterfeit products. Thankfully, Apple is taking action.Show full article

Massive DDoS Attack Blocks Access to U.S. Web Sites

Jeff Porten explains just what the heck was going on with the Internet last Friday.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24 October 2016

Notable software releases this week include Mactracker 7.6, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 8.2.1, ChronoSync 4.7 and ChronoAgent 1.6.1, SpamSieve 2.9.26, 1Password 6.3.5, BusyCal 3.1.1, and Audio Hijack 3.3.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 24 October 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, AT&T seeks to purchase Time Warner, T-Mobile pays a heavy price for data throttling, we say goodbye to Macworld founder David Bunnell, Apple reveals plans to build home automation into newly built homes, and we review Apple’s $49 iPhone 7 Plus case in 49 words.Show full article

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