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Apple Support App Streamlines Support Options in iOS

Apple has released a new Apple Support app for iOS to streamline the support process. It’s far from ground-breaking but is nonetheless useful.Show full article

How to Fix Connection Problems with the AirPods

Just a few days after receiving them, Josh Centers started to have connection and stuttering problems with his AirPods. Here’s how he fixed them.Show full article

macOS 10.12.2 Sierra Focuses on New MacBook Pros

The macOS 10.12.2 Sierra update offers a few important fixes for the recently released MacBook Pro models, as well as some improvements that will benefit any Sierra user.Show full article

Sierra PDF Problems Get Worse in 10.12.2

The initial problems ScanSnap had in Sierra were just the beginning. It turns out that Apple rewrote the underlying PDFKit in Sierra and introduced numerous bugs that are bedeviling Mac developers and users alike. The quick takeaway? Don’t edit PDFs in Sierra’s Preview for now!Show full article

Apple’s Wireless AirPods Were Worth the Wait

AirPods, Apple’s cordless versions of its iconic EarPods, are finally here. Julio Ojeda-Zapata spent time with the Bluetooth earbuds and found them to be worth the wait. Their audio quality is not spectacular, but voice calling works superbly, and wireless pairing with Macs and iOS devices is painless.Show full article

Investigating ChronoSync 4.7 for Cloud Backup

The latest update to the long-standing synchronization and backup app ChronoSync lets you perform scheduled backups to Amazon S3 and Google Cloud and via SFTP. This is particularly interesting from the perspective of off-site backups.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2 January 2017

Notable software releases this week include SEE Finance 1.1.2, ChronoSync 4.7.2, HandBrake 1.0.1, GraphicConverter 10.3, Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.4.1, LaunchBar 6.8, MoneyWiz 2.5.3, Default Folder X 5.1, Boom 2 v1.5.1, Capto 1.2.3, BBEdit 11.6.3, and iTunes 12.5.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 2 January 2017

We’re kicking off 2017’s ExtraBITS with two distressing links for Mac fans: a critical review of the new MacBook Pro by a professional filmmaker and evidence that the Mac is losing clout inside Apple.Show full article

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