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Run Ookla Speedtest from Your Menu Bar

For a quick test of your Internet connection’s performance, try Ookla’s Speedtest app for the Mac, which lets you perform ad-free speed tests with just a couple of clicks.Show full article

Why We Should Care about the Consumer Reports MacBook Pro Rating

Reviewers have a responsibility to understand how their testing differs from consumer use when problems arise because introducing confusion into the world reduces trust in technology journalism as a whole.Show full article

CES 2017: Gadget Finds on the CES Show Floor, Days 1 and 2

Having finished up with the media-only events, Jeff Porten hits the show floors of CES, and has many miles to go and products to write up for you before he sleeps.Show full article

CES 2017: Gadget Finds on the CES Show Floor, Days 3 and 4

Jeff Porten bids adieu to CES 2017 with a show floor wrap-up.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 January 2017

Notable software releases this week include Fantastical 2.3.3, HoudahGeo 5.1.5, and Typinator 7.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 16 January 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Jason Snell and a panel of Apple experts judge the company’s performance in 2016, developer Greg Raiz offers a better take on the iOS Activity sheet, former Apple automation guru Sal Soghoian explains why app extensions can’t replace existing Mac automation tools, collaboration tool Trello gets a new owner, and Apple veteran Chuq Von Rospach reviews Apple’s 2016.Show full article

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