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Retracting Criticism of LG UltraFine 5K Display Review Removal

It turns out that Apple did not remove reviews of the LG UltraFine 5K Display from its Apple Store page; the company never turned reviews on to start with. We therefore retract our criticism of Apple behavior that never took place; whether or not the LG display has problems is a different question.Show full article

Slack Shoehorns Threaded Messages into Its Interface

Slack has added its most-requested feature, threaded messages, to its group messaging service, but since it’s awkwardly integrated into the system’s existing interface, the result isn’t entirely successful.Show full article

A Prairie HomeKit Companion: Setting Up Accessories and Rooms

In this second installment of our HomeKit home automation series, Josh Centers walks you through setting up HomeKit Accessories and how to divide your Home into Rooms.Show full article

Setapp Offers Numerous Mac Apps for One Monthly Subscription Fee

Even if you’re leery of software subscriptions, Adam Engst explains why the multi-app Setapp service could be a good deal for both users and developers.Show full article

Aunt Agatha Ponders Her Digital Legacy

Joe Kissell invites his imaginary aunt to a private ask-me-anything about his new book, “Take Control of Your Digital Legacy,” in which he discusses the challenges and rewards of preserving your data for future generations.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 30 January 2017

Notable software releases this week include DEVONthink 2.9.10/DEVONnote 2.9.9, Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.4.3, Art Text 3.2, ChronoSync 4.7.3, Safari 10.0.3, and iTunes 12.5.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 30 January 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, we get a look at Apple’s and Amazon’s contrasting approaches to home automation, and Apple joins the Partnership on AI.Show full article

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