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Apple Beefs Up iMac and MacBook Lines, Teases the iMac Pro

As part of the announcement-heavy WWDC keynote, Apple has revved the iMac line with Intel’s 7th-generation Kaby Lake CPUs, higher performance graphics, brighter screens, and faster SSDs. The MacBook and MacBook Pro also get new CPUs, the MacBook becomes more expandable, and the MacBook Air receives a small speed bump. The most exciting news, however, was the announcement of the iMac Pro, due in December 2017.Show full article

2017 iMac Configuration Quirks: Don’t Get Burned!

An alert TidBITS reader tipped us off to some quirks in Apple’s online store when configuring the just-updated iMacs. Depending on which model you start with, you might end up with a worse configuration for the same price, or you might pay more for the same configuration.Show full article

ACEs Conference 2017: The Siren Song of Consulting

Adam Engst has returned from the ACEs Conference in Phoenix, which provided two packed days of business-oriented sessions for Apple consultants. If you’re in the business but couldn’t make it, read on to see what you missed.Show full article

Control Your Payment Card from Your iPhone

Ally Bank’s new Card Control app lets you control how your debit card is used, and other financial institutions offer similar solutions as well.Show full article

FileMaker 16’s Invisible Brilliance

With FileMaker 16, FileMaker Inc. has released a significant update to one of the world’s most popular database platforms. William Porter looks at some highlights of FileMaker 16 and explains why they matter to users and developers — and potentially to the rest of the Internet.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 12 June 2017

Notable software releases this week include Boom 3D 1.0, GarageBand 10.2, and Swift Publisher 5.0.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 12 June 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, scam apps seem to be making big money in the App Store, iOS review prompts are becoming less annoying, Apple is positioning the iPad for a comeback, and the company has announced the 2017 Apple Design Award winners.Show full article

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