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Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead at 70

John Perry Barlow — Internet pioneer, EFF co-founder, rancher, and Grateful Dead lyricist — has died. We look back on his contributions to the Internet.Show full article

Carbonite Raises Online Backup Prices

Were you thinking about taking advantage of the 50 percent discount CrashPlan for Home users get when switching to Carbonite? Although those discount prices remain the same for the first year, the regular price you’ll pay later for Carbonite service has increased by 12 to 20 percent.Show full article

How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics on Your Apple Devices

The Olympics are upon us once again, so here’s how you can watch them on your Apple devices.Show full article

Farrago: A Fun and Useful Soundboard for the Mac

Farrago is Rogue Amoeba’s new soundboard tool for podcasts and live performances. It’s a neat little tool for enhancing recordings or events of any sort with predefined sound clips.Show full article

HomePod First Impressions: Let the (Apple) Music Play

We’ve had the HomePod for a weekend, and for the most part, it has been a success when it comes to music, thanks to excellent audio quality and Siri spinning Apple Music tracks with aplomb. Siri on the HomePod has been less useful as a fount of general knowledge, or perhaps we just don’t have the right questions.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 12 February 2018

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.8, MarsEdit 4.0.7, VLC Media Player 3.0, BBEdit 12.1, ChronoSync 4.8.4, and DEVONagent 3.10.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 12 February 2018

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is reportedly scaling back new iOS features to focus on stability, your smart home devices could reveal more about you than you realize, and a malicious cryptominer was accidentally distributed by MacUpdate.Show full article

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