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NASA Delights Space Geeks with New Apple TV App

NASA has released an Apple TV app that is sure to keep space geeks busy for weeks. The app for the fourth-generation Apple TV has images, video, satellite tracking, and even a radio station with a pop soundtrack.Show full article

Why Apple Might Buy Tidal

Why would Apple purchase a struggling music streaming service? Josh Centers explains why Tidal might be key to Apple’s future.Show full article

BusyCal Updates Mac Calendar Alternative, Expands to iOS

For those who spend a lot of time in their calendars, BusyMac has updated its Calendar alternative BusyCal with a modern interface look, support for travel time, inclusion of timed to-dos in the main views, and a new iOS version that mimics the basic feature set and look of the Mac version.Show full article

Eero Provides Good Wi-Fi Coverage in a Handsome Package

A fast and stable Wi-Fi network can be complex to create and maintain, and ensuring consistent coverage is an ordeal that often means putting an unsightly access point in the middle of your house. Now, a company called Eero has released a lovely wireless networking device that sets up easily and works in groups of three or more to blanket a residence in Wi-Fi.Show full article

Eye-Fi Demonstrates the Danger of Cloud-Dependent Hardware

A maker of SD cards with embedded Wi-Fi will disable services and some features for models sold as recently as March 2015.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 4 July 2016

Notable software releases this week are brought to you by the letters “F” and “K” and include Fantastical 2.2.4, f.lux 37.3, KeyCue 8.1, and Keyboard Maestro 7.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 4 July 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, Jason Snell argues in favor of the iPhone’s headphone jack, Evernote makes some controversial changes, and Amazon introduces a new Page Flip feature to most of the Kindle ecosystem.Show full article

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