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It’s Not You, iTunes 12.5 Keeps Updating

If you’ve been confused by three quick updates to iTunes that all have the same release notes, you’re not alone.Show full article

Responding to Complaints, Apple Drops Adapter and Monitor Prices

People are angry about all the adapters required for the new line of MacBook Pro laptops, but thankfully Apple is temporarily reducing prices on those adapters and the LG 4K and 5K monitors.Show full article

Explaining Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and Everything In Between

The new MacBook Pro laptops are the first Macs with Thunderbolt 3, a standard that uses the USB-C plug style and retains USB compatibility. But what’s most interesting about Thunderbolt 3 is how it supports numerous other protocols, including USB, Thunderbolt 2, FireWire, DisplayPort, and Ethernet, with the addition of appropriate adapters.Show full article

Feed Hawk Is Useful But Not Essential for RSS Junkies

The iOS app Feed Hawk helps RSS users subscribe to their favorite sites with ease. The app is far from indispensable, however, with the emergence of other RSS tools for the iPhone and iPad. Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 November 2016

Notable software releases this week include Fantastical 2.3 and Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.6.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 7 November 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, developer Marco Arment argues for the Mac Pro’s continued existence, while Apple’s Phil Schiller and Jony Ive give rare interviews to discuss the new MacBook Pro.Show full article

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