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Adam Engst

#1414: Cloudflare and Quad9 DNS, MacBook Pro battery replacements, TidBITS in Apple News

Apple has started a battery replacement program for certain non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro units. Adam Engst has the details, along with instructions on how we’re now publishing TidBITS in Apple News Format for optimal…

Josh Centers

#1413: macOS 10.13.4, iPads & kids, 32-bit apps, Apple Watch podcasts, iOS 11 Camera level feature

The recently released macOS 10.13.4 features in this week’s issue, with Adam Engst writing about boot failures that seem related to not installing it, and Josh Centers explaining how to find 32-bit apps that may…

Adam Engst

#1412: Bad Apple, macOS 10.13.4 dual displays, TidBITS transition, 1Password Business, Take Control 50%-off sale

Our transition to new Internet infrastructure continues, but it’s not without its teething pains. Adam Engst explains what has gone wrong, what we think we’ve fixed, and what’s still to come. If you haven’t yet…

Adam Engst

#1411: New TidBITS, iOS 11.3 and other OS updates, 9.7-inch iPad, iWork supports Apple Pencil, Apple education initiatives

Welcome to the snazzy new TidBITS issue, which is part of our complete Internet infrastructure overhaul! Adam Engst explains what has changed, but otherwise, the rest of this issue is chock full of Apple news.

Adam Engst

#1410: Finder freezes, Apple TV 4K HDR, reading on the iPad, TidBITS transition

If all goes as planned in our transition to WordPress, SendGrid, and Discourse later this week, this issue will mark the end of one era and the start of another. Adam Engst explains how the…

Adam Engst

#1409: HomePod vs. Amazon Echo and Google Home, PencilSnap, WWDC, Apple education event

We’re getting very close to rolling out the new TidBITS infrastructure, and Adam Engst provides a heads-up on the timing and a sneak peek at the new look. In other Apple-related announcements this week, Apple…

Adam Engst

#1408: Apple buys Texture, net neutrality, Canon Pixma iP110 printer, home automation

In breaking news today, Apple is acquiring digital magazine service Texture for an undisclosed sum and plans to integrate its content into Apple News. Geoff Duncan joins us to explain how the U.S. states are…

Adam Engst

#1407: WyzeCam review, iRig Mic HD 2 vs. Blue Yeti, Mac Twitter clients compared

In TidBITS this week, Josh Centers looks for (but can’t find many) faults in the $20 WyzeCam Wi-Fi security camera, and he compares IK Multimedia’s new iRig Mic HD 2 microphone to the well-reviewed Blue…

Adam Engst

#1406: Bad Apple #2 on Settings app, Live Photos to the rescue, 13 Qi wireless chargers

In iOS 11, Live Photos aren’t just a gimmick because you can use their video to rescue otherwise lousy photos — Josh Centers shows how. Adam Engst has penned his second Bad Apple column this…

Adam Engst

#1405: YouTube TV, Apple OS updates, HomePod rings, Facebook VPN & 2FA SMS bug

Apple is dealing with two major issues this week: yet another bug that lets particular text characters crash your device and the HomePod’s base leaving rings on fine wood furniture. We also report on…

Adam Engst

#1404: HomePod impressions, Farrago review, Winter Olympics, RIP John Perry Barlow, Carbonite

Apple’s much-awaited HomePod has finally hit the market, and Adam Engst offers his first impressions of Apple’s entry into the smart speaker race. The Winter Olympics are here again, and Josh Centers has your guide…

Adam Engst

#1403: Bad Apple #1, Apple Q1 financials, iPhone 7 repairs, PDF black rectangles, Apple TV controls

Despite flatter unit sales numbers, Apple once again broke records with its Q1 2018 revenues and profits. The company has also launched a repair program for iPhone 7 models that report “No Service” even when…

Adam Engst

#1402: CES 2018, HomePod date, macOS Server deprecated, minor OS updates, iOS 11.3 preview

We have a giant-sized issue of TidBITS for you this week, as we wrap up Jeff Porten’s coverage of CES 2018. But there’s lots more to read as well, since Apple has been showering us…

Adam Engst

#1401: More gadgets from CES, CARROT Weather, HomeKit, Data entry via dictation

If you’re struggling with manual entry of numeric data, Adam Engst has a hot tip that can make it as easy as speaking. Josh Centers takes a look at the snarky yet powerful CARROT Weather…

Adam Engst

#1400: CES gadgets & gizmos, WPA 3, iOS devices disabled from incorrect passcodes

This week’s issue of TidBITS focuses on the CES show in Las Vegas. Our roving correspondent Jeff Porten was once again on the floor to bring you his annual assortment of unusual gadgets, gizmos, and…