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TidBITS#1196/21-Oct-2013

MacBook Air owners take note — Apple has announced a replacement program for defective flash storage drives. Read on to learn if yours is affected. Much has been written about inaccurate positioning sensors in the iPhone 5s, but it’s little more than a tempest in a teapot. More worryingly, Google wants to embed your endorsements in ads shown to your friends; luckily, unlike Facebook, you can opt out. Glenn Fleishman chimes in on why Newsstand in iOS 7 is a bad deal for publishers, Josh Centers reviews the Level Money budgeting app, and Adam Engst examines the Infinite PDF iPad app that enables you to create interactive PDFs. We’re also pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, Avatron Software, makers of Air Display 2, and share the latest installment of FunBITS about the spooktacular Limbo for iOS. Notable software releases this week include LaunchBar 5.6, ReadKit 2.3.2, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.7, 1Password 4.0.3, Instacast 1.0.3, Downcast 1.0.3, Java for OS X 2013-005 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 17, Little Snitch 3.3, and Fission 2.1.4.

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ExtraBITS for 21 October 2013

This week, celebrated Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts announced that she’s joining Apple, David Pogue is moving from the New York Times to Yahoo, and the Nielsen Norman Group has published a damning critique of iOS 7’s interface.