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TidBITS#1380/07-Aug-2017

Apple posted billions of dollars in profit once again in Q3 2017, and the iPad saw its first year-over-year sales growth in some time. Adam Engst shares a quick tip about the SSD sizes of different iMac Fusion Drives (avoid the 1 TB version!), and Josh Centers offers a critique of the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Finally, Glenn Fleishman delivers a comprehensive overview of fax apps for iOS. Notable software releases this week include ScreenFlow 7.0, OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.1.1, Fission 2.3.2, and Airfoil 5.6.2.

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What’s Wrong with the Touch Bar

After close to a year with a 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Josh Centers doesn’t find Apple’s new alternative input device all that useful. He explains why, and offers some suggestions for how Apple could make it better.