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TidBITS#1388/02-Oct-2017

The leaves are turning in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means a new crop of tech devices! Josh Centers has compiled the best reviews of the iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K, and he also looks at Amazon’s new Alexa-powered offerings and updated Fire TV. In other news, Mac audio app maker Rogue Amoeba is celebrating 15 years in business, and Apple has released iOS 11.0.1 to bash a bug that bedeviled users who relied on Microsoft-hosted email accounts. Finally, an iCloud exploit could let an attacker lock your Mac and try to extort a ransom from you — here’s how to prevent it and how to recover if you’re affected. This week brought a vast number of notable software releases, including Interarchy 10.0.7, iFinance 4.3.1, FileMaker Pro 16.0.2, VMware Fusion 10.0.1, BusyCal 3.2.2 and BusyContacts 1.2.2, Piezo 1.5.5, Hazel 4.2, iStat Menus 6.0, Mellel 4.0.1, iBooks Author 2.6, Banktivity 6.2, ScreenFlow 7.1, OmniFocus 2.11, Yojimbo 4.1.1, Airfoil 5.6.4, ChronoSync 4.8.1, macOS Server 5.4, iMovie 10.1.7, and OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.1.2.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2 October 2017

Notable software releases this week include Interarchy 10.0.7, iFinance 4.3.1, FileMaker Pro 16.0.2, VMware Fusion 10.0.1, BusyCal 3.2.2 and BusyContacts 1.2.2, Piezo 1.5.5, Hazel 4.2, iStat Menus 6.0, Mellel 4.0.1, iBooks Author 2.6, Banktivity 6.2, ScreenFlow 7.1, OmniFocus 2.11, Yojimbo 4.1.1, Airfoil 5.6.4, ChronoSync 4.8.1, macOS Server 5.4, iMovie 10.1.7, and OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.1.2.

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ExtraBITS for 2 October 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Twitter has seemingly dropped its Apple Watch app, the FCC wants Apple to enable radio chips that don’t exist, Apple explains Face ID security details, Twitter is experimenting with doubling its character limit, Siri goes back to using Google searches, and it turns out that you can pair a cellular-capable Apple Watch Series 3 with an Android phone, though doing so is a bad idea.