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TidBITS#1390/16-Oct-2017

Apple is on a roll with its third iOS 11 update in three weeks — iOS 11.0.3 fixes audio and haptic issues with the iPhone 7. Adam Engst offers a preview of the upcoming MacTech Conference, where he and Tonya Engst will be teaching a workshop on content strategies for IT pros. Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 12, with a modernized code base and exciting new features like columnar data manipulation. Finally, Josh Centers reports on the just-released Movies Anywhere service, which syncs movie purchases from top studios to popular digital platforms, and he examines five new features of the Notes app in iOS 11. Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.39, Live Home 3D 3.3, Coda 2.6.8, SoundSource 3.0.2, 1Password 6.8.3, Parallels Desktop 13.1, PopChar X 8.2, and ChronoSync 4.8.2.

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MacTech Conference Keynote and TidBITS Content Strategy Workshop

MacTech has announced that the MacTech Conference keynote will be given by well-known programmer and security researcher Trammell Hudson, who is known for numerous reverse-engineering exploits. Also, Adam and Tonya Engst will be teaching a half-day pre-conference workshop for IT pros and consultants on creating a compelling content strategy.

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ExtraBITS for 16 October 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has already patched the WPA2 KRACK vulnerability in its operating system betas and is offering free MacBook Pro battery repairs for select models if you’re willing to wait a month, iFixit’s CEO explains why repairs are good for the economy, and we have two articles about how some smartphone and social media pioneers are having second thoughts about their creations.