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TidBITS#1391/23-Oct-2017

The recently revealed KRACK vulnerability that affects most Wi-Fi connections has caused a good deal of concern in the Apple world, but as Glenn Fleishman explains, it’s not all that it’s KRACKed up to be. Jeff Carlson joins us this week to look at iOS 11’s new long exposure feature, which makes it easy for any photographer to take what were once labor-intensive shots. Adam Engst reviews Cardhop, a new Mac contact manager from the creators of Fantastical, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata examines the hardware announcements from Google’s latest event in the context of how they compete with Apple products. Notable software releases this week include GraphicConverter 10.5.1, SEE Finance 1.1.11, Merlin Project 4.3, Fantastical 2.4.3, Delicious Library 3.7, EagleFiler 1.8.1, BBEdit 12.0.1, and DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.16.

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Cardhop Puts Contacts Front and Center

Contact management is boring, and Apple’s Contacts app is terrible. That’s why the new Cardhop app from Flexibits might catch your fancy — it’s easily accessed, attractive, and quick to use via its natural language parser.

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ExtraBITS for 23 October 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the Mac mini is important to Apple’s future (we’ll believe him when we see a real update!), Apple recommends running a specific Terminal command before selling a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, and we learn what the iPod’s creator is up to now.