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TidBITS#1394/13-Nov-2017

Oops! Apple released a small iOS 11.1.1 update last week to fix an embarrassing bug that could mess up when you typed the letter “i.” Security expert Rich Mogull has been blown away by Face ID on the iPhone X, and he joins us to explain its innovative concept of “continuous authentication” and ponder its possibilities. Also joining us this week is Take Control publisher Joe Kissell, who reviews Panorama X, the long-awaited update to the legendary Mac database. Are you scratching your head for holiday gift ideas? Jeff Porten visited the PEPCOM Holiday Expo to find the freshest gadgets for this holiday season. Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.4, Bookends 13.0, Retrospect 14.6, SuperDuper 3.0, Tinderbox 7.3, and ChronoSync 4.8.3.

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ExtraBITS for 13 November 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple defends its tax practices, Facebook’s first president is having second thoughts about social media, Jony Ive sits down for a new interview, and iOS 11 calculator lag is causing fundamental math errors.