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TidBITS#1395/20-Nov-2017

Since we won’t have an email issue of TidBITS next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we have an extra-large one for you this week! Apple released iOS 11.1.2 to address cold-weather and video-distortion issues on the iPhone X, and the company is also making it too easy for unprepared Mac users to upgrade to macOS 10.13 High Sierra. We’re working on an update of our own: a complete infrastructure overhaul for TidBITS that will provide a more attractive, mobile-friendly site among much else. Finally, we wrap up with two feature articles: Glenn Fleishman explains how to take advantage of QR codes, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata details the iPad productivity improvements in iOS 11. Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.40, OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.2, and KeyCue 8.6.

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No TidBITS Issue on 27 November 2017

We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to post articles and ExtraBITS links on our Web site. You can look forward to the next email issue on 4 December 2017.

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Practical Ways To Use QR Codes

iOS 11’s Camera app now automatically recognizes QR codes, those square sets of black rectangles that contain URLs, Wi-Fi connection details, contacts, and much more. Here’s how to create and deploy QR codes in practical and useful ways.