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#1428: Apple posts record Q3 profits, Apple terminates app affiliates, USB Restricted Mode explained, Siri relationship tips

Apple had a busy week. The company posted record revenues and profits for its third fiscal quarter and then terminated affiliate fees for Mac and iOS app sales. Adam Engst sees this move as unnecessary, mean-spirited, and harmful. Also this week, Josh Centers shares tips about how to teach Siri about the people in your life and explores what the new USB Restricted Mode in iOS 11.4.1 means for you. Notable Mac app releases this week include Bookends 13.1.2, Cardhop 1.1.3, and ScreenFlow 8.0.

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ScreenFlow 8.0 4 comments

ScreenFlow 8.0

Major upgrade of screencast recording and video editing app with new Templates and Styles features, plus access to an integrated Stock Media Library. ($129 new, upgrade pricing available, 110 MB)

Bookends 13.1.2 No comments

Bookends 13.1.2

Adds a floating citation feature that is available when using a word processor, Scrivener, DEVONthink, or Tinderbox. ($59.99 new, free update, 49.4 MB)

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Reddit Announces Account Data Breach 6 comments

Reddit Announces Account Data Breach

Social news site Reddit has announced a relatively minor data theft that’s a good reminder to change old passwords, turn on two-factor authentication, and delete any Reddit content you don’t want linked to your email address.

AT&T and Verizon Sticking It to Rural DSL Customers? 17 comments

AT&T and Verizon Sticking It to Rural DSL Customers?

AT&T and Verizon are both eliminating lower-priced Internet service tiers even though they haven’t extended faster speeds to rural customers. The net effect is that rural DSL customers are paying the same rates as urban fiber-optic customers for much slower speeds.