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#1437: Apple OS updates, Apple vs. Businessweek, Apple Watch Series 4 health monitoring, Wi-Fi naming, apps for reading TidBITS

In the news this week, Adam Engst examines Apple’s vehement denial of Bloomberg Businessweek’s claim that Chinese spies snuck malicious chips onto servers used by Apple and other tech companies. Plus, we share details of the minor iOS 12.0.1, watchOS 5.0.1, and tvOS 12.0.1 updates, and Glenn Fleishman explains how Wi-Fi is moving from unscrutable names like 802.11ac to simple generational numbering. Adam also looks at the new TidBITS News app and other app-based ways of reading TidBITS. Finally, Rich Mogull, who’s a paramedic as well as a security expert, spells out how the Apple Watch Series 4’s health monitoring features will and won’t save lives. Notable Mac app releases this week include macOS Server 5.7.1, BusyCal 3.4.4 and BusyContacts 1.2.17, and Little Snitch 4.2.1.

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macOS Server 5.7.1

Brings enhancements to Profile Manager and now requires macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($19.99 new, free update, 106 MB)

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