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#1707: iOS 17.5.1 fixes reappearing photos bug, Slack AI privacy principles controversy, tech tips for business travel

The Internet was in a twist late last week, first as reports surfaced about iOS 17.5 bringing back deleted photos and then as an awkward opt-out provision of Slack’s AI privacy principles was taken out of context. We look at the reappearing photo bug in relation to the just-released iOS 17.5.1, and Adam Engst points out the irony that ChatGPT did a better job of understanding the Slack document than people on social media. Finally, Adam reports on new tech-related aspects of travel he encountered on his first business trip since the pandemic. Notable Mac app releases this week include 1Password 8.10.32, Audio Hijack 4.4.1, BBEdit 15.1, Carbon Copy Cloner 7.0, FastScripts 3.3.2, Little Snitch 5.7.6, and Safari 17.5.

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Notes on Post-Pandemic Business Travel

Adam Engst took his first business trip in four years and found that some things have changed. He took advantage of packing and flight tracking apps, got free Wi-Fi on several flights, discovered that USB Type-A to USB-C cables are essential, learned that TSA PreCheck is easier to get, and ran across his second App Clip ever. 

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BBEdit 15.1

Renames ChatGPT Worksheets to AI Chat Worksheet with preferences that provide settings to select alternative services. ($59.99 new, free update, 29.7 MB, macOS 11+