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Explaining Sierra’s Optimized Storage

Many of the new Optimized Storage features in macOS Sierra will be appreciated by those whose drives are nearly full, but a few of the options have potentially worrying repercussions so we recommend reading this article and making sure you understand what can happen with your data before you turn on all the options. Adam Engst takes a deep dive into Optimized Storage to explain both the features and the concerns.

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Apple Keeps Making Its Case for Protecting iPhone Users

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New Services Renegotiate Your Connectivity Bills

Thoughts on Tim Cook’s Open Letter Criticizing Backdoors

Why Apple Defends Encryption

Dealing with Inexplicable Apple Error Messages

FunBITS: Testing the Siri Remote as a Game Controller

Former Apple Design Gurus Criticize Apple’s Current Designs


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Apps that Reveal the Apple TV’s Potential

A Not So Short List of People to Blame for Internet Content Woes

Retuning Rdio: Why I Dropped Apple Music

The Beats Solo2 Headphones Don’t Deserve Their Bad Rap

iPhone 6s Launch Sales Record Shows Apple’s Operational Success

Why You Should Upgrade (On Your Own Terms)

The Headphone Port: The Mac’s Achilles Heel

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