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Rogue Amoeba Marks Its 15th Anniversary

Congratulations to our friends at Rogue Amoeba for 15 years of providing great audio software to the Mac community!Show full article

Amazon Unveils New Fire TV and Echo Smart Speakers

Amazon is countering Apple’s new Apple TV 4K and upcoming HomePod with a 4K-capable Fire TV and an assortment of aggressively priced Echo smart speakers.Show full article

iOS 11.0.1 Fixes Mail Bug with Microsoft-hosted Accounts

Apple has released the first update to iOS 11 with almost no notes, but it appears to fix Mail problems when sending via Microsoft-hosted email accounts.Show full article

Apple’s Late 2017 Collection: A Roundup of Reviews

Not sure which of the new Apple devices — the iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K — are worth buying? Josh Centers has found the best reviews from the media outlets that were lucky enough to get pre-release products from Apple.Show full article

With a Stolen iCloud Password, Your Mac Can Be Held Hostage

Users who have Find My Mac enabled but are relying on weak iCloud passwords that have been stolen in mass breaches have had their Macs locked by extortionists. We need to change iCloud passwords immediately and, longer term, give up outdated password ideas.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2 October 2017

Notable software releases this week include Interarchy 10.0.7, iFinance 4.3.1, FileMaker Pro 16.0.2, VMware Fusion 10.0.1, BusyCal 3.2.2 and BusyContacts 1.2.2, Piezo 1.5.5, Hazel 4.2, iStat Menus 6.0, Mellel 4.0.1, iBooks Author 2.6, Banktivity 6.2, ScreenFlow 7.1, OmniFocus 2.11, Yojimbo 4.1.1, Airfoil 5.6.4, ChronoSync 4.8.1, macOS Server 5.4, iMovie 10.1.7, and OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.1.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 2 October 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Twitter has seemingly dropped its Apple Watch app, the FCC wants Apple to enable radio chips that don’t exist, Apple explains Face ID security details, Twitter is experimenting with doubling its character limit, Siri goes back to using Google searches, and it turns out that you can pair a cellular-capable Apple Watch Series 3 with an Android phone, though doing so is a bad idea.Show full article

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