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Take Control Books Having a 50%-Off Sale This Week

Our friends at Take Control are having a 50-percent-off sale this week, so if you’re looking for help with Apple’s latest releases, check it out now.Show full article

Using Long Exposure in iOS 11’s Photos App

iOS 11’s Long Exposure effect for Live Photos captured using an iPhone or iPad is impressive. Jeff Carlson compares what you would have to do to get the same shot with the iPhone and a traditional camera.Show full article

Wi-Fi Security Flaw Not As Bad As It’s KRACKed Up To Be

A security researcher found a fundamental flaw in the WPA2 security specification that underlies all Wi-Fi implementations. It lets an attacker decipher encrypted data between a device and a base station. However, the opportunity to exploit this flaw is limited and closing fast for hardware that can be updated.Show full article

Cardhop Puts Contacts Front and Center

Contact management is boring, and Apple’s Contacts app is terrible. That’s why the new Cardhop app from Flexibits might catch your fancy — it’s easily accessed, attractive, and quick to use via its natural language parser.Show full article

New Google Gear Once Again Takes Aim At Apple Products

Google for some time now has aimed to become a major player in the consumer hardware market, and that inevitably means competing with Apple. Google’s recent press event was crammed with products that are going up against Apple’s.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23 October 2017

Notable software releases this week include GraphicConverter 10.5.1, SEE Finance 1.1.11, Merlin Project 4.3, Fantastical 2.4.3, Delicious Library 3.7, EagleFiler 1.8.1, BBEdit 12.0.1, and DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.16.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 23 October 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the Mac mini is important to Apple’s future (we’ll believe him when we see a real update!), Apple recommends running a specific Terminal command before selling a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, and we learn what the iPod’s creator is up to now.Show full article

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