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Dictation Eases Data Entry

If you need to enter numbers, dates, or times into your Mac by hand, there’s an easier way than typing them with your keyboard. Instead, try dictating them into your iPhone or iPad!Show full article

CARROT Weather Predicts Cloudy with a Chance of Snark

CARROT Weather’s AI would kill you if it could, but since it can’t, it instead provides accurate and attractive weather forecasts. Josh Centers explains why CARROT Weather has become his favorite weather app.Show full article

HomeKit Hardware to Expect in 2018

Apple’s HomeKit home-automation ecosystem has been growing slowly but steadily, and numerous companies took advantage of CES 2018 to announce new HomeKit-compatible devices. Explore the most compelling new products with HomeKit expert Josh Centers.Show full article

CES 2018: ShowStoppers Prepares for the Collapse of Civilization

Jeff Porten, who never leaves civilization, finds several products designed to help you survive the wilderness, alongside things useful in cities.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22 January 2018

Notable software releases this week include GraphicConverter 10.5.4, Microsoft Office 2016 16.9, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.17, Mailplane 3.7.2, Fantastical 2.4.5, Ulysses 12.3, SoundSource 3.0.3, Piezo 1.5.6, 1Password 6.8.6, and Typinator 7.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 22 January 2018

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has been hit by a double dose of bad: a new form of DNS hijacking malware that targets the Mac and another crashing link bug for Messages in both macOS and iOS.Show full article

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