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iOS 10.3 Adds New File System, Find My AirPods, and More

The iOS 10.3 update introduces huge new changes, such as the new APFS file system, AirPods support in Find My iPhone, cross-platform iTunes movie rentals, developer responses to App Store reviews, and more.Show full article

Apple Releases macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2

The most significant release of the day may have been iOS 10.3, but Apple showed some love to its other three operating systems as well, adding a new feature or two and providing some bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements.Show full article

Apple Replaces iPad Air 2 with New 9.7-inch iPad

Apple has quietly released a cheaper 9.7-inch iPad to replace the aging iPad Air 2. The company also doubled the storage space for the iPad mini 4 and dropped the iPad mini 2.Show full article

Apple Introduces (PRODUCT)RED iPhones, Doubles iPhone SE Storage

Apple has released a new iPhone 7 color, doubled iPhone SE storage tiers, and rolled out new colors for iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands.Show full article

What Apple’s Purchase of Workflow Means for Automation

Apple’s months-long saga involving automation has taken a twist with the company’s purchase of the popular iOS automation app Workflow.Show full article

Why Take Control Was Briefly Labeled “Not Secure”

For a few days recently, Google Chrome users were warned “Your connection is not private” when loading the Take Control Web site. Luckily, that statement was far more extreme than the reality, since Google was instead punishing a top-level certificate authority for bad behavior. Nonetheless, we had to switch to a new certificate authority quickly. Adam Engst tells the story.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 27 March 2017

Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.6, EagleFiler 1.7.5, GraphicConverter 10.4, HoudahGeo 5.1.8, PopChar X 7.7, and Default Folder X 5.1.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 27 March 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple has announced (but not released) Clips, a new social photo and video app, and the U.S. and UK have both banned large carry-on electronics from flights originating from several African and Middle Eastern countries.Show full article

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