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iOS 11 to Bring Do Not Disturb While Driving

Do Not Disturb While Driving may make driving more enjoyable or even save your life. If you’re not into that, or if someone else can run your iPhone while you focus on the road, the feature can be turned off, either temporarily or permanently.Show full article

Preparing for a Possible Apple “Face ID” Technology

Leaked HomePod firmware points to a possible facial recognition feature in a future iPhone. TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull examines the implications and explains how you can evaluate the announcement if and when it comes.Show full article

CZUR M3000 Is an Inexpensive, Reliable Book Scanner

The CZUR M3000 is a (relatively) inexpensive way to digitize your physical books. Marc Zeedar discusses its pros and cons, and offers some tips for scanning books as efficiently as possible.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 August 2017

Notable software releases this week include CleanMyMac 3.8.6, Alfred 3.4.1, Mactracker 7.6.6, Bookends 12.8.3, and Microsoft Office 2016 15.37.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 21 August 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on the violent demonstrations that took place in Charlottesville, Apple is investing heavily in video content, and a botched firmware update has disabled many LockState smart locks.Show full article

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