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Backblaze Now Sponsoring TidBITS

TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, a long-time Backblaze user, is thrilled to welcome the online backup company as our latest long-term sponsor.Show full article

Yoink Takes Mac Drag and Drop to the Next Level

The Yoink utility from Eternal Storms Software provides an intermediate “shelf” onto which you drag nearly anything on the Mac for temporary storage, and from which you can drag items out later. It’s a terrific enhancement of the standard drag-and-drop experience on the Mac.Show full article

Making Better Use of the Touch Bar

After complaining about its general lack of utility, Josh Centers has discovered some good uses for the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro.Show full article

Important High Sierra Changes for IT Admins

Those who support Mac users should know about a variety of changes coming in High Sierra that have implications for how you install, deployments that use imaging solutions, dealing with APFS-formatted volumes, installing kernel extensions, and caching content.Show full article

A Prairie HomeKit Companion: HomeKit Security Provides Peace of Mind

Julio Ojeda-Zapata frets about potential burglaries when he’s away from home, so before a recent trip he tricked out his house with Internet-connected video cameras, motion sensors, and smart outlets. Most, but not all of the gadgets work with Apple’s HomeKit, which points to lingering gaps in the company’s home-automation ecosystem.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 11 September 2017

The only notable software release this week was Retrospect 14.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 11 September 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, it turns out that streaming services are helping the music industry, we get a look at Siri’s past challenges and upcoming improvements, T-Mobile is offering a free Netflix subscription to subscribers, we learn some secrets of the new Steve Jobs Theater, Tim Cook has pledged to support Apple’s DACA employees, Pixelmator is planning a professional version, and Apple is ending the Apple Music Festival after a decade of concerts.Show full article

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