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macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update Fixes Early Bugs

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update to address five specific bugs that have affected early adopters of High Sierra. If you use Adobe InDesign, get email through Yahoo, or create encrypted APFS volumes, you’ll want to get this one right away.Show full article

iOS 11.0.2 Fixes iPhone 8 Crackling

Apple has released another update to iOS 11, this time to fix crackling issues during phone calls on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.Show full article

watchOS 4.0.1 Aims to Fix Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular Problems

In an attempt to address the problems early reviewers experienced with cellular connectivity on the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple has released watchOS 4.0.1 with a fix that prevents it from preferring inappropriate Wi-Fi networks instead of LTE.Show full article

Keyboard Maestro 8 Automates Even More of Your Mac Life

Peter Lewis of Stairways Software has released Keyboard Maestro 8, a major upgrade to the invaluable macro utility for the Mac. It gains over 100 new features, including the capability to send SMS messages and iMessages via Messages, trigger macros based on more events, prompt users within a macro, and much more.Show full article

PDFKit Improves Somewhat in High Sierra

If your workflow relies on third-party PDF-manipulation apps, High Sierra is an improvement over Sierra, but it may still not have caught up with El Capitan. Luckily, Apple has worked around most of the bugs in Preview.Show full article

Control Center’s New Networking States: On, Off, and In Between

In iOS 11, Apple slipped notable changes into its Control Center networking controls. They’re not obvious, but you can master them.Show full article

iOS 11 Brings New Document Manager to iWork

Apple has updated its iOS iWork suite to use iOS 11’s newly expanded file management capabilities. We look at how it all works.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 9 October 2017

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.3, Pixelmator 3.7, OmniFocus 2.11.1, iFlicks 2.6.1, Default Folder X 5.1.7, Alfred 3.5, Fantastical 2.4.2, and Bookends 12.8.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 9 October 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, we learn just how completely Yahoo was hacked in 2013, remember Eudora (fondly!), and discover how Philips has added HomeKit support to Hue accessories.Show full article

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