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No TidBITS Issue on 27 November 2017

We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to post articles and ExtraBITS links on our Web site. You can look forward to the next email issue on 4 December 2017.Show full article

iOS 11.1.2 Fixes iPhone X Cold and Live Photo Problems

Apple has released an iOS 11 update to address a couple of small iPhone X issues related to usage in cold climates and distortion in Live Photos and videos.Show full article

Apple Starts Pushing High Sierra on Unsuspecting Mac Users

Many Mac users are suddenly being prompted to install macOS 10.13 High Sierra. If you don’t want to tie up your Mac for an hour or more — and end up with High Sierra! — read on to learn how to stop the upgrade process.Show full article

Next-Generation TidBITS Infrastructure in the Works

Heads up! We’ve begun the process of completely revamping TidBITS’s Internet presence and expect to start rolling out big changes in early 2018. You can look forward to a modernized TidBITS experience that’s more visually appealing and mobile friendly.Show full article

Practical Ways To Use QR Codes

iOS 11’s Camera app now automatically recognizes QR codes, those square sets of black rectangles that contain URLs, Wi-Fi connection details, contacts, and much more. Here’s how to create and deploy QR codes in practical and useful ways.Show full article

iPad Productivity Gets a Boost with iOS 11

Julio Ojeda-Zapata has long relied on the iPad for mobile productivity, but he chafed at the limitations imposed by iOS compared to macOS. Now, tablet-specific improvements to iOS 11 make the iPad a better machine for work on the go.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 November 2017

Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.40, OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.2, and KeyCue 8.6.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 20 November 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple announced that it is delaying the HomePod until next year, Gizmodo exposes the secrets of Facebook’s creepiness, and the Web’s inventor expresses concern for its future.Show full article

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