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TidBITS 2017 Holiday Hiatus: Looking Back, Looking Forward

In keeping with our tradition, we’re going to take off the last few weeks of the year to spend with family and friends, so look for the next email issue of TidBITS on 8 January 2018. Thanks for your attention in 2017, and here’s looking forward to the major Internet infrastructure changes for TidBITS in 2018!Show full article

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 to Fix HomeKit Vulnerability

Apple has released small iOS and tvOS updates to fix a significant HomeKit vulnerability.Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 50% on Swift Publisher 5

See who won copies of Swift Publisher in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 50 percent on BeLight Software’s print design software.Show full article

WinterFest 2017 Starting Soon

Looking to save some money on Take Control books or apps from some of the most respected Mac developers? Check out WinterFest 2017, during which you can save 25 percent on a wide variety of books and apps.Show full article

Apple Releases the iMac Pro

Apple has indeed shipped the iMac Pro before the end of 2017. Josh Centers outlines the cost, features, and optional add-ons. It’s not cheap, but if you know you need the performance, price likely isn’t that much of an issue.Show full article

The iPhone Upgrade Program: A Year in Review

After one full cycle of living with Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, Josh Centers shares what he loves and hates about the service.Show full article

Why Lightroom CC Is a Big Step Up from Apple’s Photos

Adobe’s release of Lightroom CC, a new Lightroom application that exists alongside the existing version, has enthusiasts and everyday photographers wondering if it’s time to change photo tools. Jeff Carlson looks at Lightroom CC and explains why it’s a compelling step up from Apple’s Photos.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 December 2017

Notable software releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.4, Compressor 4.4, and Motion 5.4, Logic Pro X 10.3.3, Mellel 4.0.3, Moneydance 2017.6, and AirPort Base Station Firmware Updates 7.6.9 and 7.7.9.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 18 December 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, we learn that credit card signatures are going away soon, the FCC has voted to eradicate net neutrality, and another former executive has spoken out against Facebook.Show full article

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