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Podcast 527: 7 Pluses and a few minuses

Glenn and Susie love the iPhone 7 Plus, but still find things to complain about. It's our way.

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MacBook rumors heat up: New Pro models expected in October

Apple is on track to release new MacBook Pros next month with touchscreen bars to replace the keyboard's function keys.

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New USB-C audio standard joins the iPhone 7's quest to kill the headphone jack

USB Type-C audio is finished, and the 3.5 mm headphone jack's days are numbered.

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Nuance Dragon Professional Individual for Mac 6.0 review: Better performance and accuracy

Speech recognition interface can mix mix dictating and typing in certain apps.

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How to solve an app blocking your screen when your Mac hasn’t crashed

Spaces can solve a foreground app that can’t be dismissed or quit.

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What's next for Siri?

Apple's assistant needs to branch out into the home—well, after it gets better at just understanding what we want.

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Dead air: Snap judgment on the AirPods

Just a few minutes with the AirPods will validate all your preconceived ideas about them.

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Roku has an app problem, but it's working on solutions

Roku's new hardware really needs first-class apps to go with it.

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You'll start seeing Search Ads in the App Store on October 5

Apple has told iOS developers when they'll be able to start advertising their apps in search results.

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Apple keeps track of all the phone numbers you contact using iMessage

Apple has shared data from its server logs with police.

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Aetna will give Apple Watches to employees, and subsidize them for customers

Health insurer Aetna said it plans to give employees 50,000 free Apple Watches and subsidize the cost of the mobile device for a select number of its largest customers in an effort to bolster its analytics-based mobile wellness and healthcare management programs.

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Why 'Transfer Purchases' doesn't copy apps to iTunes when backing up your iPhone

Apple made a change to how your iOS apps are downloaded to your iTunes library. It can affect how you back up your device.

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This Week in iOS Accessories: Wow! It's wireless!

This week's roundup brings even more wireless headphone options for your new iPhone 7.

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DxO OpticsPro 11 review: Innovative image processor makes your photos look their best

Mac app uses science and research in service to creativity.

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Blow up: iPhone 7 Plus uses digital zoom instead of optical more often than you'd expect

Using the 2x setting in iPhone 7 Plus's Camera app doesn't always mean the telephoto lens will take the photo. If you're too close your subject, or there isn't enough light, the app will use the "regular" wide-angle lens and digitally zoom the photo instead.