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  • iTunes 12.5.4
    This update adds support for the new TV app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV. And with Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, use the scrubber to easily go to different parts of songs, movies, TV shows, and more.
    It also includes minor app and performance improvements.

  • Xcode 8.2 for OS X 10.11.5 or later (app store)
    includes Swift 3, SDKs for iOS 10.2, watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.2.
    - Touch Bar gains new actions and can be customized
    - Simulator installs an app by drag-and-drop onto the Simulator window
    - Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

  • 13" MacBook Pro review: the best computer you shouldn't buy (guardian)

  • About Apple TV (4th generation) Software Update 10.1
    - TV app: Discover new content or pick up where you left off in a current show or movie - all in one unified place. The TV app brings together all your shows and movies from services that you subscribe to, plus your purchases from iTunes. This feature is available only in the United States for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
    - Additional: This update also includes general performance and stability improvements.

  • TV App (US app store, for iOS 10.2/tvOS 10.1)

  • iOS 10.2 release notes (long list)

  • watchOS 3.1.1 release notes
    (not sure how common it was, but some early reports said this bricked their watch.)

  • Apple adds 'report junk' option for iCloud calendar spam (reddit)

  • Five Mac Utilities Everyone Can Use (sponsor blog)

  • Google Home iOS App v1.20.902 (iOS 8.0 or later)
    - Bug fixes and performance improvements
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    December 5th-9th, 2016 News Archive
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.12 Update (fix minor issue in 4.1.11)
  • Little Snitch 3.7.1 (4722) for OS X 10.10 and later
  • Apple lists Best of 2016 apps, music, movies and more
  • Understanding and Troubleshooting Kernel Panics in macOS
  • Posts on reported Battery Problems with Late 2016 MacBook Pro
  • Yamaha MusicCast Controller (US) iOS app v2.10 (iOS 9 or later)
  • Review of HGST Ultrastar He10 10TB Enterprise Hard Drive
  • Extending Home Networks: Comparing, HomePlug AV2, Wi-Fi Mesh
  • Chrome 55.0.2883.87 (stable channel update)
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - About macOS Recovery
    - How to reinstall macOS
    - How to install Windows using Boot Camp
    - How to set up and use an external Mac startup disk
    - About System Information on your Mac
    - How to move your files/data to a new Mac
    - Manually migrating data from another Mac (OS X)
    - What to do if your Mac doesn't sleep or wake
    - List of Apple Diagnostics: Reference (error) codes
    - If your Mac keeps asking for the login keychain password
    - If a Time Machine backup takes longer than you expect
    - If your Mac keeps asking for the login keychain password
    - How to use Single sign-on with your iOS device or Apple TV (4th gen)
    (with list of providers and apps that support single sign-on)
    - About Mac notebook batteries (Optimizing, Troubleshooting, Servicing)
    - Using 4K displays, 5K displays, and Ultra HD TVs with your Mac
    - Get help with video issues on external displays connected to your Mac
    - Get help with Home Sharing for iTunes libraries
    - Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points
    - How to Identify legitimate emails from the iTunes Store
    - How to use the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
    - If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won't connect to a Wi-Fi network
    - About macOS Recovery
    - Mac keyboard shortcuts
    - About Wi-Fi Assist

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