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  • Backblaze’s 2022 Drive Stats Reveal Manufacturer and Model Reliability Trends

    14m By Adam Engst
    If you're trying to decide which large hard drive model to buy, check out Backblaze's drive stats for 2022, which show the reliability of each drive model the company uses in its data centers.Read original article
  • Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher 2.0.4

    Mon 11:33am By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance updates for the three Affinity graphic design apps with a bevy of bug fixes. ($69.99 new for each, free updates, various sizes, macOS 10.15+)
  • Lunar 5.9.5

    Mon 11:28am By Agen Schmitz
    Display brightness control utility adds support for the new M2-series MacBook Pro models. ($23 new, free update, 21.7 MB, macOS 11+)
  • Mastodon: A New Hope for Social Networking

    Fri 12:42pm By Glenn Fleishman
    With centralized, ad-driven social networks in disarray and suffering from misinformation, harassment, and declining users, can the long-simmering Mastodon microblogging system offer a distributed future for conversation and community?
  • Is Your Future Distributed? Welcome to the Fediverse!

    Fri 12:41pm By Glenn Fleishman
    A growing set of services let users on independently operated servers interlink with standard, open-source protocols for microblogging, photo sharing, and dozens of other purposes. Could the Fediverse be a solution to the ugliness of commercial service…
  • Additional GoTo Data Stolen in the LastPass Breach

    Thu 12:42pm By Adam Engst
    The repercussions of the LastPass breach continue to resonate, with parent company GoTo now admitting that data associated with its services Central, Pro, join.me, Hamachi, and RemotelyAnywhere was also stolen. Change your passwords and look for…
  • MarsEdit 5.0.2

    Thu 12:23pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance update for the recently upgraded blogging app. ($59.95 new, free update, 20.2 MB, macOS 10.15.4+)
  • BusyCal 2023.1.1

    Thu 12:21pm By Agen Schmitz
    Brings a few new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the calendar app. ($49.99 new, free update, 60.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • Apple Releases HomePod Software 16.3 and tvOS 16.3

    Jan 24, 2023, 5:33 pm By Adam Engst
    With the release of HomePod Software 16.3 and tvOS 16.3, Apple has completed its usual cycle of operating system updates. tvOS 16.3 has no changes worth describing, but HomePod Software 16.3 has quite a few improvements.
  • Apple Releases iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, and macOS 13.2 Ventura with Hardware Security Key Support

    Jan 23, 2023, 5:43 pm By Adam Engst
    The latest versions of Apple’s main operating systems add Security Keys for Apple ID, celebrate Black History Month with a new Unity Lock Screen wallpaper and Unity Mosaic Apple Watch face, and fix bugs and security vulnerabilities.
  • iOS 12.5.7 and iOS/iPadOS 15.7.3 Provide Security Fixes

    Jan 23, 2023, 5:39 pm By Adam Engst
    If you’re still using an iPhone or iPad that can’t update to iOS 16, Apple has released security updates for iOS 12 and iOS 15.
  • macOS Monterey 12.6.3 and Big Sur 11.7.3

    Jan 23, 2023, 5:36 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Security patches for Monterey and Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 12 and 11)
  • Safari 16.3

    Jan 23, 2023, 5:32 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Patches security vulnerabilities in Monterey and Big Sur. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11+)
  • Firefox 109

    Jan 23, 2023, 1:51 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Adjusts the behavior of mouse-wheel and trackpad scrolling while using Control or Command. (Free, 126 MB, macOS 10.12+)
  • Mimestream 0.41.2

    Jan 23, 2023, 1:49 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Collects an assortment of improvements and bug fixes for the Gmail-specific email app. (Free during beta, 12 MB, macOS 11+)
  • Apple Avoids Big Tech Layoffs, Other Tech Giants Focus on AI

    Jan 20, 2023, 4:48 pm By Adam Engst
    Amidst nearly 75,000 tech industry layoffs in the last year, Apple alone has avoided cutting headcount. Why? And what does it mean that the other tech giants all reference AI in their letters to employees?
  • Twitter Bans Third-Party Client Apps

    Jan 20, 2023, 3:09 pm By Adam Engst
    It's official—Twitter has changed its developer agreement to ban third-party apps like Twitterrific and Tweetbot. Would the last Twitter app out the door please turn off the lights?Read original article
  • BBEdit 14.6.3

    Jan 20, 2023, 12:54 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance release for the long-standing text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 24.7 MB, macOS 10.15.4+)
  • Audio Hijack 4.1

    Jan 20, 2023, 12:52 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Brings a lengthy list of enhancements to the audio-recording workflow app. ($64 new, free update, 36.5 MB, macOS 10.15+)
  • Default Folder X 5.7.4

    Jan 20, 2023, 12:50 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Addresses several reliability issues in the Open/Save dialog utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 13.7 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • Toast 20.1 Titanium and Pro

    Jan 20, 2023, 12:48 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance update for the digital media suite with a handful of bug fixes. ($99.99/$149.99 new, free update, macOS 10.14+)
  • Fetch 5.8.3

    Jan 20, 2023, 12:44 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance release addresses a performance problem with long transcripts in macOS 13 Ventura. ($29 new, free update, 10 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • Fantastical 3.7.6

    Jan 20, 2023, 12:43 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Adds support for Slack Huddle links and SecureVideo telehealth links. ($56.99 annual subscription, free update, 63 MB, macOS 11+)
  • Second-Generation HomePod Supports Spatial Audio, Temperature/Humidity Monitoring, and Sound…

    Jan 18, 2023, 12:33 pm By Adam Engst
    Apple has unexpectedly revived the full-size HomePod, releasing a second-generation model that supports spatial audio, includes a temperature/humidity sensor for home automations, and promises a Sound Recognition feature to detect alarms.
  • New Mac mini and MacBook Pro Models Powered by M2 Pro and M2 Max

    Jan 18, 2023, 9:44 am By Adam Engst
    Apple has unveiled its latest Apple silicon chips, the M2 Pro and M2 Max, and announced new M2 and M2 Pro models of the Mac mini, plus M2 Pro and M2 Max models of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
  • An Annotated Field Guide to Identifying Phish

    Jan 16, 2023, 5:24 pm By Adam Engst
    Phishing is one of the main ways that attackers breach corporate systems and compromise individual accounts. Follow along as Adam Engst walks you through six representative phishing messages and explains what aspects of them should trigger warning bells.
  • 1Password 8.9.13

    Jan 16, 2023, 12:10 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Brings improvements and bug fixes to the password manager. ($35.88 annual subscription new, free update, 2.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)
  • Ulysses 29.2

    Jan 16, 2023, 12:06 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance release with several tweaks and improvements for the writing app. ($5.99/$49.99 monthly/yearly subscription, free update, 29.7 MB, macOS 11+)
  • SpamSieve 2.9.51

    Jan 16, 2023, 12:05 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance release with improvements and fixes for the spam-filtering utility. ($30 new, free update, 21.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)
  • International Verify Your Backups Day

    Jan 13, 2023, 12:01 am By Adam Engst
    What better day than Friday the 13th to check that your backups are actually working by restoring some critical files?