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  • Mailplane 4.2

    Mon 3:42pm By Agen Schmitz
    Improves support for macOS 10.15 Catalina and adds the capability to manage bookmarks. ($29.95 new, free update, 68.8 MB)
  • Airfoil 5.8.8

    Mon 3:40pm By Agen Schmitz
    Brings full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina to the wireless audio broadcasting app. ($29 new, free update, 18.0 MB)
  • VueScan: Not the ScanSnap Replacement You’re Looking For

    Mon 11:50am By Dave Kitabjian
    If you have a ScanSnap S1300, S1500, or S1500M scanner, you should be legitimately worried that its 32-bit software will no longer run in macOS 10.15 Catalina. Dave Kitabjian discusses your options, with an in-depth look at third-party scanner software…
  • Tinderbox 8.2.1

    Sat 11:12am By Agen Schmitz
    Interim release for the note-taking assistant and information manager with a hearty helping of improvements. ($249 new, free update, 38.4 MB)
  • SuperDuper 3.3

    Sat 11:07am By Agen Schmitz
    Brings full support for backing up and restoring macOS 10.15 Catalina as well as several improvements. ($27.95 new, free update, 7.0 MB)
  • Jamf and the Matter Innovation Hub

    Nov 26, 2019, 10:16 am By Adam Engst
    One of the most interesting aspects of the Jamf Nation User Conference has been the Innovation Hub educational outreach program for schools in developing nations, instantiated last year by a classroom in a shipping container. Adam Engst describes where the…
  • iOS 13 Bugs Cause Apple to Overhaul Software Testing

    Nov 25, 2019, 3:29 pm By Josh Centers
    In the wake of complaints about iOS 13, Apple is revising its internal testing procedures, but the company’s proposed changes don’t address all the concerns laid out by former Apple engineer David Shayer.Read original article
  • TipBITS: Scroll More Quickly in iOS 13

    Nov 25, 2019, 2:26 pm By Josh Centers
    In iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple added scroll bar functionality that lets you quickly scroll through long documents and Web pages. It’s about time the iOS scroll bar did more than indicate your position in a document.
  • No TidBITS Issue on 2 December 2019

    Nov 25, 2019, 8:00 am By Adam Engst
    We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to publish articles on our Web site. You can look forward to the next email issue on 9 December 2019.
  • Luminar 4

    Nov 24, 2019, 9:41 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Major update for the machine-learning photo editing app brings an updated user interface and four new AI-powered tools. ($89 new, $74 upgrade, 18.8 MB)
  • SpamSieve 2.9.38

    Nov 24, 2019, 9:39 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Addresses numerous bug fixes related to macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($30 new, free update, 15.4 MB)
  • OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.5.1

    Nov 24, 2019, 9:36 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Improves compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina and addresses a data corruption issue. ($9.99/59.99 new, free update, 40.0 MB)
  • ChronoSync 4.9.6 and ChronoAgent 1.9.4

    Nov 24, 2019, 9:34 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance release for the synchronization and backup tool and its helper app with tweaks and bug fixes related to macOS 10.15 Catalina. (49.99 new for ChronoSync, $14.99 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 67 MB, 26.6 MB)
  • Amazon’s Ring Doorbells Sent Wi-Fi Passwords in the Clear

    Nov 21, 2019, 10:38 am By Josh Centers
    Security researchers have revealed that Amazon’s Ring doorbells were transmitting Wi-Fi passwords in the clear. That’s now fixed, but what other devices might be exposing your network traffic?Read original article
  • AstroHQ’s Luna Display Dongle Turns a Mac into a Second Display

    Nov 20, 2019, 4:10 pm By Julio Ojeda-Zapata
    AstroHQ’s Luna Display dongle can transform one Mac into a secondary display for another Mac. This is similar to what Apple’s Target Display Mode does, but that feature works only with iMacs of a certain vintage as a second display. Luna’s Mac-to-Mac…
  • Path Finder 9.0.4

    Nov 20, 2019, 3:59 pm By Adam Engst
    Brings back collapsible module shelves, improves compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina, and addresses bugs ($36 new, $18 upgrade, 15.6 MB)
  • DEVONthink 3.0.2

    Nov 19, 2019, 6:11 pm By Adam Engst
    Surprisingly significant update to the recently upgraded information management app with numerous additions, improvements, and bug fixes. ($99/$199/$499 new, upgrades available, 100.3 MB)
  • Amazon Music Opens Ad-Supported Free Tier for iOS Users

    Nov 19, 2019, 5:49 pm By Josh Centers
    Amazon is now offering an ad-supported free tier of its music service—which was previously exclusive to users of Amazon Echo devices—to iOS, Android, Fire TV, and Web users.Read original article
  • Places, Please! Geolocation in Apple’s Photos

    Nov 19, 2019, 3:50 pm By Donald C O'Shea
    You are on a tour bus in an unfamiliar city and you see something that you’d like to visit later. Take a picture of it with your iPhone, and the Places feature in the Photos app can locate it for you. With a new feature in Photos in iOS 13, you can even get…
  • iOS 13.2.3 Fixes Searching, Messages Attachments, Mail, and Background Downloading

    Nov 18, 2019, 3:51 pm By Josh Centers
    In what has become an almost weekly occurrence, Apple has once again updated iOS and iPadOS. This week’s update to version 13.2.3 aims to fix miscellaneous bugs related to search, message attachments, email, and background downloading of content.
  • ScreenFlow 9.0

    Nov 17, 2019, 10:06 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Major upgrade of the screencast recording and video editing app with added support for recording multiple screens simultaneously and a new Timeline Tools Palette. ($129 new, upgrade pricing available, 54.8 MB)
  • Using the Delta Airlines App and Apple Business Chat in a Snowpocalypse

    Nov 15, 2019, 5:24 pm By Adam Engst
    On a recent delay- and cancellation-plagued trip, Adam Engst found that the most effective resources for dealing with rebooking flights and getting questions answered were the Delta iPhone app and the company’s Business Chat-based support reps.
  • Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.14

    Nov 14, 2019, 4:00 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance update brings bug fixes and tweaks to the drive-cloning and backup utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 16 MB)
  • New 16-inch MacBook Pro Sends the Butterfly Keyboard Flying

    Nov 13, 2019, 12:33 pm By Josh Centers
    Apple has replaced the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a new 16-inch model that features a redesigned keyboard with a return to scissor switches and inverted-T arrow keys, as well as a few surprises.
  • Goldman Sachs Responds to Allegations of Apple Card Gender Bias

    Nov 12, 2019, 5:18 pm By Josh Centers
    Developer and entrepreneur David Heinemeier’s tweet about his wife’s paltry Apple Card credit limit has sparked a government investigation and a fierce debate about sexism in the financial industry.Read original article
  • IBM Finds Its Mac Users to Be More Productive Than PC Users

    Nov 12, 2019, 3:39 pm By Adam Engst
    In an ironic historical twist, IBM has one of the largest Mac installations in the world, and the company has now released research showing that its Mac users score higher on performance reviews, close larger sales, and are less likely to leave the company…
  • HandBrake 1.3.0

    Nov 11, 2019, 9:21 am By Agen Schmitz
    Enhances the queue user interface and adds support for Ultra HD Blu-ray discs without copy protection. (Free, 19.4 MB)
  • Sal Soghoian Reveals macOS’s Hidden Custom Control Panels

    Nov 10, 2019, 6:39 pm By Adam Engst
    At MacTech Conference, automation guru Sal Soghoian gave a talk in which he revealed how, with the addition of just a Luna Display dongle, anyone can use built-in macOS accessibility features to turn an iPad into a touch-sensitive custom controller for the…
  • 1Password 7.4

    Nov 8, 2019, 2:12 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance release for the password manager with some improvements and a healthy dose of bug fixes. ($64.99 new, free update, 50.8 MB)
  • Apple’s Revised Privacy Page Provides More Per-App Detail

    Nov 8, 2019, 1:23 pm By Josh Centers
    Apple has updated its privacy page with explanations of the specific privacy measures taken in its most popular apps, but questionable partnerships and sloppy programming hurt the company’s privacy-focused image.Read original article