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  • The HomePod Is Slated to Debut in Japan

    Sat 2:20pm By Josh Centers
    Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is headed to Japan, indicating that Apple is far from giving up on it, despite its small market share.Read original article
  • Please Vote in the TidBITS 2019 Reader Survey!

    Fri 3:28pm By Adam Engst
    After nearly four years, it’s time once again for a reader survey to make sure we’re producing the kind of content you want to read. We’d appreciate it immensely if you would take a few minutes to give us feedback on our articles, Web site, and more.
  • Parallels Desktop 15.0

    Fri 1:02pm By Agen Schmitz
    Addresses issues with Insider Preview beta releases of Windows 10 and Office for Windows. ($79.99 anual subscription for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro and Business Editions, 204 MB)
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 16.28

    Fri 12:56pm By Agen Schmitz
    Monthly maintenance release brings new features to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)
  • How to Get the Most from Your Apple Card Benefits

    Wed 6:19pm By Josh Centers
    Apple is slowly rolling out its new Apple Card across the United States. If you’re an early adopter, here’s how to maximize your cashback benefits.
  • What It’s Like to Be Banished from Apple’s Garden

    Wed 5:04pm By Josh Centers
    Can you imagine what life would be like if Apple locked you out of your Apple ID? Unfortunately, it can happen through no fault of your own and may not be easy to fix.Read original article
  • Lightroom Classic CC 8.4

    Wed 4:47pm By Agen Schmitz
    Adds accelerated image editing with GPU support for smoother performance. ($9.99/19.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update)
  • GraphicConverter 11.0.1

    Wed 4:44pm By Agen Schmitz
    Major new release for the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs adds macros and improves RAW image editing. ($39.95 new, free update, 151 MB)
  • FAA Warns Airlines about 2015 15-inch MacBook Pros

    Wed 4:43pm By Josh Centers
    You may have trouble flying with a recalled 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro due to its potential fire hazard. It remains to be seen how airline and airport staff will distinguish between affected and unaffected units and those whose batteries have been replaced.Read…
  • Mailplane 4.1.4

    Wed 8:38am By Agen Schmitz
    Brings compatibility with the macOS 10.15 Catalina public beta, plus adds support for the Simplify Gmail extension and the DEVONthink 3 public beta. ($29.95 new, free update, 68.8 MB)
  • Keyboard Maestro 9.0

    Wed 8:34am By Agen Schmitz
    Major update for the automation and clipboard utility adds Dark Mode support, OCR for text in images, and JSON. ($36 new, $25 upgrade, 25.8 MB)
  • Why Can’t Users Teach Siri about Its Mistakes?

    Wed 8:26am By Adam Engst
    Apple took well-deserved flak in the press for having contractors listen to Siri conversations—and inadvertent initiations where people didn’t know they were being recorded. But Adam Engst suggests that we users should instead teach Siri about its mistakes.
  • CES 2019 Reviews: iPhone/MacBook Battery, Mac Equalizer App, and AirPods Alternatives

    Aug 12, 2019, 1:34 pm By Jeff Porten
    Roaming CES reporter Jeff Porten reviews three products he picked up at 2019’s CES: a battery that can charge an iPhone or MacBook, an audio equalizer app for the Mac, and a cheaper alternative to Apple’s AirPods.
  • Buy the Best Lightning to USB Adapter for iOS 13

    Aug 12, 2019, 1:28 pm By Josh Centers
    If you’re looking forward to USB drive and mouse support for your iPhone and iPad in Apple’s upcoming iOS 13, make sure you get the right Lightning adapter. You want the bigger one.
  • DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 6

    Aug 12, 2019, 11:46 am By Agen Schmitz
    Sixth public beta with another round of extensive improvements and fixes for the information management app. ($99/$149/$499 new, free update, 90.5 MB)
  • 1Password 7.3.2

    Aug 12, 2019, 11:44 am By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance release focused on improving the password manager's stability. ($64.99 new, free update, 51.3 MB)
  • ChronoSync 4.9.4

    Aug 12, 2019, 11:40 am By Agen Schmitz
    Maintenance release for the synchronization and backup app with a smattering of bug fixes and improvements. ($49.99 new, free update, 66.8 MB)
  • BusyCal 3.6.9

    Aug 12, 2019, 11:33 am By Agen Schmitz
    Adds the capability to display an attached graphic on all days of a multi-day event in Day view. ($49.99 new, free update, 22.2 MB)
  • Avoid Netflix AutoPlay Previews on the Apple TV with Reelgood and WatchAid

    Aug 9, 2019, 5:19 pm By Adam Engst
    If you dislike being in the Netflix Apple TV app because of the autoplay previews or just because it’s constantly pushing new shows on you that you don’t want to watch, Apple TV apps from Reelgood and WatchAid provide a front end to your queue. Neither is…
  • Apple Music for Artists Opens to All Artists

    Aug 9, 2019, 12:08 pm By Josh Centers
    Apple has opened up its Apple Music for Artists program for all musicians who have music on Apple Music and iTunes.Read original article
  • Apple Starts Locking iPhone Batteries to Thwart Independent Repair

    Aug 9, 2019, 11:11 am By Josh Centers
    Apple has made it so that if the batteries in the latest iPhones are replaced by their owners or independent repair shops, iOS displays an ominous message questioning the battery’s authenticity, even if it’s a genuine Apple battery.Read original article
  • Disney Will Bundle Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99 Per Month

    Aug 8, 2019, 2:25 pm By Josh Centers
    Disney says it will bundle Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for the same price as Netflix’s standard streaming plan. Is this essentially just an introductory rate to be followed by a price hike or is Disney setting a new low mark that competitors will have to…
  • FileMaker Retakes the Claris Name after 21 Years

    Aug 7, 2019, 10:21 am By Adam Engst
    FileMaker Inc. has announced that it will once again be known as Claris, indicating a larger vision for the Apple subsidiary.Read original article
  • Sip: Smart Color Management for Your Mac

    Aug 6, 2019, 12:17 pm By Timothy Buck
    What if there was a single place to pick, store, and organize colors on your Mac that also made it simple to use those colors in design apps, for development, or however you want? Sip is a menu bar app that does just that.
  • Equifax Cash Settlement Backtracking Leaves a Bad Taste

    Aug 5, 2019, 1:46 pm By Adam Engst
    It turns out that so many people signed up to receive $125 cash instead of credit monitoring in the Equifax breach settlement that no one will receive much money. There’s nothing we can do about it, and that has many of us fuming.
  • A Look at the Health App in iOS 13

    Aug 5, 2019, 12:16 pm By Scholle McFarland
    iOS 13’s Health app not only gathers more of our scattered health information but also helps us understand and use it in practical and potentially profound ways. Here’s what you can look forward to in a few months.
  • BBEdit 12.6.6

    Aug 5, 2019, 10:06 am By Agen Schmitz
    Adds basic support for C++ raw strings and changing the alert behavior when searching for text and no appropriate match is found. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.7 MB)
  • TipBITS: Switch between Multiple Accounts in Twitter’s Redesign

    Aug 2, 2019, 4:16 pm By Josh Centers
    Twitter’s Web redesign isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but at least it now lets you easily switch between accounts.
  • Apple Suspends Siri’s “Response Grading” Eavesdropping

    Aug 2, 2019, 2:05 pm By Josh Centers
    Apple has temporarily suspended its Siri “response grading” program that had contractors listen in on Siri recordings. That’s good, but it’s unfortunate that it took media coverage to push the company to change its practices.Read original article
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update

    Aug 2, 2019, 1:39 pm By Agen Schmitz
    Addresses an issue that could prevent certain Macs from waking from sleep properly. (Free, 954.8 MB)