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Monday January 28, 2019. 03:57 PM
File cleanup utility adds an Insert Element item to the contextual menu in Pattern fields and fixes bugs. ($32 new, free update, 9.8 MB)
Brings overall speed enhancements and improves undo/redo stability and accuracy. (Free with $24.99 premium purchase option, free update, 31 MB)
Friday January 25, 2019. 05:53 PM
The CES section for startups shows its usual creativity: portable insulin fridges, STEM education for girls, a wearable subwoofer. and a giant relaxing egg. Which you sit in, not on.
A bevy of major US retailers, including Jack in the Box, Hy-Vee supermarkets, Speedway convenience stores, Taco Bell, and Target are now supporting Apple Pay, putting a final nail in the coffin of rival digital wallet CurrentC.Read original article
Thursday January 24, 2019. 10:43 PM
Were you at Macworld Expo San Francisco in 1994, when Connectix unveiled the magical utility RAM Doubler, which did exactly as its name promised? Read on for a trip down memory lane, and be sure to share your stories of that time in the comments.
Adds color tags for visually organizing layers in advanced illustrations and designs. ($39.99 new, free update, 164 MB)
Itty-bitty MacBook chargers, chocolate-based art, and batteries; backpacks; and toy cars with seemingly magical powers were all found on the main floor at CES.
Wednesday January 23, 2019. 07:29 PM
Announced last June at WWDC 2018, the Spectrum TV app, featuring Zero Sign-On, has finally arrived, making the Apple TV into a credible cable box substitute for Spectrum subscribers.
Maintenance release with a host of bug fixes and improvements for the Web design and publishing software. ($89 new, free update from version 8, 77.9 MB)
Introduces a new icon and makes some small improvements to the client app for the group messaging system and collaboration service. (Free, 65.6 MB)
Adds label names to Default Folder X's toolbar icons. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.6 MB)
Brings a number of improvements to the Swiss Army knife of image editing utilities. ($39.95 new, free update, 189 MB)
Addresses WebKit and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities for macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra and 10.12.6 Sierra. (Free)
Patches security vulnerabilities in Apple’s last two operating systems. (Free, various sizes)
Apple’s iOS 12.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2 updates don’t offer many hints about what might have changed apart from a slew of security fixes.
Monday January 21, 2019. 08:57 PM
Apple continues to take the high ground when it comes to user privacy, and CEO Tim Cook has penned an op-ed to encourage comprehensive privacy legislation.Read original article
In an attempt to recover from the loss of 500 members, we sent an email appeal last week that resulted in over 500 people signing up for the TidBITS membership program and putting us back on firm footing. Thank you!
In the wake of Nuance discontinuing its Dragon Professional Individual speech-to-text software for the Mac, we shine a light on some ways that macOS’s built-in speech recognition needs to improve to provide a viable alternative.
Maintenance update brings improved support for Dark mode and compatibility adjustments for macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($39.99 new, free update, 27 MB)
Adds support to Word for the Continuity Camera feature in macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)
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