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Friday February 11, 2022. 06:59 PM
The full-featured calendar app Fantastical from Flexibits has received a significant upgrade in the form of Fantastical Scheduling, a two-part feature that simplifies setting up meetings with others.
To many, the Mindfulness app may seem pointless or even annoying, but Josh Centers has discovered that it serves a secret function in monitoring your health.
Thursday February 10, 2022. 10:55 PM
The latest maintenance updates to Apple’s core operating systems fix a couple of serious bugs and a major security flaw.
Tuesday February 8, 2022. 09:20 PM
Merchants will soon be able to accept contactless payments directly on their iPhones without any additional hardware.Read original article
Monday February 7, 2022. 10:40 PM
Despite owning an Apple Watch from the beginning, Josh Centers didn’t get much use from its fitness-tracking capabilities until he gave up on Apple’s software.
Jason Snell of Six Colors released his seventh annual Apple report card, featuring ratings and quotes from a select group of Apple commentators, including many from TidBITS.Read original article
The compact, inexpensive Roku Express 4K+ could give you everything you want from a streaming media player for your TV, including AirPlay 2 support. It’s a fraction the cost of an Apple TV 4K and nearly as well designed.
Friday February 4, 2022. 11:48 PM
Triggered by a conflation of recent cloud storage issues, Adam Engst examines the real-world experience surrounding cloud storage and explores a variety of quirks, irritations, and gotchas with Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, and OneDrive.
Brings a variety of small improvements to the document and information manager. ($99 new, free update, 137 MB, macOS 10.11.5+)
Updates the handling of cloud-synced folders to ensure correct tracking of synced folders. ($34.95 new, free update, 15.7 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Thursday February 3, 2022. 05:57 PM
Apple released watchOS 8.4.1 shortly after watchOS 8.4 with no explanation beyond “includes bug fixes for Apple Watch Series 4 and later”
Tuesday February 1, 2022. 11:35 PM
An extensive New York Times investigation has revealed that the FBI bought the controversial Pegasus spyware in 2019 but never used it.Read original article
Wyze Labs has announced that it has discontinued its first-generation WyzeCam and is advising against using it going forward.Read original article
Monday January 31, 2022. 07:51 PM
Brings improvements and bug fixes to the calendar and contacts apps from BusyMac. ($49.99 new for each, free updates, various sizes, macOS 10.12+)
Apple has consolidated advice shared across many of its support documents and user manuals into one relatively concise guide. While welcome, it has room to improve.
Saturday January 29, 2022. 07:16 PM
Brings new and enhanced features and bug fixes to the video conferencing app. (Free, 25.8 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Adds support for drag and drop from the Search Results window. ($29.99 new, free update, 20.5 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Patches four WebKit-related security vulnerabilities. (Free, various sizes, macOS 10.15+)
Patches security vulnerabilities in Big Sur and Catalina. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11 and 10.15)
Friday January 28, 2022. 12:54 AM
Apple had a typical record-breaking quarter, with especially robust growth for the Mac. But iPad and Japanese sales were notably weak, with no satisfactory answers from Apple.
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