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Wednesday January 26, 2022. 10:01 PM
Apple has updated all of its operating systems with bug fixes and security updates but no new features apart from Siri on the HomePod learning to recognize two new languages.
After much sleuthing, Adam Engst uncovers why some TidBITS readers experience a situation where an article in a TidBITS issue would be formatted as a column of text a single character wide. The culprit? An ancient email retrieval protocol as implemented by Yahoo Mail.
Monday January 24, 2022. 08:21 PM
Many Mac user groups have dissolved or are a shadow of their former selves. Not so the Naples MacFriends User Group, which has embraced the Internet and attracted hundreds of members from around the world. Adam Engst shares more on that, plus recommends Howard Oakley’s...
Saturday January 22, 2022. 08:17 PM
AT&T and Verizon have started using C-band wireless spectrum that will speed up their 5G cellular service and make it available to more customers. This important step in 5G’s overall evolution brings AT&T and Verizon more in line with T-Mobile, which has had an edge in...
Friday January 21, 2022. 04:13 PM
Brings an updated Export for Web tool and adds the capability to space objects of different sizes evenly. ($39.99 new, free update, 434.5 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Thursday January 20, 2022. 11:17 PM
Apple’s Do Not Disturb feature has evolved into the ecosystem-wide Focus, which provides so many options and capabilities that it may be impossible to predict when notifications will work and when they won't. Adam Engst shows you how to use Focus and suggests that you...
Simply Piano gamifies the tedious process of learning to play piano, but is it worth the subscription cost?
Monday January 17, 2022. 06:17 PM
Brings full support for M1-based Macs to Excel. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update, macOS 10.14+)
Brings an all-new reference edit pane to the reference management tool. ($59.99 new, free update, 99 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Maintenance release focused on bug fixes for the word processor. ($49 new, free update, 91.6 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Maintenance update with improvements and bug fixes for the screencast recording and video editing app. ($149 new, free update, 84.4 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Brings a couple of welcome tweaks to the audio control utility. ($39 new, free update, 25.3 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Brings new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the native macOS client for Gmail. (Free, 8.5 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Saturday January 15, 2022. 12:20 AM
Maintenance updates for the two personal information management apps with improvements and bug fixes. ($39.96 annual subscription, free update, 54.7/32.6 MB, macOS 10.13.2+)
Resolves issues with tracking recent files and addresses interface hiccups. ($34.95 new, free update, 16.5 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Updates the open-source video conversion program with improvements and bug fixes. (Free, 35.9 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Friday January 14, 2022. 11:55 PM
Adds detailed information about all recent hardware and operating system releases, including macOS 12 Monterey and the M1-based MacBook Pro models. (Free, 171 MB, macOS 10.12+)
Apple may have discontinued the Time Capsule, but many Mac users still need a network-based Time Machine backup. This article reviews what options exist and weighs their pros and cons.
Thursday January 13, 2022. 02:30 PM
Jeff Porten virtually attends CES for the Consumer Technology Association’s annual Tech Trends to Watch forecast for 2022.
Wednesday January 12, 2022. 10:31 PM
Apple has released highly focused iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1 updates to tackle two bugs and a nasty HomeKit vulnerability.
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