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Monday November 22, 2021. 12:49 AM
Fixes a bug that could cause the Finder in macOS 12 Monterey to relaunch at login repeatedly. ($34.95 new, free update, 16 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Character discovery and font exploration utility adds support for Unicode 14.0, including Emoji 14.0. ($€29.99, free update, 5.5 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Improves installation and updating for the network traffic management utility. ($45 new, free update, 34 MB, macOS 11+)
Brings improvements and bug fixes for the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 266 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Brings improvements and bug fixes to the native macOS client for Gmail. (Free, 8.5 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Sunday November 21, 2021. 06:20 PM
New FaceTime features like links, grid view, and a Web client make FaceTime in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey more competitive with video conferencing apps like Zoom.
Thursday November 18, 2021. 09:41 PM
Maintenance update for the popular automation and clipboard utility following its recent major upgrade. ($36 new, $25 upgrade, free update from version 10, 34.4 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Apple has released watchOS 8.1.1 to address charging problems with the Apple Watch Series 7.
Maintenance update for the professional video editing app. ($299.99 new, free update, 3.2 GB, macOS 10.15.6+)
Major update to the macOS scripting utility with improved script execution and search functionality. ($39.95 new, $19.95 upgrade, 5.4 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Apple has released iOS 15.1.1 exclusively for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 to address a bug causing dropped calls.
Wednesday November 17, 2021. 10:40 PM
After lobbying against right-to-repair legislation for years, Apple has seemingly done an about-face by announcing the Self Service Repair program, which will provide genuine Apple parts, tools, and repair manuals to individuals who want to repair their Apple devices.
Thanks to Apple’s Weather app picking up features from Dark Sky, the company that Apple acquired in early 2020, you can now turn on next-hour precipitation notifications in iOS 15. But they aren’t reliable for some users—how about you?
Monday November 15, 2021. 11:32 PM
Reports of massive memory leaks in macOS 12 Monterey have been traced back to custom pointer changes. Resetting custom pointers should reduce or eliminate the problems until Apple releases a fix.
This week, Adam asks for help tracking down an email formatting bug in TidBITS issues, points those worried about ransomware to RansomWhere and Retrospect 18, and looks at more utilities that perform OCR on text in images.
Drive-cloning and backup utility adds a new macOS Downgrade Assistant. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.0 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Sunday November 14, 2021. 07:05 PM
A week after the release of the third-generation AirPods, Apple subsidiary Beats By Dre unveiled Fit Pro earbuds that offer a compelling alternative thanks to a more secure fit, H1 chip, and active noise cancellation.
Josh Centers and Julio Ojeda-Zapata team up to give you their first impressions of Apple’s third-generation AirPods.
Friday November 12, 2021. 09:38 PM
Maintenance release with bug fixes and improvements for the professional audio app. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.1 GB, macOS 11+)
Adds support for macOS 12 Monterey and Adobe Lightroom Classic 11. ($39 new, free update, 27.2 MB, macOS 10.14+)
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