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Tuesday April 9, 2019. 05:32 PM
As of 2 April 2019, Apple has eliminated the $99 fee for migrating user data to a newly purchased or repaired Mac.
The new Apple News+ service seems like a bonanza for news junkies and magazine aficionados who get access to nearly 300 periodicals for just $9.99 a month. But would-be subscribers need to take a close look before plunking down money because Apple News+ still has a few...
Monday April 8, 2019. 11:45 PM
Netflix has removed AirPlay support from its iOS app, citing “technical limitations” that outside observers suspect have more to do with the competitive landscape than anything else.Read original article
Designer Arun Venkatesan has published a detailed study of the physical Apple Card, due later this year. A lot more thought has gone into it than you might have realized.Read original article
It’s time to report on the results of our most recent surveys, which polled TidBITS readers about streaming music services and Apple News+.
Introduces optional subscription pricing and patches several bugs. ($39.99 new, free update, 34.1 MB)
Maintenance release with bug fixes, and a return to the Mac App Store. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.9 MB)
Audio recording utility updated with several bug fixes and version 10.0.1 of the Audio Capture Engine. ($49 new, free update, 17.1 MB)
Maintenance update brings several new features and improvements to the graphic conversion and editing utility. ($39.95 new, free update, 196 MB)
Friday April 5, 2019. 07:50 PM
Apple has permanently lowered the price of its HomePod smart speaker by $50, from $349 to $299. Was it just overpriced or is Apple clearing the decks for a new model?Read original article
Apple's custom T2 chip brings better security to recent Macs—and we all like security! But the T2 also makes Macs harder to repair or use with non-Apple operating systems, and it can create nightmares for DJs and musicians. So is a T2 Mac right for you?
Thursday April 4, 2019. 10:33 PM
Looking for a faster and easier way to start phone calls, text conversations, or email messages with people in your contacts list? Cardhop for iOS from Flexibits brings the Mac version’s speed and elegance to the iPhone and iPad. Adam Engst takes a look.
Adds an import option via the Share button in Apple News and fixes various bugs. ($40 new, free update, 24.4 MB)
Fixes bugs and updates Audio Capture Engine to version 10.0 to improve the reliability of audio capture. ($29 new, free update, 12.3 MB)
Wednesday April 3, 2019. 02:41 AM
Following closely upon the release of the new iPad Air and iPad mini, Apple’s latest iWork update brings the productivity suite’s iOS apps closer to parity with their Mac siblings.
Tuesday April 2, 2019. 04:14 PM
Under pressure from the US Federal Communications Commission, Verizon now offers a free call-filtering service, but it’s just a band-aid on the spam-call problem.
Sunday March 31, 2019. 07:18 PM
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)
Maintenance release for the writing app with a lengthy list of improvements and bug fixes. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 23.4 MB)
Saturday March 30, 2019. 11:28 PM
Adds Google, Exchange, and Office 365 directories and the capability to mark contacts as favorites. ($19.99 new, free update, 11.9 MB)
Maintenance release for the Open/Save dialog enhancement utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.9 MB)
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