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Josh Centers 4 comments

USB Storage with iOS 13: The FAQ

Confused about how to use USB storage drives with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13? We have answers to common questions.

Josh Centers 2 comments

iOS 13.1.3, iPadOS 13.1.3, and Catalina Supplemental Update Tackle Bugs

Apple has updated iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS 10.15 Catalina to squash some of the many bugs still remaining.

Timothy Buck 7 comments

Headspace: A Guided Meditation Companion

If you struggle to sleep, can’t seem to focus, or grapple with persistent stress, you might want to check out Headspace. It’s a personal meditation guide available for iOS, Android, and the Web with a large catalog of guided meditations for people of every experience level.

Adam Engst 15 comments

Fixing iPadOS 13’s Glacial Performance on the iPad Air 2

For at least some iPad Air 2 owners, upgrading to iPadOS 13 is resulting in incredibly sluggish behavior and various related failures. Apple knows about the problem, but the only workaround right now is to erase the iPad and restore from backup.

Adam Engst 11 comments

Beware Mail Data Loss in Catalina

Here’s yet another reason to hold off on upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina—reports of data loss in Mail after updating its data store from Mojave to Catalina and when moving messages between mailboxes.

Adam Engst 3 comments

BBEdit 13 Simplifies Pattern-Based Searching

The venerable text editor stays fresh in its latest version with the addition of a Pattern Playground that lets you experiment interactively with grep-based searches, a Grep Cheat Sheet, live search result highlighting, and more. 

Josh Centers No comments

Apple Card Offers a Disaster Relief Program

Those who use the Apple Card and live in an area impacted by a natural disaster are being offered access to a new Apple Card Disaster Relief Program that might be welcome in trying financial times.

Josh Centers 3 comments

Adobe Cuts Service to Users in Venezuela

Due to US sanctions against Venezuela, Adobe is cutting off service to the country, highlighting one of the pitfalls of subscription-based software.

Josh Centers No comments

Don’t Take Lightning Cables from Strangers

A hacker claims to be mass-producing a Lightning cable that could make it easier for a determined attacker to hack into a Mac or PC, but there isn’t much to worry about yet.

Adam Engst 11 comments

Backblaze 7.0 Extends Version History, Supports Catalina

Perturbed that the online backup service Backblaze retains old versions of files and deleted files for only 30 days? You can now pay extra to maintain such files in your online backup for either 1 year or forever.

Adam Engst 71 comments

macOS 10.15 Catalina Ships, Upgrade with Caution

Apple has released macOS 10.15 Catalina, matching the date on which Europeans first arrived on the island of Catalina in the year 1542. We advise delaying upgrades to Macs you rely on, or at least upgrading cautiously.

Glenn Fleishman 5 comments

How to Connect to Wi-Fi Networks Faster in iOS 13

In iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple has added a new, faster way to connect to a Wi-Fi network, upping the total number of methods to four. Glenn Fleishman explains each of them.

Josh Centers 2 comments

How to Use tvOS 13’s Picture in Picture

tvOS 13 finally introduces a Picture in Picture mode, but you may be disappointed by its limitations. Josh Centers explains how to take advantage of it and where it falls down.

Adam Engst 4 comments

Comparing Apple’s Old and New Map Data

Curious about how much work Apple is putting into improving the data underlying its Maps app? With Apple’s release of the Northeast US map data, Justin O’Beirne has posted a fascinating comparison of the old and new maps.

Josh Centers Adam Engst 18 comments

Four More Apple Updates Drop: iOS 13.1.2, iPadOS 13.1.2, watchOS 6.0.1, and watchOS 5.3.2

Apple has released its third iOS 13 update in a week with iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2, which squash more bugs, along with the first update to watchOS 6 and a security fix update to watchOS 5.3.2.