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Josh Centers

Josh Centers

Josh Centers is the managing editor of TidBITS, as well as the author of Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Take Control of Notes, Take Control of Apple Home Automation, and Take Control of Apple TV, and co-author of Take Control of Preview. He's also a contributor to The Prepared and USA TODAY.

Alfred 5.0.2 Josh Centers No comments

Alfred 5.0.2

Minor update for the keyboard-driven launcher with bug fixes and small improvements. (£34 new, upgrade pricing available, 6.7 MB, macOS 10.14+)

BBEdit 14.5.2 Josh Centers No comments

BBEdit 14.5.2

Maintenance update with numerous bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 25.1 MB, macOS 10.15.4+)

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Plex User Passwords Compromised in Data Breach

Streaming service Plex is warning users to change their passwords after user data was compromised. Here’s how to do so.

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Design Your Own Frankenphone

Developer Neal Agarwal has launched a website that invites you to design your own iPhone. Make it as sincere or silly as you want.

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Apple “Far Out” Event Scheduled for 7 September 2022, iPadOS 16 Delayed

Apple has announced an event for 7 September 2022, titling it "Far Out." We expect new iPhones and Apple Watches, likely accompanied by release dates for iOS 16 and watchOS 9. iPadOS 16 will follow later in the year.

Zoom 5.11.9 Josh Centers 2 comments

Zoom 5.11.9

Updates the video conferencing app with a long list of improvements and bug fixes. (Free, 35.4 MB, macOS 10.10+)

Keyboard Switcheroo 1.2 Josh Centers No comments

Keyboard Switcheroo 1.2

Keyboard input picker gains a floating window mode and Shortcuts support. ($1.99, free update, macOS 12.3+)

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Apple Adds M1 MacBooks to Self Service Repair

Apple is adding M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to its Self Service Repair program, alongside iPhone 12 models.

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How to Use Note Tags and Quick Notes

Apple added two features to Notes in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey to enhance your note-taking. Note tags give you an alternative way to organize your notes, while Quick Note gives you an always-available shortcut for creating notes on your Mac and iPad.

Safari 15.6.1 Josh Centers 8 comments

Safari 15.6.1

Patches a major security vulnerability for Big Sur and Catalina. (Free, various sizes, macOS 10.15+)

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iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, and macOS 12.5.1 Monterey Address Serious Security Vulnerabilities

Evildoers are exploiting a pair of security vulnerabilities in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS 12 Monterey, so Apple has released focused updates to thwart them. Don’t delay, update today.

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How to AirPlay to Your Mac

macOS 12 Monterey added the option to use your Mac as an AirPlay receiver for audio, video, and other content. Here’s how to take advantage of it.

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How to Turn Off YouTube’s New Picture-in-Picture Feature

YouTube has finally added support for Apple’s Picture-in-Picture feature on the iPhone and iPad. Some may like it, but if it annoys you, here’s how to turn it off.

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OWC miniStack STX Expands Your Mac’s Storage and Connectivity

Do you have a Mac mini that needs more storage and Thunderbolt 4 ports? The OWC miniStack STX is built just for you.

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Survey: Which iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey Features Do You Actually Use?

Apple released a slew of new features with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey. But how many people are actually using them? Respond to our survey, and we’ll post the results next week.