Apple has released iOS 9.3.5, and you should install it immediately — read on for the tale of intrigue behind this update. Adam Engst has a beef with how Apple labels Mac audio outputs and inputs, along with a suggestion for how to fix it. Julio Ojeda-Zapata reviews Google’s new Duo video chat app, which works between iOS and Android, but may be a bit too simple. Finally, Michael Cohen takes a deep dive into all the many ways you can revisit pages in Safari on the Mac. Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.25 and Office 2011 14.6.7, Fantastical 2.2.5, Pixelmator 3.5.1, BBEdit 11.6.1, and Typinator 6.10.
Apple’s latest iOS update comes in response to a case of international espionage and intrigue.
If you find yourself having to check and change audio settings whenever you use an Internet telephony app, Adam Engst has a suggestion for Apple that would make it easier to pick your preferred choices at a glance.
Google is giving iPhone users a FaceTime alternative in Duo, a video chat app that also runs on Android phones. Such cross-platform compatibility is a big plus, but the minimalist Duo offers few other incentives to entice iPhone users to install it.
Since Safari’s introduction in 2003, Apple’s default Web browser has added ever more bookmark-like features to help you find your way back to interesting or useful Web pages — so many, in fact, that you need help finding your way among them.
Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 15.25 and Office 2011 14.6.7, Fantastical 2.2.5, Pixelmator 3.5.1, BBEdit 11.6.1, and Typinator 6.10.
In ExtraBITS this week, Apple announces the date of its next big media event, we look back at Tim Cook’s fifth anniversary as Apple’s CEO, and John Gruber reflects on the demise of the Vesper note-taking app.