Apple has updated all of its operating systems, including a macOS Sierra update that promises to address a major PDF bug, but read on to learn why you should probably wait to install the updates. Some confusing reports claim that Apple has added Netflix support to its TV apps for iOS and tvOS, but Josh Centers explains why this isn’t quite true. Jeff Porten follows up on his CES coverage with a discussion of how 5G cellular networking could change the way you use the Internet from mobile devices. Finally, as a bonus, Adam Engst has compiled your stories about Mac automation, which he will also send to Apple executives. The response was overwhelming, so don’t feel obligated to read every story right away, but many of them are amazing. Notable software releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.3.2, Compressor 4.3.1, and Motion 5.3.1, BusyCal 3.1.4 and BusyContacts 1.1.6, Mailplane 3.6.9, Boom 2 v1.5.2, Logic Pro X 10.3, and Security Update 2016-007 (Yosemite) and 2016-003 Supplemental (El Capitan).
Apple has updated all of its operating systems, with the macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update addressing the serious bug introduced in 10.12.2 that caused Preview to delete OCR text layers in PDF files.
Netflix doesn’t work with Apple’s TV app. Or does it? “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers explains this Schrödinger’s cat conundrum.
Fresh from a panel discussion on 5G networks at CES 2017, Jeff Porten discusses the goals of this next-generation networking technology and speculates on how it will actually be implemented.
We asked TidBITS readers for stories of how they rely on automation to get their work done. The stories poured in, and you can now read about all the amazing things that fellow TidBITS readers have accomplished with AppleScript, Automator, and the many other automation technologies available to Mac users.
Notable software releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.3.2, Compressor 4.3.1, and Motion 5.3.1, BusyCal 3.1.4 and BusyContacts 1.1.6, Mailplane 3.6.9, Boom 2 v1.5.2, Logic Pro X 10.3, and Security Update 2016-007 (Yosemite) and 2016-003 Supplemental (El Capitan).
In ExtraBITS this week, Apple pulls reviews for the LG UltraFine 5K Display after a slew of negative comments, JetBlue starts offering free in-flight Wi-Fi, and a new piece of Mac malware turns out to rely on very old code.