Apple issued a rare mea culpa last week, all but calling the 2013 Mac Pro a mistake, dropping prices on that model by $1000, and promising a new Mac Pro in the coming years. If Verizon is your home ISP, pay attention, because the company will soon be dropping its email service for customers; Josh Centers offers some suggestions for switching. Michael Cohen looks at the TextExpander subscription service a year in; despite the initial controversy, it seems to be panning out well. Adam Engst explores the mystery of which key you should press in macOS 10.12 Sierra to reveal the Library folder in the Finder’s Go menu. Lastly, in our latest DealBITS drawing, you could win a copy of Letter Opener for macOS Mail, which automatically decodes those annoying winmail.dat files from Windows users. The only notable software release this week was OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.1.
If you regularly receive email from Windows users that comes with essential portions of the message in a winmail.dat attachment, you need Letter Opener for macOS Mail. Enter to win a copy in this week’s DealBITS drawing!
While we wait for a redesigned Mac Pro from Apple, those who need the ultimate Mac performance can find a bit of solace in lower prices for beefed-up versions of the existing design.
In an effort to repair its relationship with professional users, Apple took the unprecedented step of inviting a handful of prominent journalists for an on-the-record talk. In it, the company acknowledged design errors with the Mac Pro, promised a redesigned Mac Pro and accompanying pro display, and said it was trying to communicate better with pro users.
Verizon’s ISP business is dropping email service for its customers. You have the option of retaining your verizon.net email address, but there’s a catch. Josh Centers helps you explore your options.
A year ago, Smile made TextExpander a subscription service, causing much hubbub in the Apple community. How has that worked out for the company?
Why did Sierra change the modifier key necessary to reveal your Library folder from Option to Shift? Or did it? Adam Engst delves into a minor mystery that takes place deep within the Finder.
The only notable software release this week was OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.1.
In ExtraBITS this week, AT&T is using HBO as a carrot to lure more TV and cellular subscribers, YouTube is rolling out its own TV service, Comcast is entering the cellular market, and developer Panic voices concerns about the market for professional-grade iOS software.