Mac app subscription service Setapp is now 5 months old — Adam Engst checks in to see how it’s doing and if it’s making developers any money. Speaking of money, Mike Matthews explores the question “Can your iPhone can replace your wallet?” Glenn Fleishman takes a deep dive into the details of the new HEVC and HEIF image formats coming to Apple’s operating systems, explaining how they’ll make a huge difference to streaming video and image storage. Finally, we welcome Jamf back as a TidBITS sponsor! Notable software releases this week include Transmit 4.4.13, Moneydance 2017.3, and MoneyWiz 2.6.
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MacPaw’s Setapp subscription service, which provides access to 77 Mac apps for $9.99 per month, has gained an AI-based recommendation engine. Adam Engst took the opportunity to check in on how Setapp is doing, both overall and for participating developers.
Gone are the days when you had to carry a Costanza wallet, but can your iPhone replace your wallet entirely? Mike Matthews explores the question.
To save storage space and bandwidth, and to provide additional capabilities, Apple is moving forward with image and video formats that boast higher compression ratios. Glenn Fleishman dives into the details of HEVC and HEIF to explain why they’ll be so useful when they debut in iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
Notable software releases this week include Transmit 4.4.13, Moneydance 2017.3, and MoneyWiz 2.6.
In ExtraBITS this week, we continue our celebration of the iPhone’s 10th birthday: Joanna Stern lives with the original iPhone for a day and some of the iPhone’s creators worry about its impact on society.