Apple once again dominated the news last week with the releases of macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra, watchOS 4.2, and tvOS 11.2. But the big stories that competed for the top spot were the arrival of Amazon Prime Video for the Apple TV and the debut of Apple Pay Cash, which lets you use Apple Pay and iMessage to transfer money between family and friends. Finally, don’t miss your chance to win a copy of Swift Publisher 5 from BeLight Software! Notable software releases this week include MarsEdit 4.0.1, Firefox 57.01, and Slack for Mac 3.0.
After last week’s emergency software updates, Apple has released macOS 10.13.2, which we hope will be unremarkable. But you still might want to hold off for a few days, since the fixes are minor.
In keeping watchOS in sync with iOS, Apple has released watchOS 4.2 with support for Apple Pay Cash, HomeKit sprinklers and faucets, and a workout type for downhill snow sports.
tvOS 11.2 introduces some new features for sports watchers and a few welcome tweaks for the Apple TV 4K.
If you’re looking for an easier way to create standard print pieces, check out this week’s DealBITS drawing for a chance to win a copy of BeLight Software’s Swift Publisher 5.
Yes, it’s finally here! The Amazon Prime Video app has finally appeared on the Apple TV! Here’s how to sign in and use it to watch both free video available to Amazon Prime subscribers and any movies or TV shows you’ve purchased from Amazon.
Months after iOS 11 was released, Apple has finally pulled back the curtains on person-to-person Apple Pay transactions. We explain how to set up and use Apple Pay Cash.
Notable software releases this week include MarsEdit 4.0.1, Firefox 57.01, and Slack for Mac 3.0.
In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is buying the Shazam audio-identification app, the Ai.Type keyboard for iOS and Android has leaked the data of over 31 million users, Apple’s ban on app templates is hurting small businesses, Apple has patched a HomeKit vulnerability, and the iPhone X’s reliance on new gestures has proved to be a complex topic.