In TidBITS this week, Josh Centers looks for (but can’t find many) faults in the $20 WyzeCam Wi-Fi security camera, and he compares IK Multimedia’s new iRig Mic HD 2 microphone to the well-reviewed Blue Yeti mic. Also in this issue, Julio Ojeda-Zapata evaluates three alternatives for the now-discontinued Twitter app for the Mac: TweetDeck, Tweetbot, and Twitterrific. Notable software releases this week include Quicken 2018 5.5.4, Hazel 4.2.3, and Logic Pro X 10.4.1.
A Wi-Fi security camera for $20? What’s the catch? Josh Centers shares his experiences with the unbelievably cheap WyzeCam. It’s well-built, has a decent app, works in the dark, and even provides limited cloud storage for free. There’s only one minor problem.
For years, the Blue Yeti has dominated the entry-level podcasting and recording market, but Josh Centers has found a microphone that may take its place.
Twitter is finally putting its long-stagnant Mac app out of its misery. Now users must find replacements. Sadly, the selection isn’t vast. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tested two native Mac apps, Twitterrific and Tweetbot, along with Twitter’s own cross-platform TweetDeck, which is intended for power users.
Notable software releases this week include Quicken 2018 5.5.4, Hazel 4.2.3, and Logic Pro X 10.4.1.
In ExtraBITS this week, the Apple Watch Series 3 can now track skiing and snowboarding workouts, Apple is opening medical clinics for its employees, and Josh Centers discusses cord cutting with The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple.