Our transition to new Internet infrastructure continues, but it’s not without its teething pains. Adam Engst explains what has gone wrong, what we think we’ve fixed, and what’s still to come. If you haven’t yet upgraded to macOS 10.13.4 yet and you use a third-party app or device for a secondary screen, hold off for a bit, since Apple’s latest update is causing problems for such solutions. Large organizations that use 1Password may be interested in the new 1Password Business subscription from AgileBits — it brings a slew of enterprise-focused features to the password management service. Take Control is holding a 50%-off sale, so if you’ve been holding off on buying one or more titles, now is the time to stock up! Finally, Adam took some time out from fixing the new site to pen another Bad Apple column, this one focusing on the link between Reminders and Siri. Notable software updates this week include Audio Hijack 3.3.7, Lightroom Classic CC 7.3, Apple Configurator 2.7, macOS Server 5.6, and Safari 11.1.
If you rely on a third-party solution like AirDisplay, DisplayLink, Duet, or iDisplay for extending your display to a second screen, hold off on upgrading to macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra, since it currently breaks those products.
AgileBits has introduced 1Password Business, which extends the subscription-based password-management service to large organizations. New features include finely grained access control, custom roles, activity logs, and usage reporting.
The Take Control series is having a 50%-off sale this week. Take Control’s former editor in chief, Tonya Engst, writes about what makes the series special and which three ebooks are her current favorites.
Our new Internet infrastructure has been live for a week, and we’ve been getting lots of feedback — most positive, thankfully! — from readers. Adam Engst shares a behind-the-scenes look at the main comments and problems we’ve faced.
Siri takes a lot of flack, but some of the problems Apple’s digital assistant suffers from aren’t its fault. In this installment of Bad Apple, Adam Engst looks at how Reminders fails to name reminders properly even when Siri gets the text right.
Adds Rogue Amoeba's new Audio Capture Engine, and improves GoToMeeting integration and FLAC recording. ($49 new, free update, 16.2 MB)
Brings performance enhancements to the desktop-focused photo cataloging and editing application. ($9.99/19.99 monthly subscription Creative Cloud subscription, free update)
Enables you to skip the Setup Assistant panes plus configure new profile payloads and restrictions in iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3. (Free update, 65.5 MB)
Prepares for the next major release of macOS Server when open source services such as Calendar, Contacts, DHCP, DNS will no longer be bundled. ($19.99 new, free update, 194 MB)
Resolves multiple memory corruption issues and patches an address bar spoofing vulnerability. (Free)