The recently released macOS 10.13.4 features in this week’s issue, with Adam Engst writing about boot failures that seem related to not installing it, and Josh Centers explaining how to find 32-bit apps that may be deprecated in the next version of macOS. Developer Dave DeLong joins us with an editorial pointing out that if Apple were really designing iPads (and iOS devices in general) for young children, things would be different. Josh also contributes a helpful tip for taking skew-free photos of rectangular objects with an iPhone or iPad, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks at five Apple Watch apps that let you play podcasts even if you haven’t brought your iPhone along for a workout. Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 16.12, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 10.0, HandBrake 1.1.0, and Final Cut Pro X 10.4, Compressor 4.4, and Motion 5.4.
If you’re running macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra, and you restart, it’s possible that you’ll see an Installation Log screen and an error telling you that the macOS installation couldn’t be completed. Here’s how to recover.
Last year at WWDC, Apple said that High Sierra would be the last version of macOS to run 32-bit apps “without compromise.” The recently released macOS 10.13.4 takes the next step in that direction by alerting users the first time they launch a 32-bit app. Here’s what we know.
iOS 11 quietly introduced a camera level that helps you take pictures that don't suffer from skewed sides. Read on to learn how you enable and use this subtle feature.
Apple positions the iPad as being a perfect device for kids. Developer Dave DeLong disagrees and lays out 12 reasons why the iPad — or any iOS device — isn’t really designed for use by young children.
Want to listen to a podcast while exercising or doing yardwork, without having your iPhone along? Couple an Apple Watch with one of these five podcast apps and you’ll be able to leave your iPhone behind. But prepare for a few glitches and rough edges.
Outlook gains some calendaring features, and the other apps can open locally synced OneDrive documents from the cloud. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)
Adds a Bookmarks feature to the PDF editing apps. ($74.95/$124.95 new, $30 upgrade, 74.4/122.9 MB)
Features a redesigned interface, new presets, and other improvements. (Free, 16.1 MB)
Adds ProRes RAW support to Apple’s lineup of professional video editing apps and improves closed captioning capabilities. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)