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#1418: Show invisible Mac files, DIY cloud backups, 2018 Apple conferences, Twitter app protest

Still looking for the ideal Internet backup solution? Glenn Fleishman explains how to roll your own cloud backups using Arq and Backblaze’s B2 storage service. Also this week, Adam Engst shares a quick tip on how to reveal invisible files on your Mac’s drive, and we publish our list of 31 conferences for Apple professionals. Finally, note that there won’t be an email issue next week, in honor of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States. Notable Mac app releases this week include BusyCal 3.3.6, SoundSource 3.1, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 10.1, Microsoft Office 2016 16.13, Bookends 13.0.9, and Tweetbot 3.0.

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33 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2018

If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you can attend to hone your skills, learn new topics, network with your fellow wizards, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. Here’s our list for 2018. Be sure to let us know if you run across any others.

Watchlist

SoundSource 3.1 3 comments

SoundSource 3.1

Makes a variety of improvements to the Play-Thru window, including added support for multi-channel devices. ($10 new, free update, 3.0 MB)

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 10.1 No comments

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 10.1

Updates files based on last save from any app and remembers form field and link highlighting for each document. ($74.95/$124.95 new, $30 upgrade, 74.6/122.8 MB)

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Microsoft Office 2016 16.13

Improves real-time collaboration with in-app chat capabilities and adds support for SVG files. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)

Bookends 13.0.9 No comments

Bookends 13.0.9

Brings some small but handy enhancements to the reference management tool. ($59.99 new, free update, 47.8 MB)

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Tweetbot 3.0

Major new release for the Mac edition of the Twitter client with new features and interface tweaks. ($9.99 new, 5.5 MB)

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