Today brought Apple’s annual WWDC keynote, in which the company introduced iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12—we have an overview of the lengthy presentation. Apple was also busy in the week leading up to the keynote, finally launching the long-awaited Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2, both of which it had announced at last year’s WWDC keynote. Will any of today’s announced features take a full year to ship? We also warn against a spate of “iCloud breach” scam calls making the rounds and suggest some apps that can block them. Notable Mac app releases this week include PopChar X 8.3, BBEdit 12.1.4, Parallels Desktop 13.3.1, Retrospect 15.1.1, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.10, Evernote 7.2, Ulysses 13, Tinderbox 7.5, Mellel 4.1.2, Safari 11.1.1, and Security Update 2018-003 (Sierra and El Capitan).
Dark Mode leads the list of new features in the evolutionary macOS 14 Mojave. But, while most of the changes are small, many of them will be welcome.
Instead of shaking up the iOS experience, iOS 12 focuses on improving performance, refineme, and features to help you fight against device addiction.
The Apple Watch, with a focus on fitness, communication, and info-snippet consumption, looks to become far more capable in all these areas courtesy of the just-announced watchOS 5. The updated will let other models work as walkie-talkies, play podcasts, spawn more-interactive alerts, aid hikers and yoga fans, and more.
Apple TV 4K will rock your ears and eyes a little bit more starting this fall, alongside a collection of either nice-to-have or essential new features, depending on your living room.
Following a few days after iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra brings the Messages in iCloud feature to the Mac.
Apple has released a slew of updates for all of its non-Mac devices, adding the long-promised AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud.
Apple users report receiving multiple automated calls per day from a scammer claiming to be “Apple Support Care” and warning of an iCloud breach. Just hang up and get a call-blocking app.
Adds WYSIWYG font name display and other enhancements to the character discovery utility. (€29.99 new, free update, 5.0 MB)
Maintenance release with a lengthy list of fixes and improvements for the venerable text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 14.0 MB)
Fixes bugs in the popular virtualization software. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, free update, 252 MB)
Maintenance release brings EU GDPR data compliance and a variety of improvements. ($49 for Solo and $119 for Desktop new, upgrade pricing available, 189 MB)
Adds support for syncing databases via iCloud. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)
Improves handling of open attachments while editing in an outside program. (Free update, 54.4 MB)
Returns the Services submenu to the Editor contextual and fixes an issue with CJK characters. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 21 MB))
Adds a new dancing map view for untangling dense link networks and colorful flags for identifying coding in the map view. ($249 new, free update, 32.3 MB)
Maintenance release for the word processor built for long-form writing with a variety of improvements and bug fixes. ($59 new, free update, 84.9 MB)
Resolves multiple WebKit vulnerabilities and patches an address bar spoofing issue. (Free)
Patches a number of vulnerabilities in Apple’s last two operating systems. (Free, various sizes)