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#1419: macOS Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, iCloud scam, Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2

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).

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watchOS 5 Targets Fitness, Communication, and More

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.


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DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.10

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)

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Ulysses 13

Returns the Services submenu to the Editor contextual and fixes an issue with CJK characters. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 21 MB))

Tinderbox 7.5 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

Tinderbox 7.5

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)

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Mellel 4.1.2

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)