After last week’s WWDC-fueled look into the future, we’re now returning to the practical present. Josh Centers kicks things off with coverage of the 2018 Apple Design Award winners. Adam Engst looks at how to recover space from an iOS update that has been downloaded but that you haven’t yet installed. Apple may be redesigning the Mac App Store in Mojave, but until then, you can use Sharon Zardetto’s advice to work more effectively in the App Store app and solve App Store problems. Finally, Kirk McElhearn joins us to explain how European users can download all their Apple data (other countries will be supported soon). Notable Mac app releases this week include Transmit 5.1.4, LaunchBar 6.9.5, MoneyWiz 3.0.2, and BusyCal 3.3.8.
Apple has announced the winners of 2018’s Apple Design Awards, including some interesting games, an app for surgeons, and a productivity app reviewed by TidBITS.
iOS updates download automatically if there’s sufficient space on your device, but if you want to use that space for photos, videos, or whatnot before you’re ready to install the update, here’s how you can recover hundreds of megabytes (or even gigabytes!) of storage.
Apple now allows Europeans to download most of the data linked to an Apple ID that is stored on their servers. Kirk McElhearn tried it out to see what data was available and how complex the process was.
Buying something from the Mac App Store is so easy, it’s as if Apple planned it that way. But there are things you should know, and things you can do, to keep the experience effortless and handle any glitches that might appear.
Maintenance release with improvements and bug fixes for the file transfer app. ($45 new, free update, 70.3 MB)
Requires 1Password 7 to be unlocked in order to open a Login via LaunchBar. ($29 new, free update, 14.6 MB)
Major upgrade for the personal finance manager adds support for cryptocurrencies. (Free with $59.99 annual subscription for Premium, 31.0 MB)
Adds keyboard shortcuts for batch assigning dates and brings several other improvements and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.7 MB)