If you have been frustrated by sticky or dead keys on your MacBook or MacBook Pro keyboard, we have good news: Apple has announced a service program for laptops with butterfly switches. Well in advance of iOS 12’s release, Apple is promoting a reason to upgrade: improved location sharing with 911 emergency calls. Adam Engst looks at how to send the full text of a Web page—like a back issue of TidBITS—via email, and also passes on news of the demise of the Xmarks bookmark-synchronization service. Mike Matthews joins us again this week with a detailed look at the Honeywell Lyric Security and Home Control System, which is compatible with HomeKit. Notable Mac app releases this week include Bookends 13.1, Default Folder X 5.2.5, GarageBand 10.3, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.10.1, Scrivener 3.0.3, and Merlin Project 5.0.1.
Apple’s new service program won’t increase key travel for the butterfly-switch keyboards in the MacBook or MacBook Pro, but it does eliminate any worry about a $700 repair if your keyboard fails after the warranty expires.
A newly announced iOS 12 feature will make it easier for 911 operators to trace your location through your iPhone.
The Xmarks bookmark-syncing service shut down on 1 May 2018—with users receiving little warning. Looks like there never really was a viable business model behind cross-browser and platform bookmark syncing.
Want to get the contents of a Web page, such as a back issue of TidBITS, into your email archive? Surprisingly, it’s a task most easily accomplished using Safari and Mail, rather than any other Web browsers, email clients, or online services.
Looking for a security system controller that not only integrates with HomeKit, but also turns all your connected security devices into HomeKit accessories? Look no further than the Honeywell Lyric Controller.
Adds support for using the system keychain to save and autofill login name and password fields. ($59.99 new, free update, 49.2 MB)
Brings preliminary support for macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($34.95 new, free update, 7.7 MB)
Makes all Artist Lessons free to download and adds two new Drummers that play roots- and jazz-influenced brush styles. (Free, 1.01 GB)
Improves sync reliability, speed, and resource usage. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)
Provides a long list of fixes for the writing tool. ($45 new, free update, 106 MB)
Major upgrade for the project management app brings Kanban boards and improved resource pool management. ($149 annual subscription, free update from version 5, 27.8 MB)