On the Mac side of things, Sharon Zardetto rejoins us this week with a detailed look at how to use the Finder’s little-known batch renaming capabilities. For professionals who book appointments, Adam Engst looks at the new WhenWorks iOS app and service, which provides self-service scheduling. And Jeff Porten wanders the aisles at the CE Week trade show to find the latest in consumer electronic gadgets and gizmos for you. Notable Mac app releases this week include Pixelmator 3.7.1, Audio Hijack 3.5, and Final Cut Pro X 10.4.3.
It’s a cinch to rename a file or folder in the Finder. But renaming a group of them in a common way—appending a project name, fixing a repeated misspelling, or adding serial numbers? That, too, can be easy, with the Finder’s often-overlooked batch-renaming capability.
If you have clients who need to book appointments with you, the new WhenWorks iOS app and service provides a lightweight self-service solution so you can avoid the back-and-forth negotiations to find mutually acceptable times.
Curious about what consumer electronics companies are up to in the months that follow the big CES show in Las Vegas? They’re not sitting still, as Jeff Porten discovered while attending two mini-CES shows in New York City. Read on for the latest in geeky gear, gadgets, and gizmos.
Adds support for exporting images in HEIF format. ($29.99 new, free update, 78.8 MB)
Adds broadcasting capabilities to the app's audio recording features (due to the retirement of Rogue Amoeba's Nicecast). ($49 new, free update, 16.8 MB)
Maintenance update with a smattering of refinements for the professional video editing app. ($299.99 new, free update, 3.00 GB)