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#1425: New MacBook Pros, the App Store’s impact after 10 years, Eufy BodySense smart scale

The big news this week is Apple’s release of new MacBook Pros that boast faster performance, a higher RAM ceiling, larger SSD storage, and more—read on for details from Adam Engst. The App Store has turned 10, and while Apple congratulates itself, Adam weighs the pros and cons. Speaking of weighing, Josh Centers engages in some navel-gazing while reviewing the Eufy BodySense smart scale. Notable Mac app releases this week include Security Update 2018-004 (Sierra and El Capitan), iTunes 12.8, Safari 11.1.2, Farrago 1.2, Keyboard Maestro 8.2.2, Luminar 2018 1.3, Bookends 13.1.1, and BBEdit 12.1.5.

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Pondering the Impact of the App Store at 10

The iOS App Store is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and Apple has posted a self-congratulatory article that gives the App Store credit for everything short of curing cancer. Adam Engst acknowledges the App Store’s success while pointing out that it hasn't been an unalloyed hit.