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#1426: APFS explained, TwelveSouth’s AirFly for AirPods, Internet services for researching used cars

Fresh from writing Take Control of Your Digital Storage, Jeff Carlson joins us to explain APFS, the new file system that Apple brought to the Mac with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Also this week, Josh Centers reviews AirFly, an accessory from TwelveSouth that lets you use AirPods with 3.5mm headphone jacks. Josh also steps outside the Apple world briefly to look at Internet services that help you avoid lemons while buying a used car. Notable Mac app releases this week include OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.3.2, Slack for Mac 3.2, and Fantastical 2.5.1.

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Fantastical 2.5.1 No comments

Fantastical 2.5.1

Adds support for Meetup.com accounts, plus sending and receiving new time proposals on Exchange, iCloud, Google, and other CalDAV accounts. ($49.99 new, free update, 16.2 MB)

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Wemo Mini Gains HomeKit Support 1 comment

Wemo Mini Gains HomeKit Support

Belkin’s Wemo Mini has gained HomeKit support in a software update, making it the first home automation device to do so and paving the way for a larger Apple home automation ecosystem.

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Apple Expands Business Chat

Apple has brought more companies to its Business Chat service, which enables users to get customer support from participating firms right in Messages.