Get ready for the latest and greatest! Apple has scheduled a special event for September 12th, undoubtedly to reveal new iPhones and a ship date for iOS 12. The company also released a firmware update to the AirPort Express base station to give it AirPlay 2 capabilities. Also in this issue, Josh Centers looks at how the Movies Anywhere service lets you shop around for the best deal on digital movies, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata reviews the Arlo Baby Cam, which promises HomeKit compatibility in a security camera. Notable Mac app releases this week include macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for MacBook Pro (2018), BusyCal 3.4.1, SpamSieve 2.9.32, 1Password 7.1.1, Panorama X 10.1.1, and Airfoil 5.8.2.
In an announcement that surprised no one, Apple has scheduled a special event for 12 September 2018. At it, we expect the company to throw back the curtains on new iPhone and Apple Watch hardware and give a release date for iOS 12.
Despite no longer offering the audio-enabled base station for sale, Apple has updated the 802.11n model of the AirPort Express to support AirPlay 2, making it a decent option for whole-house audio.
If you've been buying movies from iTunes so you can play them on your Apple devices, you may be paying more than necessary. With the Movies Anywhere service, you can shop around and buy from the digital retailer with the best price.
The Arlo Baby security camera is officially a souped-up baby monitor. But look beyond its marketing and you’ll find a quality—if pricey—security camera with broad appeal. Though HomeKit is not yet fully integrated, other capabilities help make up for its limitations. Just ditch those animal ears.
Improves stability and reliability of 2018 MacBook Pro models. (Free update, 1.3 GB)
Updates the calendar app with improvements and bug fixes. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.7 MB)
Adds support for macOS 10.14 Mojave and Dark Mode. ($30 new, free update, 12.7 MB)
Brings under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes to the password manager. ($64.99 new, free update, 44.3 MB)
Adds a Relational Workshop wizard, Adjusting Object Spacing dialog, Select Duplicates dialog, and Hotkey Workshop, plus bug fixes. ($100 annual subscription, free update, 45.7 MB)
Adds support for streaming audio to AirPort Express units running firmware version 7.8 with AirPlay 2 functionality. ($29 new, free update, 12.3 MB)