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#1433: Mojave privacy versus usability, prepare for iOS 12, iPhone 8 logic boards replaced, how to move from Evernote to Notes

Apple will be announcing new iPhones later this week. With them will almost certainly come a release date for iOS 12, so Take Control of iOS 12 author Josh Centers explains how to get ready for the update. Also this week, security expert Rich Mogull joins us to look at the usability challenges macOS 10.14 Mojave will face due to its increased security and privacy protections. Those who have an iPhone 8 should check into Apple’s free logic board replacement program, and if you’re concerned about the future of Evernote, we have a tip on how to move your data to Apple’s Notes app. Notable Mac app releases this week include Slack for Mac 3.3.1, Retrospect 15.5, Google Chrome 69, Mailplane 4.0.6, and Quicken 2018 5.8.


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Retrospect 15.5

Introduces a new subscription licensing model and adds support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra. ($49 for Solo and $119 for Desktop new, free update, 191 MB)

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Google Chrome 69

Provides an updated user interface with rounded shapes, new icons, and a new color palette, along with enhanced password-related capabilities. (Free, 68.5 MB)

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Mailplane 4.0.6

Maintenance update for recently upgraded Gmail-specific email client brings performance improvements. ($29.95 new, free update, 62.9 MB)

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Quicken 2018 5.8

Turns on encryption for all password-protected files by default and fixes a few bugs. ($34.99/$49.99/$74.99 annual subscription, free update)


Can You Distinguish Helvetica from Arial? 7 comments

Can You Distinguish Helvetica from Arial?

If you’re a font geek, or just want to challenge your powers of observation, check out David Friedman’s online quiz that asks you to identify which of two nearly identical logos is in Helvetica, as opposed to Arial.