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.
Apple has announced a replacement program for faulty logic boards in certain units of the iPhone 8. If your iPhone 8 is suffering problems, check to see if its serial number is in the range of units eligible for replacement.
Evernote, the company behind the popular note-taking app, appears to be in trouble. If you’re worried about Evernote going under, now may be a good time to transfer your notes over to Apple’s Notes app for safe-keeping. Here’s how.
iOS 12 is coming soon, and "Take Control of iOS 12" author Josh Centers has some tips on how to prepare your devices so the update goes smoothly. You’ll want to clear space, make sure your apps are updated, and make two backups before updating.
macOS 10.14 Mojave brings important security and privacy improvements to the Mac, but both Apple and developers need to work harder to avoid overwhelming users with a cacophony of alerts.
Slack 3.3.1 is a maintenance release for the group messaging system and collaboration service. (Free, 66.3 MB)
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)
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)
Maintenance update for recently upgraded Gmail-specific email client brings performance improvements. ($29.95 new, free update, 62.9 MB)
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)