It’s time to start the cycle again. Apple last week introduced three new iPhone models and the Apple Watch Series 4, and today brought the release of iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, plus an iOS 12 update to the HomePod. We have all the coverage you need to make decisions about what to buy and when to upgrade. Notable Mac app releases this week include Microsoft Office 2016 16.17, MarsEdit 4.1.6, Audio Hijack 3.5.4, Piezo 1.5.10, and HoudahGeo 5.2.3.
Three of Apple’s four major operating system upgrades—iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12—are now out, and the fourth, macOS 10.14 Mojave, is due on September 24th. Read on for our advice on when and how to install.
Apple has announced its 2018 iPhone lineup: the less expensive iPhone XR, the updated iPhone XS, and the big-screen iPhone XS Max. All three take their core design cue from last year’s iPhone X, dropping the Home button and Touch ID in favor of Face ID.
Apple has announced the Apple Watch Series 4 models that morph a bit in size and shape and boast larger, edge-to-edge screens. Also new are health-monitoring capabilities courtesy of new hardware—including a Digital Crown that can take an electrocardiogram.
Adds @mention tagging for communicating with collaborators in Word and PowerPoint. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update).
Makes several improvements for how the blog editor works with media. ($49.95 new, free update, 14.7 MB)
Audio Hijack updates the Audio Capture Engine to version 9.1.1 for macOS 10.14 Mojave compatibility and makes some additional small improvements. ($49 new, free update, 15.8 MB)
Updates the Audio Capture Engine to version 9.1.0 for macOS 10.14 Mojave compatibility. ($19 new, free update, 7.3 MB)
Adds support for macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($39 new, free update, 22.8 MB)