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#1434: New iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max; Apple Watch Series 4; upgrading to iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS 10.14 Mojave

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.


Microsoft Office 2016 16.17 23 comments

Microsoft Office 2016 16.17

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).

MarsEdit 4.1.6 No comments

MarsEdit 4.1.6

Makes several improvements for how the blog editor works with media. ($49.95 new, free update, 14.7 MB)

Audio Hijack 3.5.4 No comments

Audio Hijack 3.5.4

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)

Piezo 1.5.10 No comments

Piezo 1.5.10

Updates the Audio Capture Engine to version 9.1.0 for macOS 10.14 Mojave compatibility. ($19 new, free update, 7.3 MB)


Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charger: What Happened? 6 comments

Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charger: What Happened?

The AirPower wireless charging pad that Apple announced last year seems to have proved significantly more difficult to engineer than Apple had anticipated. If and when it ships, it may be quite different from what Apple previously described.