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#1435: Exploring iOS 12’s Do Not Disturb and Apple Books, new HomePod features with iOS 12, easyDNS sponsoring TidBITS

With iOS 12 out for a week, we’ve started our in-depth exploration into Apple’s latest mobile operating system. If you’ve ever been burned by forgetting to turn Do Not Disturb off after invoking it manually, you’ll like iOS 12’s new implementation. Also, those who read ebooks or listen to audiobooks in iBooks will want to check out Michael Cohen’s look into iOS 12’s new Apple Books. Adam Engst delves into the iOS 12 for HomePod update, explaining how to use Siri on the HomePod for phone calls, multiple named timers, finding misplaced Apple devices, and more. Last, but certainly not least, we’re pleased to welcome the Canadian Internet company easyDNS as our latest long-term sponsor. Notable Mac app releases this week include <deep breath> Pages 7.2, Numbers 5.2, and Keynote 8.2, BBEdit 12.1.6, Pixelmator 3.7.5, Safari 12, Default Folder X 5.3, Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.5, Mellel 4.1.3, Tinderbox 7.5.6, KeyCue 9.1, PopChar X 8.4, Typinator 7.7, Simon 4.3, Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.9, SpamSieve 2.9.33, and Evernote 7.5. You’d think Apple just released macOS 10.14 Mojave or something.

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easyDNS Sponsoring TidBITS

Please welcome our latest long-term TidBITS sponsor, easyDNS, the Canadian Internet company that we have long used for DNS hosting and management, and now rely on for email services.


Safari 12 Agen Schmitz 39 comments

Safari 12

Updates Apple's Web browser with the same new features and under-the-hood changes that will be included with macOS 10.14 Mojave—including changes to using extensions. (Free)

Mellel 4.1.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Mellel 4.1.3

Maintenance update primarily focused on bug fixes for the word processor built for long-form writing. ($59 new, free update, 84.9 MB)

Typinator 7.7 Agen Schmitz No comments

Typinator 7.7

Brings compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave and improves the display of invisible characters in the expansion field. (€24.99 new, free update, 6.8 MB)