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#1436: What’s new in iOS 12’s Photos, Mojave’s Dark Mode and Continuity Camera, Safari 12 crashes Sierra’s Spotlight

Explore the new features of macOS 10.14 Mojave and iOS 12 with TidBITS this week! But first, for those still running macOS 10.12 Sierra, Safari 12 is causing Spotlight to crash—we have the fix. Back in Mojave, we look first at Dark mode, which may or may not be compelling for your eyes, and then examine the new Continuity Camera feature that lets you scan documents or take photos with an iOS 12 device straight to your Mac. Finally, Jeff Carlson reviews the new features of Photos in iOS 12, which are designed to encourage you to engage with and share your photos more. Notable Mac app releases this week include SoundSource 3.1.1, Transmit 5.2, Ulysses 14, Live Home 3D 3.4, VMware Fusion 11, 1Password 7.2, Agenda 2.4, Apple Configurator 2.8.1, ScreenFlow 8.1, SuperDuper 3.2, Banktivity 7.0.1, and Logic Pro X 10.4.2.

Jeff Carlson 8 comments

Inside iOS 12: Photos Encourages More Engagement

Are you overwhelmed by the hundreds or thousands of photos you’ve taken with your iPhone, or imported into your iPad? Apple has several ideas for how the Photos app in iOS 12 can help, starting with new features that encourage you to revisit your images, share them with friends in a new way, and edit raw files natively on some devices.

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SoundSource 3.1.1 No comments

SoundSource 3.1.1

Adds compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave and improves resampled audio quality. ($10 new, free update, 2.6 MB)

Ulysses 14 No comments

Ulysses 14

Major upgrade for the Mac and iOS writing app brings a new Share Menu extension to the Mac and improves legibility of the Sheet List. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 22.6 MB)

Live Home 3D 3.4 No comments

Live Home 3D 3.4

Home design software adds extended import capabilities and support for macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($29.99 new, free update, 336 MB)

VMware Fusion 11 No comments

VMware Fusion 11

Provides host and guest OS support for macOS 10.14 Mojave, plus other enhancements. ($79.99/$159.99 new, $49.99/$119.99 upgrades, 495 MB)

1Password 7.2 No comments

1Password 7.2

Adds support for the new hardened runtime and app notarization security features in macOS 10.14 Mojave, as well as Dark mode. ($64.99 new, free update, 44.3 MB)

Agenda 2.4 No comments

Agenda 2.4

Adds support for macOS 10.14 Mojave and improves the efficiency of importing data from Apple's Notes. (Free, 29.0 MB)

Apple Configurator 2.8.1 4 comments

Apple Configurator 2.8.1

Brings new iOS payload settings for Restrictions and Mail, and ups the system requirements to macOS 10.14 Mojave. (Free, 64.5 MB)

ScreenFlow 8.1 No comments

ScreenFlow 8.1

Maintenance release with a full list of fixes and improvements for the recently upgraded screencast recording and video editing app. ($129 new, upgrade pricing available, 110 MB)

SuperDuper 3.2 4 comments

SuperDuper 3.2

Brings support for macOS 10.14 Mojave, including full disk access and automation prompting. ($27.95 new, free update, 17.1 MB)

Banktivity 7.0.1 No comments

Banktivity 7.0.1

Major upgrade to the personal finance app adds compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave and a host of real estate improvements. ($69.99 new, free update, 21.8 MB)

Logic Pro X 10.4.2 6 comments

Logic Pro X 10.4.2

Maintenance release with a lengthy list of enhancements and bug fixes for the professional audio app. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.45 GB)

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50 Million Facebook Accounts Hacked 8 comments

50 Million Facebook Accounts Hacked

Facebook has acknowledged that attackers took advantage of the platform’s View As feature to breach the security of at least 50 million accounts. If you’re forced to log in again, you might be among the affected users.

Follow These Steps to Enable Backblaze for Mojave 16 comments

Follow These Steps to Enable Backblaze for Mojave

The Backblaze Mac client can’t back up all your data in macOS 10.14 Mojave unless you give it full disk access, and its companion menu bar utility also needs automation permissions. Follow Backblaze’s instructions to restore full functionality.