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#1439: New Macs and iPads coming, CrashPlan for Home ends, standalone Apple Watch podcasts, recent article survey results

Those looking for a new Mac or iPad will want to tune into the webcast of Apple’s special event on 30 October 2018—we have a preview of what Apple might unveil. 14 months ago, Code42 announced it would be shutting down its CrashPlan for Home service…today. Now’s the time to find an alternative if you haven’t already. Find out about the operating system upgrade plans of fellow TidBITS readers, plus survey results on NAS device use and opinions about Do Not Disturb. Finally, Julio Ojeda-Zapata examines how well Overcast and Apple’s Podcasts work for standalone podcasting playback on an Apple Watch. Notable Mac app releases this week include Microsoft Office for Mac 16.18, Things 3.7.2, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 10.2, TechTool Pro 10.1.1, Piezo 1.5.11, Farrago 1.2.2, and BusyCal 3.5 and BusyContacts 1.3.

Adam Engst 38 comments

CrashPlan for Home Ends Today

If you’ve had your head in the sand about the impending discontinuation of CrashPlan for Home, today is the day your backups will stop working and all your CrashPlan Central data will be deleted.


Microsoft Office for Mac 16.18 Agen Schmitz 4 comments

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.18

Adds animation trigger capability to PowerPoint and a new Ideas button to Excel that visualizes patterns in your data. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update).