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#1441: New MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro; iOS 12.1 and macOS 10.14.1 bring Group FaceTime, Apple posts record Q4 despite flat sales

Apple kept everyone hopping last week with new hardware, updates to all its operating systems, and a strong earnings report. First up was the company’s release of long-awaited updates to the MacBook Air and Mac mini, along with a new iPad Pro that integrates Face ID and supports a redesigned Apple Pencil that significantly improves on the original. Alongside the new hardware came iOS 12.1 and macOS 10.14.1, which add the delayed Group FaceTime feature, plus smaller updates to watchOS 5.1.1, tvOS 12.1, and iOS 12.1 for HomePod. Finally, Apple’s Q4 2018 earnings once again set records, but investors were spooked by flat and declining unit sales, as well as Apple’s refusal to release those numbers in the future. Notable Mac app releases this week include Safari 12.0.1, Security Update 2018-002 (High Sierra) and Security Update 2018-005 (Sierra), SpamSieve 2.9.34, ScreenFlow 8.2, Agenda 2.6, and Luminar 2018 1.3.2.

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Apple Releases iOS 12.1, macOS 10.14.1, watchOS 5.1.1, and tvOS 12.1

During its special event in Brooklyn, Apple announced iOS 12.1, which gains the delayed Group FaceTime feature, dual-SIM capabilities for this year’s iPhones, camera improvements, new emojis, and more. Later in the day, the company quietly released macOS 10.14.1 Mojave, also with support for Group FaceTime, along with watchOS 5.1, tvOS 12.1, and iOS 12.1 for HomePod.

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Safari 12.0.1 No comments

Safari 12.0.1

Addresses WebKit and Safari Reader security vulnerabilities for macOS 10.12.6 Sierra and 10.13.6 High Sierra. (Free)

SpamSieve 2.9.34 No comments

SpamSieve 2.9.34

Brings a variety of changes to improve how the spam filtering utility works with Mail in macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($30 new, free update, 13.9 MB)

ScreenFlow 8.2 No comments

ScreenFlow 8.2

Brings a smattering of improvements and a lengthy list of bug fixes to the screencast recording and video editing app. ($129 new, free update, upgrade pricing available, 54.7 MB)

Agenda 2.6 No comments

Agenda 2.6

Enables editing of the displayed date label in the calendar popover as a way to jump quickly to a given date. (Free, 29.1 MB)

Luminar 2018 1.3.2 No comments

Luminar 2018 1.3.2

Introduces the AI Sky Enhancer that uses artificial intelligence to create beautiful skies in your images. ($69 new, free update, 477 MB)

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