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#1442: iPhone X and MacBook Pro repair programs, password managers in iOS 12, uninstalling CrashPlan, large-scale Apple installation stories

If you own a non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro or are having touch-related problems with an iPhone X, Apple has new repair programs for you. Did you use CrashPlan for Home? Adam Engst also shows you how to uninstall it so it no longer consumes resources. iOS 12 simplifies logging into Web sites and apps, thanks to integration with third-party password managers—Take Control of Your Passwords author Joe Kissell explains. Finally, Adam shares five stories about how large organizations are using Apple devices as focused tools rather than general-purpose computing devices. Notable Mac app releases this week include BBEdit 12.5, Scrivener 3.1, DEVONagent 3.11, iMovie 10.1.10, Tweetbot 3.2, MoneyWiz 3.1, and Pages 7.3, Numbers 5.3, and Keynote 8.3.


BBEdit 12.5 3 comments

BBEdit 12.5

Big jump from version 12.1.6 includes a novella-sized list of additions and bug fixes for the long-standing text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.0 MB)

Scrivener 3.1 No comments

Scrivener 3.1

Adds support for Mojave's Dark mode and updates its scriptwriting features. ($45 new, free update, 102 MB)

DEVONagent 3.11 No comments

DEVONagent 3.11

Improves compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave and reorganizes the search sets for all three editions of the research software. (Free/$4.95/$49.95, free updates)

iMovie 10.1.10 No comments

iMovie 10.1.10

Removes the capability to share video files directly to Facebook, replacing it with the option to export a Facebook-compatible video file. (Free, 2.2 GB)

Tweetbot 3.2 No comments

Tweetbot 3.2

Adds an option to match the app's theme with macOS 10.14 Mojave's Dark mode. ($9.99 new, free update, 5.6 MB)

MoneyWiz 3.1 No comments

MoneyWiz 3.1

Improves the sidebar and fixes issues with macOS 10.14 Mojave's Dark mode. (Free with $59.99 annual Premium subscription, 31.2 MB)


Backblaze Releases Q3 2018 Hard Drive Reliability Numbers 4 comments

Backblaze Releases Q3 2018 Hard Drive Reliability Numbers

Online backup service Backblaze has released its latest hard drive reliability statistics, showing excellent reliability for new high-capacity drives. If you’re looking for a new drive, you’d do well to buy the drives that have worked well for Backblaze.

Amazon Kicks Out Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers 5 comments

Amazon Kicks Out Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers

Apple and Amazon have signed an agreement that will let Amazon sell Apple products again, but an unanticipated side effect is that Amazon is also banning companies that sell refurbished Apple products without Apple's authorization.