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.
If you have an iPhone X that’s suffering from touch-related problems, or a non-Touch Bar model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro purchased between June 2017 and June 2018, you’ll want to take advantage of Apple’s latest repair programs.
Since Code42 Software discontinued its CrashPlan for Home service, there’s no reason to let the CrashPlan software continue to run in the background on your Mac. Here’s how to remove it.
Among the password-related changes in iOS 12 is the much-anticipated support for integrating third-party password managers with Safari and other apps, almost—but not quite—as a peer to iCloud Keychain.
We think of our iPhones, iPads, and Macs as extremely personal devices, but as you’ll read in these five stories from the Jamf Nation User Conference, large organizations are also putting Apple devices to interesting uses as focused tools in education, healthcare, hospitality, and retail.
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)
Adds support for Mojave's Dark mode and updates its scriptwriting features. ($45 new, free update, 102 MB)
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)
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)
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)
Improves the sidebar and fixes issues with macOS 10.14 Mojave's Dark mode. (Free with $59.99 annual Premium subscription, 31.2 MB)
Pages update brings capability to publish directly to Apple Books. (Free, various sizes)