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#1449: More CES gadgets, Backblaze update, call for macOS speech recognition improvements, TidBITS memberships

Our CES coverage continues with Jeff Porten sharing the coolest devices and services from the Pepcom and ShowStoppers events. If you use or are thinking about switching to Backblaze, the service just got faster and more useful with the 6.0 update and B2 Storage integration. Do you rely on speech recognition? Nuance has discontinued Dragon Professional Individual for the Mac, and we have suggestions for what macOS speech recognition needs to provide a viable alternative. Finally, thanks to everyone who responded to our membership appeal last week—it made a huge difference! Notable Mac app releases this week include DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.11.2, Pixelmator 3.8.1, KeyCue 9.2, Microsoft Office for Mac 16.21, DEVONagent 3.11.1, OmniFocus 3.2, and SEE Finance 2.0.8.

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DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.11.2 No comments

DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.11.2

Focuses on improving overall reliability for the information management apps. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)

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KeyCue 9.2

Improves calculation of emoji metrics and lets you add custom menu entries to specific submenus. (€19.99 new, free update, 4.0 MB)

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.21 1 comment

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.21

Adds support to Word for the Continuity Camera feature in macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)

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DEVONagent 3.11.1

Adds support for JSON RSS feeds and improves handling of RSS feeds in general. (Free/$4.95/$49.95, free updates)

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OmniFocus 3.2

Adds support for background notifications in macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($39.99 new, free update, 33.9 MB)

SEE Finance 2.0.8 1 comment

SEE Finance 2.0.8

Maintenance update brings improved support for Dark mode and compatibility adjustments for macOS 10.14 Mojave. ($39.99 new, free update, 27 MB)

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