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#1451: Apple Q1 financials, FaceTime eavesdropping bug, Apple slaps Facebook and Google, final CES coverage

Apple had a rough week, starting with a nasty Group FaceTime bug that could let a caller eavesdrop on you while your device was ringing. Then the company announced its Q1 2019 financial results, which showed the significant falloff in Chinese iPhone revenues that Tim Cook had warned of earlier. Fortunately, Apple’s other products fared much better, showing strong growth. On top of all that, Apple feuded with Facebook and Google after TechCrunch revealed that both companies were violating the terms of Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program to distribute “research” apps that paid users to let the companies spy on their usage. Finally, we wrap up Jeff Porten’s CES coverage with a trip to Eureka Park for gadgets and services from startups. Notable Mac app releases this week include Quicken 2018 5.10, Moneydance 2019, Things 3.8.1, Twitterrific 5.3.9, and iFlicks 3.0.

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Quicken 2019 5.10 2 comments

Quicken 2019 5.10

Adds a new crosstab or matrix report feature and returns the Export to Quicken Mac Transfer File (QMTF) format. ($34.99/$49.99/$74.99 annual subscription, free update)

Moneydance 2019 No comments

Moneydance 2019

Major new release for the personal finance management app with a variety of new features and improvements. ($49.99 new, free update, 119 MB)

Things 3.8.1 No comments

Things 3.8.1

Maintenance release with a bevy of bug fixes for the task manager. ($49.99 new, free update, 16.8 MB)

Twitterrific 5.3.9 No comments

Twitterrific 5.3.9

Adds new ways to open URLs and ensures the compose window stays open until a tweet is finished posting. ($7.99 new, free update, 14.1 MB)

iFlicks 3.0 No comments

iFlicks 3.0

Major new release for the video encoding and metadata management app with new features and a two-tiered subscription model. ($34.99 new, free update, 19.8 MB)

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