Online backup is getting a bit more expensive—Backblaze has announced a rate increase due to additional services and backup loads increasing faster than storage costs drop. After Angela Ahrendts announced that she would be stepping down as the head of Apple’s retail efforts, we asked for your thoughts on her tenure at Apple, and opinions were mixed. Ever wanted to see in infrared to detect air leaks in your house? Dave Kitabjian reviews the Seek Thermal Compact Imager, an affordable thermal imaging accessory for the iPhone. Finally, if you’re fed up with Facebook’s corrosive effects on society, Glenn Fleishman explains why you might consider moving your family communications to Slack. Notable Mac app releases this week include BusyCal 3.6.1, Agenda 5.0, Lightroom Classic CC 8.2, and Microsoft Office for Mac.
Online backup service Backblaze will soon increase the price of its unlimited plan from $5 to $6 per month. Annual and bi-annual discounts will remain available, and current subscribers can extend subscriptions by a year at the old rates.
When Apple broke the news that retail chief Angela Ahrendts would be stepping down in April, we asked for your thoughts on how she ran Apple’s retail efforts.
If you’ve ever wanted to spot insulation leaks in your home or search for warm-blooded animals in total darkness, there’s finally an affordable thermal imaging camera that plugs right into your iPhone.
Disgusted by Facebook’s behavior but feel stuck using it because it’s the only way you communicate with some family members? Try the free tier of the group-messaging system Slack instead. It’s great for families, doesn’t incorporate ads, and guarantees your privacy. A little training may be required.
Maintenance update with a lengthy list of improvements and bug fixes for the calendar app. ($49.99 new, free update, 21.2 MB)
Major new release for the note-taking and task management app with new features and improvements. (Free with $24.99 premium purchase option, free update, 31.5 MB)
Adds a new feature that enhances the details of raw images using Adobe Senseis artificial intelligence. ($9.99/19.99 monthly subscription Creative Cloud subscription, free update)
Adds a new trackpad sketching feature to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)
Opens any photos taken in iOS 12's Portrait mode together with a layer mask. ($39.99 new, free update, 170 MB)