Apple has announced the dates for WWDC 2019—mark your calendars for June 3–7, when we’ll learn about the next generation of each of Apple’s operating systems. Apple has also quietly released the fifth-generation iPad mini with Apple Pencil support and retooled the 10.5-inch iPad Pro as the third-generation iPad Air. In other news, file-syncing service Dropbox is now limiting free users to three devices at a time, and CorelDRAW has returned to the Mac after 18 years away—is it worth the asking price? Adam Engst laments the fact that most of the recent changes in the Mac’s Preview app are either unhelpful or full of bugs. Finally, don’t miss the Apple/Spotify antitrust dustup in our ExtraBITS coverage. Notable Mac app releases this week include Skype 8.41 and Default Folder X 5.3.5.
Apple’s 30th Worldwide Developer Conference is coming up in a few months, and developers can now apply for tickets.
Apple has at long last updated the much-loved iPad mini with modern-day specs. Joining it is a new iPad Air that’s essentially an updated 10.5-inch iPad Pro with a worse camera and two fewer speakers.
Dropbox has introduced a three-device limit for its free Basic accounts as of this month. However, if you have four or more devices currently linked to your Dropbox account, they’ll remain connected for now.
After an 18-year absence, the CorelDRAW vector graphics editor returns to macOS in a graphics suite that also includes a photo editor and font manager, as well as a cloud-based app for on-the-go design work. Further showing its renewed interest in the Mac, Corel has also acquired virtualization company Parallels.
After taking a close look at Preview in Mojave while updating “Take Control of Preview,” Adam Engst comes away disappointed. The new features aren’t impressive, one notable change is actively bad, and there are new bugs. But he’d still like to see Apple enhance the still-powerful graphics and PDF editor.
Adds the capability to merge an incoming call with the current call. (Free, 93.4 MB)
Ensures correct operation of the Save dialog of macOS 10.14 Mojave's enhanced screenshot utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.9 MB)