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#1462: TidBITS turns 29, more data breaches, Google Keep on watchOS, explaining the Mac’s T2 security chip

We’re celebrating our 29th anniversary this week in conjunction with Earth Day, so Adam calculates just how many trees would have been sacrificed if TidBITS had been a print magazine instead of purely digital. Data breaches keep making headlines—here’s how to check if your data was among the billions of records exposed so far this year. Have you ever wanted access to Apple’s Notes app on your Apple Watch? Embarrassingly, Google has beaten Apple to the punch by bringing Google Keep to Apple users’ wrists. If you have a recent MacBook Pro, a new MacBook Air or Mac mini, or an iMac Pro, your Mac has a T2 security chip. Geoff Duncan rejoins us with a deep dive that explains what that means for new Mac owners. It’s good, but not all good. Notable Mac app releases this week include Microsoft Office for Mac 16.24, Pixelmator Pro 1.3.3, Moneydance 2019.2, and Evernote 7.9.1.

Adam Engst 18 comments

TidBITS Marks Its 29th Anniversary… and Earth Day!

We held off on celebrating our 29th anniversary for a few days so we could publish this article to coincide with Earth Day. In honor of that, we’re calculating just how many trees we’ve saved over the past 29 years by publishing solely online, rather than in print. Yes, it’s silly. And there’s a picture of cheese!

Geoff Duncan 24 comments

What Does the T2 Chip Mean for Mac Usage?

Apple's custom T2 chip brings better security to recent Macs—and we all like security! But the T2 also makes Macs harder to repair or use with non-Apple operating systems, and it can create nightmares for DJs and musicians. So is a T2 Mac right for you?

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Microsoft Office for Mac 16.24 16 comments

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.24

Updates app icons and makes small improvements throughout the productivity suite. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update)

Moneydance 2019.2 No comments

Moneydance 2019.2

Maintenance update to the personal finance app provides improvements to its online banking infrastructure and QIF file imports. ($49.99 new, free update, 122 MB)

Evernote 7.9.1 No comments

Evernote 7.9.1

Addresses an important security vulnerability that could allow attackers to run malicious code. (Free update, 72.2 MB)

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