If you have an iPhone 8 Plus, note that Apple just released iOS 12.3.2 to fix a Portrait mode bug. Those with an Apple TV should also pay attention—if you don’t like how the Home button takes you to the Apple TV app, you can reset it to send you to the Home screen, just like it used to. We also have two treats for you this week. First, Adam Engst interviews a TidBITS member, George Jedenoff, who is still going strong at nearly 102 years old. Second, Nik Bhatt, who previously led Apple’s Aperture and iPhoto teams, contributes an in-depth look at how non-destructive editing works in Photos. Notable Mac app releases this week include iMovie 10.1.12, DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 3, and Logic Pro X 10.4.5.
Apple has quietly pushed out an iOS 12.3.2 update for the iPhone 8 Plus to fix a depth effect bug in Portrait mode. Owners of other iOS devices need not worry about it.
Tired of the Apple TV’s Home button taking you to the Apple TV app instead of the Home screen? Here’s a quick and easy fix.
We’ve known since the beginning that TidBITS readers are an unusual and fascinating group, but George Jedenoff stands out. As an infant, he escaped the Russian Revolution with his parents, and after picking up a Stanford MBA and serving with the US Navy Reserve during World War II, he worked his way through the ranks of the steel industry, retiring as president of Kaiser Steel. And that was all before Apple even existed—he started with the Mac in 1987.
Photos boasts non-destructive editing of photos, even when you use a Photos extension to make changes. While the basic non-destructive feature works well, there are some snags that can result in undesirable outcomes, particularly with RAW images and when using multiple editors.
Removes support for sharing videos to iMovie Theater. (Free, 2.2 GB)
Third public beta for the recently upgraded information management app. ($99/$149/$499 new, upgrades available, 88.0 MB)
Optimizes performance for the new Mac Pro with support for up to 56 threads. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.5 GB)