It’s hardware week at TidBITS! Josh Centers takes a look at Wyze Sense, an inexpensive sensor package for Wyze Cam security cameras that can detect motion or an open door. Next, Josh explains how to fix common Apple hardware problems with some deep cleaning. Finally, Glenn Fleishman joins us this week with advice on how to buy hardware that will be well-supported for years to come. Notable Mac app releases this week include OmniFocus 3.4, HoudahGeo 5.3, Agenda 6.0, and Little Snitch 4.4.
The maker of Wyze Cam has introduced an add-on sensor package with contact and motion sensors for the low, low price of $20. Like the Wyze Cam, the Wyze Sense product cuts a few corners but still delivers.
When was the last time you cleaned your Apple devices? Many common hardware issues can be resolved with a lens brush, cotton swab, rubbing alcohol, and a little elbow grease.
Do you have a closet full of electronics that never quite worked out? If you follow veteran reviewer Glenn Fleishman’s guidelines, it’s less likely you’ll wind up with piles of worthless gear.
Introduces the capability to drop individual actions, enabling you to preserve an action even if you’ve decided not to do it. ($39.99 new, free update, 35 MB)
Adds support for Dark mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave and enables the photo geotagging app to create HEIC image files. ($39 new, free update, 23.2 MB)
Adds full integration with Apple's Reminders, enabling you to create and edit reminders directly in the text of your notes. (Free with $24.99 premium purchase option, free update, 34.6 MB)
Fixes a serious vulnerability that allows privilege escalation to root for any local user. ($45 new, free update, 39.5 MB)