It’s that time again—Apple has released macOS 10.14.6, iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, and tvOS 12.4, plus surprise updates to the obsolete iOS 10.3.4 and 9.3.6. Among other things, these updates provide enhancements to Apple News, fix the security vulnerability in the Apple Watch’s Walkie-Talkie app, and address other potentially serious security vulnerabilities. If you’ve been frustrated by not being able to use the Picture-in-Picture feature of macOS and iOS with YouTube videos, Josh Centers explains how to find the necessary controls. For those who play tabletop role-playing games that require a lot of dice rolling, Josh also reviews the new Dice by PCalc app, which provides a gorgeous skeuomorphic interface. Finally, if you’re planning a European vacation, Adam Engst is back from his with a recommendation for an inexpensive 4G SIM card that provides good coverage and plenty of data throughout Europe. Notable Mac app releases this week include DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 4, SoundSource 4.1.1, Quicken 2019 5.11.2, Bookends 13.2.5, and Slack for Mac 4.0.
Apple has released macOS 10.14.6, iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, and tvOS 12.4. In a surprise move, the company also pushed out iOS 10.3.4 and iOS 9.3.6 for older iOS devices that can’t run iOS 12.
YouTube tries to hide the Picture in Picture feature on the Mac and iPad, but it's easy to find if you know the trick.
Dice by PCalc is an engaging and attractive dice simulator for iPhone and iPad with realistic physics and remarkable attention to detail.
Planning a European vacation? If you don’t want to pay through the nose for cellular connectivity, look into the Orange Holiday Europe SIM, which provides 3 GB of data (or 8 GB if you activate soon) for just $22.
Fourth public beta for the recently upgraded information management app. ($99/$149/$499 new, upgrades available, 90.8 MB)
Maintenance update brings improvements and bug fixes to the sound utility. ($29 new, free update, 13.9 MB)
Adds a new way to customize the register text size and row height. ($34.99/$49.99/$74.99 annual subscription, free update)
Adds the capability to embed links to Web pages in formatted references and provides options for standardizing journal names. ($59.99 new, free update, 50.4 MB)
Improves launch and call connectivity speeds for the group messaging system and collaboration tool. (Free, 71 MB)