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#1474: Apple OS updates, YouTube Picture-in-Picture tip, Dice by PCalc review, Orange 4G SIM card for European vacations

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.

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Quicken 2019 5.11.2 No comments

Quicken 2019 5.11.2

Adds a new way to customize the register text size and row height. ($34.99/$49.99/$74.99 annual subscription, free update)

Bookends 13.2.5 No comments

Bookends 13.2.5

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)

Slack for Mac 4.0 No comments

Slack for Mac 4.0

Improves launch and call connectivity speeds for the group messaging system and collaboration tool. (Free, 71 MB)