If your data was exposed in 2017’s massive breach of credit bureau Equifax (and it probably was), you can file for damages now that Equifax has reached a settlement to reimburse victims—learn what you’re entitled to and how to claim it. Last week, Apple stunned the tech world by announcing that it was buying Intel’s struggling 5G modem business. Glenn Fleishman joins us to examine how this happened and what the implications could be. To round out the issue, Josh Centers recommends some Mac apps that can help you download YouTube videos, and Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks at wireless chargers (and a few wired ones) to fill the gap left by Apple’s cancellation of AirPower. Notable Mac app releases this week include Safari 12.1.2, Pixelmator Pro 1.4, Transmit 5.5.2, Airfoil 5.8.6, Toast 18 Titanium and Toast 18 Pro, and Security Update 2019-004 (High Sierra and Sierra).
Equifax has reached a deal to pay up to $425 million to Americans in order to compensate them for the credit bureau’s massive data breach. But a large percentage of the fine will be paid only if its claimed by people whose data was exposed in the breach—learn how to get your share of the settlement.
Apple seemingly squeezed Intel into an impossible position by negotiating for a purchase while working on a settlement with Qualcomm. Now Apple has control over a current steady supply of 5G smartphone chips and a path to make its own for future iPhones.
If you want to save videos from YouTube, there are a plethora of macOS utilities to do so. Here are four of the best.
Apple’s AirPower was supposed to revolutionize wireless charging for Apple users, but Apple killed it before it saw the light of day. However, lots of other wireless—and wired—chargers brim with personality and versatility. Some, as AirPower promised, can even charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods wireless case simultaneously.
Patches numerous WebKit-related security vulnerabilities. (Free)
Adds a new Photos extension that lets you edit images using Pixelmator Pro without leaving the Photos app. ($39.99 new, free update, 178 MB)
Maintenance release for the file transfer app adds support for the official Backblaze file copy API. ($45 new, free update, 69.4 MB)
Updates the Audio Capture Engine backend to fix a rare audio capture issue and improve stability. ($29 new, free update, 15.8 MB)
Major release for the venerable digital media suite that adds the Roxio Akrilic digital art app. ($99.99/$149.99 new, free update, 270 MB)
Patches vulnerabilities that could allow a remote attacker to cause arbitrary code execution or view sensitive information. (Free, various sizes)