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#1476: Apple Q3 2019 Results, Equifax settlement op-ed, gooseneck tablet stand, Twitter account switching, Health in iOS 13

iPhone sales plunged in Apple’s Q3 2019, but the company still saw overall growth thanks to strong performances from its Services and Wearables categories. It turns out that no one will receive much cash in the Equifax data breach settlement—the option was too popular. In an op-ed, Adam Engst channels the frustration and powerlessness many people feel. If you struggle to watch videos on your iPad in bed or while working out, check out our review of the Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Stand. Twitter’s new design may be controversial, but Josh Centers points out one advantage: easy account switching. Finally, Scholle McFarland joins us to look at what’s coming in the Health app in iOS 13, including tools for tracking menstruation, fertility, and hearing health. Notable Mac app releases this week include Typinator 8.1, DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 5, macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update, and BBEdit 12.6.6.

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Typinator 8.1 No comments

Typinator 8.1

Brings refinements and bug fixes to the recently updated text expansion tool. (€24.99 new, free update, 6.9 MB)

BBEdit 12.6.6 No comments

BBEdit 12.6.6

Adds basic support for C++ raw strings and changing the alert behavior when searching for text and no appropriate match is found. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.7 MB)

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Social Engineering for Fun and Profit. And Other Stuff 7 comments

Social Engineering for Fun and Profit. And Other Stuff

A search engine marketing consultant has shown that it’s simple to use Google AdWords and YouTube videos to further a specific agenda. That might be a good thing, such as by encouraging suicidal people to call a hotline, but it could equally as easily be used for evil.