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#1478: TidBITS reader survey, training Siri, Apple Card benefits, tips for navigating with Apple Maps and Google Maps

We want to hear from you! We’re running a reader survey to find out if we’re providing the articles you want and how we can improve. Also, in this issue, Adam Engst proposes that Apple should train Siri with user feedback instead of labor-intensive eavesdropping. Now that Apple Card has started to become available, Josh Centers explains how to get the most out of your Apple Card benefits. And Adam shares real-world observations and advice for using Apple Maps and Google Maps while traveling. Notable Mac app releases this week include Keyboard Maestro 9.0, Mailplane 4.1.4, GraphicConverter 11.0.1, Lightroom Classic CC 8.4, Microsoft Office for Mac 16.28, and Parallels Desktop 15.0.

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Please Vote in the TidBITS 2019 Reader Survey!

After nearly four years, it’s time once again for a reader survey to make sure we’re producing the kind of content you want to read. We’d appreciate it immensely if you would take a few minutes to give us feedback on our articles, Web site, and more.


Mailplane 4.1.4 Agen Schmitz No comments

Mailplane 4.1.4

Brings compatibility with the macOS 10.15 Catalina public beta, plus adds support for the Simplify Gmail extension and the DEVONthink 3 public beta. ($29.95 new, free update, 68.8 MB)

Parallels Desktop 15.0 Agen Schmitz 2 comments

Parallels Desktop 15.0

Addresses issues with Insider Preview beta releases of Windows 10 and Office for Windows. ($79.99 annual subscription for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro and Business Editions, 204 MB)