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#1480: New iPhones soon, Siri privacy reforms, Apple supports independent repair, iOS security attacks against Uyghurs, Take Control of Catalina and iOS 13

Ready for new iPhones? Apple’s next big event will take place on 10 September 2019, and the company will undoubtedly use it to introduce the latest iPhone models and announce ship dates for its operating system updates. Ahead of that event, Apple has rolled out privacy-focused reforms to its Siri grading program and introduced a program that lets independent shops perform common iPhone repairs. As you’re gearing up for macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13, Take Control has a trio of books to help: Take Control of Upgrading to Catalina, Take Control of Catalina, and Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Finally, Rich Mogull and Adam Engst examine the troubling iOS security attacks made public by Google’s Project Zero recently—Apple patched the vulnerabilities back in February 2019, but the story shows why Apple’s security vigilance is crucial. Notable Mac app releases this week include Piezo 1.6.1, Keyboard Maestro 9.0.1, Fantastical 2.5.10, Twitterrific 5.4, NetNewsWire 5.0, and DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 7.

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Take Control Tackles Catalina and iOS 13

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Apple will undoubtedly be announcing ship dates for macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13 at its September 10th event, but you can start preparing for the upgrade and what’s new with three new books from Take Control.

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Piezo 1.6.1 No comments

Piezo 1.6.1

Adds preliminary compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($19 new, free update, 10.3 MB)

Keyboard Maestro 9.0.1 No comments

Keyboard Maestro 9.0.1

Maintenance release that follows the recent major upgrade to the automation and clipboard utility. ($36 new, $25 upgrade, 25.8 MB)

Fantastical 2.5.10 No comments

Fantastical 2.5.10

Adds an option to snooze 12 hours when clicking and holding on the Snooze button in a notification. ($49.99 new, free update, 16.2 MB)

Twitterrific 5.4 No comments

Twitterrific 5.4

Adds several new features to the Twitter client, including support for viewing full images in your timeline. ($7.99 new, free update, 17.6 MB)

NetNewsWire 5.0 3 comments

NetNewsWire 5.0

The prodigal RSS reader has returned from the wilderness with the release of the free, open source Mac app. (Free, 4.9 MB)

DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 7 No comments

DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta 7

Seventh public beta with another round of extensive improvements and fixes for the information management app. ($99/$149/$499 new, free update, 90.5 MB)